The Supernatural (1977)

BBC (ended 1977)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 8


    Aired 8/6/77

  • S 1 : Ep 7

    Night of the Marionettes

    Aired 7/30/77

  • S 1 : Ep 6


    Aired 7/16/77

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Lady Sybil

    Aired 7/9/77

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Mr. Nightingale

    Aired 7/2/77

  • Cast & Crew
  • Vladek Sheybal

    Herr Hubert

  • Gordon Jackson

    Howard Lawrence

  • Cathleen Nesbitt

    Lady Sybil

  • David Robb

    Philip Hambleton

  • Jeremy Brett

    Mr. Nightingale

  • show Description
  • British anthology series centred around a rather unusual gentleman's club in Victorian London.

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  • orswel

    User Score: 520


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • Club Chairman: Is it, then, gentlemen, that the life of an actor is so ephemeral a thing that, only ten years after his retirement, we speak of him as if he were already dead?

    • Leonora: You must remember, my dear, that all life is a joke and that what happens after it is funnier still.

    • Adrian Gall: You are very insolent, whore. Do you imagine that you know me?
      Stella: I think, signor, that you believe that you know me.

    • Countess Ilona: [to Magda]: Lock your door and window tonight. Whatever you see, you did not see it; and whatever you hear is just the wind, howling in the trees.

    • Zoltan Vincenz: [to Andras]: If you lack the talent to be a miller or a banker, young man, I advise you instead to become a soldier, a hangman or an arms dealer. God always rewards those who keep down the numbers of His greatest failure.

    • Hugo Hoffman: But there is no such thing as a werewolf!
      Dr. Felix Kraus: Precisely.

    • Zoltan Vinczenz: [arriving at the castle]: I'm as hungry as a wolf! [looking around] Ye gods, what a mausoleum - poor Ilona!

    • Hugo Hoffman: I never knew your late husband. Was he - well...was he as appalling as they say?
      Countess Ilona: Worse. Far worse.
      Hugo Hoffman: Oh, but surely... no man is without his redeeming features.
      Countess Ilona: No.

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    Notes (14)

    • Employed as extras for uncredited walk-ons in this episode were Tessa Billyeald, Kay Zimmerman, Leonte Palette, Caroline le Grand, Lola Morrice, Ina Clare, Unity Grimwood, Alan Vicars, David Wynn, Ray Jones, Tim Devlin, Martin Baker, Brian Jacob, Robin Sherringham, Jack Eden, Martin Grant, Charles Adey-Gray, Colin Thomas, Philip Grant, Bill Gossling and Garth Watkins.

    • In this opening episode, the rules and workings of "The Club Of The Damned" are described at the outset. Series creator Robert Muller claimed in a promotional interview that there really had been such a club in Victorian London, and that his own grandfather had been one of its members.

    • Uncredited extras employed for walk-ons in this episode were David Blueston, John Cannon, Mary Rennie, Mike Mungaven, Ian Degarnier, Tony Snell, John Jensen, Leslie Weekes, Bill Gossling, Roy Pearce, Charles Adey-Gray, Martin Grant, Colin Thomas and Philip Grant.

    • Bille Whitelaw, who plays the title role in this episode, was the real-life wife of its scriptwriter (and series creator) Robert Muller.

    • Five people were employed as extras for walk-ons in this episode. They were John Cannon, Mary Rennie, John Jenson, Mike Mungavin and Tony Snell.

    • Extras playing uncredited walk-ons in this episode were Leslie Weekes, Roy Pearce, Martin Grant, Charles Adey-Gray, Colin Thomas, Neville Ware, William Gossling and Garth Watkins.

    • The actress playing Frau Elyse is billed as "Susan Maudslay", not "Maudsley". There seems to be some confusion as to the correct spelling of her surname.

    • Although the end-credits list Donald Eccles as playing "Herr Steekebeck's father" (with the result that this information has also appeared subsequently in various reference-works), he in fact plays "Herr Topelius", who is specifically said in the course of the episode to be Herr Steekebeck's father-in-law.

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    Trivia (6)

    • A DVD box-set of this series is to be issued by the British Film Institute in November, 2013.

    • Countess Ilona's dog was trained by Joan Woodgate, who was uncredited.

    • Joan Woodgate again served as the (uncredited) dog handler for this episode.

    • Mia Nadasi, the actress who plays Viktoria, was married to episode director Peter Sasdy.

    • The puppeteers used for this episode (who were uncredited) were Jane Tyson ans Juliette Middleton.

    • Jeremy Clyde, in addition to being the great-great-great-grandson of the Duke of Wellington, was, in the 1960s, half of the popular folk-singing duo, Chad and Jeremy.

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Somewhere in the bowels of Victorian London is the Club of the Damned, a most unusual and exclusive establishment. To become a member, one must give the committee a true account of one's personal supernatural experiences - or else die...

    By orswel, Apr 21, 2009