Thriller (1973–1976)
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Where the Action Is 

A gambler is smuggled into a billionaire's house to undertake a gambling duel.

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Eddie Vallance
James Berwick ...
'Daddy' Burns
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Ilse
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Winters
George Innes ...
Zac
Frank Coda ...
Pursell
Oliver MacGreevy ...
Henry
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Tommy Vaughan
Suzanna Williams ...
Maid (as Suzannah Williams)
Ray Marioni ...
Croupier
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A gambler is smuggled into a billionaire's house to undertake a gambling duel.

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8 February 1975 (UK)  »

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Remarkable
30 March 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

'Where The Action Is' ended Thriller's fourth series on a high note. It is a very involving and compelling story which snatches the viewer's attention from the very outset and carries on providing a series of clever twists and tricks until the final frame.

Eddie Vallance (played by Edd Byrnes) has been forcibly summoned to the house of Daddy Burns, a notorious gambler with a penchant for coercing promising yet reluctant opponents into a series of challenges that are heavily stacked against them. Burns meets his match in Vallance who also has to cope with the attentions (and fight his own desire) for the highly sensual girlfriend of his host - Ilse (superbly portrayed by the beautiful Ingrid Pitt).

The episode is quite action-packed and relatively claustrophobic given the confined nature of the surroundings. Burns' servants are a motley crew of addicted shysters and add a rather desperate and uneasy aspect to the narrative.

With excellent performances throughout, Where The Action Is can only be categorised as an unforgettable episode and a further example of the series quality and its ability to entertain.


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