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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

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Brian Clemens
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Series cast summary:
Donna Mills ...  Chrissie Morton / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1974
Gary Collins ...  Dave Adams / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1975
Michael Jayston ...  Mark Walker / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Robert Powell ...  Paul Tanner / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Pamela Franklin ...  Abby Stevens / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Joanna Pettet ...  Jody Baxter / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Bradford Dillman ...  Gary Stevens / ... 2 episodes, 1975
John Carson ...  Arthur Lewis / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Ian Bannen ...  Doonan (3) / ... 2 episodes, 1975
T.P. McKenna ...  Frampton / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1976
Dinsdale Landen ...  Matthew Earp 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Michael Kitchen ...  George Newton / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Edward Judd ...  Bill Lewis / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Geoffrey Chater ...  Graham / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Derek Smith Derek Smith ...  Baverstock / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Derek Francis Derek Francis ...  Sam / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Linda Liles Linda Liles ...  Ann Curry / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Susan Dury Susan Dury ...  Babs Bryant / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
John Moreno John Moreno ...  Filton / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Stephen Greif ...  Ben Kroom / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Suzanne Neve ...  Beryl Wittaker / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
John Flanagan John Flanagan ...  Michael Player / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Ian Redford Ian Redford ...  Barnstapple / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Ronald Mayer Ronald Mayer ...  Dr. Lambert / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Anthony Dawes Anthony Dawes ...  Car Salesman / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Ray Marioni Ray Marioni ...  Croupier / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Peter Hill Peter Hill ...  Filing Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Norman Mitchell ...  First Man in Pub / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Reg Lye ...  Caretaker 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Annette Woollett Annette Woollett ...  Penny / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
James Greene ...  Constable Breck / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Peter Mackriel Peter Mackriel ...  Mr. Taylor / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Harold Bennett ...  2nd Old Man / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1976
Patrick Magee ...  Prof. Marcus Carnaby 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Ed Bishop ...  Carson / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Michael Stainton Michael Stainton ...  Brent / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tensión See more »

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Runtime:

(43 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Superb suspense anthology ... now on DVD
2 September 2005 | by silverclover-1See all my reviews

At last Brian Clemens' wonderful 1970s anthology series has been released in it's entirety in 16 disk Mega DVD set in the UK. This is a Region 2 release and also contains a number of tantalising extras

43 unrelated - but remarkably consistent - hour long thrillers from the fertile mind of Mr Clemens stand testament to the claustrophobic feel of studio taped television drama where the skill of the actor basically decides the pace of the piece in conjunction with the skill of the director using a multi camera set-up (an art probably destined to disappear altogether in another generation).

So many themes, so what to recommend? Well there is hardly a "dud" in there. One "K is for Killing" is rather incongruously a comedy and should really be treated as separate to the main mood of the remaining stories, which take in supernatural tales (especially in the first series), espionage stories and all variants of general crime from psychopathic scheming to killers on the run. It's is hard to isolate the "cream of the cream", the general standard being very high - however there are some that are classics from first viewing and remain forever so ... to my mind these comprise the following stories: (in chronological order)

The Colour Of Blood, The Eyes Have It, I'm The Girl He Wants To Kill, Death To Sister Mary, In The Steps Of A Deadman, Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are, Nurse Will Make It Better, A Killer In Every Corner, Where The Action Is, The Double Kill, The Crazy Kill and The Next Voice You See


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