This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts and other supernatural wonders.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nicholas Ball ...
 William (1 episode, 1980)
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 Janet (1 episode, 1980)
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 Tom (1 episode, 1980)
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 Martin Blueck (1 episode, 1980)
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 Norman Shenley (1 episode, 1980)
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 David (1 episode, 1980)
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 Ruth (1 episode, 1980)
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 Laurie Morton (1 episode, 1980)
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 Graham (1 episode, 1980)
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 Michael Roberts (1 episode, 1980)
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 Edwyn (1 episode, 1980)
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 Penny (1 episode, 1980)
Anthony Valentine ...
 Cliff (1 episode, 1980)
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 Terence Morton (1 episode, 1980)
Angela Bruce ...
 Sarah (1 episode, 1980)
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 Chuck (1 episode, 1980)
Suzanne Danielle ...
 Natalie (1 episode, 1980)
Rachel Davies ...
 Emma (1 episode, 1980)
Celia Gregory ...
 Sarah (1 episode, 1980)
Georgina Hale ...
 Stella (1 episode, 1980)
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 Allison (1 episode, 1980)
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 Mr. Rayburn (1 episode, 1980)
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 Harry (1 episode, 1980)
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 Lucinda (1 episode, 1980)
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 Martin (1 episode, 1980)
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 Gwen (1 episode, 1980)
Norman Beaton ...
 Mr. Ngenko (1 episode, 1980)
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 Charles Randolph (1 episode, 1980)
Brian Croucher ...
 George (1 episode, 1980)
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 Annie (1 episode, 1980)
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 Mrs. Ardoy (1 episode, 1980)
Prunella Gee ...
 Mary (1 episode, 1980)
Marius Goring ...
 Heinz (1 episode, 1980)
Paul Hawkins ...
 David (1 episode, 1980)
Pat Heywood ...
 Emily Shenley (1 episode, 1980)
Emrys James ...
 Dr. Harris (1 episode, 1980)
Richard Pearson ...
 Sir Humphrey Chesterton (1 episode, 1980)
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 Mrs. Henska (1 episode, 1980)
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 Gupta / ... (1 episode, 1980)
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 Basil (1 episode, 1980)
Antony Brown ...
 Priest (1 episode, 1980)
Anthony Carrick ...
 Aldridge (1 episode, 1980)
Frances Cuka ...
 Gwen (1 episode, 1980)
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 Sister (1 episode, 1980)
Lucy Gutteridge ...
 Lolly (1 episode, 1980)
Patricia Maynard ...
 Jean (1 episode, 1980)
Ian McCulloch ...
 Charles (1 episode, 1980)
Mia Nadasi ...
 Margaret (1 episode, 1980)
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 Tony (1 episode, 1980)
Robert Urquhart ...
 Harry (1 episode, 1980)
Tariq Yunus ...
 Charles Austin (1 episode, 1980)
Matthew Blakstad ...
 James (1 episode, 1980)
Robin Browne ...
 Police Officer (1 episode, 1980)
Paul Darrow ...
 Andrews (1 episode, 1980)
David Healy ...
 Peter (1 episode, 1980)
George Innes ...
 Cedric (1 episode, 1980)
Milton Johns ...
 A. J. Powers (1 episode, 1980)
Jonathan Kent ...
 Tader (1 episode, 1980)
Philip Latham ...
 Hargreaves (1 episode, 1980)
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 Charles (1 episode, 1980)
Lennard Pearce ...
 Rector (1 episode, 1980)
Conrad Phillips ...
 Dr. Manders (1 episode, 1980)
Eleanor Summerfield ...
 Lady Strudwick (1 episode, 1980)
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 Woodcutter (1 episode, 1980)
Margaret Anderson ...
 Sister (1 episode, 1980)
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 Dr. Melbury (1 episode, 1980)
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 Markham (1 episode, 1980)
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 Willis (1 episode, 1980)
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 Mark (1 episode, 1980)
Terry Kinsella ...
 Lionel (1 episode, 1980)
Jenny Laird ...
 Mrs. Roberts (1 episode, 1980)
Caroline Langrishe ...
 Tina (1 episode, 1980)
Matthew Long ...
 Andy (1 episode, 1980)
Adrian Mann ...
 Tibor (1 episode, 1980)
Christopher Reilly ...
 William (1 episode, 1980)
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 Sophia (1 episode, 1980)
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 Matron (1 episode, 1980)
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 Ben (1 episode, 1980)
Ellis Dale ...
 Police Doctor (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Deeks ...
 Phil (1 episode, 1980)
James Duggan ...
 Sampson (1 episode, 1980)
William Moore ...
 Mr. Roberts (1 episode, 1980)
Patricia Mort ...
 Maid (1 episode, 1980)
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 1st Girl (1 episode, 1980)
Joanne White ...
 Sophia (Older) (1 episode, 1980)
Victoria Wood ...
 Sophy (1 episode, 1980)
Andy Bradford ...
 Steve (1 episode, 1980)
Sharon Fussey ...
 2nd Girl (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Hughes ...
 Mechanic (1 episode, 1980)
Gerard Kelly ...
 Andrew (1 episode, 1980)
Sophie Kind ...
 Eloise (1 episode, 1980)
Jeremy Longhurst ...
 Dr. Cummings (1 episode, 1980)
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 Franks (1 episode, 1980)
George Tovey ...
 Old Man (1 episode, 1980)
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 Bacharach (1 episode, 1980)
Una Brandon-Jones ...
 Old Woman (1 episode, 1980)
Brenda Cowling ...
 Nurse Davies (1 episode, 1980)
James Curran ...
 Pritchard (1 episode, 1980)
Matthew Dorman ...
 Young Boy (1 episode, 1980)
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 Secretary (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Latimer ...
 Dr. Bradley (1 episode, 1980)
Barry McDonald ...
 Auctioneer (1 episode, 1980)
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 Nurse (1 episode, 1980)
Jeffry Wickham ...
 Edgar (1 episode, 1980)
Geoffrey Beevers ...
 Gravedigger (1 episode, 1980)
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 Surgeon (1 episode, 1980)
Wilhelmina Green ...
 Young Girl (1 episode, 1980)
Barbara Keogh ...
 Joan (1 episode, 1980)
Mike Savage ...
 P.C. Jenkins (1 episode, 1980)
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 Hospital Gardener (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Stock ...
 Armourer (1 episode, 1980)
Jo Warne ...
 1st Mother (1 episode, 1980)
Anne Dyson ...
 Mrs. Rord (1 episode, 1980)
Malcolm Hayes ...
 Attendant (1 episode, 1980)
Paula Jacobs ...
 Joyce (1 episode, 1980)
Sarah Keller ...
 2nd Mother (1 episode, 1980)
Corinna Reardon ...
 Small Girl (1 episode, 1980)
Lee Richards ...
 Actress (1 episode, 1980)
Barry Stokes ...
 1st Victim (1 episode, 1980)
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 Last Victim (1 episode, 1980)
Crispin Gillbard ...
 Policeman (1 episode, 1980)
Max Mason ...
 Journalist (1 episode, 1980)
Roger Ostime ...
 The Butler (1 episode, 1980)
Andrew Pariss ...
 Boy (1 episode, 1980)
Daniel Payne ...
 Small Boy (1 episode, 1980)
Peter Dean ...
 Charlie (1 episode, 1980)
Natalie Payne ...
 Irenya (1 episode, 1980)
Charles Pemberton ...
 Policeman (1 episode, 1980)
Anna Perry ...
 Journalist (1 episode, 1980)
Richard Wren ...
 Chauffeur (1 episode, 1980)
Diane Adderley ...
 Police Woman (1 episode, 1980)
Marilyn Finlay ...
 Sister (1 episode, 1980)
Daniel Kipling ...
 Andreas (1 episode, 1980)
Louis Mansi ...
 Rossi (1 episode, 1980)
Kevin Stoney ...
 Rothwell (1 episode, 1980)
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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts and other supernatural wonders.

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$3,900,000 (estimated)
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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Terence Fisher was attached to direct a story but died in pre-production. See more »

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Featured in Screenwipe: Episode #2.2 (2006) See more »

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Cinematic jewels for the small screen...
25 March 2003 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Could you believe that after so long, the Hammer Company could come back and release a show that had as much quality content as the original Twilight Zone? For those who have not seen this, the closest that I can come to describing this gems is to compare to the 1 hour episodes that Rod Serling put out. Even that doesn't do them justice.

There are thirteen episodes in all. The cover lists Peter Cushing, Denholm Eliot, and Pierce Brosnan, but there are stand-out performances by many more in each episode. Jon Finch (Hitchcock's Frenzy) starts off as director editing his film at home when a fierce storm draws near... From the first minute of the first episode, it is apparent that this series was something special. Good direction, tight casting, and fast paced stories are the norm. This is not to say that all will interest, and some have common themes to other episodes, but all are enjoyable. Picture a standard film, and cut out a half an hour of the excess, and you've got these.

Certainly worth the investment, these episodes can be collected in one box set, which is quite well done by A+E. Werewolves, demons, witches, voodoo dolls, and for good measure a demented Nazi can all be found within. Horror fans, and those who miss good television, should take a look at Hammer. I assure you, you will not be disappointed.


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