Peter Matty a successful has his world is turned upside down when he meets the beautiful Phyllis Du Salle on a flight to London. Soon after she disappears, and Matty will stop at nothing to find her.
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Series cast summary:
John Fraser ...  Peter Matty 3 episodes, 1975
Anouska Hempel ...  Phyllis Du Salle 3 episodes, 1975
Geoffrey Whitehead ...  Claude Matty 3 episodes, 1975
Cyril Luckham ...  Sir Arnold Wyatt 3 episodes, 1975
Derek Fowlds ...  Max Lerner 3 episodes, 1975
Roger Milner Roger Milner ...  Mortimer Brown 3 episodes, 1975
Sheila Keith ...  Mrs. Cassidy 3 episodes, 1975
Corinna Marlowe Corinna Marlowe ...  Mollie Stafford 3 episodes, 1975
Olive Milbourne Olive Milbourne ...  Mrs. Frinton 3 episodes, 1975
William Russell ...  Julian Osborne 2 episodes, 1975
Paul Williamson Paul Williamson ...  Det. Insp. Lane 2 episodes, 1975
Roger Gartland Roger Gartland ...  Det. Sgt. Colford 2 episodes, 1975
Sarah Brackett ...  Linda Braithwaite 2 episodes, 1975
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Peter Matty a successful has his world is turned upside down when he meets the beautiful Phyllis Du Salle on a flight to London. Soon after she disappears, and Matty will stop at nothing to find her.

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English

Release Date:

25 November 1975 (UK) See more »

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(3 episodes)

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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It's a wonderful drama.
8 May 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Doll has always been one of my favourite Durbridge penned dramas. Getting hold of a copy hasn't been easy, but worth it.

It is great throughout, the story is wonderful, terrifically complex, but wonderfully intriguing. It's very much a psychological thriller, all sorts of tricks and deceptions cunningly used throughout. The success of the whole thing in my opinion rests with Anoushka Hempel, noted for so many major talents, possessing such pure beauty, it was her acting that makes this so engaging. Phyllis had to captivate Matty, but Hempel manages to captivate an audience. Her character is elusive, intriguing, fascinating, no wonder Matty's life was turned around. John Fraser does a great job as the baffled Matty, Cyril Luckham is of course fabulous as Sir Arnold.

The usual Durbridge tricks on show, the picture in the photo shop window, mistaken identity, Durbridge fans will love it. The conclusion is very much unexpected, you'll have been taken so far off course, that you just don't see it coming.

Melissa (1977) will always be my favourite of Durbridge's TV adaptations, but this is a close second. It begs the question why this was available in Germany and Australia, not here in The UK, have we lost the ability to appreciate great TV from a bygone era?

Great, 9/10


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