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Armchair Thriller (ITV 1967, Alfred Burke, Freddie Jones)

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Armchair Thriller England My England ITV 1967 Rachel Gurney Paul Eddington

No relation to the late 1970’s series of the same name this Armchair Thriller was a short run anthology of five episodes that was a spring gap fill in between seasons of ITV’s long running Armchair Theatre strand (which had begun back in 1956 and ran until 1974).

Whereas Armchair Theatre covered plays of all kinds, the five featured here obviously made use of the thriller element, mostly focused on people caught up in something out of their control.

Writers were Roger Marshall, Julian Bond, Jack Trevor Story, Jacques Gillies and Stanley Miller whilst the generally high profile casts included Alfred Burke (who was then starring in the popular crime drama Public Eye), John Gregson, Sylvia Syms, Freddie Jones, Paul Eddington, William Lucas and Timothy West.

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UK / ITV – ABC / 5×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 22 April – 20 May 1967

Producer: Richard Bates

THE EPISODES
1. WILL YOU COME A LITTLE CLOSER? (22 Apr 1967)
2. ENGLAND MY ENGLAND (29 Apr 1967)
3. IN THE NAME OF THE LAW (6 May 1967)
4. DEPART IN TERROR (13 May 1967)
5. THE SNARES OF DEATH (20 May 1967)