Journey to the Unknown: Season 1, Episode 5

Do Me a Favor and Kill Me (7 Nov. 1968)

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A has been actor wants his agent to kill him so that his wife will benefit from the insurance money, but soon has a change of heart.



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Episode cast overview:
Jeff Wheeler
Faith Wheeler
Douglas Wilmer ...
Harry Vaneste
Kenneth Haigh ...
Joyce Blair ...
David Warbeck ...
David Baxter ...
Second Asst. Director
Hugh Futcher ...
Wardrobe Dresser
Tom Gill ...


A has been actor wants his agent to kill him so that his wife will benefit from the insurance money, but soon has a change of heart.

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Good Idea Badly Executed
12 July 2011 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Jeff Wheeler is a former film star whose career is on a steep downward spiral . Suffering from a self destructive personality and alcohol addiction Wheeler is fed up with life and because life insurance companies don't pay out to the relatives of suicide victims he arranges for his agent to murder him . Unfortunately when he wakes up sober the next morning he decides that he's had a change of heart - but will his agent ?

Typing in the above synopsis I've just realised what a great idea for a thriller the premise is . Sadly the more I think about the plotting the more I instinctively feel this potential for a tight , compelling thriller has been wasted down to two fundamental reasons

Firstly the first third of the narrative is taken up with showing the audience what a nasty man Wheeler is and the main plot of organising his own demise takes far longer than is necessary . When this does happen it's so flat and unconvincing that you start to realise it's probably not his agent who is trying to bump him off later in the story and considering that the ending rests on a " shock revelation " as to his assassin is then there's no surprises when it is revealed . You'll be able to work it out long before the on screen events take place

Secondly JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN is something of a broad church where genre is concerned . Some stories are unrepently supernatural/horror tales whilst some are merely murder mysteries . What is becoming obvious after rewatching the series after a gap of almost 30 years is that the most effective memorable ones that still hold up today are the supernatural ones like Girl Of My Dreams and off the two camps the murder mystery ones are much lesser tales

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