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The Ray Bradbury Theater: Punishment Without Crime

A man takes out a contract to have a robot made to look exactly the woman he hates... his wife.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x7
Airdate: Saturday April 16th, 1988

Director: Bruce McDonald
Story: Ray Bradbury
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury

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Guest Stars
Donald PleasenceDonald Pleasence
As George Hill
Lynsey BaxterLynsey Baxter
As Katherine
Peggy MountPeggy Mount
As The Judge

Co-Guest Stars
Iain CuthbertsonIain Cuthbertson
As Prosecuting Counsel
Frank Williams (1)Frank Williams (1)
As Defence Counsel
John McGlynn (1)John McGlynn (1)
As Facsimile Interviewer
Bill CroasdaleBill Croasdale
As Governor
William IvoryWilliam Ivory
As Policeman
Main Cast


George Hill is in prison and insists that he can't be executed because his wife is still alive. The warden informs him that he is well aware of that fact and George calls him to the TV screen showing the outside courtyard and points out his wife Katherine in the courtyard below. The warden agrees that she is alive and says he understands, but it is still time for George to be executed for murder...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "Punishment Without Crime" by Ray Bradbury. The story was first published in Other Worlds (March, 1950).

Changes from the short story:

* George Hill's wait for the completion of his android is simple in the story. Here he undergoes a special effects light show.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerPeter Sussman  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Ray Bradbury
Co-Executive ProducerStephane Sperry  |  Pierre Bertrand-Jaume  |  Bill Allan
Supervising ProducerSeaton McLean
ProducerTom Cotter (1)
MusicBill Connor
Make-upJulie McNeil
Camera OperatorAndrew Stephen
Production AssistantFiona Alexander
Production ManagementDavid Meddick
Dubbing MixerJohn Whitworth
Sound RecordistDavid Woods (2)
Technical SupervisorJohn Hopkins (4)
Film EditorAnthony Ham
CostumerFrances Tempest
Lighting CameramanKen Morgan (1)
Graphic DesignerBev Davies  |  Lyndon Evans
Casting DirectorSusie Bruffin
DesignerAlan Price (2)
Production BuyerRon Pritchard
Floor ManagerJohn Bradburn
Video CameraRoger England
Video SoundAllan White
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