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A spellbinding murder mystery where no one and nothing are as they seem
Unemployed Fleet Street reporter Guy Foster is trying to forge a new career as a novelist. But he could never imagine the plot twists that his life takes next. Late one night, Guy's beautiful wife, Melissa, is strangled. As the clues to her murder mount, they all point to him.
It's true that the two had not been getting along. But Guy has never seen a doctor about his anger although the doctor tells police Guy is his patient. A disturbing phone call puts Guy on the scene of another fresh corpse. A third woman who survives a murder attempt describes her attacker, and every detail matches Guy. With each new incident, Guy looks more and more like a murderer.
Written by famed English crime writer and dramatist Francis Durbridge, this PBS Mystery! classic stars Peter Barkworth, Ronald Fraser, and Moira Redman.
Special features include cast filmographies and Francis Durbridge biography.
Mr. Durbridge's stories were distinguished by their twisting and surprising plots, set in a world of fast cars, luxurious homes and dry martinis. -- The New York Times
"A very good mystery that kept me glued to the tube" -- Film.com
"Will have you guessing to the very end" -- Venice Magazine
A very good mystery that kept me glued to the tube. -- Film.com
For the mystery lover, a definite must-have. -- Einsiders.com
Will have you guessing to the very end. -- Venice Magazine (CA)
- Cast filmographies
- Francis Durbridge biography
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Guy Foster (Peter Barkworth), a failing writer, looks suspiciously involved in his wife's murder. He decides to try to find answers himself. Items mysteriously disappear and reappear from his flat. He is identified by a doctor and that doctor's receptionist as a former patient, unknown to Guy himself, but then he does enjoy his scotch and water a bit much. Perhaps too much? He discovers a loan debt owed his dead wife, gambling associations, a letter from Mellissa (the murdered wife) that suddenly has it's contents changed, and phone calls from deceased Melissa. Who's crazy and what's going on?
Detective Chief Inspector Carter, played by Philip Voss ("Lillie" [see my review] & "Catherine Cookson's The Dwelling Place")[both recommended] searches for the answers along with Guy, but along different avenues. Suspicion is eventually placed upon every character in the story with the exception of DCI Carter.
It is a cliff-hanger for sure. Can you identify the culprit early?
3 episodes--but you will not be able to pause between them.
It is, as Felix in the film mentions, "Jolly good; bang on!"
Closed captioning was available.
Recommended to British Mystery fans, especially since it is almost the length of TWO full-length USA movies, but less than the price of most contemporary releases.
Thanks for leaving a positive helpful vote and then leave a review if you can figure out "who-dun-it" before the end of the DVD. I failed, but enjoyed the attempt all the way through.