Quatermass & The Pit

 The BBC’s  ghostly horror-sci-fi TV series that inspired Dan O’Bannon, Stanley Kubrick and John Carpenter amongst many others in the world of cinema who ripped it off one way or another.

Barbara Judd and Captain Potter
Professor Quatermass and Dr Roney



(1958) BBC TV Series
Directed by Rudolph Cartier

(6 episodes)
1. The Halfmen (22 December 1958)
2. The Ghosts (29 December 1958)
3. Imps and Demons (5 January 1959)
4. The Enchanted (12 January 1959)
5. The Wild Hunt (19 January 1959)
6. Hob (26 January 1959)


Series Cast:

André Morell .... Professor Bernard Quatermass
Cec Linder .... Dr. Matthew Roney
Anthony Bushell .... Colonel James Breen
John Stratton .... Captain Potter
Christine Finn .... Barbara Judd
Michael Ripper ... Sergeant
Harold Goodwin ... Corporal Gibson
Clifford Cox ... First Private
Brian Gilmar ... Second Private
Alexander Moyes ... Narrator
Brian Worth ... James Fullalove
Richard Shaw ... Sladden
Richard Dare ... Private Secretary
Kenneth Seeger ... Sightseer
Sheldon Allan ... Sightseer
Mary Henderson ... Sightseer
John Mahoney ... Sightseer
Monica Rey ... Sightseer
Anthony Roye ... Journalist
John Wilding ... Sightseer
Carlos Williams ... Journalist
Tony Quinn ... News Editor
John Walker ... Private West
Robert Perceval ... Minister
Ian Ainsley ... Police Inspector
Noel Howlett ... Vicar Gilpin
Ruby Archer ... Sightseer
Richard Bidlake ... Sightseer
Norman Chappell ... Man in Crowd
Henry Drew ... Journalist
Nelson Evans ... Journalist
Audrey Foat ... Sightseer
Roderick Griffith ... Journalist
Michael Guest ... Policeman
Diana Halewood ... Sightseer
Raf Jover ... Electrician's Mate
Patricia Kerry ... Sightseer
Ann Kirk ... Sightseer
Raymond Mansell ... Dead Electrician
Bill Matthews ... Sightseer
Desmond Newling ... Sightseer
Alan Page ... Sightseer
Walter Randall ... Sightseer
Rex Rashley ... Sightseer
Roger Rowland ... Dead Journalist
Karen Shaw ... Sightseer
Rosamond Tattersall ... Sightseer
Rowena Torrance ... Sightseer
Elaine Williams ... Sightseer
Harry Wright ... Sightseer
Hilary Bays ... Journalist
Patrick Milner ... Journalist
Edward Burnham ... Official
Allan McClelland ... 1st Journalist
Bill Shine ... 2nd Journalist
Harold Siddons ... Electrician
Bernard Spear ... First Customer
Patrick Connor ... Policeman
Hilda Barry ... Mrs. Anne Chilcot
Victor Platt ... P.C. Ellis
Howell Davies ... Mr. Chilcot
Basil Beale ... Policeman
Tom Cubitt ... Man in Crowd
Terence Greenidge ... Journalist
Norman Miller ... Man in Crowd
Frank Mills ... Journalist
Priscilla Ogier ... Journalist
June Vivian ... Sightseer
Nancy Adams ... Sightseer
Bryn Bartlett ... Man in Crowd
Paul Bogdan ... Man in Crowd
William Lyon Brown ... Journalist
Rodney Burke ... Man in Crowd
Kathleen Cattermole ... Sightseer
Richard Coe ... Man in Crowd
John Dawson ... Man in Crowd
James Duggan ... Journalist
Edward Ellis ... Man in Crowd
Diana French ... Sightseer
Bob Grant ... Man in Crowd
Dorothy Grumbar ... Sightseer
June Hayhurst ... Sightseer
Brian Jackson ... Man in Crowd
Joseph Levine ... Man in Crowd
Kathleen MacAulisse ... Sightseer
Margery Mason ... Crowd at Museum
Ronald Masters ... Coffee Stall Customer
Ronald Mayer ... Dead Photographer
Edwin Morton ... Man in Crowd
Beatrice Ormonde ... Sightseer
Roger Ostime ... Journalist
Joan Price ... Sightseer
Dorothy Robson ... Sightseer
Frank Seton ... Man in Crowd
Cara Stevens ... Sightseer
Joan Weatherley ... Coffee Stall Customer
Michael Wyatt ... Man in Crowd
Van Boolen ... Truck Driver
Lionel Ngakane ... Workman
George Dudley ... Old Workman
John Rae ... Foreman
Malcolm Watson ... Museum Official
Stanley Vine ... First Journalist
Mark Eden ... Second Journalist
Patrick Maynard ... Third Journalist
Keith Banks ... Nuttall
John Hamblin ... Newsvendor
Madge Brindley ... Miss Groome
Arthur Hewlett ... Baines
Frank Crane ... George
Anthony Pendrell ... T.V. Interviewer
Ian Wilson ... 3rd Journalist
Michael Bird ... Armitage
Janet Burnell ... Interviewer
Louise Gainsborough ... Blonde
John Scott Martin ... T.V. Technician
Donald McCollum ... Elderly Librarian
Tony Lyons ... Teddy Boy
Anne Blake ... Woman Journalist
Arthur Brander ... Man in the Blazer
Fletcher Lightfoot ... Abbey Librarian
Anne Bushill ... Teddy Girl
Sydney Bromley ... Tattered Man
Janet Joyce ... Stout Woman
Stuart Nichol ... Newscaster
Budd Knapp ... Pilot
Nan Braunton ... Miss Dobson
Kenneth J. Warren ... Young Constable
Peter Grisewood ... Business Man
John Barrett ... Scientist
Charles Maunsell ... General
Lee Richardson ... Male Assistant
Edward Malin ... War Office Messenger
Harry Drew ... Extra
Frank Phillips ... Radio Newsreader
Norman Atkins ... Publician
Peter Day ... Sladden's Hand
John Herrington ... Coffee Stall Owner
Nigel Kneale ... Narrator
Richard Steele ... Sightseer
Holly Bane ... Grab Operator
Colin Morton ... Extra


Rudolph Cartier Series Producer

Ian Gallaway Series Film Editor

Clifford Hatts Series Production Design

Series Makeup Department
Christine Hillcoat .... makeup supervisor

Series Special Effects by
Peter Day .... special effects assistant
Jack Kine .... special effects
Bernard Wilkie .... special effects

Series Camera and Electrical Department
A.A. Englander .... camera operator

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pamela Glanville .... wardrobe supervisor

Series Other crew
P.J. Hands .... military advisor

Photograph from Radio Times 21-27 1958
(source: Professor Bernard Quatermass page on Facebook)



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