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Beasts (ITV 1976, Michael Kitchen, Martin Shaw)



An anthology series of supernatural themed dramas from the pen of the creator of Quatermass. Beasts has a terrific reputation despite the fact that it has been barely seen since its original transmission. As usual with Nigel Kneale the productions had a big impact of viewers at home with scenes that have lived long in the memory.

The casts included the likes of Pauline Quirke, John Ryhs-Davies, Martin Shaw, Jane Wymark, Simon MacCorkindale, T P McKenna, Patrick Magee, Madge Ryan, Michael Kitchen, Simon Oates, Bernard Horsfall, Clive Swift and Glyn Houston.

Broadcast Saturday 16 October – Saturday 20 November 1976 / All episodes broadcast at 9.30pm except episode one which went out at 9.00pm.

Writer: Nigel Kneale
Music: Derek Bourgeois
Producer: Nicholas Palmer

production details
Country: UK | ITV – ATV
Release Year: 1976