TV Armchair Thriller: Fear Of God (ITV 1980, Bryan Marshall) Published 3 years ago on May 20, 2016 In the Armchair Thriller serial Fear of God a teenage girl falls to her death from the roof of a condemned block of flats where the only apartment still occupied belongs to journalist Paul Marriott. Wondering why Special Branch are so interested in the case Marriott begins digging and discovers the girl was linked to a religious organisation known as The Regiment of God. With the help of the dead girl’s sister Marriott learns that the cult have a “sonic weapon” with which they plan to brainwash large sections of society. Fear of God starts off as a straightforwardish thriller but by episode three has entered into the realms of science fiction with the religious cult attempting something of a planned world take over, it’s all fairly unbelievable but Bryan Marshall is excellent as always in the lead. Watch out too for an early role for Alun Armstrong as well as a cameo from cult tv specialist Michael Sheard. Bryan Marshall. production details UK / ITV Network – Thames / 4×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 26 February – 6 March 1980 Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin / Novel: Derry Quinn / Production Design: Martyn Hebert / Producer: Brenda Ennis / Director: Robert Tronson Series: Armchair Thriller / Story 9 cast BRYAN MARSHALL as Paul Marriot MADELINE CHURCH as Nicola Clay PETER CELLIER as Maitland PETER SETTELEN as John Aubrey MICHAEL SHEARD as Colonel Morgan HELEN COOPER as Erica ALUN ARMSTRONG as Trahearne MICHAEL WATKINS as Cyril MADELINE HINDE as Francesca Thornton LAURENCE HARRINGTON as Sub Editor LYNN CLAYTON as Helen LIONEL SANDSBY as Ambulance Man SUSAN SHERIDAN as Rosamund’s Voice GARRICK HAGON as Walters KEVIN COSTELLO as Sandy ROGER BRIERLEY as Vic CHRIS JENKINSON as Larke DAVID GRAHAM as Vicar DAVID HEALY as Anvil STEVE KELLY as Electonic Man DAVE COOPER as P.T. Instructor ROBERT AUSTIN as Stapleton ANNE GODLEY as Lady Diana Alun ArmstrongArmchair ThrillerBryan MarshallCult TVGarrick HagonITVMichael SheardRobert TronsonRoger BrierleyTroy Kennedy MartinTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes3 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes3 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes3 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes3 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes3 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes3 hours ago NCIS: New Orleans: Crab Mentality (S5EP15 CBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) Crab Mentality: The team investigates multiple murders tied to a construction company creating an experimental chemical that strengthens sea walls.... Episodes3 hours ago Roswell, New Mexico: Smells Like Teen Spirit (S1EP6 The CW Tues 26 Feb 2019) Smells Like Teen Spirit: In a series of flashbacks to 2008, secrets are uncovered about Rosa’s final day, Isobel’s (Lily... Episodes3 hours ago Good Trouble: Byte Club (S1EP8 Freeform Tues 26 Feb 2019) Byte Club: Mariana forms a women-in-tech “fight club” with other women in her office to deal with sexism in their... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks 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... Movies2 weeks 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... Movies2 weeks 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.