Visit From A Stranger (Sunday Night Theatre ITV 1 Nov 1970, John Stride)

Visit From A Stranger is a Dennis Potter-esque story about Gillian Groome who is waiting home alone in anticipation of a visit from her lover but instead Gordon Trappe, a man she doesn’t know, turns up and inveigles his way into her apartment. Soon Gillian is in fear of her life.

Stride, who was also on TV the following evening in an episode of his series The Main Chance told the TV Times that he was looking forward to the broadcast of the play as it offered a break from the rigours of a weekly series.

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production details
UK / ITV – Anglia / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 1 November 1970 at 10.15pm

Writer: Paul Ableman / Script Editor: John Rosenberg / Production Design: Michael Wield / Director: John Jacobs

Series: Sunday Night Theatre

cast
John Stride as Gordon Trappe
Honor Blackman as Gillian Groome
Philip Brack as Jimmy Epsom

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