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Release Date:
29 April 1978 (UK) See more »
Anthology series of stories "with a sting in the tail."
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 (Series Cast [1])

Heronimo Sehmi ... John (2 episodes, 1978)

Series Directed by
David Reid (3 episodes, 1978)
Series Writing credits
Bob Baker (1 episode, 1978)
Jeremy Burnham (1 episode, 1978)
Dave Martin (1 episode, 1978)
Ian Kennedy Martin (1 episode, 1978)
Nicholas Palmer (1 episode, 1978)
John Peacock (1 episode, 1978)
Brian Phelan (1 episode, 1978)
Dave Simpson (1 episode, 1978)

Series Produced by
David Reid .... producer (6 episodes, 1978)

Shaun O'Riordan .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Cyril Ornadel (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Film Editing by
Tim Waddell (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Casting by
John Brown (4 episodes, 1978)
Series Production Design by
Michael Bailey (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Costume Design by
Stuart Currell (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Makeup Department
Dianne Joyce .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1978)
Series Art Department
Alastair McMurdo .... title sequence (5 episodes, 1978)
Series Sound Department
Henry Bird .... sound (3 episodes, 1978)
Bob Woodhouse .... sound (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Brown .... senior camera operator (6 episodes, 1978)
Alistair Morrison .... lighting (6 episodes, 1978)
John Willment .... vision control / vision controller (5 episodes, 1978)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Dark .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1978)
Mary Gibson .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1978)
Dava Irwin .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1978)
Claire Sorrell .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1978)
Series Editorial Department
Mary Forrest .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1978)
Al Pigden .... editor: video tape (3 episodes, 1978)
Series Music Department
Cyril Ornadel .... composer: title music / composer: theme music (6 episodes, 1978)
Series Other crew
Sue Thornton .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1978)
Joyce Lewsey .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1978)
Sheila Atha .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Bill Goodall .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Sean O'Farrell .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Jeremy van Bunnens .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1978)

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Additional Details

UK:60 min (6 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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It's an enjoyable series overall., 30 December 2015
Author: Paul Evans from Swansea, United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

A difficult series to grade overall as the episodes are so varied. A shame it only lasted the single series as there was definitely potential with this format. Each story had a sting in the tale, a twist, each certainly kept you guessing right up until the very end. The high point was definitely Crimes of Persuasion, a brilliantly written and acted story, so much going on, two hugely charismatic lead actors in Susan Engel and Anthony Bate, the low point sadly being the finale Truth or Consequence which I found a little flat and quite confusing.

Those opening credits so 1970's, random shots of 2 Scorpions with an attempted sinister music. They aren't the best it's fair to say.

All the stories are worth a look, and each keeps you guessing, I would recommend, if only to see Crimes of Persuasion. 7/10

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