Thriller: Season 4, Episode 5

A Killer in Every Corner (19 Nov. 1974)

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A scientist invites two students to collaborate on his new study. What they don't know is that his new study is on how to control the human mind to make people commit murders for him, and ... See full summary »

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Sylvia Dee
Patrick Magee ...
Prof. Marcus Carnaby
Max Wall ...
Jorg Kesselheim / George Thibedon
Eric Flynn ...
Michael Slattery
Don Henderson ...
Boz Bostyne
Petra Markham ...
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Tim Hunter
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A scientist invites two students to collaborate on his new study. What they don't know is that his new study is on how to control the human mind to make people commit murders for him, and that he intends to use the couple as his "guinea pigs." Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Sylvia Dee: What year am I at university?
[yawns]
Sylvia Dee: Sorry, don't mean to be rude. Suddenly I can't seem to keep my eyes open.
Professor Marcus Carnaby: [with a fatherly smile] The trip from London, I'm sure. Boz will take you up to your room.
Sylvia Dee: [Grateful] Yes, thanks. Sorry to be such a wet blanket. It is a pleasure to be here, professor. So exciting and so unexpected!
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13 September 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

After the disappointing 'Killer With Two Faces', Thriller's fourth series got right back on track with the riveting and sometimes terrifying 'A Killer In Every Corner'. While not as nailbiting as 'I'm The Girl He Wants To Kill', it is nevertheless a gripping piece of storytelling which will keep you on the edge of your seat, particularly during the last 20 minutes or so.

Patrick Magee plays the part of Professor Carnaby, a renowned psychologist who invites three university students to his home for a seminar. The trio are Tim, Helga and Sylvia and all are at vary stages of their degree but it later transpires that they have one salient thing in common - no parents. Make of this what you will... Carnaby employs two manservants, Boz and George who add to the sense of unease with their intense behaviour (George) and barely restrained aggression (Boz). It soon becomes clear that both men have had violent pasts and are now completely under the professor's control. There is also a journalist, Slattery, staying in the house on a temporary basis.

Almost immediately it is obvious that Carnaby, while undoubtedly brilliant in his field, is relentless in the pursuit of a 'cure' for murderous criminals and will stop at nothing to carry out experiments to see how well their treatment has fared. And that is where the three students come in - as foils in this demented research.

Soon both Tim and Helga fall by the wayside and it is left to Sylvia to realise the danger she is from the mad Professor and his unhinged experiments. The final scenes are gripping and will leave you drained.

A fine episode.


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