Murdered by his wife and her lover, the dead husband's voice haunts his killers through sinister phone calls.






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Series cast summary:
Sylvia Syms ...  Diana Stewart 5 episodes, 1966
John Thaw ...  Mark Paxton 5 episodes, 1966
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ...  Inspector Clay 5 episodes, 1966
June Ellis June Ellis ...  Thelma Bowen 5 episodes, 1966
Stanley Meadows ...  Ned Tallboy 5 episodes, 1966
June Bland June Bland ...  Mrs. Houston 5 episodes, 1966
Emrys Jones ...  Walter Bowen 4 episodes, 1966
Clive Graham Clive Graham ...  Sergeant Booth 4 episodes, 1966
Patsy Smart ...  Kitty Tracey 3 episodes, 1966
Ann Windsor Ann Windsor ...  Mary Wayne 3 episodes, 1966
David Quilter David Quilter ...  Vince 3 episodes, 1966
Paddy Glynn Paddy Glynn ...  Diana Valesco 2 episodes, 1966
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Murdered by his wife and her lover, the dead husband's voice haunts his killers through sinister phone calls.

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When they knew how to make a mystery.
3 June 2017 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Diana and Geoffrey have wealth but not happiness, his assistant Mark is carrying on with Diana, and the pair plot to kill Geoffrey. When Mark shoots him and goes the dispose of the body, he's gone, and a string of phone calls from beyond the grave begin.

I am a big fan of the writings of Frances Durbridge, and over the years his work has been adapted many times, Melissa arguably the most famous. Bat out of Hell is very typical of his work, with twists and turns galore. His work was popular all over the world. Surely it's time his books were remade.

John Thaw and Sylvia Syms are both particularly good, it's always nice e to see their ear!y work. Syms was very glamorous.

Overall there is enough for whodunit fans to keep them guessing through til the end, the red herrings do a good job in throwing you off the scent, maybe a bit slow for some, but overall I really enjoyed it. 7/10

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26 November 1966 (UK) See more »

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