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Nightfall #8: “How Did You Get My Name?”

John Stocker

This is the second outing by the writing team of Don Dickinson and Allan Guttman ("Welcome to Homerville"). It's also the first episode in which John Stocker (photo left) plays a lead role, of which there will be several more. Stocker appeared in more episodes of NIGHTFALL (22) than any other actor and was a favorite of producer Bill Howell throughout several different series.

This episode is one of several without a supernatural or horror element. Instead, it's a tale of psychological suspense. A few decades earlier, and this could easily have been a film by Alfred Hitchcock.


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How Did You Get My Name?

Air Date: 8/22/1980
Writer(s): Don Dickinson & Allan Guttman
Production Location: CBC Toronto
Producer: Bill Howell
Featuring: Gordon Thomson, John Stocker, August Schellenberg, David Hughes, Sandy Webster, Robin McCulloch, Don Mason
Commercial Synopsis: Jim Brent is whiling away his time in a mental hospital in Europe until his old chum, Larry, tracks him down and brings him home to Canada. But when Jim finds out just what Larry has been up to in his absence, he may wish he was back in a straight-jacket.  (TNP)


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Nightfall #6: “Late Special”

Chris Wiggins

The only NIGHTFALL script by Clint Bomphray, this is the second episode to feature Chris Wiggins (photo left), prominent voice and TV actor. It's an odd role for him, really. It's not often he was cast as a dark character. Certainly not one as devious and cruel as in this play.

"Late Special" is the first of several episodes involving a car crash as a plot device. It's also the first of a number to take place in the midst of a blizzard. Canada being where it is, this shouldn't be much of a surprise. 🙂

It's been awhile since I've listened to this episode, so I don't have a whole lot to say about it just yet, aside from it being as creepy as hell with a pretty terrifying ending. I also have an e-mail interview I did with Mr. Bomphray a while back that I need to dig up and transcribe.


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Late Special

Air Date: 8/8/1980
Writer(s): Clint Bomphray
Production Location: CBC Toronto
Producer: Bill Howell
Featuring: Terry Tweed, Chris Wiggins, David Hughes, Trisha Allen, Judy Sinclair, Richard Donat, Frank Perry
Commercial Synopsis: A car crash during a late season blizzard strands a young woman in an abandoned train station, where she meets a mysterious stranger who obliges her to make a singularly existential choice.  (NPR)


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