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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 Matthew Earp (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)
John Moreno ...
 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)
Ronald Mayer ...
 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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 Constable Breck / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Mr. Taylor / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Harold Bennett ...
 2nd Old Man / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
Patrick Magee ...
 Prof. Marcus Carnaby (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Carson / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
Michael Stainton ...
 Brent / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
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 Penny / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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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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Thriller is a Killer!
21 March 2007 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

Classic Seventies VT Drama at it's suspenseful best from one of Television's best-ever writers - Brian Clemens.

Many a youngster who was embarking on their early growing-up years in the mid-70's will no doubt have either vague or very fond memories of this series. These memories will no doubt be of the eerie opening/closing titles and theme music which added to the atmosphere of the stories. "Thriller" does have a vast cult following across the globe and with the lavish 16-Disc DVD Boxed Set now available to buy at a bargain price online, this following will continue to grow. If you're a fan of "Thriller" then you can re-live the magic of what it was like when first watching this on a Saturday night way back when.

The production is certainly of it's time with a combination of VT studio and filmed location footage, along with at least one American Guest Star in, more or less, every episode. Brian Clemens really pulled out the stops with his venture into the supernatural, murder and mystery genre's and kept us on edge with each weekly installment. You'll have your favourites and not-so favourites, but basically there is something for everyone in this British Anthology series. There are plot twists a-plenty in each episode and some less obvious than others, along with some great acting performances from the likes of Robert Powell, Diana Dors, Norman Eshley, Brian Blessed, Hayley Mills et al.

Don't miss out on this one - "Thriller" provides you with a wonderful piece of British Television history that you won't find being shown on Terrestrial TV anymore.


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