Special Airing of Nigel Kneale’s “Beasts”

Join author of the forthcoming Beasts book, Andrew Screen, as he hosts an exclusive live tweetalong viewing of the rare 1970s Nigel Kneale penned series Beasts episode During Bartys Party this Sunday April 19 at 8:00 pm (UK)/12:00 pm (Pacific).

You’ll be able to watch along on Twitter During Bartys Party can be viewed at TV Series: Beasts (1976) Episode 2 – During Barty’s Party

Creator of some of the most outstanding television plays made in the last fifty years, Nigel Kneale (Quatermass, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Year of the Sex Olympics) created, in Beasts, an anthology of six plays designed to showcase the breadth of his fertile imagination. Laden with suspense, drama and a thick vein of black humour, each play was a variation on the theme of civilized man in conflict with the primal, animal side of existence. This malevolent and menacing thread runs through all six terrifying stories, which feature outstanding performances from actors such as Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed), Simon MacCorkindale (Casualty), Glyn Houston (Inspector Morse), Michael Sheard (Grange Hill) and Pauline Quirke (Birds of a Feather).

“During Barty’s Party” (tx. 23/10/1976), in which a feuding middle-class couple are united in terror as they realize that their isolated rural home is under siege by a relentless army of rats.