Episodes

Thriller: The Next Scream You Hear (ITV 6 Jul 1974, Richard Todd)

Thriller The Next Scream You Hear

The Next Scream You Hear begins when prominent businessman Bernard Peel is accused of murdering his wife. His firm bring in Private Detective extraordinaire Matthew Earp who very quickly realises that the case is not a straight forward one; with more than one person involved covering up vital evidence.

Second appearance for the character of Matthew Earp (the only time this happened throughout the whole run of the series, Earp also appeared in the season one episode An Echo Of Theresa). Clemens has said that he hoped to turn the Earp character into a spin off series but it unfortunately never materialised. it’s actually a deliberately low key, straight forward mystery story. Good guest appearances too from a couple of stalwarts of British cinema in the shape of Richard Todd and Derek Bond. Incidentally Christopher George’s real life wife Lynda Day George had appeared in the previous weeks Thriller Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are.

classic quote
“Yes, I am good, arn’t I”

production details
UK / ITV Network – ATV – ITC / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 6 July 1974

Writer: Brian Clemens / Production Design: Stanley Mills / Director: Robert D. Cardona

Series: Thriller Season Three Episode Six

cast
DINSDALE LANDEN as Matthew Earp
RICHARD TODD as Tulliver
SUZANNE NEVE as Blonde
EDWARD HARDWICKE as Gifford
DEREK BOND as Maycroft
CHRISTOPHER GEORGE as Bernard Peel
HANS MEYER as Karl Vorster
FRANK WYLIE as Hendry
ANDREW MANN as Garfield
MARIAN DIAMOND as Jennifer Peel
BELINDA MAYNE as Boutique Assistant
SIMON MERRICK as Doctor