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"Thriller" Sleepwalker (1976)

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Brian Clemens (writer)
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10 April 1976 (Season 6, Episode 1)
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A young American woman visiting her author father in London discovers that her childhood habit of sleepwalking has recurred. She has a vivid dream of witnessing a murder in a strange house - or is it a dream? | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Darleen Carr ... Katey Summers

Robert Beatty ... Dan Summers

Michael Kitchen ... Ian
Ian Redford ... Barnstapple
Basil Lord ... Parsons
Elaine Donnelly ... Esme
Eileen Peel ... Suzy
Harry Webster ... Hopcroft
John Challis ... Peter
Desmond Jordan ... Telson
Jane Williams ... Louise
George Herbert ... Pearson
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Alan Gibson 
 
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Brian Clemens  writer

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Cecil Clarke .... executive producer
Ian Fordyce .... producer
 

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good atmosphere but a contender for the drop, 22 September 2005
Author: Paul English from Ireland

'Sleepwalker' opened Thriller's final series in April 1976. Like the series five closer, 'Murder Motel', 'Sleepwalker' is a comparatively weak installment which occupies a lowly position in the episodes' overall ranking.

Darleen Carr stars a Katey Summers, daughter of an American author Dan who has taken a house in England for a few months. Like the title suggests she is a sleepwalker who frequently leaves her bed and wanders. In addition she begins to experience nightmares, one which is set in an old-fashioned room where a wizened man kisses a bible and proclaims his fortune and the fact that it is unlikely to be discovered. A subsequent dream sees this old man being murdered by a youth in Victorian costume. Katey bares her soul to a young man named Barnstaple with whom she has struck up a romance. Her father is a kindly man but is preoccupied with his writing while the two servants Esme and Parsons are publicly sympathetic but privately disdainful (particularly the unimaginative Esme) of their employers.

The plot thickens when the Victorian costume-clad man turns up on Katey's door and convinces her that he has had the same dream. A cursory examination of her wardrobe leads to a Narnia-like discovery and an unconvincing climax.

Nevertheless the dream sequences are well handled and an air of mystery pervades throughout. Plus it's got John Challis as a friend of Dan's so all is not lost.

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