Department S 1.18 – The Ghost of Mary Burnham

Another massive disappointment, I’m afraid. It was nice to see Norman Bird, who we’ve seen in almost every episode of Worzel Gummidge as Mr. Braithwaite, in a different role, and it’s always nice to see Lois Maxwell in anything, but this is a story that doesn’t find any life until Jason King shows up about halfway through to start pointing out the answers, Sherlock Holmes-style. Sadly, it ends with a couple of absolutely massive plot holes that hadn’t been addressed, leaving us all throwing pillows at the television. And as for ghostly phone calls from beyond the grave, The Twilight Zone had made them much, much creepier than this.

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