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"Thriller" A Midsummer Nightmare (1975)

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17 September 1975 (Season 6, Episode 6)
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Joanna Pettet ... Jody Baxter

Brian Blessed ... Det Sgt George Briggs

Freddie Jones ... Arnold Tully
Norman Rodway ... Peter Ingram
Anthony Pedley ... Charley Spencer
Elsie Randolph ... Mrs. Fitch
Tony Anholt ... Johnny Baxter
John Ruddock ... Williams
Alison Glennie ... Annabella Tully
Thom Delaney ... Detective
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Don Leaver 
 
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Brian Clemens (written by)

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Ian Fordyce .... producer
 
Original Music by
Laurie Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
Anthony Waller  (as Tony Waller)
 
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Peter Charles .... video tape editor
 

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USA:75 min
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This episode is also known as "Appointment with a Killer".See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
As You Like It, 29 September 2005
Author: Paul English from Ireland

'A Midsummer Nightmare' is Thriller's penultimate episode and like many of the later stories, is rather weak in comparison to the earlier material. However I would disagree that it is the worst - that accolade would go to 'Murder Motel' - and for a good deal of the 65 minutes, 'A Midsummer Nightmare' is reasonably entertaining, albeit somewhat flat in parts.

Joanne Pettet returns for her second outing (she had played Sylvia in 'A Killer In Every Corner') as Jody Baxter, the estranged wife of a private detective. As she shares the same initial as her husband, Jody decides to assume the part of "J.Baxter' when a client comes calling for assistance in solving the murder of his niece some five years previously.

The client is a sombre bachelor named Tully who remains convinced that the killer was a local man - Peter Ingram. The local police and Tully's housekeeper concur with this opinion but explain to Jody that there are unable to locate any evidence to make the charges stick. During the course of her investigation Jody discovers that while Ingram may be an unhinged individual, he may not be capable of murder. A vital clue from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' paves the way to revealing the real killer but Jody puts herself in grave danger as the story lurches to a conclusion.

The climax is quite understated and somewhat surprising. The performances are reasonable but nothing special. Even Brian Blessed gives off a dour air. Nevertheless this is worth seeing even if it is a remnant of the series' former glory.

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