Rude Awakening

 

Estate agent Norman Shenley finds himself in a never ending nightmare involving the mysterious Lower Moat Manor, his secretary Lolly and Mr. Rayburn. With each recurring nightmare Norman becomes more and more confused as to what is real and what is not.

Cast

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Norman Shenley
Denholm Elliot
Lady Strudwick
Eleanor Summerfield
Lolly
Lucy Gutteridge
Dr. Melbury
Gareth Armstrong
Mr. Rayburn
James Laurenson
Maid
Patricia Mort
Emily Shenley
Pat Heywood

Production Information

Transmission Date: 27th September 1980 (UK ITV)

Screenplay: Gerald Savory

Director: Peter Sasdy – who also directed The Thirteenth Reunion and Visitor From The Grave episodes

 

Trivia

James Laurenson also starred in the ‘Paint Me a Murder’ episode from the Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense series. He also starred in one of my favourite horror films, The Monster Club, appearing as Raven in The Shadmock story. Incidently, The Monser Club was another Jack Gill and Chips production.

The director Peter Sasdy also directed ‘The Late Nancy Irving’ episode from the Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense series.

 

Filming Locations

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