Sooner than you think….The Year of the Sex Olympics

How I wish the colour version could be found! At least we have the black and white but still…

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Although Nigel Kneale is best remembered for penning the ground-breaking science fiction series Quatermass, he enjoyed a long and diverse career that produced a number of successful and provocative pieces of writing for both film and television. Despite working as effectively outside genre fiction, there is no doubt that Kneale’s most lasting legacy is within the field of science fiction, influencing directors like John Carpenter and shows like The X-Files. In developing his science fiction stories, Kneale displayed an uncanny knack in predicting many ideas and issues that played out in reality over the subsequent years and this ability is nowhere more apparent than in his 1968 television play The Year of the Sex Olympics. Kneale’s playful but ultimately downbeat satire on the future of television stands out as one of the most provocative and prescient works of fiction dealing with the negative effects of mass media on…

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