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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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Cast

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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 
 
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Brian Clemens  writer
Terry Nation  writer

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John Sichel .... producer
 

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A qualified success., 5 September 2005
Author: Paul English from Ireland

'K Is For Killing' remains one of the most divisive episodes of 'Thriller'. It is the penultimate episode of a thoroughly riveting second series and has been criticised by many for its lighter tone and comedic elements. In my opinion it is pretty effective, if a little unexpected in the way it pans out.

Stephen Rea makes one of his early career appearances as Arden Buckley, one half of an eccentric husband and wife team of private investigators. His wife, Suzy is played to perfection by the impeccably stunning Gayle Hunnicutt. In some ways, 'K Is For Killing' is a forerunner for David O. Russell's hilarious 'I Heart Huckabees' film from last year which cast Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman in similar roles.

The Buckleys are employed by Sunny Garrick, who is convinced that his wealthy father David is in line for a nasty assassination. Christopher Cazenove plays the role of Sunny effectively. Fans of Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense would later see him give the performance of his life a decade later in the chilling ghost story 'In Possession'.

The action unfolds in a somewhat lighthearted fashion but remains interesting because of, rather than despite, the comedy. Hunnicutt is a joy to watch and the episode has much to recommend it.

A qualified success.

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