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Out Of The Unknown: To Lay A Ghost (BBC-2 28 Apr 1971, Lesley-Anne Down)

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In To Lay A Ghost, a very good episode of scifi anthology series Out of the Unknown model Diana and photographer Eric Carver have been married for three months but have yet to consummate their marriage because Diana was brutally attacked five years previously. The couple move into a beautiful new home in the country and at first all is very idyllic, Diana feels a special affinity towards the house and the renovations they have planned go swimmingly. However when photographs taken by Eric show a strange man in the background (who definitely wasn’t in the original shot) and he is then almost killed by a falling statue he decides to call in paranormal expert and psychologist Dr Walter Phillimore.

Dr Phillimore discovers that Diana is very probably psychic and acting as a channel for the ghost of a murderer that is haunting the house.

A very spooky atmosphere hangs over the whole thing and Michael J. Bird’s script keeps the pace quick. Lesley Anne Down looks gorgeous throughout though as she was wont to do in the early seventies. Some very groovy music on the soundtrack too!!

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UK / BBC Two / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 28 April 1971

Writer: Michael J. Bird / Script Editor: Roger Parkes / Costumes: Rita Reekie / Production Design: Fanny Taylor / Producer: Alan Bromly / Director: Ken Hannam

Series: Out of the Unknown / Season 4 Episode 2

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IAIN GREGORY as Eric Carver
LESLEY-ANNE DOWN as Diana Carver
PETER BARKWORTH as Dr Walter Phillimore
GEOFFREY RUSSELL as Police Inspector
CLIFFORD COX as Ewan Mackenzie
WALTER RANDALL as Thomas Hobbs

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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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