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Thriller: Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are (ITV 1974, Peter Jeffries)

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In Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are American Cathy More is travelling around Britain with her best friend Jane Howard who then goes missing, Cathy though has trouble convincing anyone that Jane even existed, the hotel she is staying in has no record of her and none of the other guests can recall even seeing her. Until, that is, the arrival of Paul Eastman who is able to prove that he saw Jane the evening before. Detective Dexter then begins to suspect that the Hotel owner, Arthur Lewis, is responsible for the disappearance of Jane.

Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are mixes in a heavy dose of the plot from The Lady Vanishes and elements of Clemens’ own And Soon The Darkness and then turns things nicely on their head in the last 15 minutes. The whole thing is a joy from the filmed opening to the sweeping Hotel set design.

Peter Jeffries is excellent too as Detective Dexter and he has a wonderfully spiky relationship with his sergeant (“I hate you, I really do”). This was not John Carson’s first appearance in Thriller either he pops up in the episode POSSESSION and his soon to be wife Luanshya Greer co-scripted the previous episode in the series IN THE STEPS OF A DEAD MAN.

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UK / ITV Network – ATV – ITC / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 29 June 1974

Writer: Brian Clemens / Production Design: Bryan Holgate / Director: John Sichel

Series: Thriller / Season Three Episode Five

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LYNDA DAY GEORGE as Cathy More
PETER JEFFRIES as Dexter
JOHN CARSON as Arthur Lewis
COLETTE O’NEILL as Alice Lewis
BERNARD HOLLEY as Paul Eastman
RICHARD CORBET as Reeves
KATHLEEN MALLORY as Jane Howard
JOHN LINE as Davis
MOLLY WEIR as Miss Pendy
KEVIN BRENNAN as Parminter

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Ape And Essence (The Wednesday Play BBC-1 1966, Alec McCowen)

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In Scifi drama Ape and Essence, based on the novel by Aldous Huxley, a group of New Zealand scientists conduct a survey on a Britain ravaged by atomic war 80 years previously.

Series: The Wednesday Play Season 2 Episode 29

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Alec McCowen as Alfred Poole
Robert Eddison as Arch Vicar
Derek Sydney as Chief
Jenny Lee as Flossie
Yvonne Antrobus as Young Girl
Sydney Bromley as Craigie
Martin Carroll as Director of Food
Hazel Douglas as Mies Hook
John Falconer as Patriarch
Petra Markham as Loola
Ken Parry as Science Praet
Amanda Reiss as Polly
Jonathan Scott as Int. Priest
Fiona Fraser as Part of Crowd
Ann Mitchell as Shaven-Head
Jacki Salt as Mulatto Girl
Carol Blake as Shaven-Head
Gordon Craig as Part of Crowd
Robert Cude as First Man

crew details
Writer: John Finch
Book: Aldous Huxley
Music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: David Benedictus.

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One
Duration: 1×75 minute episode
Aired From: 18 May 1966

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Plane Makers, The (ITV 1963-1965, Patrick Wymark, Barbara Murray)

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Plane Makers Patrick Wymark

Drama series The Plane Makers took us behind the scenes in the boardroom and shop floor of the Scott Furlong Aircraft Factory. After two seasons the lead character John Wilder took a place on the board of a merchant bank and the series was then renamed The Power Game.

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Patrick Wymark as John Wilder
Jack Watling as Don Henderson
Barbara Murray as Pamela Wilder (Seasons 1-2)
Ann Firbank as Pamela Wilder (Season 3)
Reginald Marsh as Arthur Sugden
Alan Dobie as David Corbett

crew details
Creator: Wilfred Greatorex
Producers: Rex Firkin (seasons 1-2), David Reid (season 3)

production details
Country: UK
Network: ITV – ATV
Duration: 57×50 minute episodes
Aired From: 4 February 1963 – 12 January 1965 black and white

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Running Wild (ITV 1987, Ray Brooks, Janet Key)

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Sitcom Running Wild was about the ups and downs of separated couple, Max and Babs, trying to get on with their lives. In season two Max wants to return to his wife but Babs is not so keen.

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Ray Brooks as Max Wild
Janet Key as Babs Wild
Sharon Duce as Wanda
Michelle Collins as Stephanie Wild
Peter Amory as Rob
Berwick Kaler as Tom Coleman (Season 1)
Brigit Forsyth as Jenny (Season 2)

crew details
Writer: Philip Trewinnard
Producers: Marcus Plantin (Season 1), Derrick Goodwin (Season 2)
Directors: Vic Finch (Season 1), Derrick Goodwin (Season 2)

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: ITV – London Weekend Television
Duration: 13×25 minute episodes
Aired From: 6 March 1987 – 4 June 1989

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