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The Quatermass Experiment: 1: Contact Has Been Established

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A thriller in six parts by Nigel Kneale.

Suppose an experimental rocket were sent 1,500 miles above the Earth to make certain observations and then to return. The operation should take only a few hours, at enormous speed. But suppose through some defect in the control system the rocket veered off course and were lost for a considerable time. Suppose after it had completed a vast ellipse of hundreds of thousands of miles into the unknown, control were regained, and it landed. What travellers' tale might then be told? Or what might happen?


Nigel Kneale
Rudolph Cartier
Richard R. Greenough
Professor Bernard Quatermass, head of the British Experimental Rocket Group:
Reginald Tate
Judith Carroon, chief assistant to Quatermass:
Isabel Dean
John Paterson, Senior Engineer:
Hugh Kelly
Peter Marsh, Assistant Control Engineer:
Moray Watson
W. Thorp Devereux
Len Matthews:
Van Boolen
Mrs. Matthews:
Iris Ballard
Neil Wilson
Miss Wilde:
Katie Johnson
News Editor of 'Daily Gazette':
Oliver Johnston
James Fullalove, chief columnist of 'Daily Gazette':
Paul Whitsun-Jones
Colyn Davies
First Journalist:
Patrick Westwood
Second Journalist:
Dominic Le Foe
Police Inspector:
Eugene Leahy
BBC Newsreader:
Nicholas Bruce
BBC Reporter:
Pat McGrath
Denis Wyndham
MacGregor Urquhart
Duncan Lamont

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