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

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Series cast summary:
...  Chrissie Morton / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1974
...  Dave Adams / ... 3 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Mark Walker / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
...  Paul Tanner / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
...  Abby Stevens / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Jody Baxter / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Gary Stevens / ... 2 episodes, 1975
...  Arthur Lewis / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
...  Doonan (3) / ... 2 episodes, 1975
...  Frampton / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1976
...  Matthew Earp 2 episodes, 1973-1974
...  George Newton / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
...  Bill Lewis / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Geoffrey Chater ...  Graham / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Derek Smith ...  Baverstock / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Derek Francis ...  Sam / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Linda Liles ...  Ann Curry / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Susan Dury ...  Babs Bryant / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
John Moreno ...  Filton / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
...  Ben Kroom / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Beryl Wittaker / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
John Flanagan ...  Michael Player / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Ian Redford ...  Barnstapple / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Ronald Mayer ...  Dr. Lambert / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1974
Anthony Dawes ...  Car Salesman / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Ray Marioni ...  Croupier / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Peter Hill ...  Filing Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1975
...  First Man in Pub / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Caretaker 2 episodes, 1973-1975
...  Constable Breck / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Peter Mackriel ...  Mr. Taylor / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Harold Bennett ...  2nd Old Man / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1976
...  Prof. Marcus Carnaby 2 episodes, 1974-1975
...  Carson / ... 2 episodes, 1975
Michael Stainton ...  Brent / ... 2 episodes, 1973-1975
Annette Woollett ...  Penny / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
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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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mid way through the box set
12 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

What a treat for these cold winter evenings... this series is certainly uneven, but got better as it progressed, tightening up on the script and direction. The same world of The Avengers transposed to a series falling into the same generic category of Tales Of The Unexpected / Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense...

I ve just watched several superb episodes. By season 5 this has really got into its stride, abandoning the corny witchcraft and devil worship to favour murder mystery type plots. Check Anthony Valentine s chilling psychopath in The Crazy Kill, along with Denolm Elliot's Doctor. There's so many well loved vintage British actors in this. The Double Kill is another amazing episode, as is Won't Write Home Mum, I'm dead.

I think its because we re a small island nation we produced such quality television, our way of looking at things suits the small screen. The claustrophobia of THRILLER seems to articulate something about Englishness. It presents a bizarre England of country houses and characters stratified through social class. There's an academic paper to be written about how THRILLER works through issues of class, repressed sexuality and how about race? Black people, Orientals, Asians, rendered hugely significant in my view through their complete absence...

Might this series be read as being about terror of the lower social classes as well as fears of contamination by foreigners?


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