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

Series cast summary:
Patience Collier ...
 Miss Smith (1 episode, 1972)
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 Man (1 episode, 1972)
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 Gordon (1 episode, 1972)
Leslie French ...
 Leslie (1 episode, 1972)
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 Driver (1 episode, 1972)
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 Machen (1 episode, 1972)
Godfrey James ...
 Second Driver (1 episode, 1972)
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 Cyril (1 episode, 1972)
Joe Ritchie ...
 Mr. Edmunds (1 episode, 1972)
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 Henry (1 episode, 1972)
John Malcolm ...
 Policeman (1 episode, 1972)
Graham Smith ...
 Machen as a child (1 episode, 1972)
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 Husband (1 episode, 1972)
Valerie Bell ...
 Wife (1 episode, 1972)
Matthew Ashman
(1 episode, 1972)
Reginald Barratt ...
 The Council Clerk (1 episode, 1972)
Alfred Bell ...
 Sullivan (1 episode, 1972)
Roy Boyd ...
 Chauffeur (1 episode, 1972)
Edward Brayshaw ...
 Pitt (1 episode, 1972)
Avis Bunnage ...
 Violet (1 episode, 1972)
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 Mr. Marshall (1 episode, 1972)
Heather Canning ...
 Miss Cobb (1 episode, 1972)
Vivienne Chandler ...
 Caroline (1 episode, 1972)
Gloria Connell ...
 Sharon (1 episode, 1972)
Clifford Cox ...
 Bill Henley (1 episode, 1972)
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 Bancroft (1 episode, 1972)
Margo Cunningham ...
 Jenny Davis (1 episode, 1972)
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 Daisy Cartwright (1 episode, 1972)
Harry Douglas ...
 The Old Man (1 episode, 1972)
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 Mike (1 episode, 1972)
Alison Fiske ...
 Lucille (1 episode, 1972)
Wendy Gifford ...
 Olive Ashworth (1 episode, 1972)
Derrick Gilbert ...
 Man in pub (1 episode, 1972)
Brian Grellis ...
 Marty Smith (1 episode, 1972)
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 David (1 episode, 1972)
David Healy ...
 Frank Mancha (1 episode, 1972)
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 Anthony Ashworth (1 episode, 1972)
George Innes ...
 Leggett (1 episode, 1972)
Jason Kemp ...
 David (1 episode, 1972)
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 Irving Sokolosky (1 episode, 1972)
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 Ginny (1 episode, 1972)
Valerie Lush ...
 Mrs. Blakely (1 episode, 1972)
Joe Lynch ...
 Bob Blaw (1 episode, 1972)
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 Harry (1 episode, 1972)
Bryan Marshall ...
 Adrian Wills (1 episode, 1972)
Dan Meaden ...
 Jacko (1 episode, 1972)
Valerie Minifie ...
 Barmaid (1 episode, 1972)
Verne Morgan ...
 Watchman (1 episode, 1972)
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 Claire (1 episode, 1972)
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 Arthur (1 episode, 1972)
Bert Palmer ...
 Man (1 episode, 1972)
Eve Pearce ...
 Mrs. Blaw (1 episode, 1972)
Dorothea Phillips ...
 Shop Assistant (1 episode, 1972)
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 Police Insp. (1 episode, 1972)
David Sands ...
 David Stanley (1 episode, 1972)
Ray Smith ...
 The Guvnor (1 episode, 1972)
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 Tony Wardle (1 episode, 1972)
Bill Stewart ...
 Sammy (1 episode, 1972)
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 Wood (1 episode, 1972)
Madoline Thomas ...
 Mrs. Cobb (1 episode, 1972)
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 The pram man (1 episode, 1972)
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 Rutherford (1 episode, 1972)
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 Colonel Soute (1 episode, 1972)
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 Cartwright (1 episode, 1972)
Shelagh Wilcocks ...
 Woman (1 episode, 1972)
Kara Wilson ...
 Pat Stanley (1 episode, 1972)
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A horror anthology series, with each episode featuring a different eerie tale.

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Thriller

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14 May 1972 (UK)  »

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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 (Edmonton, Ab.) – 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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