Thriller: Season 4, Episode 3

Murder on the Midnight Express (7 Jan. 1975)
"Night Is the Time for Killing" (original title)

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Episode credited cast:
Helen Marlow
Hilary Vance
James Smilie ...
Bob Malory (as Jim Smilie)
Jeffry Wickham ...
Parker (as Jeffrey Wickham)
Milos Kirek ...
Ivan Malov
Robert MacLeod ...
Henry Marlow
Aimée Delamain ...
Alister Williamson ...
Edward Burnham ...
Jacki Piper ...
Duncan Preston ...
Bill Horsley ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Nash ...
Reg Pritchard ...


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In the American titles, a road sign indicating a railway crossing is used which is not used in the United Kingdom where this is entirely set. See more »

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11 September 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

'Night Is The Time For Killing' starts out as one of Thriller's more intricate stories. The third outing in series 4, it is quite different to its two predecessors 'Screamer' and 'Nurse Will Make It Better' and while less effective, is nevertheless a worthwhile production.

Activity is centred on a train where Helen Marlow (played by the beautiful Judy Geeson) is a mournful young woman who is still depressed over the death of her fiancé some twelve months beforehand. She is befriended by Bob Malory (Jim Smilie - who would turn up as Return To Eden's Dr Dan over ten years later) while a motley crew of other passengers rapidly make their mark on the story. Among them is the caustic Hilary Vance (played brilliantly by Charles Gray) and an unnamed honeymoon couple. A atmosphere of espionage ensues when Helen discovers Vance's dead body only for it to disappear, re-appear and vanish again. All this makes her look pretty insane - and is dismissed by the others as a symptom of her depression.

It becomes obvious that there a couple of the other passengers have hidden agendas and before long Helen and Bob become embroiled in a role of trying to discover who, what, where and why.

An entertaining episode - well worth watching even if just for Vance's withering opinions on the state of the British rail system.

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