Thriller (1973–1976)
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The Next Victim 

A woman confined to a wheelchair is terrorized by a sadistic killer.


James Ormerod


Brian Clemens (created by), Brian Clemens




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carroll Baker ... Sandy Marshall
T.P. McKenna ... Frampton
Ronald Lacey ... Bartlett
Maurice Kaufmann ... Derek Marshall
Max Mason Max Mason ... Tom Packer
Ian Gelder ... Small
Brenda Cavendish Brenda Cavendish ... Betty Tyler
Martin Benson ... Spiros Lemke
Margo Reid Margo Reid ... Laura Lemke
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Mrs. Bluther
Paul Haley ... Doctor
Andrea Allan ... Janet Cunningham
Martin Fisk Martin Fisk ... Mr. Sheldon
Dorothea Phillips ... Mrs. Firth-Benham
Harold Bennett ... Blind Man


A woman confined to a wheelchair is terrorized by a sadistic killer.

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The Next Victim
10 July 2015 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

This might be called a low budget psychological thriller; low budget it is for sure, but there is not much here in the way of thrills. A woman is murdered, then there is a double murder, enter our damsel, in a wheelchair. She is left alone in her apartment in the capital because everyone is fleeing to the countryside and the coast due to the summer heat. Now, there's a funny thing. "The Next Victim" was screened in April 1976; the summer that followed was the hottest not only in living memory but since records began. In Ladbroke Grove where I was living at the time - a few miles from this imaginary crime scene - people were sleeping out in the streets.

So what does this thriller, so-called, have to offer? A red herring or two, but its saving grace is a real twist at the end. Having said that, the police - who never interact with the damsel - are somewhat superfluous, bar one glimpse at a photograph you might miss, especially if you are yawning at the time.

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17 April 1976 (UK) See more »

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