Thriller (1973–1976)
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Only a Scream Away 

Newlyweds Samantha and Robert Miller emerge from the church to the sound of cheers. However, the happy scene is disturbed by a cruel practical joke, someone throws a paint-bomb at the bride... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Jefferies

Writers:

Brian Clemens (created by), Brian Clemens (original story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Hayley Mills ... Samantha Miller
Gary Collins ... Howard Heston
Joyce Carey ... Liza Meredith
David Warbeck ... Robert Miller
Jeremy Bulloch ... Tom Manners
Jonathan Elsom Jonathan Elsom ... John Stratford
Ronald Mayer Ronald Mayer ... Dr. Lambert
Barrie Fletcher Barrie Fletcher ... Detective Sergeant Sullivan
Richard Beaumont ... Howard as a child
Candida Brown Candida Brown ... Samantha as a child
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Newlyweds Samantha and Robert Miller emerge from the church to the sound of cheers. However, the happy scene is disturbed by a cruel practical joke, someone throws a paint-bomb at the bride. Later, upon returning from their honeymoon the couple discover the smashed remnants of their wedding cake and a mysterious gift -- one soiled glove. Could it be a warning? Does someone hold a grudge against the couple? Written by L. Hamre

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1974 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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When Robert introduces Howard Heston to Liza, he identifies him as "Howard." But a minute later, she addresses him as "Mr. Heston." See more »

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What a start to Series two.
6 January 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Only a scream away was a wonderful opening entry to the second series. It's a true psychological thriller, boasting a superb story line, great characters, excellent performances and a true threat throughout. It starts as it means to go on, you know from the wedding that life isn't going to be peaches and cream for Samantha, but as it develops you see the true torture she's out through. Strong production values, great accompanying music, this episode is a real high. Hayley Mills and Gary Collins shine in particular, the conclusion is fantastic. I also found Joyce Carey charming as Liza.

It's a twisted thriller that develops neatly, a high point in the Thriller anthology series. 9/10


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