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"Thriller" A Coffin for the Bride (1974)

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1 June 1974 (Season 3, Episode 1)
Mark Walker is in the lucrative business of marrying wealthy older women and murdering them after the honeymoon... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Michael Jayston ... Mark Walker

Helen Mirren ... Stella McKenzie
Michael Gwynn ... Oliver Mason
Richard Coleman ... Weston
Margaret Courtenay ... Claire
Josephine Tewson ... Yvonne
Arthur English ... Freddy
Tony Steedman ... Detective Quilly
Marcia Fox ... Connie
Hugh Morton ... Judge
Richard Hampton ... Sergeant Miles
Jeffrey Taylor ... Warder
Peter Mackriel ... Porter
Mark Rodbert ... Young Lad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ingrid Lotarius ... (uncredited)

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John Sichel 
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John Sichel .... producer

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'Did you really think I could fall for someone like you - all flab and indulgences?', 30 August 2005
Author: Paul English from Ireland

'A Coffin For The Bride' opens Thriller's third series with an exceptionally powerful piece of storytelling - a high standard which will continue throughout the remaining five parts of that series.

Mark Walker is a serial killer and is played with suitable menace by Michael Jayston (who also appears as the butler from hell Roger Masters in Ring Once For Death from series two). His speciality is to marry older, wealthy ladies and once he has settled down in matrimonial bliss, kill them off and inherit their fortunes.

He travels to a health resort after his latest killing whereupon he encounters Stella MacKenzie (played by an absolutely stunning Helen Mirren. Walker is anxious to curtain his dastardly activities and sees a relationship with Ms MacKenzie as being a way of keeping on the straight and narrow. Unfortunately he meets yet another wealthy and frumpish divorcée called Angie and resolves to add her to his deadly bedpost while simultaneously hoping to put Ms MacKenzie on the back burner.

The drama stakes are upped when Angie goes missing and the outrageous climax leaves one reeling.


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