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1 - Ringstone Round

Original title : Ringstone Round
First Aired : 24.10.1979
Director : Piers Haggard
Writing credits : Nigel Kneale
Cast : Ralph Arliss (Kickalong), Paul Rosebury (Caraway), Jane Bertish (Bee), Rebecca Saire (Hettie), Bruce Purchase (Roach), David Yip (Chen), Brenda Fricker (Alison), Tony Sibbald (Marshall), Neil Stacy (Toby Gough), Joy Harrington (TV producer), Barbara Keogh (Make-up lady), James Leith (First Pay Cop), Luke Hanson (Pay Police Captain), Charles Bolton (First mugger), Chris Driscoll (Second mugger), Stewart Harwood (Taxi driver), Rita Webb (Charm seller), Trevor Lawrence (Catskin man), Frederick Redley (Medicine man), Joanna Joseph (Debbie), Sophie Kind (Sarah), Claire Lewis, Paul Easom, Kelvin Omard, Jackie Cowper, David Lynch, Alison Dowling, Cassie McFarlane (Planet people)

The Story : Towards the end of the Twentieth Century, anarchy has taken over as the world sickens. Professor Bernard Quatermass has been a recluse in Scotland, but returns to the chaos of London to appear on a BTV show covering the American-Russian link-up in space project. Astonished at the savagery he encounters in the city , he condemns both super-powers on the telecast. The space station is destroyed by unknown forces and as the powers look for a scapegoat, radio-astronomer Joe Kapp gives Quatermass shelter at his home. Nearby a group of Planet People, youngsters who think they will be taken to a new, better world, start to converge on the stone-age circle of Ringstone Round.

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2 - Lovely Lightning

Original title : Lovely Lightning
First Aired : 31.10.1979
Director : Piers Haggard
Writing credits : Nigel Kneale
Cast : Ralph Arliss, Paul Rosebury, Jane Bertish, Toyah Willcox (Sal), Rebecca Saire, Annabelle Lanyon (Isabel), Bruce Purchase, David Yip, Brenda Fricker, Tony Sibbald, Joanna Joseph, Sophie Kind.

The Story : Quatermass, Kapp and Kapp's wife Clare have seen the obliteration by a beam of light from the skis of the Planet People at Ringstone Round. The rescue a poor girl called Isabel who is now deaf and blind, and whom Quatermass and district commissioner Annie Morgan plan to take to London for investigations. From the USA, Chuck Marshall calls Joe at his observatory and reveals that Ringstone Round was not the only such incident on Earth.

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3 - What Lies Beneath

Original title : What Lies Beneath
First Aired : 07.11.1979
Director : Piers Haggard
Writing credits : Nigel Kneale
Cast : Ralph Arliss, Paul Rosebury, Jane Bertish, Toyah Willcox, Annabelle Lanyon, Tony Sibbald, Neil Stacy, Tudor Davies (TV director), Kevin Stoney (Prime Minister), David Ashford (Hatherley), Jan Murzynowski (Russian astronaut), Elsie Randolph (Woman minister), Larry Noble (Jack), Gretchen Franklin (Edna), James Ottaway (Arthur), Clare Ruane (Jane), Donald Eccles (Chisholm), Kathleen St. John (Winnie), Beatrice Shaw (Susie), Declan Mulholland (Security guard), Ian Price (Torrance), Chris Quinten (Soldier), Chris Blackwell, Caroline Haigh, Wendy Barry, Bert Francis, Brian Kuhn, Domini Winter (Dancer)

The Story : After being caught up in a gang fight between Badders and Blue Brigade in London, Quatermass is given shelter by a group of old people who live in a scrapyard of old cars. Kapp returns home to find that the stone circle in the next field has been hit and his wife and children are dead. The girl Isabel is destroyed in hospital, and the gangs join the Planet People as thousands head towards Wembley Stadium, 'the Killing Ground'. Quatermass tries to warn the authorities, knowing it is the harvesting of the human race.

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4 - An Endangered Species

Original title : An Endangered Species
First Aired : 14.11.1979
Director : Piers Haggard
Writing credits : Nigel Kneale
Cast : Ralph Arliss, Paul Rosebury, Jane Bertish, Rebecca Saire, Toyah Willcox, Elsie Randolph, Larry Noble, Gretchen Franklin, James Ottaway, Clare Ruane, Donald Eccles, Ishaq Bux (Misru), Lennox Milne (Woman researcher), John Dunbar (Lt.-General), Charles Lamb (Orderly), Brian Croucher (Pay Police Lt.)

The Story : When the Pay Copes were ordered to open fire on them at Wembley, Annie was killed but Quatermass survives the blast from the heavens in the underground carpark. Joined by Russian Academician Gurov, Quatermass forms a group of aged experts to recreate the presence of many human beings at the stone circle near Joe Kapp's wrecked observatory. A massive bomb is brought in, and then Kapp and Quatermass wait alone to detonate it during a blast and so deliver the final blow.

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