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 Episodes10 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... Episodes10 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... Episodes10 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,... Episodes10 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... Episodes10 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 Episodes10 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... Episodes10 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... Episodes10 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.