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"Thriller" K Is for Killing (1974)

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Brian Clemens (writer)
Terry Nation (writer)
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2 March 1974 (Season 2, Episode 6)
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After an assassin's bullet fails to kill tycoon David Garick, eccentric husband and wife detective team... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Someone Is After "The Manster"!!!!! See more (4 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Gayle Hunnicutt ... Suzy Buckley

Christopher Cazenove ... Sunny Garrick
Peter Dyneley ... David Garrick

Stephen Rea ... Arden Buckley
Jean Kent ... Mrs. Garrick
Derek Francis ... Shelby Grafton
Frances Bennett ... Mrs. Gale
Shirley Cain ... Mrs. Terril
Oliver Smith ... Marcus
Arthur White ... Charley Wilson
Sally Miles ... Karen Standard
James Appleby ... Brett
Francis Mortimer ... Young Man
Julia Breck ... Samantha
Gilly Flower ... Miss Cardiff

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Peter Moffatt 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Clemens  writer
Terry Nation  writer

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John Sichel .... producer
 

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Someone Is After "The Manster"!!!!!, 24 February 2011
Author: kidboots from Australia

Having purchased the complete series of "Thriller", I am trying to watch them in order and so far I am just staggered by the suspense and uniqueness of this amazing show. However....."K Is for Killing" is an extremely weak episode. Comedy and wit compete with thrills as two Carnaby Street sleuths are hired to protect a wealthy business man from an unseen assassin - and it just doesn't work!!

Sally and Arden Buckley (delicious Gayle Hunnicutt and dapper Stephen Rea) are a trendy husband and wife team of private detectives. She is vague and adoring, he has a passion for old movie quotes and does a mean impersonation of Humphrey Bogart - remember back to the early 70s, there was always someone ready to do cheesy impersonations (usually of James Cagney) and they were not always applauded. Anyway, they are hired by a dissolute playboy "Sonny" to look after his father (Peter Dyneley) after an attempt is made on his life.

This is were the show got quite interesting for me - the name Peter Dyneley rang bells and then I remembered... yes, he was the voice of Jeff Tracy in "Thunderbirds", but he was also in "The Manster". It was a really scary movie from the early 60s - he played an American reporter in Japan and when given an injection by a mad Japanese scientist turns into a horrible two headed monster with an eye growing out of his shoulder - I will always remember that eye!!!! In "K Is For Killing" he plays David Garrick, who has a few skeletons in his closet - a mad wife whose childlike devotion quickly turns to hate (Jean Kent, a beautiful star of British films of the 40s, plays her to perfection).

What is different in this particular "Thriller" is the obviousness of who the culprit was. There is not the characterization of minor player that has been such a standout in all the "Thrillers" I have watched so far. I wonder if that was because it was co-written by Terry Nation. The only suspicious character was Garrick's sour secretary - and she soon petered out. A very disappointing entry from a topnotch series.

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