TV Armchair Thriller: The Circe Complex (ITV 1980, Trevor Martin, James Hazledine) Published 3 years ago on May 28, 2016 In the Armchair Thriller serial The Circe Complex (which was the last of the regular serials to be made) jeweller Tom Forman steals half a million pounds worth of gems and during the getaway kills a policeman. He is quickly caught and sentenced to a long term prison sentence. His wife Val teams up with the psychiatrist, Ollie Milton, who is treating Tom (and also having an affair with Val) to devise a plot to get Tom out of prison with the aim to getting their hands on the gems which were never recovered. Some great location shooting and lots of dodgy synthesiser on the soundtrack, as well as an intriguing plotline keeps up the interest, some of the interrogation scenes between Tom and Ollie are a bit gruesome though. In all of these Armchair Thrillers, whenever the characters take refuge in the countryside it is always in some fantastic cottage somewhere. Very clever ending too. production details UK / ITV network – Thames / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 25 March – 10 April 1980 Writer: David Hopkins / Novel: Desmond Cory / Production Design: David Richens / Producer: Brenda Ennis / Director: Robert D. Cardona Armchair Thriller Serial Eleven cast TREVOR MARTIN as Tom Forman BETH MORRIS as Val Forman ALAN DAVID as Ollie Milton MICHAEL DEEKS as Cat JAMES HAZLEDINE as Det Sgt Dave Bannister GEOFFREY COLVILLE as Prison Governor MAGGIE WILKINSON as Miss Davis ERIC FRANCIS as Mr Evans MARC BOYLE, JESTYN PHILLIPS as Policemen GARETH FORWOOD as Dr Crampton DEREK WARE as O’Brady TONY SCANNELL as Connally NEIL DALGLISH as Det Sgt Rees VICTOR WINDING as Det Insp Sayers STANLEY PAGE as Police Doctor MICHAEL BRUCE as Jimmy POLLY HEMINGWAY as Helen Armchair ThrillerBeth MorrisCrime And MysteryDavid HopkinsITVJames HazledineMichael DeeksPolly HemingwayRobert D. CardonaThamesTony ScannellTrevor MartinTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes9 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes9 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes9 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes9 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago The 91st Annual Academy Awards airs Sun 24 Feb 2019 on ABC Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, today announced the first round of presenters for the Academy... Episodes9 hours ago When Calls The Heart: Phone Rings and Heartstrings (Season 6 Premieres Sun 24 Feb 2019 on Hallmark) In the “When Calls the Heart” season six premiere “Phone Rings and Heartstrings” the town of Hope Valley adjusts to... Episodes9 hours ago Evil Lives Here: I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl (S4EP8 ID Sun 24 Feb 2019) I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl: When Robin Doll was rescued from her mother’s violence and went to live with her... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.