Two journalists search for a rock band that was popular 20 years ago but just seemed to have vanished and was never heard from again. Their investigation leads them to discover more about the band than they bargained for.

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Cora Berlaine
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Henry Bircher
Allan Love ...
Ray Verne
Diana King ...
Madge Bircher
Julian Littman ...
Ron Verne
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Lou Delmart
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Sergeant Drury
Oscar Quitak ...
Estate Manager
Daphne Goddard ...
Miss Elsie Barrett
Robert Morgan ...
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Forbes Collins ...
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John Patrick ...
Police Sergeant Wilson
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Ellen Jarvis
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A world-weary freelance author in need of work and a young female consultant, who's an expert on the history of 60s music, are hired by an avid record producer, who plans to make a nice buck by re-releasing the albums of an extremely popular 60s rock duo consisting of two wild brothers that simply disappeared from the scene in 1963 without an explanation, and write a "Where are they now" piece on them to promote the re-release. The pair discovers that the last gig the duo ever played was in a small, remote, ghostly village that's not on any recent map. As they approach the village, the woman's repressed memories of a traumatic event from her childhood begin to emerge.

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12 November 1984 (UK)  »

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Strangely compelling
19 October 2003 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

First viewing: October 1984 / Second viewing: October 2003

The disappearance of the long-forgotten rock'n'roll duo, The Verne Brothers has been a mystery for over twenty years. Time Leigh Lawson had some answers and he gets them - in the shape of assistance from the exotically monikered Season Hubley and an assortment of unpleasant minor characters. The search for an answer leads to the dredging up of unsolved missing person cases and crazy villagers like the ones in "The Wicker Man". For good measure DCI Burnside makes an appearance - as a policeman - and for those eagle-eyed "Brookside"/"Bergerac" addicts watch out for Geoffrey Leesley in the role of an ineffectual constable. A strangely compelling entry in the vastly impressive "Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense" canon. 7/10


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