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The Two Faces of Evil 

A family on holiday stop to pick up a mysterious hitch-hiker.


Alan Gibson


Ranald Graham (screenplay)




Episode complete credited cast:
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Janet
Gary Raymond ... Martin
Paul Hawkins Paul Hawkins ... David
Pauline Delaney ... Sister (as Pauline Delany)
Philip Latham ... Hargreaves
Jenny Laird ... Mrs. Roberts
William Moore William Moore ... Mr. Roberts
Jeremy Longhurst Jeremy Longhurst ... Dr. Cummings
Brenda Cowling Brenda Cowling ... Nurse Davies
Mike Savage Mike Savage ... P.C. Jenkins
Malcolm Hayes Malcolm Hayes ... Attendant


A hitch-hiker dressed in yellow oil skins attacks the driver of a car who has stopped to give him a lift. The car crashes and the driver fights with the insane hitch-hiker. It appears like the driver, though badly injured, has prevailed and is taken to hospital. The drivers wife subsequently learns that her husband has damaged his throat in the struggle and is unable to talk, she is also asked to identify the body of the madman. The body looks exactly like her husband and doubts begin to enter her mind as to which of the two is the killer. The only differences appear to be that the killer has rotten teeth and a claw-like finger nail. Who survived the fight her husband or the madman? Written by <dave@phillips0666.freeserve.co.uk>

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29 November 1980 (UK) See more »

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Hammer Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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They're Coming To Get Us
10 March 2014 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

A family go on holiday . Stopping to pick up a hitch hiker who then precedes to attack Martin the driver the car then crashes and the family are rushed to hospital .; On her release the mother Janet starts becoming suspicious and that her husband Martin is someone else

A strange tale featuring the doppleganger plot as seen in the likes of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS . A lot of people have stated they thought this was the stand out episode from the series but I personally don't have any recollection of it from its original broadcast or of its repeat a few years later and only saw it via The Horror Channel . It's all rather threadbare and slightly confused . For example if you've no idea of the plot you'll spend much of the time thinking the mysterious hitch hiker who sets up the story is going to make a reappearance at any moment but this doesn't happen . I guess the storyline is trying to be enigmatic and to give it credit it succeeds to an extent . It does have to rely on a stylistic cliché of loud scary music often intruding in to the soundtrack in order in enhance mood and when perhaps slow paced subtlety might have been called for while the lack of explanation as to what's causing this supposed alien infiltration might frustrate some viewers but the combination of a familiar plot done in a mundane way just about manages to work while at the same time delivering a couple of shock moments

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