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A famous director attempts to play a series of pranks on an aspiring screenwriter, only to have one backfire on him when he attempts to convince his visitor that a Banshee lurks in the forest.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x3
Airdate: Saturday February 22nd, 1986



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Guest Stars
Charles Martin SmithCharles Martin Smith
As Douglas Rogers
Recurring
Jennifer DaleJennifer Dale
As The Banshee
Recurring
Peter OPeter O'Toole
As John Hampton

Co-Guest Stars
Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
As Himself
Recurring
Michael CopemanMichael Copeman
As Taxi Driver
Recurring
Redmond GleesonRedmond Gleeson
As Bartender
Wendy WilcoxWendy Wilcox
As Sprite
Main Cast

Recap

In Ireland, a taxi driver is driving screenwriter Douglas Rogers to the manor of director John Hampton. He warns Douglas that Hampton is known for his arrogance. He drops him off and wishes him well and Douglas walks to the front door. Before he knocks, Hampton opens the door, offers him a whiskey, and invites him in. He's eager to see Douglas' screen play. As he starts to close the door, Hampton hears a moaning noise and asks if Douglas knows what it is, and then casually dismisses the issue...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "Banshee" by Ray Bradbury. The story was first published in Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine (Sept-Oct 1984).

Filming location: Mississauga, Ontario



Episode Quotes
Taxi Driver: God be with you, because he must be in with someone. Might as well be you.

Douglas Rogers: I should go back.
The Banshee: Yes, go. Get in. You'll catch your death.
Douglas Rogers: What about you?
The Banshee: I've long since caught mine.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
DeveloperMark Massari
Executive ProducerMichael MacMillan  |  John Ross (2)
ProducerSeaton McLean
EditorGeorge Appleby
CastingDiane Polley  |  Anne Tait
First Assistant DirectorRichard Flower
Second Assistant DirectorKaren Lee Hall
MusicJohn Massari
HairstylistVeronica Ciandre
Make-upShonagh Jabour
GripDon Payne (2)
Key GripMark Manchester
Set DecoratorZana Ancerl
Location ManagerDan Latour
Transportation CoordinatorJohn Subotich
Property MasterClaude Charbonneau
Production AssistantChristopher Ball  |  Sharon Huxton
Script SupervisorDug Rotstein
Production CoordinatorJoanna Caslon
Assistant EditorJay Houpt
Re-Recording MixerEgidio Coccimiglio  |  Mike Hoogenboom
GafferScotty Allan
Director of PhotographyMark Irwin
Production SecretaryLori Willcox
Art DirectorAlicia Keywan
Post Production CoordinatorSusan Gerofsky
Production ManagementMary Kahn
Sound EditorJayme Parker
Special EffectsFrank Carere
Third Assistant DirectorRoss Clyde
Boom OperatorPaul McGlashan
Production AccountantJim Sternberg
Best BoyDavid Willets
CostumerTrysha Bakker
Assistant Property MasterJuanita Holden
Dolly GripDavid Hynes (2)
Assistant Sound EditorDale Sheldrake  |  Daphne Ballon (2)
Assistant Art DirectorGary Sullivan (2)  |  Vlasta Svoboda
Construction ManagerMyles Roth
Second Assistant CameraPer-inge Schei
Still PhotographerMichael Courtney (2)
1st Camera AssistantMarvin Midwicki
 
Warning: The Ray Bradbury Theater season 2 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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