The Scarf (1959– )

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The police investigate the strangling of a young woman and find a small town filled with dark secrets.

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1959
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Stephen Murray ...
 Clifton Morris (6 episodes, 1959)
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 Det. Insp. Harry Yates (6 episodes, 1959)
Leo Britt ...
 John Hopedean (5 episodes, 1959)
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 Edward Collins (3 episodes, 1959)
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 Gerald Quincey (3 episodes, 1959)
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The police investigate the strangling of a young woman and find a small town filled with dark secrets.

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9 February 1959 (UK)  »

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(6 episodes)
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Remade as Halsduken (1962) See more »

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Early TV Mystery.
24 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'The Scarf' was a serial about the police investigation of murder. A young woman had been strangled. The scarf was the murder weapon. It was a very involved who-done-it that I, as a young child, had a great deal of difficulty following. Eventually, I gave up.

What did catch my - and almost everyone's - attention at the time was the extremely creepy beginning. It was dark, and as the credits rolled, one could see this scarf blowing towards us from some way off. The thing always remained extended and never bunched-up, and it tumbled gracefully along the ground like some living thing in slight slow-motion, choreographed to an equally creepy theme music. Eventually, as it got close, that music reached a slight crescendo and unseen hands suddenly pulled the garment taut.

The effect was quite shocking and you almost felt as though you had just witnessed the murder.

This was just one of many imaginative program intros back in the 50's & 60's that had been very thoughtfully and painstakingly executed. Check out the original from 1950's 'Quatermass And The Pit', or the McNee/Rigg 'Avengers' series. The intro from 'The Scarf' probably owes its inspiration to 'Walk On The Wild Side'. Now there's an intro to die for.

Frankly, I wouldn't mind a DVD compilation of all these wonderful pieces, listing the unsung heroes who dreamt them up and brought them to life. Often they were the best part of the drama.


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