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"Thriller" An Echo of Theresa (1973)

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Brian Clemens (writer)
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5 May 1973 (Season 1, Episode 4)
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An American visiting London becomes confused about the facts of his life particularly related to a mysterious Thersa. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Polly Bergen ... Suzy Hunter
Paul Burke ... Brad Hunter
Dinsdale Landen ... Matthew Earp
Basil Henson ... Charles Merrow

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Bannerheim
Meriel Brook ... Theresa
William Job ... Trasker
Roger Hume ... Dr. Korner
Larry Taylor ... Sagar
Betty Woolfe ... Cleaner
Neville Phillips ... Bar Waiter
Ted Richards ... First Taxi Driver
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John Caesar ... Second Taxi Driver
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Peter Jefferies 
 
Writing credits
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Brian Clemens  writer

Produced by
Cecil Clarke .... executive producer
John Sichel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Laurie Johnson 
 
Film Editing by
Moyra Bird 
Tom Rowland 
 
Production Design by
Michael Eve 
 
Makeup Department
Marie Roche .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Terry Royce .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Bob Woodhouse .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Simper .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
K. Conry-Halley .... wardrobe
 
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Anne Clark .... stage manager
 

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
an episode of mixed pleasures, 22 May 2009
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

This episode of the Thriller series, although well-written and fairly well-cast, is a bit of a mish-mash really, not quite knowing what it is.

The story starts with Americans in London, Brad and Suzy Hunter (Paul Burke and Polly Bergen). He's rich and looking to close a deal with a fellow businessman, but keeps lapsing into strange outbursts about someone named Theresa - a name by which he first introduces his wife.

Clearly Hunter is losing his mind - or is he? This tale heads towards a tale of spies and brainwashing very quickly and although there are some nice touches (one character (Vernon Dobtcheff) is very Blofeld-like with his cat; London locations are used well), it takes a while to get going, only coming to life really with the introduction of the character of private detective Matthew Earp ('with more than a touch of Wyatt', played by Dinsdale Landen), who steals the show conclusively but unbalances the tone of the episode somewhat.

However Earp is such a fun character (and would return in another Thriller instalment two years later) I can't complain, and he does solves the mystery with some eccentricity and a touch of bravado. It's such a pity that the Hunters are played so flatly and suffer in comparison, and the 'An Echo of Theresa' doesn't really have a focus for where the story is going.

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