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"Thriller" The Next Victim (1976)

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17 April 1976 (Season 6, Episode 2)
A woman confined to a wheelchair is terrorized by a sadistic killer. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Carroll Baker ... Sandy Marshall

T.P. McKenna ... Frampton
Ronald Lacey ... Bartlett
Maurice Kaufmann ... Derek Marshall
Max Mason ... Tom Packer
Ian Gelder ... Small
Brenda Cavendish ... Betty Tyler
Martin Benson ... Spiros Lemke
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Mrs. Bluther
Paul Haley ... Doctor

Andrea Allan ... Janet Cunningham
Martin Fisk ... Mr. Sheldon
Dorothea Phillips ... Mrs. Firth-Benham
Harold Bennett ... Blind Man
Sally Harrison ... Joyce
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patsy Dermott ... Barbara
Alan Gerrard ... Mr. Firth-Benham
Felicity Harrison ... Mrs. Adams
Margo Reid ... Laura Lemke

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James Ormerod 
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Ian Fordyce .... producer
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Peter Charles .... video tape editor

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The Next Victim, 10 July 2015
Author: a_baron from United Kingdom

This might be called a low budget psychological thriller; low budget it is for sure, but there is not much here in the way of thrills. A woman is murdered, then there is a double murder, enter our damsel, in a wheelchair. She is left alone in her apartment in the capital because everyone is fleeing to the countryside and the coast due to the summer heat. Now, there's a funny thing. "The Next Victim" was screened in April 1976; the summer that followed was the hottest not only in living memory but since records began. In Ladbroke Grove where I was living at the time - a few miles from this imaginary crime scene - people were sleeping out in the streets.

So what does this thriller, so-called, have to offer? A red herring or two, but its saving grace is a real twist at the end. Having said that, the police - who never interact with the damsel - are somewhat superfluous, bar one glimpse at a photograph you might miss, especially if you are yawning at the time.

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