Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

TV Series   |    |  Drama, Thriller

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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

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  • Ian McShane and Wendy Morgan in Armchair Thriller: High Tide: Part 1 (1980)
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4 January 2019 | khunkrumark
| Only one decent review for this?
As another (excellent) reviewer has pointed out, the stories are hit or miss. Unfortunately, there's no way to review each one and so we'll have to deal with the series of stories as a whole.

Armchair Thriller ran for four years from 1978 to 1982. It features fantastic TV acting talent bu loses points for script editing. That creepy opening music was written by Roxy Music legend Andy Mackay.

For older viewers there is tremendous nostalgia value to be had here. The stories are on par with similar series' that were out at the time, like Thriller, Tales Of The Unexpected, Chiller, Hammer House Of Horror, etc.

It was a time when the money-making independent TV channels (LTW, Anglia, Thames, etc) were raking in the dough and had the cash to splash on making great TV.

This compendium of tales differs a little bit from the others in as much as the stories were in several half-hour weekly shows. Some as few as four episodes and some as many as six. Back then we had a bit more patience! But the parts were introduced nicely with still shots and an explanation of what had happened in previous episodes.

Thoroughly enjoyable for us older folk... but perhaps there's nothing left in these vintage series' for the younger set.

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