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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
I can see clearly now, 8 September 2005
Author: Paul English from Ireland

'The Eyes Have It' is probably the joint highpoint of Thriller's first series - the other being 'The Colour Of Blood'. It is one of the most memorable episodes and will remain in your mind long after the closing credits. It was the first episode of Thriller I saw - as a repeat back in the early 1980s and it made a huge impression on my 9 year old mind.

The premise is simple but devastating in its execution. A band of three terrorists take refuge in a school for the blind where they have identified an ideal vantage point from which to assassinate a visiting head of state. To gain access they are forced to murder the head of the school and in a particularly vivid scene, this dastardly act occurs in full view of Sally (expertly played by Sinead Cusack). Gradually she realises that something is amiss and has difficulty in convincing her fellow students that they may in danger. However they find that their pooled resources can be quite effective despite their handicap and the action moves towards an unforgettable and dramatic climax.

The assassins are convincing - particularly the menacing Peter Vaughan as Anderson. Doubtless many viewers will remember him as the aggressive jewellery fence who ridicules a young thief's honesty in the McVities Fruit Goldgrain advertisements of the mid 1970s. 'Nick 'em? I bought 'em' 'He bought 'em!!!'

Well done to Shaun O'Riordan for some great directing - 'The Eyes Have It' is an outstanding episode and deserves to be seen by everyone.

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