TV Armchair Thriller: Dead Man’s Kit (ITV 1980, Larry Lamb, Cherie Lunghi) Published 3 years ago on May 29, 2016 In Armchair Thriller serial Dead Man’s Kit chief petty officer Chalky White is investigating the strange death of the master at arms aboard his ship HMS Diana. Convinced that Lt Cmdr Kabal, an exchange officer currently working on the Diana is to blame White digs further only to find himself targeted by Naval Intelligence who have their own reasons for keeping an eye on Kabal. Things begin to turn really difficult for White when another body turns up. Dead Man’s Kit was one of two stories made by Southern Television rather than Thames and often not included in Armchair Thriller write ups but definitely part of the canon. Nothing psychological about the story which is very much a straightforward thriller but entertaining and with some good names amongst the cast. It seems before Maurice Colbourne was the nice guy in Howard’s Way he specialised somewhat in playing criminal types. Ships used in the filming were H.M.S’s Russell, Diamond, Apollo and June. production details UK / ITV Network – Southern / 4×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 29 January – 7 February 1980 Writer: Tom McClenaghan / Costumes: Serena Brown / Music: Andy Roberts / Production Design: John Dilly / Producer: Andrew Brown / Director: Colin Bucksey cast LARRY LAMB as Chief Petty Officer Chalky White CHERIE LUNGHI as Stephanie PHILIP LOCKE as Commander Lloyd MAURICE COLBOURNE as Lieutenant Commander Kobahl CLIVE MERRISON as Commander Maybury ROBERT OATES as Dave PAUL KEMBER as Peters FREDDIE FLECHER as M.A.A. Toberman NELL CAMPBELL as Zoe Summers MICK FORD as “Drunken” Duncan JAMIE FOREMAN as Operator 1 JULIAN LITTMAN as Mouth Organist DAVID TOGURI as Chinese Laundry Man VICTORIA FAIRBROTHER as Jean Toberman RICHARD KANE as Winterman WILLIAM RUSSELL as Senior Officer ANGELA MORANT as Mrs Kobahl TIMOTHY BLOCK as Operator BARRY WOOLGAR as Dockyard Policeman DAVID ELLISON as Naval Patrolman JULIA McCARTHY as Housekeeper TIM BLOCK as Operator 2 O.T. as Russian Officer DAVID ELLISON as Russian Patrolman Armchair ThrillerCherie LunghiClive MerrisonITVJamie ForemanLarry LambMaurice ColbourneMick FordNell CampbellSouthernThrillerTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV1 day ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV1 day ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV1 day ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV1 day ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV1 day ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes2 days ago Swamp People: Crocogator (S10EP16 HISTORY Thurs 23 May 2019) Crocogator: Troy visits the Everglades when one of his friends struggles with a mysterious species of invasive creatures that are... Episodes2 days ago The American Farm: Never Give Up (S1EP8 HISTORY Thurs 23 May 2019) Never Give Up: The family businesses are at their most vulnerable point as the fall season ends and they harvest... Episodes2 days ago Project Runway: New York City of Dreams (S17EP11 Bravo Thurs 23 May 2019) New York City of Dreams The remaining contestants visit designer Christian Siriano’s studio, and they are challenged to create dream... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Captive State | 2019 | John Goodman, Vera Farmiga Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the... Movies2 months ago Bird Box | 2018 | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make... Movies2 months ago LelleBelle | 2010 | Anna Raadsveld, Benja Bruijning 19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.