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"Thriller" The Eyes Have It (1973)

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Writers:
Brian Clemens (original story)
Terence Feely (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
9 June 1973 (Season 1, Episode 9)
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A group of terrorists posing as plumbers set up base at a school. The students remain blissfully unaware... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Peter Vaughan ... Anderson

Dennis Waterman ... Frank
William Marlowe ... Jeffries

Sinéad Cusack ... Sally
Leslie Schofield ... Moore
David Jackson ... Martin
Michael Lees ... George Mullard

Alun Armstrong ... Mike
Colin McCormack ... Peter
Catherine Chase ... Jenny
Angela Walker ... Pat
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Sands ... Tom

Episode Crew
Directed by
Shaun O'Riordan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Clemens  original story
Terence Feely  screenplay

Produced by
Cecil Clarke .... executive producer
John Sichel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Laurie Johnson 
 
Film Editing by
Glen Cardno 
 
Production Design by
Stanley Mills 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Hollowood 
 
Makeup Department
Marie Roche .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Terry Royce .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Bob Woodhouse .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Boyers .... lighting (as Jimmy Boyers)
Roy Simper .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Paul Harrison .... stage manager
Joan Reader .... production assistant
 

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USA:78 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Sight For Sore Eyes, 4 June 2002
Author: Alan Briscoe (alanbriscoe@supanet.com) from Coventry, England

This is another splendid episode in Brian Clemens's "Thriller" anthology. The story centres around a group of assassins taking over a school for the blind to give them a good vantage point to launch an attempt on the life of a visiting statesman. When the only sighted member of staff is murdered by one of the assassins, the blind students have to find a way to disarm the killers, against all the odds ...

Not for the first time Clemens uses blindness as a theme to create great tension, suspense and toil against apparent impotence. The viewer has to guess how the students can succeed. The fear factor isn't actually as high as in other stories but the tale is very engaging and typically played and directed to a great level. Sinead Cusack is marvellously engaging as Sally, one of the students. The scene in which she obliviously "looks" through a window as her teacher is shot dead is incredibly memorable. Peter Vaughn is, as always, superb in a sinister role as one of the assassins. The episode also provides an early sighting of Dennis Waterman, just before his big breakthrough in "The Sweeney".

Another clever theme is the squabbling between two of the killers, and intriguingly the motives for their mission are never made clear.

The only real gripes are the conclusion, which is adequate but not wholly effective, and some very wooden radio and TV reports on the statesman's visit. However this is still a very fine effort, should you be lucky enough to be able to see it.

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