Beasts (1976– )
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A misfit teenage checkout operator has an unrequited crush on her supermarket manager. At the same shop's cuddly cartoon mascot seems to have come alive and is causing havoc.

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Richard Bramall

Writer:

Nigel Kneale
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Episode complete credited cast:
Pauline Quirke ... Noreen Beale
Geoffrey Bateman Geoffrey Bateman ... Colin Grimley
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ... Mr. Liversedge
Ruth Goring Ruth Goring ... June King
Shirley Cheriton Shirley Cheriton ... Linda
Herbert Norville Herbert Norville ... Mickey
Madoline Thomas Madoline Thomas ... Mrs. Ogden
Ysanne Churchman ... Joyce
Lynda La Plante ... Young Woman (as Lynda Marchal)
Jean Hardwicke Jean Hardwicke ... Customer
Jane Williams Jane Williams ... Customer
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A misfit teenage checkout operator has an unrequited crush on her supermarket manager. At the same shop's cuddly cartoon mascot seems to have come alive and is causing havoc.

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Horror | Mystery

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Release Date:

16 October 1976 (UK) See more »

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Cast includes the author Lynda La Plante, and Doctor Who's 'Alpha Centuri' Ysanne Churchman. See more »

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Really enjoyable entry in the short series.
9 May 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Special Offer is one of my favourite episodes of Beasts, it benefits from having no rubber suits or plastic masks, the horror is chilling, but inferred, subtle, but well delivered. All in all it does the repressed passion, poltergeist story rather well.

A young Pauline Quirke is excellent as the dowdy and frustrated cashier, Geoffrey Bateman is great as the slimey store manager. The friends I watched it with complained that there are only so many times Billy could hit the stuff off the shelves and cause mayhem, I suppose it was done several times too many, but with each occurence came increased severity, until the fatal end.

I love it from a social point of view, how times have changed, you compare the size of the shop to today's Supermarkets.

Funm 7/10


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