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A six part drama series produced by Thames Television in 1980, 'The Victi' was the sixth of eleven different stories in the 'Armchair Thriller' strand, recently released as a DVD set. Each of it's ten stories were an excercise in compelling television, showing ordinary people plunged in to extraordinary situations. With it's trademark, razor-sharp cliffhangers and iconic theme tune by Roxy Music's Andy MacKay the series remains a high-watermark of dramatic television.
Synopsis: Electronics expert Vincent Craig finds his daughter kidnapped and held for ransom. Vincent hangs up while on the phone to the kidnapper, insisting to the police that he can trace the kidnapper by himself.
Cast: John Shrapnel (Vincent Craig) - Lorna Absley (Sue Craig) - Steve Morley (Len Trace) - Paul Jerricho (Harry Turner) - David Beckett (Frankie Martin) - Gerald Sim (Francis Durrant) - Meg Ritchie (Ellen Craig) - Godfrey James (Chief Supt. Lewis) - Edward Burnham (Prof. Manson) - Lyndsay Durant (Kate) - Michael Maynard (Police Sergeant) - Catherine Cowen (WPC) - Alan Downer (Rodney Marsh) - Priscilla Morgan (Zena Heathrop)
Production Credit: Thames Television
EPISODE ONE (8th January 1980)
Sue Craig, 14-years old, is kidnapped and her father negotiates with the kidnappers.
EPISODE FIVE (22nd January 1980)
Vincent Craig gets into an attack with George Neecham, the man he thinks is responsible for his daughter's kidnnapping, while she slowly grows attached to her jailer, Frankie Martin. But Martin is a psychopathic killer...
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