Thriller (1973–1976)
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Lady Killer 

A shy, lonely American girl marries a charming man she meets while on vacation in England, unaware that he has sinister plans for her.


Bill Hays


Brian Clemens (created by), Brian Clemens


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Episode cast overview:
Robert Powell ... Paul Tanner
Barbara Feldon ... Jenny Frifth
Linda Thorson ... Toni Tanner
T.P. McKenna ... Jack Hardisty
Mary Wimbush ... Mrs. Bradley
John Boswall ... Old Man
Ivor Roberts Ivor Roberts ... Doctor
Howard Rawlinson Howard Rawlinson ... Hotel Clerk
Ronald Mayer Ronald Mayer ... Minister
David Billa David Billa ... Waiter


While traveling in England, shy American Jenny Frifth is swept off her feet by charming Paul Tanner. Within days of meeting, the couple are married and living in Paul's isolated seaside home. However, Jenny begins to suspect Paul is keeping secrets from her; will she uncover his ruthless plans before it's too late? Written by L. Hamre

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Release Date:

18 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The first episode of Brian Clemens' classic THRILLER TV series
2 May 2006 | by clytemnestra82See all my reviews

This was the first episode in the ATV series which ran for three years during the 70s at prime time on Saturday nights in the UK. The series consisted of hour-long thrillers starring a strange cross-section of GB and US actors. Scripted by Brian Clemens who created the series initially, this episode is a spin on a standard thriller plot.

Plain-Jane American girl holidaying in England (Barbara Feldon, unknown in the UK so obviously a ploy to sell the series to the US) is swept off her feet and all the way to the altar by charming but secretive Robert Powell - who looks all of 15. Sadly for la Feldon she is but a pawn in the game of Powell and real wife Linda Thorson (minxing it up) who plan to kill her so they can claim Thorson's life insurance. However when Powell learns that Feldon is actually worth more than the insurance money the plan starts to go awry.

The plot races along blithely ignoring the obvious improbabilities and the three leads, along with T.P. McKenna as a possible spanner in Powell's works and Mary Wimbush as a sullen cleaner, play it straight.

Like all the THRILLER series, location shots are kept to a minimum with most of the action being shot on videotape in studio sets. It's great this series in now available on DVD to refresh memories of 1970s TV viewing! An added bonus on the DVD are the laughably tacky ITC credits tacked on for it's showing on US TV.

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