Thriller (1973–1976)
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Dial a Deadly Number 

A young woman tormented by murderous dreams decides to call a psychiatrist for help but accidentally dials a desperate out -of-work actor.


Ian Fordyce


Brian Clemens (created by), Brian Clemens

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Episode cast overview:
Gary Collins ... Dave Adams
Gemma Jones ... Helen Curry
Beth Morris Beth Morris ... Sally Kirby
Linda Liles Linda Liles ... Ann Curry
Cavan Kendall Cavan Kendall ... Tim Foster
Peter Schofield Peter Schofield ... O'Hara
Richard Warner ... Baxter
Charles Lamb Charles Lamb ... Caretaker
Dennis Blanch Dennis Blanch ... Paul Kirby


A young woman tormented by murderous dreams decides to call a psychiatrist for help but accidentally dials a desperate out -of-work actor.

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14 November 1975 (USA) See more »

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Central to the plot is the fact that Dave Adams has to go to the basement to find another bottle as he cannot refill his glass. When his friend arrives and walks into the living room a short while later, however, he finds that the glass is once again half-filled. See more »

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Strong thriller with a gripping ending.
1 July 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

As Thrillers go, Dial a Deadly number delivers on many levels, it's very measured in terms of its delivery, it's almost deliberately slow, until the dramatic, thrilling conclusion. As always the misdirection is brilliantly done, you think you know what's going on, and who's behind it, when in reality you know little.

Some great moments including the grim discovery of the body, and the nightmares, but nothing beats that fantastic conclusion.

Gary Collins provides a terrific performance in this episode, he's so full of charm, so cool, yet so calculating. Gemma Jones is also excellent in this, just prior to making her big break the following year in the wonderful series 'The Duchess of Duke Street.'

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