I'm not sure how many of you have seen or remember this program, but I remember watching it was I was young with my parents,
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About the show :
There have been many 'thriller' serials on British television over the years but not all that many series of thriller serials. In the late 1970s the ITV network screened such a series in a prime-time slot to great success in terms of ratings, though typically they soon forgot about it and moved on to other programmes.
There were actually two series of Armchair Thriller, the first of which premiered on 21st February 1978. Each story in the series was unrelated to any of the others and some of them were adaptations of existing novels. They were each told over the course of either four or six episodes, most of which ended with a dramatic cliffhanger to bring the viewers back for more.
The mood was set right from the off as most episodes commenced with the 'night time' version of the familiar Thames logo. Everyone remembers the usual version with a bright blue sky above the famous London landmarks, but occasionally in winter months Thames would use an alternative version to reflect the dark evenings. This darker, more mysterious Thames ident would then give way to the opening titles of Armchair Thriller, so very simple but highly effective: a short animation of a shadow coming to rest in a spotlit armchair, then, just as the shadow figure was seated, the hands would tense as though it were suddenly gripped with terror. And while these images were playing so too was an eerie melody. The theme music was actually written by Andy Mackay of the pop group Roxy Music. Even the trailers for the series heightened the horror element with their images of armchairs showered in blood and screaming faces.
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