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The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Lonely One

A single woman, Lavinia, insists on going to the movies with her two friends, despite the fact that there is a serial killer on the loose.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x1
Airdate: Friday July 10th, 1992

Director: Ian Mune
Story: Ray Bradbury
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury

Guest Stars
Joanna CassidyJoanna Cassidy
As Lavinia Nebbs
Sheila McCarthySheila McCarthy
As Francine

Co-Guest Stars
Peter Rowley (1)Peter Rowley (1)
As Druggist
Patrick SmithPatrick Smith
As Pale Man
Stephen OStephen O'Rourke
As Officer Kennedy
David PerretDavid Perret
As Frank Dillon (as David Perrett)
Chic LittlewoodChic Littlewood
As Theatre Manager
Elizabeth PendergrastElizabeth Pendergrast
As Miss Roberta
Kathleen Bridget Kelly (1)Kathleen Bridget Kelly (1)
As Miss Fern (as Kathleen Kelly)
Main Cast


In a small town, Lavinia Nebbs is sitting on her porch pouring a glass of lemonade when her friend Francine comes over late to meet with her. Lavinia locks up the house while Francine wonders if she gets alone living by herself. Her friend insists she doesn't and sets down her glass of lemonade without drinking it. The two women leave for a movie and pass by two elderly neighbor ladies, Miss Roberts and Miss Fern, who insist they wouldn't go out while the Lonely One is out and about. Lavinia, unimpressed, continues with Francine. As they walk, they discuss the Lonely One and Francine wonders if they should go. They pass by a bridge over the woods and Lavinia insists on taking the shortcut through the ravine to the theater. She convinces a reluctant Francine to go with her, saying the Lonely One won't be out until nighttime...

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Episode Notes
Based on the Ray Bradbury short story "The Whole Town's Sleeping", first published in McCall's (Sept. 1950). The name is a bit more indicative than the original, and shouldn't be confused with Bradbury's story "The Lonely Ones."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerRay Bradbury  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Peter Sussman
Supervising ProducerDon Reynolds  |  Tom Cotter (1)
ProducerChris Bailey (3)  |  Mary Kahn
Production DesignerRon Highfield
EditorChris Gurr  |  Lenka Svab
CastingSusan Forrest  |  Marianne Willison  |  Darlene Kaplan
Line ProducerJanine Dickens
First Assistant DirectorGeorge Lyle
Second Assistant DirectorPhee Phanshell
Music SupervisorDavid Greene (4)
Costume DesignerNgila Dickson
Make-upTrish Cohen
Key GripKevin Donovan
Camera OperatorPeter McCaffrey
Location ManagerLisa Kissin
Production CoordinatorSteve D'Onofrio  |  Jane Lindsay
Assistant EditorRob Jayne
Post Production SupervisorJohn Harcourt  |  Johannes Konigstorfer
GafferIan Beale
Director of PhotographyAllen Guilford
Production SecretaryLynn Hargreaves
Art DirectorJennifer Ward
Sound RecordistGraham Morris (2)
Third Assistant DirectorSarah Miln
Boom OperatorMyk Farmer
Production AccountantSally Campbell
Sound SupervisorJohn McKay (3)
Wardrobe AssistantGeraldine Stevens  |  Janis MacEwan
Best BoyMark Smith (3)
Executive In Charge Of ProductionNicholas Wry
Production ExecutiveRick Weaver (2)
Unit ManagerPeta Sinclair
Assistant To The Executive ProducerDel Mehes
Assistant To The ProducerNikki Walker
ContinuityRowena Yalland
Focus PullerFred Renata
HairTrish Cohen
ComposerAmin Bhatia
Construction ManagerPhil Chitty
Still PhotographerKen George
Additional PhotographyMatt Bowkett  |  Warrick Attewell
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