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A proud woman coldly concentrates on keeping up appearances when her 50-year old husband and a young schoolgirl go missing at the same time.

Director:

Mike Hodges

Writer:

Mike Hodges
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Rachel Kempson ... Phyllis Segal
Bryan Marshall ... Mark Segal
George Sewell ... DI Barnes
Michael Coles ... Det. Supt. Jagger
Jean Alexandrov Jean Alexandrov ... Jean Segal
Roger Rowland ... Det. Sgt. Brightwell
Russell Hunter ... Bailey
Dorothy White Dorothy White ... Stella White
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Banks Christopher Banks
Alfred Bell Alfred Bell
Tim Brinton Tim Brinton
Shirley Cheriton Shirley Cheriton
Patrick Connor Patrick Connor
Jon Croft Jon Croft
Janice Crowley Janice Crowley
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A proud woman coldly concentrates on keeping up appearances when her 50-year old husband and a young schoolgirl go missing at the same time.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1969 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quality drama
7 June 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Suspect is a fine piece of drama from yesteryear, and although some of the content will naturally be unpalatable to audiences now, it must be remembered that this was made back in 1969. A time when dramas were confined to studios, the sets shook, boom shadows, fluffed lines etc, this was very much not the case with Suspects, real quality throughout, it actually defies the time it was made. The story is simple, but clever, Phyllis Segal desperate to avoid any hint of scandal desperately tries to hide the fact that her husband has left her, lying at every turn, even unwilling to let the disappearance of a School Girl stop her facade. It's well acted, Rachel Kempson and George Sewell were each very good I thought.

It's packed with intrigue, you don't quite know who, what or why, but you're given answers at the very end. I imagine the aim was to keep you on your guard, never boring, this is a very good watch. 8/10


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