A lonely Scottish island is stalked by a brutal killer who may be from another world...
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James Warwick ...
 Michael Gaffikin (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Fiona Patterson (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Insp. Inskip (4 episodes, 1981)
Tom Watson ...
 Dr. Goudry (4 episodes, 1981)
Jonathan Newth ...
 Col. Howard (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Sgt. Carch (4 episodes, 1981)
Fraser Wilson ...
 PC Malcolmson (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Drummond (3 episodes, 1981)
Tony Sibbald ...
 Dr. Symonds (3 episodes, 1981)
Elaine Wells ...
 Mrs. Mackay (2 episodes, 1981)
Jon Croft ...
 McGrath (2 episodes, 1981)
Ronald Forfar ...
 Campbell (2 episodes, 1981)
Robert Vowles ...
 Lt. Carey (2 episodes, 1981)
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 The Killer (2 episodes, 1981)
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A heavy fog cuts the small isolated Scottish island off from the mainland, and dentist Michael Gaffikin has just discovered a dismembered corpse on the golf links. Michael and his artist girlfriend, Fiona Patterson, assist the local law enforcements in searching for the murderer. However, as the body count rises and the surrounding circumstances turn increasingly bizarre and gruesome, everyone begins to wonder if the killer is a human or an unimaginable creature... Written by L. Hamre

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Location scenes were recorded on lightweight video cameras using Outside Broadcast facilities due to ease of editing. This also enabled shots from the killer's point of view. See more »

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Insp. Inskip: Look, all of the evidence we have got to date, points to something which is half human, half animal.
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Big let-down
26 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Oh dear. Some of the best talent in British TV made this serial, and so I can only assume that they were working under incredible time pressure, and had to settle for first takes of many scenes.

There ARE some frightening scenes in this Highland mystery (mostly when the "monster" attacks and we see it from his point of view), but I'm afraid that I found most of the story unintentionally funny ! Such as the moment when the hero discovers a dismembered corpse on a golf course: Oh look, there's a hand ... oh, and there's another hand over there ... hmm this is a bit puzzling ...

For many years fans of British cult TV shows campaigned to have this serial released on VHS or DVD, but the BBC always said no. Now I think I understand why !


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