TV Armchair Thriller: The Chelsea Murders (ITV 1981, Dave King, David Yip) Published 3 years ago on May 23, 2016 In The Chelsea Murders a pair of detectives investigate the murder of an Artist’s model in the upmarket London area of Chelsea which leads them to discover links to two previous murders. It looks like a serial killer is on the loose, one who is using the paths trodden by long dead literary greats who were local to the area. Just what though are the links between a local reporter and a trio of film students trying to finish off their magnus opus. A strange one this, still part of the Armchair Thriller canon, but only just, the last one in the series. It was made as a six parter but never transmitted during the AT run, it later aired in 1981 as a two hour feature. The highlight of The Chelsea Murders though the world weary performance of comic actor Dave King as Inspector Warton, the overall impression is rather surreal with the murderer wearing a face mask, similar to those being used by the film students on their movie, in fact some of the imagery is downright unpleasant. There is also some very archly camp acting from a couple of the cast that really grates. The six episode version was released in the UK by Network on DVD in conjunction with the feature length version. production details UK / ITV Network – Thames / 1×120 minute episode / Broadcast 30 December 1981 @ 10.30pm Armchair Thriller / 12th and final story Writer: Jonathan Hales / Novel: Lionel Davidson / Choreographer: Alan Harding / Incidental Music: Anthony Isaac / Production Design: Allan Cameron / Executive Producer: Joan Rodker / Producer: Brenda Ennis / Director: Derek Bennett cast DAVE KING as Warton ANTONY CARRICK as Summers MICHAEL FEAST as Steve GUY GREGORY as Artie MIRANDA BELL as Mary RICHARD HAMPTON as Chris DEREK BROOME as PC Nutter DAVID YIP as Denny CHRIS GANNON as Logan PENNY LEATHERBARROW as Mrs Honey DARIEN ANGADI as Abo DAVID GANT as Frank CHRISTOPHER BRAMWELL as Mason DOUGLAS SHELDON as Otto FIONA MATHIESON as Brenda LUCY GRIFFITHS as Mrs Bulstrode ISHAQ BUX as Servant MARYANN TURNER as Landlady ROBIN PARKINSON as Ruddle IAN LISTON as Policeman HAROLD REESE as Mr Tyzack TIMOTHY EARLE, SUSIE JENKINSON, PHILIP COMPTON, CAROLINE FUNNELL, VYVIAN HALL, ANDREW JOHNS, CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE, VERNON NURSE, GEORGINA PROVAN The Individual Episode Titles Were 1. Three Lillies in Her Hand 2. Dance Upon The Air 3. Sing Bah To You 4. Hoppity Hoppity… Hop 5. Every Time She Shouted Fire 6. Good Night Fair Maid Anthony IsaacArmchair ThrillerCrime And MysteryDave KingDavid YipITVJonathan HalesMaryann TurnerMichael FeastPenny LeatherbarrowRobin ParkinsonThamesTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes21 hours ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes21 hours ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes21 hours ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... 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