Thriller: Season 1, Episode 4

Anatomy of Terror (5 May 1973)
"An Echo of Theresa" (original title)

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An American visiting London becomes confused about the facts of his life particularly related to a mysterious Thersa.



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Episode credited cast:
Suzy Hunter
Paul Burke ...
Brad Hunter
Dinsdale Landen ...
Matthew Earp
Basil Henson ...
Charles Merrow
Meriel Brook ...
William Job ...
Roger Hume ...
Dr. Korner
Larry Taylor ...
Betty Woolfe ...
Neville Phillips ...
Bar Waiter
Ted Richards ...
First Taxi Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Caesar ...
Second Taxi Driver


American businessman Brad Hunter and his wife Suzy are visiting England for the first time. Meeting a business contact, Brad introduces his wife as "Theresa." But it seems to be more than an innocent slip of the tongue. Brad begins behaving strangely and knows more about specific locations in London than he would as a first time visitor. Suzy hires private detective Matthew Earp to look into the reasons behind her husbands sudden change in personality. Written by L. Hamre

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29 August 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

'An Echo Of Theresa', the fourth episode of series one is one of Thriller's less successful stories. The narrative is somewhat confusing with a number of unclear twists. Nevertheless it is never dull and is particularly worth watching for Dinsdale Linden's performance as the flamboyant and gregarious detective, Matthew Earp.

The basic premise is as follows: Brad and Suzy Hunter visit England on a sightseeing tour. Shortly after arrival Brad begins to display some alarming behavioural traits. He insists on referring to Suzy as Theresa in front of a prospective business acquaintance and subsequently throws a fit of inexplicable rage with the same individual.

Gradually he suffers a form of breakdown which manifests itself in total confusion about his identity - he later goes on to believe that he is Englishman called Charles Merrow.

Paul Burke and Polly Bergen are competent in their roles as the Hunters while the conclusion of the story is quite clever and is not easily guessed.

However it pales in quality to some of the subsequent episodes and is best described as the veritable curate's egg - good in parts.

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