Dead of Night (1972– )
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Whilst coming into land after a routine flight, Captain Rolph suddenly takes evasive action to avoid a WWII Lancaster bomber. But neither his co-pilot or traffic control saw such a plane. ... See full summary »

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Captain Rolph
Bernard Brown ...
Frank Warley
Artro Morris ...
Samuels
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Rosalind Warley
Denis Lill ...
Froggat
Anthony Dutton ...
Armstrong
Karin MacCarthy ...
Zoe
Barrie Fletcher ...
Arthur Shaw
Christopher Denham ...
Radio Controller
Laurie Asprey ...
Ground Controller
Roger Avon ...
Police Inspector
Carl Bohen ...
Ernst
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Franz
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Candida Fawsitt ...
Linda
Anna Kilpinen ...
Hilde
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Whilst coming into land after a routine flight, Captain Rolph suddenly takes evasive action to avoid a WWII Lancaster bomber. But neither his co-pilot or traffic control saw such a plane. It seems to be a straightforward case of hallucination and early retirement for Rolph, but he is determined to prove otherwise and clear his reputation. Written by Gazhack

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12 November 1972 (UK)  »

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Dull of Night
12 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Well,it's not quite as bad as my fellow reviewer makes out,I've seen much, much worse stuff but it is pretty dull. Nothing really happens and the supposed shock ending is just tagged on and doesn't make a lot of sense. Peter Barkworth does his best with what he has to work with and turns in a decent performance which the script doesn't actually deserve. The other actors just make up the cast list and try to push the story to it's sorry conclusion. There's a good plot trying desperately to escape from this dinner party ghost story but it never manages it. Perhaps with better writing,this tale of a man haunted by a dead WW2 pilot might have been far better. A lot of programme tapes were wiped by the BBC to be used again and some are sadly missed. In this case the other episodes in this series won't be missed at all.


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