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 Michael Gaffikin (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Fiona Patterson (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Inspector Inskip (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Colonel Howard / ... (4 episodes, 1981)
Tom Watson ...
 Dr. Goudry (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Sergeant Carch / ... (4 episodes, 1981)
Fraser Wilson ...
 P.C. Malcolmson (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Drummond (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Symonds (3 episodes, 1981)
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 The Killer (3 episodes, 1981)
Jon Croft ...
 McGrath (2 episodes, 1981)
Ronald Forfar ...
 Campbell (2 episodes, 1981)
Elaine Wells ...
 Mrs. Mackay (2 episodes, 1981)
Robert Vowles ...
 Lieutenant Carey (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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A vodyanoi (referred to in the series) is a kind of Russian water demon, which drags people down to the depths. See more »

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Insp. Inskip: You know what worries me, Tom? This guy's not one of our ordinary everyday psychopaths. Like he's not sittin' at home at the moment drinkin' cocoa. No, this guy's totally bananas on both sides of the fence, like a dog with rabies. And I've got four men to police thirty-five square miles.
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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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