Episodes

Armchair Thriller: Rachel In Danger (ITV 1978, Stephen Greif)

Rachel In Danger

In Rachel In Danger young Rachel hasn’t seen her father since she was two years old and visits him in London, what she doesn’t know though is that her father has been murdered and that the man who comes to collect her from Euston Station is an imposter. Juan, the man who has taken her father’s place, is the leader of a terrorist cell that is planning an assassination at a Royal garden party.

A typically inventive (but at the same highly improbable) Armchair Thriller installment – the very first infact, young Della Low is excellent as Rachel who manages to outsmart everybody, including the police and the villains. There are small roles here too for the likes of Gwyneth Powell who would soon go on to her best known role of headmistress in Grange Hill as well as the likes of Struan Rodger and the always dependable Stephen Greif.

production details
UK / ITV – / 4×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 21 February – 2 March 1978

Writer: John Bowen / Incidental Music: Ron Grainer / Production Design: Martyn Herbert / Producer: Andrew Brown / Director: Waris Hussein

Series: Armchair Thriller Serial 1

cast
DELLA LOW as Rachel
STEPHEN GREIF as Juan
NEVILLE JASON as Peter
GWYNETH POWELL as Woman Police Constable
GEORGE WARING as Police Sergeant
PATRICIA MASON as Scots Lady
CHRISTIAN BURGESS as Young Police Constable
EIKO NAKAMURA as Aiyako
STRUAN RODGER as Hassel
DAVID COOK as Wormald
ANNA FOX as Monica
MARSHA FITZALAN as Podge
AHMED OSMAN as Arab
T-BONE WILSON as Bus Conductor
DAFYDD HYWELL as Graves
GEOFFREY GREENHILL as P.C.
ROGER BOOTH as C.I.D. Supt
JOHN JOYCE as C.I.D. Sgt
HARRY LITTLEWOOD as Caretaker
JOAN HENLEY as Lady at Garden Party