Thriller (1973–1976)
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Nurse Will Make It Better 

A woman is hired to care for a young paraplegic girl at her father's estate. Unbeknownst to them, the woman is a devil-worshiper who sets out to steer the young girl down the path of evil.





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Episode complete credited cast:
Ruth Harrow
Bessy Morne
Cec Linder ...
Edgar Harrow
Simon Burns
Linda Liles ...
Charley Harrow
Tiffany Kinney ...
Susy Harrow
Alan Wilson ...
Mr. Fuller
John Rapley ...
Dr. Ward
Wendy Williams ...
Mrs. Fuller


Charley Harrow, the spirited daughter of an American diplomat, breaks her back in a riding accident. Confined to bed, Charley's world is shattered and she fights off every nurse who tries to help her. Nevertheless, Bessie Morne knows how to handle difficult patients. Bessie's bedside manner brings about a miraculous change in Charley, but at what price? Written by L. Hamre

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24 February 1975 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When this episode was shown in the USA on ABC, its title was changed to "The Devil's Web". See more »

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The Evil That Dors Do
10 September 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The second episode of Thriller's fourth series was a supernatural effort entitled 'Nurse Will Make It Better'. Naturally Thriller had gone down this route previously - see 'A Place To Die' and 'Spell Of Evil' (from series 1) - but this was a far better story.

Diana Dors is the malevolent force here, a role she would later reprise in Hammer House Of Horror's 'Children Of The Full Moon' in 1980. She arrives to the Harrow house (father a diplomat, three daughters Charley, Ruth and Suzy) as Bessie - a nurse for Charley who has been paralysed as a result of a riding accident. Charley has been a particularly difficult patient to a sequence of previous nurses but Bessie soon has her under control. As the action progresses we learn that Bessie is a force of evil intent on stealing souls. A couple of nasty incidents take place which serve to rid the suspicious from her path while the mantle is left to Ruth (played by a strikingly beautiful Andrea Marcovicci) to combat Bessie's destructive influence which has spread to Suzy (and many other people over the years - watch out for Ruth's encounter with Mrs Fuller. Nasty) Patrick Troughton (who would appear in The Omen a year later) is summoned to battle Bessie in an overblown climax. Yet 'Nurse Will Make It Better' is a well-crafted story with some genuinely chilling moments. It continues the strong start to the fourth series and is well worth seeing.

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