Sunday Night Theatre: The Creature (1955a)

UK, 30 January
broadcast live, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Series: Sunday Night Theatre (1950-1959)

A British science fiction television episode produced by Rudolph Cartier and written by Nigel Kneale. It was the first of two live presentations of the same performance. It was remade in 1957 as a feature film by Hammer Film Productions under the new title The Abominable Snowman. The TV version was broadcast live and never recorded.

Plot Summary

A group of explorers in the discover that the legendary Yeti are very real – though they may not quite be what people always believed them to be…


Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Script: Nigel Kneale
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Stage Manager: Paddy Russell
Locations: Switzerland (film inserts)
Studio: Studio D, BBC Lime Grove, London, UK

Peter Cushing (Dr John Rollason)
Stanley Baker (Tom Friend)
Eric Pohlmann (Pierre Brosset)
Simon Lack (Andrew McPhee)
Wolfe Morris (Nima Kusang)
Arnold Marlé (The Lama of Rong-ruk Monastery)

Sunday Night Theatre: The Creature (1955b)
The Abominable Snowman (1957)



  • Hammer's Halls of Horror vol.2 no.9 (June 1978) p.18 – note (Answer Desk)