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25 December 1972 (UK) See more »
A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Bryant ... Peter Brock

Jane Asher ... Jill Greeley

Iain Cuthbertson ... Roy Collinson

Michael Bates ... Eddie Holmes
Reginald Marsh ... Crawshaw

Tom Chadbon ... Hargrave

John Forgeham ... Maudsley
Philip Trewinnard ... Stewart Jessop

James Cosmo ... Cliff Dow

Neil Wilson ... Sergeant Paterson
Christopher Banks ... Vicar
Michael Graham Cox ... Alan
Hilda Fenemore ... Bar Helper
Peggy Marshall ... Bar Lady

Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
Writing credits
Nigel Kneale 

Produced by
Innes Lloyd .... producer
Film Editing by
Geoff Higgs (videotape editor)
Production Design by
Richard Henry 
Costume Design by
Odette Barrow 
Makeup Department
Maureen Winslade .... makeup artist
Art Department
Bernard Lodge .... graphics
Sound Department
Desmond Briscoe .... special sound effects: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Tony Millier .... sound
Visual Effects by
Peter Day .... visual effects designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Wright .... lighting technician
Music Department
Desmond Briscoe .... composer: electronic music (uncredited)
Other crew
Louis Marks .... script editor
Crew believed to be complete

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
UK:PG (video rating)

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Writer Nigel Kneale based "Taskerlands" and the scientists who worked there on the BBC's research and development laboratory in an old country house at Kingswood Warren in Kingswood, Surrey.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Near the end of the film, as Jill climbs the staircase and holds the railing, you can see how the supposedly stone wall stretches where it's attached to the railing.See more »
Peter Brock:[on analyzing a ghost by electronic means] Let's say it's a mass of data... waiting for a correct interpretation.See more »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Early 70s TV horror does it again, and the Brits do it best..., 10 June 2003
Author: cowboypsychic1 from Austin, TX

Nigel Kneale of QUATERMASS fame wrote this intriguing tale of an electronics crew striving to create an alternative recording medium to magnetic tape and inadvertently discovering that a haunted room might provide the solution to their quest. Capably directed by Hammer Films veteran Peter Sasdy, though fairly slow through the first half of the feature and a bit heavy on exposition (and thick British accents). The chilling climax makes up for any initial shortcomings. A must-see for fans of intelligent ghost stories...

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