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Thriller: Night Is The Time For Killing (ITV 18 Jan 1975 with Judy Geeson and Charles Gray)

UK / ITV Network – ATV – ITC / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 18 January 1975

Writer: Brian Clemens / Producer Design: Lewis Logan / Director: John Cooper

Series: Thriller / Season 3 Episode 6

In Night Is the Time For Killing Helen Marlow is recovering from a nervous breakdown after she was involved in a car accident that left her fiancee dead, travelling on a night train she becomes convinced that one of the passengers, Hillary Vance has been murdered despite all evidence to the contrary. Unbeknownst to Helen, Vance is on the verge of defecting to the British but there are people out to stop him…

Not one of the best episodes, it’s pretty much a complete rehash of the Lady Vanishes with instead of someone going missing they are replaced by a lookalike showing Clemen’s once again propensity for reworking classic plots. Charles Gray is his usual excellent self but there is not a huge amount for Judy Geeson to do other than look pretty and try and stay consistent with her American accent.

cast
JUDY GEESON as Helen Marlow
CHARLES GRAY as Hillary Vance
JIM SMILIE as Bob Mallory
JEFFREY WICKHAM as Parker
EDWARD BURNHAM as Minister
ANTHONY NASH as General
JACKI PIPER as Bride
DUNCAN PRESTON as Groom
MILOS KIREK as Ivan Malov
ALISTER WILLIAMSON as Barkly
ROBERT MacLEOD as Henery Marlow
REG PRITCHARD as Attendant
AIMEE DELAMAIN as Penelope
BILL HORSLEY as Waiter





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