Thriller (1973–1976)

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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

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 Dave Adams / ... (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Doonan (3) / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Frampton / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
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 Matthew Earp (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Bill Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Graham / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
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 Baverstock / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Sam / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Ann Curry / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Babs Bryant / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Filton / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
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 Ben Kroom / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Beryl Wittaker / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
John Flanagan ...
 Michael Player / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ian Redford ...
 Barnstapple / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Dr. Lambert / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Anthony Dawes ...
 Car Salesman / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
Ray Marioni ...
 Croupier / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Peter Hill ...
 Filing Clerk / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 First Man in Pub / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Mr. Taylor / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Harold Bennett ...
 2nd Old Man / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
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 Prof. Marcus Carnaby (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Carson / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Brent / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
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 Caretaker (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

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Superb suspense anthology ... now on DVD
2 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At last Brian Clemens' wonderful 1970s anthology series has been released in it's entirety in 16 disk Mega DVD set in the UK. This is a Region 2 release and also contains a number of tantalising extras

43 unrelated - but remarkably consistent - hour long thrillers from the fertile mind of Mr Clemens stand testament to the claustrophobic feel of studio taped television drama where the skill of the actor basically decides the pace of the piece in conjunction with the skill of the director using a multi camera set-up (an art probably destined to disappear altogether in another generation).

So many themes, so what to recommend? Well there is hardly a "dud" in there. One "K is for Killing" is rather incongruously a comedy and should really be treated as separate to the main mood of the remaining stories, which take in supernatural tales (especially in the first series), espionage stories and all variants of general crime from psychopathic scheming to killers on the run. It's is hard to isolate the "cream of the cream", the general standard being very high - however there are some that are classics from first viewing and remain forever so ... to my mind these comprise the following stories: (in chronological order)

The Colour Of Blood, The Eyes Have It, I'm The Girl He Wants To Kill, Death To Sister Mary, In The Steps Of A Deadman, Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are, Nurse Will Make It Better, A Killer In Every Corner, Where The Action Is, The Double Kill, The Crazy Kill and The Next Voice You See


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