This BBC 4 remake of the classic 1950s television sci-fi play by Nigel Kneale was broadcast live, as it would have been in the 1950s. Jason Flemyng plays Professor Bernard Quatermass, head of the British Rocket Group, supervising a manned mission into the depths of space. When the rocket crashes back to Earth, only one of the astronauts, Victor Caroon (Andrew Tiernan) has survived, although his body seems strangely altered. When the astronaut disappears from hospital, Quatermass and his team try to track him down before he hurts himself, not realising that Caroon's is being transformed by a horrific alien infection, one that could easily destroy humanity and the world. David Tennant, Indira Varma and Mark Gatiss also star.