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Murder on the Midnight Express 

Night Is the Time for Killing (original title)
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Helen Marlow
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Hilary Vance
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Bob Malory (as Jim Smillie)
Jeffry Wickham ...
Parker
Edward Burnham ...
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Anthony Nash ...
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Jacki Piper ...
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Duncan Preston ...
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Milos Kirek ...
Ivan Malov
Alister Williamson ...
Barkly
Robert MacLeod ...
Henry Marlow
Reg Pritchard ...
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Aimée Delamain ...
Penelope
Bill Horsley ...
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7 January 1975 (USA)  »

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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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