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Thriller: Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are (ITV 1974, Peter Jeffries)

Come Out

In Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are American Cathy More is travelling around Britain with her best friend Jane Howard who then goes missing, Cathy though has trouble convincing anyone that Jane even existed, the hotel she is staying in has no record of her and none of the other guests can recall even seeing her. Until, that is, the arrival of Paul Eastman who is able to prove that he saw Jane the evening before. Detective Dexter then begins to suspect that the Hotel owner, Arthur Lewis, is responsible for the disappearance of Jane.

Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are mixes in a heavy dose of the plot from The Lady Vanishes and elements of Clemens’ own And Soon The Darkness and then turns things nicely on their head in the last 15 minutes. The whole thing is a joy from the filmed opening to the sweeping Hotel set design.

Peter Jeffries is excellent too as Detective Dexter and he has a wonderfully spiky relationship with his sergeant (“I hate you, I really do”). This was not John Carson’s first appearance in Thriller either he pops up in the episode POSSESSION and his soon to be wife Luanshya Greer co-scripted the previous episode in the series IN THE STEPS OF A DEAD MAN.

production details
UK / ITV Network – ATV – ITC / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 29 June 1974

Writer: Brian Clemens / Production Design: Bryan Holgate / Director: John Sichel

Series: Thriller / Season Three Episode Five

cast
LYNDA DAY GEORGE as Cathy More
PETER JEFFRIES as Dexter
JOHN CARSON as Arthur Lewis
COLETTE O’NEILL as Alice Lewis
BERNARD HOLLEY as Paul Eastman
RICHARD CORBET as Reeves
KATHLEEN MALLORY as Jane Howard
JOHN LINE as Davis
MOLLY WEIR as Miss Pendy
KEVIN BRENNAN as Parminter