Episodes

Thriller: K Is For Killing (ITV 2 Mar 1974, Gayle Hunnicut, Stephen Rea)

In K is For Killing husband and wife private detective team Suzy and Arden Buckley are asked by the wealthy Sunny Garrick to investigate when it appears that somebody is trying to murder his industrialist father David.

Not one of the real gems of the Thriller series, the weakest in fact broadcast up to that point. The bantering between Suzy and Arden aims for wisecracking Thin Man / McMillan and Wife vibe but ends up being a little irritating. The storyline seems unsure whether to go for the humour angle or the thriller angle and unfortunately manages neither. Good cast as always though.

Clemens has since revealed that the episode was a mash up of a storyline for a pilot written by Terry Nation for a possible series to be called The Team. This never came to fruition but instead was converted into an episode of Thriller.

production details
UK / ITV Network – ATV – ITC / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 2 March 1974

Writers: Brian Clemens, Terry Nation / Production Design: Lewis Logan / Director: Peter Moffatt

Series: Thriller Season 2 Episode 6

cast
GAYLE HUNNICUT as Suzy Buckley
STEPHEN REA as Arden Buckley
JEAN KENT as Mrs Garrick
CHRISTOPHER CAZENOVE as Sunny Garrick
PETER DYNELEY as David Garrick
DEREK FRANCIS as Shelby Grafton
FRANCES BENNETT as Mrs Gale
SHIRLEY CAIN as Mrs Terril
OLIVER SMITH as Marcus
ARTHUR WHITE as Charley Wilson
JAMES APPLEBY as Brett
SALLY MILES as Karen Standard
FRANCIS MORTIMER as Young Man
JULIA BRECK as Samantha
GILLY FLOWER as Miss Cardiff