An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist.
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.

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Lost Hearts (TV Short 1973)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Stars: Simon Gipps-Kent, Joseph O'Conor, James Mellor
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Cast

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 Frank Rowlett (1 episode, 1984)
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 Caroline Trent (1 episode, 1984)
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 Harris / ... (1 episode, 1984)
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 Ann Preston (1 episode, 1984)
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 Vicky Duncan (1 episode, 1984)
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 Vicar John Bray (1 episode, 1984)
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 Cora Berlaine (1 episode, 1984)
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 Sylvia Daly (1 episode, 1984)
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 Frank Lane (1 episode, 1984)
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 Sandra Lorenz (1 episode, 1984)
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 Selena Frankham (1 episode, 1984)
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 Nancy Irving (1 episode, 1984)
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 Greg Denver (1 episode, 1984)
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 Rosemary Richardson (1 episode, 1984)
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 Frank Daly (1 episode, 1984)
Nicholas Clay ...
 Mike Preston (1 episode, 1984)
Jan Francis ...
 Eva Bailey (1 episode, 1984)
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 Maggie Dowd (1 episode, 1984)
Marius Goring ...
 Angus Aragon (1 episode, 1984)
Gareth Hunt ...
 Peter Whiteway (1 episode, 1984)
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 Ann Fairfax Denver (1 episode, 1984)
David Langton ...
 Victor Frankham (1 episode, 1984)
James Laurenson ...
 Luke Lorenz (1 episode, 1984)
Leigh Lawson ...
 Paul Taylor (1 episode, 1984)
Patrick Mower ...
 John Patrick Duncan (1 episode, 1984)
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 Sara Helston (1 episode, 1984)
Terence Alexander ...
 Hammond (1 episode, 1984)
Norman Bird ...
 Henry Bircher (1 episode, 1984)
Debbie Chasan ...
 Sarah Preston (1 episode, 1984)
Brian Deacon ...
 Alan Yardley / ... (1 episode, 1984)
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 Terry Marvin (1 episode, 1984)
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 Clifford Richardson (1 episode, 1984)
David Healy ...
 Jack Mervyn (1 episode, 1984)
Richard Heffer ...
 Roger Brown (1 episode, 1984)
Jonathan Newth ...
 Harry Dowd (1 episode, 1984)
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 Vincent Rhodes (1 episode, 1984)
George Sewell ...
 Det. Inspector Grant (1 episode, 1984)
Oliver Tobias ...
 Derek Tucker (1 episode, 1984)
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 Bob Appleyard (1 episode, 1984)
Tony Anholt ...
 Dr. Marquis (1 episode, 1984)
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 Gary (1 episode, 1984)
Suzanne Church ...
 Mother (1 episode, 1984)
Carmen Du Sautoy ...
 Suzy Kendrick (1 episode, 1984)
Alan Lake ...
 Davey (1 episode, 1984)
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 Betty Mervyn (1 episode, 1984)
Allan Love ...
 Ray Verne (1 episode, 1984)
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 Matt Helsten (1 episode, 1984)
Christopher Scoular ...
 Cecil Truscott (1 episode, 1984)
Cyril Shaps ...
 Dr. Magnusson (1 episode, 1984)
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 Bullneck (1 episode, 1984)
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 Daniel Haswell / ... (1 episode, 1984)
Stephen Yardley ...
 Stanley Knowles (1 episode, 1984)
Tom Adams ...
 Westcott (1 episode, 1984)
Ralph Arliss ...
 Redmond Maryott (1 episode, 1984)
Paul Bacon ...
 Roulier (1 episode, 1984)
Fanny Carby ...
 Mrs. Kimble (1 episode, 1984)
Stefan Gryff ...
 Inspector (1 episode, 1984)
Patricia Hayes ...
 Granny Waters (1 episode, 1984)
Joanna Joseph ...
 Child (1 episode, 1984)
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 Mr. Donald Prentice (1 episode, 1984)
Diana King ...
 Madge Bircher (1 episode, 1984)
Robert Lang ...
 Detective Sergeant Wells (1 episode, 1984)
Zienia Merton ...
 Nurse Lee Parquet (1 episode, 1984)
Clifford Rose ...
 Keith Bennet (1 episode, 1984)
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 Mahaffy (1 episode, 1984)
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 Eileen (1 episode, 1984)
Vivienne Burgess ...
 Mrs. Jessica Prentice (1 episode, 1984)
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 Sarah Kimble (1 episode, 1984)
Sandor Elès ...
 2nd Desk Clerk (1 episode, 1984)
Mick Ford ...
 Tony Graham (1 episode, 1984)
Alan Gifford ...
 John Fairfax (1 episode, 1984)
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 Hai Lee (1 episode, 1984)
Julian Littman ...
 Ron Verne (1 episode, 1984)
Timothy Morand ...
 Collier (1 episode, 1984)
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 Dr. Hersh (1 episode, 1984)
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 Catherine Parkes / ... (1 episode, 1984)
Tony Steedman ...
 Chief Inspector (1 episode, 1984)
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 Young Doctor (1 episode, 1984)
Toria Fuller ...
 Paula (1 episode, 1984)
Mark Heath ...
 Detective Inspector Robinson (1 episode, 1984)
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 Lou Delmart (1 episode, 1984)
Bernard Horsfall ...
 Doctor (1 episode, 1984)
Barbara Keogh ...
 Mrs. Villiers (1 episode, 1984)
George Little ...
 Inspector Eldridge (1 episode, 1984)
Mollie Maureen ...
 Elderly Lady, Courtney (1 episode, 1984)
Ralph Michael ...
 Father Harris (1 episode, 1984)
Catherine Neilson ...
 Marie Vladekova (1 episode, 1984)
Brendan Price ...
 Paranormal Research Scientist (1 episode, 1984)
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 Det. Sergeant Kirby (1 episode, 1984)
Peter Bland ...
 Policeman, Ted Wheeler (1 episode, 1984)
James Ellis ...
 Father Dowd (1 episode, 1984)
Christopher Ellison ...
 Sergeant Drury (1 episode, 1984)
Lewis Fiander ...
 Hoffman (1 episode, 1984)
Geraldine Gardner ...
 Secretary (1 episode, 1984)
Marcus Gilbert ...
 Young John Bray (1 episode, 1984)
George Mikell ...
 Plains Clothes Policeman (1 episode, 1984)
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 Detective Constable Gray (1 episode, 1984)
Ewan Stewart ...
 Robin Kimble (1 episode, 1984)
Leonard Trolley ...
 Viner (1 episode, 1984)
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 Inspector Crane (1 episode, 1984)
Michael Watkins ...
 Detective Sergeant Harris (1 episode, 1984)
Shevaun Briars ...
 Nurse (1 episode, 1984)
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 Peter Norton (1 episode, 1984)
Robert James ...
 Father Ambrey / ... (1 episode, 1984)
Reginald Marsh ...
 Dr. Melford (1 episode, 1984)
Michael McKevitt ...
 Elliott Soames (1 episode, 1984)
Edward Peel ...
 Prison Officer (1 episode, 1984)
Hana Maria Pravda ...
 Mrs. Pircek (1 episode, 1984)
Oscar Quitak ...
 Estate Manager (1 episode, 1984)
Andrew Seear ...
 Michael Patson (1 episode, 1984)
Peggy Sinclair ...
 Matron (1 episode, 1984)
Hugh Sullivan ...
 Director (1 episode, 1984)
Robert Swales ...
 Gordon Brophy (1 episode, 1984)
Benedick Blythe ...
 Bob Fraser (1 episode, 1984)
Ray Charleson ...
 Marine Officer (1 episode, 1984)
Michael Cronin ...
 Pymar (1 episode, 1984)
Hugh Dickson ...
 Superintendent Fred (1 episode, 1984)
Daphne Goddard ...
 Miss Elsie Barrett (1 episode, 1984)
Richard Hampton ...
 David Pritchard / ... (1 episode, 1984)
Annis Joslin ...
 Innes Bray (1 episode, 1984)
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 Dr. Kates (1 episode, 1984)
Ben Robertson ...
 Nurse Baines (1 episode, 1984)
Jirí Stanislav ...
 Ivan Jiracek (1 episode, 1984)
Marianne Stone ...
 Woman Downstairs (1 episode, 1984)
Kenny Andrews ...
 Marine Sergeant Judd (1 episode, 1984)
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 Undertaker (1 episode, 1984)
Marianne Borgo ...
 Madame Roulier (1 episode, 1984)
David Cheesman ...
 Bobby (1 episode, 1984)
Nicholas Field ...
 Billy Zarn (1 episode, 1984)
Michael Fleming ...
 Receptionist (1 episode, 1984)
Angela Grant ...
 Jill (1 episode, 1984)
Robert Morgan ...
 Mate (1 episode, 1984)
Anthony Morton ...
 Maitre D' (1 episode, 1984)
Robert Russell ...
 Security Guard 1 (1 episode, 1984)
Gerald Sim ...
 Vicar (1 episode, 1984)
Ray Armstrong ...
 Sergeant Mills (1 episode, 1984)
Christopher Banks ...
 Vicar (1 episode, 1984)
Forbes Collins ...
 Landlord (1 episode, 1984)
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 Estate Agent (1 episode, 1984)
Lindsay Holiday ...
 Tanzi (1 episode, 1984)
Indira Joshi ...
 Mrs. Patel (1 episode, 1984)
Alibe Parsons ...
 Momma Rose (1 episode, 1984)
Steve Plytas ...
 Head Waiter (1 episode, 1984)
Robert Rietty ...
 Marcello (1 episode, 1984)
Johnnie Wade ...
 Taxi Driver (1 episode, 1984)
Peter Atard ...
 Williams (1 episode, 1984)
Peter Baldwin ...
 Dr. H. Talbot (1 episode, 1984)
Jeillo Edwards ...
 Landlady (1 episode, 1984)
Tony Millan ...
 Caddy (1 episode, 1984)
Norman Mitchell ...
 Commissionaire (1 episode, 1984)
Robert Oates ...
 Hara (1 episode, 1984)
John Patrick ...
 Police Sergeant Wilson (1 episode, 1984)
Carl Rigg ...
 Hotel Manager (1 episode, 1984)
Russell Sommers ...
 Young Man (1 episode, 1984)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Doctor (1 episode, 1984)
David Auker ...
 Removal Man (1 episode, 1984)
Jeremy Burnham ...
 Producer (1 episode, 1984)
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 Young Girl (1 episode, 1984)
Linda Hayden ...
 Ellen Jarvis (1 episode, 1984)
Jona Jones ...
 Policeman (1 episode, 1984)
David Millett ...
 Police sergeant (1 episode, 1984)
Kenneth Nelson ...
 Jack (1 episode, 1984)
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 1st Female Model (1 episode, 1984)
Maggie Rennie ...
 Ma Perkins (1 episode, 1984)
David Rose ...
 Policeman (1 episode, 1984)
Ruth Burnett ...
 2nd Female Model (1 episode, 1984)
Monique de Sain ...
 Anne (1 episode, 1984)
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 Policeman (1 episode, 1984)
Hugh Morton ...
 Butler, George (1 episode, 1984)
Tim Pearce ...
 Brinkley / ... (1 episode, 1984)
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 Driver, Charlie (1 episode, 1984)
Sarah Porter ...
 Daughter (1 episode, 1984)
Adam Richardson ...
 Minion (1 episode, 1984)
Christopher Rozycki ...
 Immigration officer (1 episode, 1984)
Christopher Warrick ...
 Boy in Park (1 episode, 1984)
Peggy Aitchison ...
 Bag Lady (1 episode, 1984)
Mary Greco ...
 Girl in Park (1 episode, 1984)
Michael Kingsbury ...
 Police Constable Hopkins (1 episode, 1984)
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 First Constable (1 episode, 1984)
Joy Lemoine ...
 Nurse Julie (1 episode, 1984)
Mark Malicz ...
 Porter (1 episode, 1984)
Peter Rumney ...
 Jogger (1 episode, 1984)
Donna Scarf ...
 Hotel Receptionist (1 episode, 1984)
Wendy Seely ...
 Linda (1 episode, 1984)
Marianne Sherman ...
 Butch Girl (1 episode, 1984)
Lynn Clayton ...
 Secretary (1 episode, 1984)
Geoffrey Colville ...
 Estate Agent (1 episode, 1984)
Christopher Farries ...
 Military Aide (1 episode, 1984)
Maciej Karas ...
 Helmut (1 episode, 1984)
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 Chong Woy (1 episode, 1984)
Alan Stuart ...
 Frogman (1 episode, 1984)
Martin Weedon ...
 Business Man (1 episode, 1984)
Tessa Wojtczak ...
 Girl on bridge (1 episode, 1984)
Hilary Crane ...
 Carla (1 episode, 1984)
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 T.V. Director (1 episode, 1984)
Peter Macklin ...
 Military Policeman (1 episode, 1984)
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 Young Cora (1 episode, 1984)
Irene Prador ...
 Hotel Guest (1 episode, 1984)
Daniel Wozniak ...
 Man on Bridge (1 episode, 1984)
Robert East ...
 1st Desk Clerk (1 episode, 1984)
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 Geoff-Male Model (1 episode, 1984)
Diana Malin ...
 Secretary (1 episode, 1984)
Tony Sibbald ...
 Wilson (1 episode, 1984)
Simon Sutton ...
 Male Nurse (1 episode, 1984)
Danny McCarthy ...
 Press Photographer (1 episode, 1984)
Roger Milner ...
 Registrar (1 episode, 1984)
Christopher Robbie ...
 General Neruda (1 episode, 1984)
Roy Boyd ...
 Stefan Jiracek (1 episode, 1984)
Dinah May ...
 Sexy Blonde (1 episode, 1984)
William Derrick ...
 Hatfield (1 episode, 1984)
Anthony Chinn ...
 Soo (1 episode, 1984)
Vernon Nesbeth ...
 Sick Man (1 episode, 1984)
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An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist.

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Follows Hammer House of Horror (1980) See more »

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Small screen swan song for the studio that dripped blood
18 February 2005 | by (Hertford, England) – See all my reviews

This 1984 TV series co-produced with Fox was Hammer's creative swan song, 13 mini-thrillers reuniting some of its 1970s creative personnel, importing US guest stars and occasionally lacing the stories with a dash of the supernatural.

When first broadcast they seemed divorced from the studio's characteristic ambiance but time's been kind to them and, retrospectively, their period tics and stylings make them feel more like 'proper' Hammer movies.

They range from straight crime thrillers such as The Sweet Scent Of Death and the outstanding Czech Mate (a tale of paranoia in the Eastern bloc starring Susan George) through to a man haunting his own past in A Distant Scream, sixties rock stars hiding a ghastly secret in Black Carrion and the suspenseful In Possession and The Late Nancy Irving.

Excepting the odd plot contrivance and red herrings so unsubtle they might as well arrive on a bed of crushed ice, these are very entertaining, small screen dramas.


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