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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 [138])
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)

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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UK:51 min (13 episodes)
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Terence Fisher was attached to direct a story but died in pre-production.See more »

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Uneven With The Selling Point Being The Studio Name, 9 September 2013
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

Anthology series featuring stand alone episodes centered around supernatural and horror themes weren't all that common in television in the 60s 70s and 80s and the longest running one was the often dire TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED sarcastically referred to by some people as Tales Of The Bloody Obvious . They do however stick in the mind of a people of a certain age often down to the fact we remember good ones and quickly forget he bad ones . they're often very variable and my personal opinion is that the best anthology show was JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN a syndicated British show produced by Hammer films . Hammer were the world kings of horror film making in the 60s and 70s and mindful of their output they produced this well remembered show which was broadcast in 1980

What struck me about watching this series after a gap of many years is how parochial everything is . Unlike JTTU which due to finance constraints had to shoe in a American lead in to each and every episode , and to a lesser degree Brian Clemens THRILLER from the mid 1970s there's no real attempt to make characters identifiable to an audience outside Britain and the cast are almost exclusively those actors and actresses who you instantly recognise even though their names don't come readily to mind . Possibly the best known actor - and with a nice touch to the studio's past - is Peter Cushing in THE SILENT SCREAM where he appears with a totally unknown Scottish actor called Brian Cox . . This parochial thinking shouldn't be taken as a criticism however and the stories do have a strong though slightly quaint feeling of Britishness rather than trans Atlantic gloss

The episodes themselves are some what variable the outstanding episode being The House That Bled and the clear wooden prize winners jointly being held by the very predictable Visitor From Beyond The Grave and demonic child Growing Pains according to opinion here but my own opinion is Children Of The Full Moon being the worst down to it's rather silly storyline . Interesting too that episodes seen divided between macabre mystery and out and out horror tale . Watching the show you're struck by how limited the horror genre is . We thankfully don't get any horny teenagers in peril type stories but much of the themes here have been done before and probably better . This seems to have split opinions on this page quite markedly judging by the comments and I suppose to enjoy this series in the spirit it was meant you'd have to be home every Autumn Saturday in 1980 . A second series was planned for broadcast in 1982 but a behind the scenes production deal led the series to mutating in to HAMMER HOUSE OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE which was financed by 20th Century Fox which meant we had shoe horned American characters and very hap hazard scheduling in Britain which meant that show became very obscure

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