Thriller (1973–1976)
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One Deadly Owner 

A fashion model buys a Rolls-Royce. What she doesn't know is that it's haunted.


Ian Fordyce


Brian Clemens, Brian Clemens (created by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Donna Mills ... Helen Cook
Jeremy Brett ... Peter Tower
Robert Morris ... Freddy Green
Laurence Payne ... John Jacey
Eric Lander Eric Lander ... Hans
Michael Beint Michael Beint ... Hawkins
Anthony Dawes Anthony Dawes ... Car Salesman
Bob Holness Bob Holness ... Announcer (voice)
Ray Marioni Ray Marioni ... Waiter


Fashion model Helen is so infatuated with a Rolls Royce, she spends her savings to purchase it. However the car seems to have a mind of its own. Helen begins to believe that the car is haunted, and her investigation leads her into the middle of a mystery and into unexpected danger... Written by L. Hamre

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The White Rolls Royce....
26 December 2006 | by alesi-2See all my reviews

I remember the trailers for the first series of thriller in 1973 where a fish eye camera lens would shatter and a woman's mouth "lipstick and all" would open ejecting a piercing echo'y scream..

I remember the first series being screened on Friday's at 9.00pm moving to Saturday nights at the same time for the second series possibly due to the high viewing figures of the first..

Being nine years old at that time i skipped the first series due to total fear already instilled by the aforementioned trailers.The episode i remember most vividly is "One deadly owner".The white rolls Royce would cut out in the isolated countryside without warning or lighting,leaving the vulnerable lady in peril !.

I watched this episode in Feb 1974 when it was first aired..All i can say is that watching it as a child was a frightening experience.

I really don't remember anything as suspenseful or as scary as this being produced by the American networks at this time for comparison.At least nothing that came to the UK..

The entire thriller series is now available in a pal DVD boxed set containing all the episodes from 1973-1976 so i can't wait to watch them all and see which other episodes i remember..

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7 May 1974 (USA) See more »

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