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13 September 1980 (UK) See more »
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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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Cast

 (Series Cast [139])
Nicholas Ball ... William Peters (1 episode, 1980)
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Janet (1 episode, 1980)

Christopher Cazenove ... Tom Martin (1 episode, 1980)

Peter Cushing ... Martin Blueck (1 episode, 1980)

Denholm Elliott ... Norman Shenley (1 episode, 1980)

Jon Finch ... David Winter (1 episode, 1980)
Julia Foster ... Ruth Cairns (1 episode, 1980)

Barbara Kellerman ... Laurie Morton (1 episode, 1980)
Leigh Lawson ... Graham Elder (1 episode, 1980)
Ray Lonnen ... Michael Roberts (1 episode, 1980)
Peter McEnery ... Edwyn (1 episode, 1980)

Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Penny (1 episode, 1980)

Anthony Valentine ... Cliff (1 episode, 1980)
Gary Bond ... Terence Morton (1 episode, 1980)
Angela Bruce ... Sarah (1 episode, 1980)

Brian Cox ... Chuck Spillers (1 episode, 1980)
Suzanne Danielle ... Natalie (1 episode, 1980)
Rachel Davies ... Emma (1 episode, 1980)
Celia Gregory ... Sarah Martin (1 episode, 1980)
Georgina Hale ... Stella (1 episode, 1980)

Rosalyn Landor ... Allison Lussan (1 episode, 1980)
James Laurenson ... Mr. Rayburn (1 episode, 1980)

Simon MacCorkindale ... Harry (1 episode, 1980)

Patricia Quinn ... Lucinda Jessop (1 episode, 1980)

Gary Raymond ... Martin (1 episode, 1980)

Dinah Sheridan ... Gwen (1 episode, 1980)
Norman Beaton ... Mr. Ngenko (1 episode, 1980)
John Carson ... Charles Randolph (1 episode, 1980)
Brian Croucher ... George Evans (1 episode, 1980)
Elaine Donnelly ... Annie Spillers (1 episode, 1980)

Diana Dors ... Mrs. Ardoy (1 episode, 1980)
Prunella Gee ... Mary Winter (1 episode, 1980)
Marius Goring ... Heinz Hoffman (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)

Siân Phillips ... Mrs. Henska (1 episode, 1980)

Gareth Thomas ... Gupta / ... (1 episode, 1980)
Norman Bird ... Basil (1 episode, 1980)
Anthony Brown ... Priest (1 episode, 1980)
Anthony Carrick ... Det. Sergeant Aldridge (1 episode, 1980)
Frances Cuka ... Gwen Williams (1 episode, 1980)
Pauline Delaney ... Sister (1 episode, 1980)
Barbara Ewing ... Laura Stephens (1 episode, 1980)
Lucy Gutteridge ... Lolly (1 episode, 1980)
Patricia Maynard ... Jean Evans (1 episode, 1980)
Ian McCulloch ... Dr. Charles Henderson (1 episode, 1980)
Mia Nadasi ... Margaret (1 episode, 1980)
Barry Stanton ... 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 ... Simon Andrews (1 episode, 1980)
David Healy ... Peter Picardo (1 episode, 1980)
George Innes ... Cedric (1 episode, 1980)
Milton Johns ... Andrew James Powers (1 episode, 1980)
Jonathan Kent ... Tader (1 episode, 1980)
Philip Latham ... Hargreaves (1 episode, 1980)
Stanley Lebor ... Charles (1 episode, 1980)
Lennard Pearce ... Rector (1 episode, 1980)
Conrad Phillips ... Dr. Manders (1 episode, 1980)
Eleanor Summerfield ... Lady Strudwick (1 episode, 1980)
Jacob Witkin ... Woodcutter (1 episode, 1980)
Margaret Anderson ... Sister (1 episode, 1980)

Gareth Armstrong ... Dr. Melbury (1 episode, 1980)
Peter Birrel ... Markham (1 episode, 1980)

James Cosmo ... Willis (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Culver ... 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 Morton (1 episode, 1980)

Emma Ridley ... Sophia (1 episode, 1980)
Daphne Anderson ... Matron (1 episode, 1980)

Warren Clarke ... Ben Faraday (1 episode, 1980)
Ellis Dale ... Police Doctor (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Deeks ... Phil Peters (1 episode, 1980)
James Duggan ... Sampson (1 episode, 1980)
William Moore ... Mr. Roberts (1 episode, 1980)
Patricia Mort ... Maid (1 episode, 1980)

Sophie Thompson ... 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, Thornton (1 episode, 1980)
Gerard Kelly ... Andrew (1 episode, 1980)
Sophie Kind ... Eloise (1 episode, 1980)
Jeremy Longhurst ... Dr. Cummings (1 episode, 1980)

Jeff Rawle ... Inspector Franks (1 episode, 1980)
George Tovey ... Old Man, Albert Clements (1 episode, 1980)
Gary Waldhorn ... Bacharach (1 episode, 1980)
Una Brandon-Jones ... Old Woman, Mrs. Clements (1 episode, 1980)
Brenda Cowling ... Nurse Davies (1 episode, 1980)
James Curran ... Pritchard (1 episode, 1980)
Matthew Dorman ... Young Boy (1 episode, 1980)

Janet Fielding ... Secretary, Mandy (1 episode, 1980)
Michael Latimer ... Dr. Bradley (1 episode, 1980)
Barry McDonald ... Auctioneer (1 episode, 1980)

Anna Simone Scott ... Nurse Foster (1 episode, 1980)
Jeffry Wickham ... Edgar (1 episode, 1980)
Geoffrey Beevers ... Gravedigger (1 episode, 1980)

Peter Cartwright ... 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)

William Morgan Sheppard ... 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)

Pierce Brosnan ... 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)
Pat Gorman ... CID Sgt (1 episode, 1980)
Gordon Reid ... Max (1 episode, 1980)
Pam Rose ... Nurse (1 episode, 1980)

Series Directed by
Peter Sasdy (3 episodes, 1980)
Tom Clegg (2 episodes, 1980)
Alan Gibson (2 episodes, 1980)
Don Leaver (2 episodes, 1980)
Francis Megahy (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Writing credits
Bernie Cooper (2 episodes, 1980)
Francis Megahy (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Brian Lawrence .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1980)
David Reid .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Roy Skeggs .... producer (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Patterson (4 episodes, 1980)
John McCabe (3 episodes, 1980)
James Bernard (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
Frank Watts (9 episodes, 1980)
Norman Warwick (4 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Barnes (5 episodes, 1980)
Peter Weatherley (5 episodes, 1980)
Robert C. Dearberg (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Casting by
Eileen Garstka (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Production Design by
Carolyn Scott (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... makeup artist / makeup designer (9 episodes, 1980)
Daphne Vollmer .... hair stylist / hair dresser (9 episodes, 1980)
Alan Brownie .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1980)
Betty Sherriff .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Production Management
Ron Jackson .... production manager (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Baker .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1980)
David Munro .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1980)

Zsuzsanna Mills .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Bob Bell .... assistant art director (13 episodes, 1980)
Richard Rooker .... assistant art director (13 episodes, 1980)

Paul Purdy .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jack T. Knight .... dubbing editor / dubbing mixer (13 episodes, 1980)
Bryan Tilling .... dubbing editor / dubbing mixer (13 episodes, 1980)
Otto Snel .... dubbing mixer / dubbing editor (11 episodes, 1980)
John Bramall .... sound recordist (9 episodes, 1980)
Peter Best .... dubbing editor / dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 1980)
Stuart Edwards .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1980)
Ken Scrivener .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ian Scoones .... special effects (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Birtles .... gaffer (13 episodes, 1980)
Neil Binney .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1980)
Chic Anstiss .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1980)

Ian Foster .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
Nigel Seal .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... costume supervisor (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Music Department
Marcel Durham .... music editor (13 episodes, 1980)
Philip Martell .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Other crew
Jack Gill .... presenter (13 episodes, 1980)
Callum McDougall .... production runner (13 episodes, 1980)
Margaret Nicholas .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1980)
Anthony Read .... story editor (13 episodes, 1980)
Mike Widd .... production accountant (13 episodes, 1980)
Lorely Farley .... continuity (9 episodes, 1980)
Marjorie Lavelly .... continuity (4 episodes, 1980)

Alex Matcham .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
 

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Terence Fisher was attached to direct a story but died in pre-production.See more »
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Very interesting series, 2 September 2001
Author: rundbauchdodo from Zürich, Switzerland

This TV-series contains 13 episodes of 52 minutes, and all of them are worth to watch. Of course, not all stories are even, there are tops and flops. But all in all, there is no episode that is really bad.

First, the three weakest stories. The fourth episode, "Growing Pains", tells an interesting story about the ghost of a dead boy coming back from the grave to haunt his parents who haven't had enough time to look after him. But too slow paced and a tame ending make this episode rather a letdown. The ninth episode "Carpathian Eagle" boosts a very interesting serial killer story with a twist (and Pierce Brosnan in a small role as a victim), but it's also too slow paced and predictable towards the end. The weakest of all episodes is number ten, "Guardian of the Abyss". It's a not very original story about a Satan's cult, only the final twist is nice to watch.

But there are some exquisite horror stories in the series. For example, episode two, "The Thirteenth Reunion". It's a creepy story about a cannibalistic secret society, highly recommended. As is the sixth episode, "Charlie Boy", the goriest episode with the highest body count about an African voodoo fetish with deadly powers. Or the seventh, "The Silent Scream" starring Peter Cushing as an ex-concentration camp guard who makes a grueling experiment with an ex-convict. Psychologically very unnerving. "Visitor from the Grave", the eleventh episode, has also some creepy moments that are perfectly timed. But the most haunting story is the twelfth, "The Two Faces of Evil", which will make You shiver for quite a while. Atmospheric horror at its best.

The first episode, "Witching Time", starring Ian "Zombi 2" McCullogh, is mainly remarkable for being the only one with a happy-end. "Rude Awakening", the third, is the most (dark) humorous one with Denholm Elliott playing the lead role gleefully funny. The fifth episode "The House That Bled to Death" makes a seven year old girl suffer some really bad shocks, while episode eight, "Children of the Full Moon", tells a nice variation of the classic wolf man story. The final episode, "The Mark of Satan", is an interesting study of a man's paranoia and its unpleasant consequences.

For being a TV-series, the episodes boost surprisingly subversive and violent moments. They are mostly highly entertaining and creepy. Recommended to all who like to shiver while they're watching movies.

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