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"Thriller" The Colour of Blood (1973)

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12 May 1973 (Season 1, Episode 5)
A serial killer escapes from the asylum to which he has been confined. He picks a seemingly innocent woman as his next victim, but soon it looks like she's not quite as innocent as he thought. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Norman Eshley ... Arthur Page
Katherine Schofield ... Julie Marsh
Derek Smith ... Baverstock

Garrick Hagon ... Peter
Geoffrey Chater ... Graham
Malcolm Terris ... Detective Superintendent
Tim Wylton ... Forbes
A.J. Brown ... Judge
Roy Sone ... Detective Sergeant
Eric Mason ... Sergeant O'Farrell

Michael Corcoran ... Blind Flower Seller
Godfrey Jackman ... Police Constable
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Ashton ... Policeman (uncredited)
Gigi Gurpinar ... Woman on Train (uncredited)
John Scott Martin ... Porter (uncredited)
Herbert Ramskill ... Guard on Train (uncredited)
Michael Stainton ... Policeman (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Robert Tronson 
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Brian Clemens  writer

Produced by
Cecil Clarke .... executive producer
John Sichel .... producer
Original Music by
Laurie Johnson 
Film Editing by
George Clark 
Production Design by
Stanley Mills 
Makeup Department
Shirley Muslin .... makeup supervisor
Art Department
Terry Royce .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Henry Bird .... sound director
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Simper .... camera operator
Dicky Stelp .... lighting director (as R. Stelp)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Keith Sproull .... wardrobe supervisor
Other crew
Richard Jones .... call boy
Ann Shephard .... production assistant
Brian Smith .... floor manager
Brian True-May .... assistant floor manager

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
I'll be wearing a red carnation..., 30 August 2005
Author: Paul English from Ireland

'The Colour Of Blood' is one of two truly excellent episodes of Thriller's first series. The other is 'The Eyes Have It' which I will review later this week.

In the current technological age, the story may seem somewhat quaint, for want for better expression, but that really does the tale a disservice seeing as it is a full-throttle and driven piece of storytelling.

Katharine Schofield plays the alluring Julie Marsh, a legal secretary, who is despatched by her boss to a railway station in order to meet a client in order to hand over a case full of money plus the keys to an house. The identifying mark is agreed as a red carnation. Coincidentally an unstable murderer Arthur Page (brought to life by a superb performance from Norman Eshley) appears in the vicinity also wearing a red carnation. The erroneous recognition is made by Marsh and Page seizes full advantage.....

But what seems to be a straightforward case of an innocent female being lured to a ghastly fate is in fact turned upside down by the role of Garrick Hogan's Peter (a work colleague of Marsh's) and the story rapidly unfolds with a satisfying and downbeat twist.

Highly recommended.

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