Armchair Thriller - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • Dividends
    Dividends
    Episode 30
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    The group rendezvous and make a trip to Normandy to visit Madame Lafois, who has information that will prove one of Thane's personal advisors to be an undercover agent. Later, tensions come to a head as Thane accuses Kirby of being a traitor. The group is then ambushed by men who mean to kill them!moreless
  • Surrender Value
    Surrender Value
    Episode 29
    0.0
    Kirby (John Gregson) is badly hurt at a private meeting with the suspicious character, and rushes home to heal. He bids his son, Robin, to run a dangerous errand on his behalf and contact Laura in an attempt to convince her to drop out of school for a semester and join sides with Kirby. Kirby feels only Laura will be able to persuade Roger Thane, her stepfather, that a traitor is serving in his midst under the guise of a trusted adviser.moreless
  • Death Risk
    Death Risk
    Episode 28
    0.0
    Kirby (John Gregson) follows up on the death of his friend and contacts his ex-lover, who provides some key information on why he may have been murdered. Kirby takes off looking for suspects, and runs into yet another suspicious character. Later, Thane forbids his stepdaughter to contact Kirby ever again, citing treachery and abandonment.moreless
  • Clause for Concern
    Clause for Concern
    Episode 27
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    Kirby (John Gregson) is ex-army intelligence. Now he's a mere insurance salesman. Or is he? Returning from a trip to France, Kirby finds himself being shadowed by two agents. An innocent bystander, Laura (Prunella Ransome) helps him to escape. But how innocent is Laura? Afterall, her stepfather is a high-ranking civil servant named Roger Thane (Patrick Allen) - and it's his operatives who are following Kirby... Who can Kirby trust? Suddenly Kirby's French contact is dead, the KGB and CIA are all involved, and an assassin is after him. Just what does he know...?moreless
  • A Deadly Policy
    A Deadly Policy
    Episode 26
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    Laura Marshall's stepfather, Roger Thane, confronts her on her interactions with Bill Kirby (John Gregson.) Marshall seems to have been tracking him along with the suspicious pair of men while on the Channel Ferry. Her stepfather worries that Kirby may have some vital knowledge that could hurt the British government. Meanwhile, Kirby tells his manager at the insurance agency that he will need to work out of the office for a few weeks. He heads out to settle some private business, and comes upon a gruesome scene in rural England!moreless
  • Comprehensive Cover
    Comprehensive Cover
    Episode 25
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    Bill Kirby (John Gregson) is a mild-mannered insurance agent who also manages a surprising side business. Kirby notices he is being followed by a pair of suspicious characters, who have haunted him since a ride on the Channel ferry from Le Havre. Kirby craftily grabs some luggage belonging to a young woman (Prunella Ransome) and runs onto the ferry, avoiding the suspicious men. Later, Kirby convinces the woman to ferry him across the Strait of Solent before the unknown men capture them.moreless
  • 1/8/80
    9.5
    Craig confronts his daughter's captor, but Sue--very much her father's daughter--does the unexpected.
  • 1/8/80
    9.0
    Detectives trace Craig to Hepton, but he has moved on to the abandoned factory where his daughter is being held.
  • 1/8/80
    8.5
    While Craig's desperation mounts, Sue becomes increasingly comfortable with her kidnappers--especially with a young man named Frankie.
  • 1/8/80
    9.0
    Enlisting the help of a local crime reporter, Craig tracks down a disgruntled ex-employee named George Neecham.
  • 1/8/80
    8.0
    Craig believes he knows who is behind the kidnapping--and that the motives are personal, not financial. Shaking off the police, he heads to the town of Hepton to begin his search.
  • 1/8/80
    8.5
    When kidnappers abduct his teenage daughter, Sue, industrialist Vincent Craig could easily raise the ransom money. But Craig intends to do things his own way.
  • 3/2/78
    9.5
    Too late, the police uncover the plot against the palace. Rachel's "father" has his target in his sights, while her "stepmother" has her hands on the girl's throat. Unable to rely on the adults in her world, Rachel must find a way to save herself.
  • 2/28/78
    9.0
    One of the team gets cold feet about killing a kid. Left to her own devices, Rachel tries to get a message to the police. She seizes her chance on a shopping outing for the next day's royal event.
  • 2/23/78
    8.5
    Rachel meets her supposed stepmother--in reality, another member of a terrorist group with plans for the upcoming Royal Garden Party at the palace. The conspirators are divided over whether to dispose of Rachel or use her as a front.
  • 2/21/78
    9.0
    Freckle-faced and bespectacled, 10-year-old Rachel travels from Scotland to London to visit her father. She hasn't seen him in the eight years since her parents divorced--and has no idea that the man who collects her at the train station is an imposter.
  • 5/18/78
    9.5
    Omney turns up the heat on Meadowbank, which is forced into the most desperate of measures.
  • 5/16/78
    9.0
    The police catch Omney red-handed, and a deadly attack leaves him with only one way out.
  • 5/11/78
    9.5
    Omney attends the funeral of one of the clinic's former residents, suspecting his wife's body lies inside the coffin. Later that night, he and Annabelle return to find out for themselves.
  • 5/9/78
    9.0
    For help, Omney turns to Annabelle Fraser, his old girlfriend. He is convinced that a conspiracy is afoot--and that Clare is sending him covert messages.
  • 5/4/78
    9.0
    Omney suspects that Clare is being held against her will at Meadowbank Clinic. Or has she finally left him, sick of his drunken and aggressive behavior?
  • 5/2/78
    8.5
    After a bout of heavy drinking, Mark Omney cannot account for his movements over the last 12 hours. When he sobers up, he learns that his wife Clare, has had a car accident.
  • 2/12/80
    5.0
    With time running out, Skipling becomes increasingly desperate. And on the morning of February 28, while waiting on the platform for his train, he encounters the man he believes has come to kill him.
  • High Tide S1 E4
    High Tide S1 E4
    Episode 4
    0.0
    Our series concludes with Celia's mysterious death. Curtis believes it to be murder, and charges Matthews and his brother with the death. Curtis worries Helen will be next, and rushes off to warn her. Later, Helen and Curtis strike up a deal and Curtis vows to help her escape to France. Will the pair be able to make it out in time to avoid their followers?moreless
  • 2/12/80
    6.0
    Skipling suspects that his ex-wife and the new man in her life have planned his murder. He confides in Susie, the only person who sympathizes--and whose friendship turns more intimate by the day.
  • High Tide S1 E3
    High Tide S1 E3
    Episode 3
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    Curtis rendezvous with the mysterious Helen at her home and suspects that he is being followed. He finds the murdered man's old home guarded by a suspicious caretaker and attempts to make sense of it all. Later, Curtis returns to visit the lonely Helen and begins to fall in love with her. Helen begs him to leave her home and Curtis suspects she is waiting for someone to return.moreless
  • 2/12/80
    7.0
    Convinced there is a plot to kill him, Skipling goes to the police, who dismiss him as a crank. He then turns to a counseling service and reconnects with Susie, a female "befriender" that the service assigned to him years ago.
  • High Tide S1 E2
    High Tide S1 E2
    Episode 2
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    Our tale resumes as Peter Curtis relives that ugly murder on that fateful day four years ago. Curtis and the hitch-hiker Celia head for the shore and promise to meet up again later that day. Picking up on the mysterious last words of his victim, Curtis tracks them to try and find out where "High Tide 9.52" really is. Later, Curtis buys a boat and Celia makes an offer to join him on his quest.moreless
  • High Tide S1 E1
    High Tide S1 E1
    Episode 1
    9/24/94
    0.0
    and now Peter wants to find out why. Heading South in search of answers, he books into a hotel - and discovers the only other resident knows all about him. Then he picks up a hitch-hiker, Celia, who may be far from innocent. Other people, it seems, are interested in those enigmatic last words and are prepared to kill to solve the mystery before Peter. As Peter conducts his search in the tidal estuaries of West England, he finds that there are far greater dangers than treacherous currents to contend with...moreless
  • 2/12/80
    8.0
    On the commute home one evening, Antony Skipling picks up a cassette tape left behind by a strange man. What he hears on it will change his life forever.