A horror anthology series, with each episode featuring a different eerie tale.
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Cast

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 The Man 1 episode, 1972
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 Miss Smith 1 episode, 1972
Alison Fiske ...
 Lucille 1 episode, 1972
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 Anthony Ashworth 1 episode, 1972
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 Irving Sokolosky 1 episode, 1972
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Joe Lynch ...
 Bob Blaw 1 episode, 1972
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 Rutherford 1 episode, 1972
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 Colonel Soute 1 episode, 1972
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Edward Brayshaw ...
Avis Bunnage ...
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Leslie French ...
Wendy Gifford ...
 Olive Ashworth 1 episode, 1972
Brian Grellis ...
 Marty Smith 1 episode, 1972
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 Tony Wardle 1 episode, 1972
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Kenneth J. Warren ...
Matthew Ashman ...
 Matthew 1 episode, 1972
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 Mr. Marshall 1 episode, 1972
Vivienne Chandler ...
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 Leggett 1 episode, 1972
Godfrey James ...
 Second Driver 1 episode, 1972
Helen Lindsay ...
 Elizabeth 1 episode, 1972
Valerie Lush ...
 Mrs. Blakely 1 episode, 1972
Bryan Marshall ...
 Adrian Wills 1 episode, 1972
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Joe Ritchie ...
 Mr. Edmunds 1 episode, 1972
Ray Smith ...
 The Guvnor 1 episode, 1972
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Heather Canning ...
 Miss Cobb 1 episode, 1972
Clifford Cox ...
 Bill Henley 1 episode, 1972
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 Bancroft 1 episode, 1972
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 Daisy Cartwright 1 episode, 1972
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Ronald Hackett ...
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John Malcolm ...
 Policeman 1 episode, 1972
David Sands ...
 David Stanley 1 episode, 1972
Graham Smith ...
 Machen as a child 1 episode, 1972
Elsie Wagstaff ...
 Elizabeth's Mother 1 episode, 1972
Roy Boyd ...
 Chauffeur 1 episode, 1972
Ronald Clarke ...
Gloria Connell ...
Derrick Gilbert ...
David Healy ...
 Frank Mancha 1 episode, 1972
Amanda Humby ...
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 Husband 1 episode, 1972
Eve Pearce ...
 Mrs. Blaw 1 episode, 1972
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 Police Inspector 1 episode, 1972
Madoline Thomas ...
 Mrs. Cobb 1 episode, 1972
Alfred Bell ...
 Sullivan 1 episode, 1972
Valerie Bell ...
Margo Cunningham ...
 Jenny Davis 1 episode, 1972
Harry Douglas ...
 The Old Man 1 episode, 1972
Nick Hobbs ...
 Peebles 1 episode, 1972
Valerie Minifie ...
 Barmaid 1 episode, 1972
Bill Stewart ...
Kara Wilson ...
 Pat Stanley 1 episode, 1972
Reginald Barratt ...
 Council Clerk 1 episode, 1972
Bert Palmer ...
Jason Kemp ...
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 Pram Man 1 episode, 1972
Shelagh Wilcocks ...
Dan Meaden ...
Mark Moss ...
Verne Morgan ...
 Watchman 1 episode, 1972
Dorothea Phillips ...
 Shop Assistant 1 episode, 1972
Morgan Richardson ...
 1st Policeman 1 episode, 1972
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 2nd Policeman 1 episode, 1972
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 Cartwright 1 episode, 1972
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A horror anthology series, with each episode featuring a different eerie tale.

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Very dark and original.
30 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

This show is "Tales of the unexpected" nastier brother. Much darker than anything seen in similar 30 min format TV shows. Some of the endings left me saying "Holy Moly!" When audiences in the USA in 1972 were watching stuff like Night Gallery and saying "Gee, this is great", audiences in the UK were treated to this anthology show that was original, and dark. Not sticking to too well worn TV tropes THE FRIGHTENERS showed what no holds barred TV was all about. Only running 13 episodes, at 24 min each episode, this show is as good as it gets for this type of TV, I wish there was more episodes, but sometimes less is better. The ultimate theme of each episode is Man's malice towards one another, so no ghost stories, or anything dealing with the supernatural, just human's being nasty to each other.


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