Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
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Rachel in Danger: Part 1 

Ten-year-old Rachel is sent to live with her estranged father. However, just hours before her arrival, her father is murdered and his identity stolen by a terrorist.

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Della Low ...
Rachel
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Juan
Neville Jason ...
Peter
Gwyneth Powell ...
Woman Police Constable
Christian Burgess ...
Young Police Constable
George Waring ...
Police Sergeant
Patricia Mason ...
Scots Lady
Eiko Nakamura ...
Aiyako
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Ten-year-old Rachel is sent to live with her estranged father. However, just hours before her arrival, her father is murdered and his identity stolen by a terrorist.

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21 February 1978 (UK)  »

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Very Contrived
22 August 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

This was the first of ITV`s ARMCHAIR THRILLER serials which would start with the Thames TV landscape logo coming up on screen modified so that instead of being daytime it`d be night time . The title sequence of the show was fairly memorable of a darkened room with a shadow falling across a chair centered in the middle of the room then the shadow sitting in it . Suddenly the camera crash zooms onto the shadows face

!!!! SPOILERS !!!!

If memory serves me right RACHEL IN DANGER is rather contrived . A man bumps into an old associate called Juan ( Played by Stephen Greif who BLAKES 7 fans will know as Travis ) so they go back to the man`s house where Juan murders him and steals his identity . It turns out Juan is an international terrorist whose group is going to assassinate HRH Queen Elizabeth the second a bit like THE NAKED GUN without the humour . It then turns out the murdered man has a daughter called Rachel who he hasn`t seen for many years who just happens to paying him a holiday visit on the day Juan murdered her father . Obviously since she hasn`t seen her dad for several years she won`t be able to recognise him . Being amidst such a dastardly plot involving world proleterian revolution Rachel is in danger of being executed to keep her quiet . The story ends with Juan from BLAKES 7 trying to shoot her majesty at a garden party with a gun disguised as an umbrella which explodes killing comrade Juan . Rachel walks away muttering that she put plasticine in the barrel

If Enid Blyton ever wrote sequels to THE NAKED GUN this is what it might look like


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