London Weekend Television’s The Frighteners, is to be released on DVD.
“No cops and robbers, no clanking chains, no well-worn horror themes; this rare and highly acclaimed thriller anthology features instead a range of stories in which ordinary people are threatened by situations that slide startlingly, menacingly out of control…” – Network Releasing
The Frighteners: The Complete Series is to be made available on DVD from May 15th, courtesy of Network Distributing. The LWT series, produced for the ITV network in the early 1970s, features a host of much loved acting talent including John Thaw, Ian Holm, Warren Clarke, Tom Bell, Ray Smith and Robert Urquhart.
The programme is being issued as part of the Forgotten Television Drama strand. Broadcast only once, or at most twice, in a time before on-demand, catch-up or the video recorder, most of the drama made for British television up until the early 1980s has lain unseen for generations. Since 2013, The ‘History of Forgotten Television Drama in the UK’ research project at Royal Holloway, University of London, has existed to investigate and celebrate the tremendous wealth of neglected dramas made for British TV, unearthing forgotten treasures and presenting them again to new audiences.
‘Forgotten TV Drama’ is a new range of DVDs presented by Network Distributing in association with the project. Selected and curated by TV experts Lez Cooke, John Hill and Billy Smart, the collection will make a wide selection of unseen titles from the ITV archive available once again. The range aims to encompass a broad spectrum of plays, series and serials; comic and tragic, realistic and fantastical, film and videotape, lavish and intimate.
The Frighteners features thirteen haunting tales of malice and manipulation, vengeance and mounting terror. It features stories from acclaimed novelist and playwright William Trevor, Bouquet of Barbed Wire author Andrea Newman, Get Carter writer and director Mike Hodges and Secret Army co-creator Wilfred Greatorex.
The Frighteners: The Complete Series is released on May 15th 2017 with a RRP of £19.99.