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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

Guest Stars
Jennifer DaleJennifer Dale
As The Banshee
Jennifer DaleJennifer Dale
As The Banshee
Peter OPeter O'Toole
As John Hampton
Peter OPeter O'Toole
As John Hampton

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


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
ProducerSeaton McLean
EditorGeorge Appleby
CastingAnne Tait  |  Diane Polley
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 AssistantSharon Huxton  |  Christopher Ball
Assistant EditorJay Houpt
Re-Recording MixerMike Hoogenboom  |  Egidio Coccimiglio
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
Production AccountantJim Sternberg
CostumerTrysha Bakker
Dolly GripDavid Hynes (2)
Assistant Sound EditorDale Sheldrake  |  Daphne Ballon (2)
Assistant Art DirectorGary Sullivan (2)  |  Vlasta Svoboda
Construction ManagerMyles Roth
Still PhotographerMichael Courtney (2)
1st Camera AssistantMarvin Midwicki
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