It’s hard for 21st Century whippersnappers to appreciate the impact Nigel Kneale’s 1950s Quatermass serial had on the nation. Back when there was only one channel, and the programmes all went out live, a writer could step out of Alexandria Palace, look out across the TV aerials rigging the dark London skyline and know that…
Nigel Kneale’s anticipates the nasty underbelly of reality television with this BBC play, reviewed by Matthew De Abaitua
Part II of the SF:UK episode, Big Brother Goes Hardcore, featuring Nigel Kneale, Quatermass, The Prisoner, Big Brother and 1984
Episode of SF:UK, a documentary series about British science fiction, featuring Nigel Kneale and The Year of the Sex Olympics.
Links to two extracts from a long essay by Matthew De Abaitua on the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift
I have interviewed Alan Moore three times. I once asked him who he would study under, and he answered, “Iain Sinclair”. And here is a link to the transcript of my first interview with him for The Idler, way back when.
“Dad, I know you are going to get this job. I just know it.” Exhibit A in the Middle Class Recession. Beneath an intentionally kitsch execution, Just For Men’s advert aggressively undermines its audience’s self-worth. It’s the only language redundant middle aged executives understand. Time for More Ties Watch the ad… “I explained that advertisements are…
On the most depressing day of the year, January 25th, I will be accompanying Will Self for an evening’s improvised performance at the Komedia in Brighton.