Thriller (1973–1976)
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Death in Deep Water 

After working for years as a gangland thug, a man attempts a fresh start by moving to a small fishing village in Great Britain. He finds, however, that death can follow him anywhere

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James Ormerod

Writers:

Brian Clemens (created by), Brian Clemens
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Episode credited cast:
Bradford Dillman ... Gary Stevens
Suzan Farmer ... Gilly
Ian Bannen ... Doonan (3)
Philip Stone ... Burton
Diana Weston ... Helen Wiles
Lawrence James Lawrence James ... Police Inspector
Anna Marshal Anna Marshal ... Hotel Receptionist
John Gatrell ... Butler
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Ed Bishop ... Gang boss (voice)

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After working for years as a gangland thug, a man attempts a fresh start by moving to a small fishing village in Great Britain. He finds, however, that death can follow him anywhere

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Barely a minute after swimming through the sea in a storm, Gilly's hair is clearly dry as a bone and has perfect styling. Although she did use a towel for about 20 seconds this seems outrageously unlikely. See more »

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And then there were none
30 September 2005 | by analoguebubblebathSee all my reviews

'Death In Deep Water', first transmitted on 22 May 1976, marked the last episode of the best anthology series of all time - Thriller. Following a mixed final season which had highs ('Dial A Deadly Number') and lows ('Sleepwalker'), 'Death In Deep Water' is a most satisfying conclusion.

Bradford Dillman returns for his second outing as Gary Stevens, an eagerly sought-after (in a bad way - wanted dead) former hit-man who has taken refuge in a remote island cottage. His only companion is Ian Bannen, who plays the colourful fisherman Doonan. One day a young woman calls to the cottage seeking shelter from the storm. She is known as Blondie and after some initial hesitation it becomes obvious that Dillman is attracted to her. Gradually the relationship blossoms and more is revealed about her - primarily of interest is her marital status to a wealthy man more than twice her age.

Out of the blue Blondie tells Gary that her husband wishes to uproot them to Nice for sunnier climes and their liaison will soon conclude. Unless, of course, an accident were to befall him, whereupon the riches would go to her. A plan is concocted and Gary returns to his old profession with an well-taken hit. Soon afterwards things take a nasty turn for the worse when it appears that Blondie has fallen foul of the cruel sea, and indeed, died in deep water.

The pace is slow but satisfying and as the narrative unfolds we are continually reminded of Gary's wanted status with a lone assassin on his trail checking out various possible locations.

The ending is superb and comes is a neat twist - sometime which had lacked in later episodes. A worthy finale.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1975 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

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