Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
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To Lay a Ghost 

Eric and Diana Carver move into a new home in the country, but a series of strange events soon cause Diana to suspect the house is haunted by the ghost of a man. A ghost who seems to be ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Hannam

Writer:

Michael J. Bird
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Iain Gregory Iain Gregory ... Eric Carver
Lesley-Anne Down ... Diana Carver
Peter Barkworth ... Dr. Philimore
Geoffrey Russell Geoffrey Russell ... Police Inspector
Clifford Cox Clifford Cox ... Ewan McKenzie
Walter Randall ... Thomas Hobbs
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Eric and Diana Carver move into a new home in the country, but a series of strange events soon cause Diana to suspect the house is haunted by the ghost of a man. A ghost who seems to be interested in her particularly. She was sexually assaulted when she was a schoolgirl and ever since has had a complex about sex and intimacy. When they call in Dr Philmore, a paranormal expert, he suspects that Diana subconsciously wants to the dominated by this supernatural intruder. Written by Gazhack

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1971 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael J. Bird brought back the character of the psychiatrist Dr Philimore in _"The Dark Side of the Sun" (1983)_, in which he is played by Trevor Baxter. Again, he becomes involved in a mysterious case involving a photographer's wife. See more »

Soundtracks

The Pushbike Song
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Composed by Idris Jones and Evan Jones (II)'
Performed by The Mixtures
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Mungo Jerry AND Lesley Anne Down?
5 January 2019 | by khunkrumarkSee all my reviews

The first few episodes of this anthology were focused on sci-fi. Later episodes - like this one - favoured more supernatural storylines. At this time, independent TV companies in the uk were flush with cash. Much of it was spent on making spectacular telly. This is part of that library... at least what remains of it! Despite having money to burn, video tape was expensive and was often reused, erasing much of Britain's golden age of the small screen.

Ms. Down was just sixteen when she filmed this and was seventeen by the time it was broadcast in 1971. She's gorgeous and also does a super job here.

Diana Carver is raped by a stranger on her way home from school years ago, she is scarred by the incident. Despite this, years later, a successful photographer marries her, and they start their sexless life in a spooky old house.

Despite the allure of Leslie Anne Down, Peter Barkworth is the star here. His confident performance as a feast for the eyes. It's a magnificent display and legitimises a rather silly story about rapey ghosts and repressed sexual desires.

A great fifty minutes of telly!


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