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Fox Mystery Theater 

Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (original title)
An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist.
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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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 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
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 Mike Preston 1 episode, 1984
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 Eva Bailey 1 episode, 1984
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 Maggie Dowd 1 episode, 1984
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 Angus Aragon 1 episode, 1984
Gareth Hunt ...
 Peter Whiteway 1 episode, 1984
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 Ann Fairfax Denver 1 episode, 1984
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 Victor Frankham 1 episode, 1984
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 Luke Lorenz 1 episode, 1984
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 Paul Taylor 1 episode, 1984
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 John Patrick Duncan 1 episode, 1984
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Terence Alexander ...
 Hammond 1 episode, 1984
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 Henry Bircher 1 episode, 1984
Debbie Chasan ...
 Sarah Preston 1 episode, 1984
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 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
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 Roger Brown 1 episode, 1984
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 Harry Dowd 1 episode, 1984
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 Det. Inspector Grant 1 episode, 1984
Oliver Tobias ...
 Derek Tucker 1 episode, 1984
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 Bob Appleyard 1 episode, 1984
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 Dr. Marquis 1 episode, 1984
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Suzanne Church ...
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 Suzy Kendrick 1 episode, 1984
Alan Lake ...
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 Betty Mervyn 1 episode, 1984
Allan Love ...
 Ray Verne 1 episode, 1984
John Paul ...
 Matt Helston 1 episode, 1984
Christopher Scoular ...
 Cecil Truscott 1 episode, 1984
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 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
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 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 ...
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 Mr. Donald Prentice 1 episode, 1984
Diana King ...
 Madge Bircher 1 episode, 1984
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 Detective Sergeant Wells 1 episode, 1984
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 Nurse Lee Parquet 1 episode, 1984
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 Keith Bennet 1 episode, 1984
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 Mahaffy 1 episode, 1984
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Vivienne Burgess ...
 Mrs. Jessica Prentice 1 episode, 1984
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 Sarah Kimble 1 episode, 1984
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 2nd Desk Clerk 1 episode, 1984
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 Tony Graham 1 episode, 1984
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 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
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 Chief Inspector 1 episode, 1984
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 Young Doctor 1 episode, 1984
Toria Fuller ...
Mark Heath ...
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 Lou Delmart 1 episode, 1984
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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
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 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
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 Sergeant Drury 1 episode, 1984
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 Hoffman 1 episode, 1984
Geraldine Gardner ...
 Secretary 1 episode, 1984
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 Young John Bray 1 episode, 1984
George Mikell ...
 Plains Clothes Policeman 1 episode, 1984
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 Detective Constable Gray 1 episode, 1984
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 Robin Kimble 1 episode, 1984
Leonard Trolley ...
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 Inspector Crane 1 episode, 1984
Michael Watkins ...
 Detective Sergeant Harris 1 episode, 1984
Shevaun Briars ...
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 Peter Norton 1 episode, 1984
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 Father Ambrey / ... 1 episode, 1984
Reginald Marsh ...
 Dr. Melford 1 episode, 1984
Michael McKevitt ...
 Elliott Soames 1 episode, 1984
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 Prison Officer 1 episode, 1984
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 Mrs. Pircek 1 episode, 1984
Oscar Quitak ...
 Estate Manager 1 episode, 1984
Andrew Seear ...
 Michael Patson 1 episode, 1984
Peggy Sinclair ...
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 ...
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
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Nicholas Field ...
 Billy Zarn 1 episode, 1984
Michael Fleming ...
 Receptionist 1 episode, 1984
Angela Grant ...
Robert Morgan ...
Anthony Morton ...
 Maitre D' 1 episode, 1984
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 Security Guard 1 1 episode, 1984
Gerald Sim ...
Ray Armstrong ...
 Sergeant Mills 1 episode, 1984
Christopher Banks ...
Forbes Collins ...
 Landlord 1 episode, 1984
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 Estate Agent 1 episode, 1984
Lindsay Holiday ...
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 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
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 Williams 1 episode, 1984
Peter Baldwin ...
 Dr. H. Talbot 1 episode, 1984
Jeillo Edwards ...
 Landlady 1 episode, 1984
Tony Millan ...
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 Commissionaire 1 episode, 1984
Robert Oates ...
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 ...
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 Removal Man 1 episode, 1984
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 Producer 1 episode, 1984
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 Young Girl 1 episode, 1984
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 Ellen Jarvis 1 episode, 1984
Jona Jones ...
 Policeman 1 episode, 1984
David Millett ...
 Police sergeant 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 ...
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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 ...
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
Geoffrey Leesley ...
 First Constable 1 episode, 1984
Joy Lemoine ...
 Nurse Julie 1 episode, 1984
Mark Malicz ...
Peter Rumney ...
Donna Scarf ...
 Hotel Receptionist 1 episode, 1984
Wendy Seely ...
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 ...
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 Chong Woy 1 episode, 1984
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 Frogman 1 episode, 1984
Martin Weedon ...
 Business Man 1 episode, 1984
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 Girl on bridge 1 episode, 1984
Hilary Crane ...
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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
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 1st Desk Clerk 1 episode, 1984
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 Geoff-Male Model 1 episode, 1984
Diana Malin ...
 Secretary 1 episode, 1984
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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
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Vernon Nesbeth ...
 Sick Man 1 episode, 1984
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An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist.

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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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