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"Thriller" The Double Kill (1975)

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Brian Clemens (writer)
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18 February 1975 (Season 5, Episode 2)
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Hugh's house is full of priceless treasures. So why is he advertising the fact that he has no burglar alarms? | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Gary Collins ... Hugh Briant
Penelope Horner ... Clarissa Briant
James Villiers ... Paul

Peter Bowles ... Supt. Lucas

Stuart Wilson ... Max Burns
John Flanagan ... Michael Player
Hilda Fenemore ... Mrs. Harper
Griffith Davies ... Burglar
Michael Stainton ... Brent
Gordon Salkilld ... Fingerprint Man

Norman Mitchell ... First Man in Pub
Paul Nicholson ... Second Man in Pub
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Ian Fordyce 
 
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Brian Clemens  writer

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Ian Fordyce .... producer
 

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USA:73 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Twist the knife, 16 September 2005
Author: Paul English from Ireland

'The Double Kill', the second episode in Thriller's fifth series is one of the strongest episodes overall and one which will keep you guessing all the way to the final credits.

Gary Collins makes his second of three Thriller appearances - this time he is Hugh Briant, an intense American who has been hatching a plan to murder his wife, Clorissa, subject to the right opportunity presenting itself. A botched burglary is seen as the ideal means of eliminating her and Briant wastes no time in aiding potential thieves by loudly discussing his valuable collection of antiques and paintings in his local pub to anyone who will listen. Soon afterwards he discovers the clinical Max Burns in his home one evening and blackmails him into agreeing to murder Clorissa. An elaborate plan is formulated and an appropriate alibi put in place.

However things do not pan out as hoped and Briant soon finds himself as chief suspect in his wife's death. It seems that Burns has turned the tables by deviating from the script and the American is prominently in the frame for murder. But are the police keeping something from him? A chance remark from a sympathetic friend leads Briant to Burns' door and following a dramatic meeting, a stunning twist in the narrative ensues.

Excellent.

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