Thriller (1973–1976)
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Mirror of Deception 

Good Salary, Prospects, Free Coffin (original title)
An ad appears in a London paper, looking for a woman with a sense of adventure and no ties. A young woman lands the job, says goodbye to her two roommates, and never contacts them again. ... See full summary »

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John Scholz-Conway

Writer:

Brian Clemens
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Maxwell ... Carter
Kim Darby ... Helen
Keith Barron ... Charley Masters
Julian Glover ... Gifford
Susan Dury Susan Dury ... Babs Bryant
Gillian Hawser Gillian Hawser ... Babs Two
John Abineri ... Insp. Buff
Bruce Boa ... Hanley
Janina Faye ... Wendy Phillips
Martin Read Martin Read ... Timothy Bryant
Reg Lye ... Caretaker
Peter Hill Peter Hill ... Filing Clerk
Julie Crosthwaite ... Tall Blonde
Karl Held Karl Held ... Security Guard
Annette Woollett ... Wendy Two
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An ad appears in a London paper, looking for a woman with a sense of adventure and no ties. A young woman lands the job, says goodbye to her two roommates, and never contacts them again. Six weeks later, one of the other roommates finds the same ad in the paper and applies. She is hired immediately, and despite her close friendship with her roommate, never writes or calls. Four months later, the last roommate sees the ad in the paper again, and determines to get to the bottom of the mystery. Written by Anonymous

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There's an in-joke in this episode - when the policeman is questioning the heroine about finding the impostor Babs Bryant at the American Embassy, he mentions about the name being quite common in York - he then makes an indirect reference to The Avengers - he says something along the lines of "a TV series comes on and suddenly, everybody gets called Emma" - a reference to Emma Peel from The Avengers. Both Thriller and The Avengers were created by Brian Clemens. See more »

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After being shot and presumably killed, one of the victims is laying in a chair, obviously breathing. See more »

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You'll Never Complain About Political Correctness Again...
19 August 2019 | by ParksSee all my reviews

Ugh. While I enjoy "Thriller" on the whole - including the 70's fashion, attitudes and backdrop - it made this episode a turgid slog.

The story is a "Girl Who Cried Wolf" type affair, with poor spunky Kim Darby from "True Grit" forced to go up against a whole raft of patronising jerks who keep telling her not to worry her pretty little head about conspiracies as her friends disappear one by one.

Possibly the most worrying of these is the usually lovable Keith Barron. In this role he's forced to petulantly shout down Kim whenever she even attempts to allude that there might be something wrong. "I'M GOING TO BED!!!" he yells.

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That Kim is proved right in the end is not much of a relief. It's a 60 minute journey to get there, most of which you'll spend shouting at the telly for our male heroes to get on with it.

Were things REALLY that bad in the 70's? I find it a little hard to believe.

Maybe it was just the writing was that bad back then.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1975 (USA) See more »

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