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Thriller 

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tensión See more »

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Runtime:

(43 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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mid way through the box set
12 November 2008 | by trpuk1968See 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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