On the Welsh Border, an old man suspected of witchcraft is gruesomely murdered with a hay-fork and bill-hook. The Scotland Yard inspector investigating has to wade through a morass of superstition to uncover the killer, but when his wife starts having visions of the Black Dog, harbinger of death, the locals focus their suspicions on her. Written by
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This episode is based on a real unsolved murder that took place in Britain in 1945. Warwickshire resident Charles Watson was killed in a similar manner to the victim in this story (here named Thomas Watson), and apparently for the same reason (suspicion of witchcraft). See more
When Kenneth Haigh knocks Alan Napier to the ground, the stunt double is clearly visible. See more