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A strange costume ball is the setting where a young woman dressed as a butterfly desperately wants to leave before something ominous happens.


Alan Gibson


Jeremy Paul (teleplay), William Abney (story)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chad Everett ... Steven Miller
Bernard Lee ... Ben Loker
Fay Compton ... Queen Victoria
Edward Fox ... Sir Robert Sawyer
Susan Brodrick Susan Brodrick ... Rose Parkington
Susan Richards ... Mrs. Loker
Marty Cruikshank Marty Cruikshank ... Diana
Norman Chappell ... Friar Tuck
Antony Webb Antony Webb ... Nelson
Donald Gee Donald Gee ... Aviator
Michael Nightingale Michael Nightingale ... Butler
Linda Cole Linda Cole ... Lady Hamilton
Ann Lancaster Ann Lancaster ... Red Queen
Patrick Desmond Patrick Desmond ... March Hare (as Terence Duff)
Roy Hanlon Roy Hanlon ... Jimmy McNeil


A strange costume ball is the setting where a young woman dressed as a butterfly desperately wants to leave before something ominous happens.

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9 January 1969 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Fay Compton reprised her role as Queen Victoria from The Prime Minister (1941). See more »

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Effective Ghost Story
19 July 2011 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

American Steven Miller gets an invitation from Sir Robert Sawyer to attend a fancy dress party . Puzzled that he has no knowledge about Sir Robert he attends the party and is intrigued by a young women he meets there and becomes more intrigued when she appears desperate to leave

One can't help noticing what a sometimes variable show JOURNEY can be . Some stories remain etched in to my memory from 30 years ago while some of them are something of a chore to sit through . It's no coincidence that the mediocre ones are nearly all generic murder mysteries while the better ones are unapologetically supernatural stories

Poor Butterfly is definitely one of the more involving tales from the series . It's probably not on a par of Girl Of My Dreams and you can possibly work out what the ending will be before it's revealed on screen so it's a perhaps not as unpredictable as it could have been but as an hours entertainment it does its job well

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