TIME FOR MURDER: BRIGHT SMILER
Episode 4 of 6 / Broadcast on the ITV Network 30 November 1985 / 60 minutes
Writer: Fay Weldon / Director: David Carson /
A videotaped ironic work of less than one hour, this item is from a British television programme entitled “Time For Murder”, a studio situation series comprised of six crime related melodramas.
Well known writer Avon Eve checks into a health spa for a week’s rest and recuperation but instead meets the very highly strung Masseuse Sonia, who tells her she is planning to murder two of the other guests for sins committed years previously.
Part of the Time For Murder anthology series, Bright Smiler is somewhat on the strange side, Jane Asher looks particularly odd under all her make up as Sonia. Much of it is a two hander between Asher and Suzman apart from some flashbacks to why Sonia is ready to commit murder. Quite an unsettling atmosphere.
JANET SUZMAN as Avon Eve
JANE ASHER as Sonia
ALISON SKILBECK as Sara
JEREMY NICHOLAS as Sir Jonathan Sibley
JACKIE SMITH-WOOD as Lady Tania Sibley
EMMA WATSON as Maria
RENEE ASHERSON as Helen, Lady Sibley