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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 Mark Walker / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Paul Tanner / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Abby Stevens / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Jody Baxter / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Gary Stevens / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Arthur Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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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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 George Newton / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Bill Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Graham / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
Derek Smith ...
 Baverstock / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Sam / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Ann Curry / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Susan Dury ...
 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)
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)
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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)
Annette Woollett ...
 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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mid way through the box set
12 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a treat for these cold winter evenings... this series is certainly uneven, but got better as it progressed, tightening up on the script and direction. The same world of The Avengers transposed to a series falling into the same generic category of Tales Of The Unexpected / Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense...

I ve just watched several superb episodes. By season 5 this has really got into its stride, abandoning the corny witchcraft and devil worship to favour murder mystery type plots. Check Anthony Valentine s chilling psychopath in The Crazy Kill, along with Denolm Elliot's Doctor. There's so many well loved vintage British actors in this. The Double Kill is another amazing episode, as is Won't Write Home Mum, I'm dead.

I think its because we re a small island nation we produced such quality television, our way of looking at things suits the small screen. The claustrophobia of THRILLER seems to articulate something about Englishness. It presents a bizarre England of country houses and characters stratified through social class. There's an academic paper to be written about how THRILLER works through issues of class, repressed sexuality and how about race? Black people, Orientals, Asians, rendered hugely significant in my view through their complete absence...

Might this series be read as being about terror of the lower social classes as well as fears of contamination by foreigners?


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