The Quatermass Experiment (1953– )
Narrator: One morning, two hours after dawn, the first manned rocket in the history of the world takes off from the Tarooma Range, Australia. The three observers see on their scanning screens a quickly receding Earth. The rocket is guided from the ground by remote control as they rise through the ozone layer, the stratosphere, the ionosphere, beyond the air. They are to reach a height of fifteen hundred miles above the Earth and there learn what is to be learnt. For an experiment is an operation designed to discover some unknown truth. It is also ... a risk.
[the News Editor is on the phone taking a report about the rocket's crash landing.]
News Editor: Oh, all right.
News Editor: How junior can a junior local correspondent be? Gone to ask the man in the next phone box when it happened!
James Fullalove: What is it tonight? "The Man with Staring Eyes" or "Robbed While They Watched Television"?