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This review is from: Shadows Of Fear Complete Series (DVD)
A great opening sequence and theme music set the atmosphere for this series of 11 tales, each one finely acted. Nearly all episodes are completely studio shot, giving them the feel of theatre productions, including good use of off-screen sound effects. They come across as character studies, with the protagonists thrown into strange and stressful scenarios, and while there is little action, the quality of the acting makes the stories compelling. No contrived twists, with some stories simply running their course. Very typical of early 1970's British television, and for me at least, a welcome relief from the hyper-active camera work and noisy sound effects seen in today's productions. If the story is solid, and the acting strong, very little else is needed.