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Need Help Identifying A TV Programme.
« on: October 25, 2011, 12:24:24 PM »
Right before I go on, I have to say that this may have been a dream, but it's stuck with me for almost 30 years.

I think it was about a some creature that could control electrical appliances, and I'm sure there was a scene were a man was strangled by a hoover. 

But the main bit that really sticks with me is the finale, the creature turns about to be some animal / plant hybrid, that I think was in a big plant pot.  It was killed by being stabbed to death with a spade or a garden fork.

Please someone tell me it was a real programme, or give me the address of a good therapist

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Re: Need Help Identifying A TV Programme.
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 08:34:36 PM »
The only killer plants (apart from Triffids) that spring to mind are Little Shop Of Horrors and one of the stories in Dr Terror's House Of Horrors was about a killer plant but that was destroyed by fire. Don't think either involved a hoover.

Maybe you should see a Doctor, Jim. Actullay it sounds like a Dr Who plot, maybe that was it.

Oh and The Ruins, of course, but that was quite recent.

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Re: Need Help Identifying A TV Programme.
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 11:23:13 PM »
I must admit I thought of the Doctor Who story with the killer plastic daffodils ("Terror of the Autons", I think?), but it doesn't sound like that.

I actually have this vision in my head now of a man being strangled by the cord of an old upright vacuum cleaner. Was that the scene, Jim? Either we've seen the same TV thing in the deep and distant past, or I've been having the same nightmares as you!  :o

Anyway, sorry I can't help with a name of it or anything like that.
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Re: Need Help Identifying A TV Programme.
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 02:13:26 AM »
I immediately thought of Armchair Theatre, I only saw a couple but they were prepared to try a bash at anything - which led me to this:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_This_World_(UK_TV_series) which I was too young to see any of  >:(
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Re: Need Help Identifying A TV Programme.
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 07:26:20 AM »

...the creature turns about to be some animal / plant hybrid, that I think was in a big plant pot.


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Re: Need Help Identifying A TV Programme.
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2011, 08:11:17 AM »
I must admit I thought of the Doctor Who story with the killer plastic daffodils ("Terror of the Autons", I think?), but it doesn't sound like that.

I actually have this vision in my head now of a man being strangled by the cord of an old upright vacuum cleaner. Was that the scene, Jim? Either we've seen the same TV thing in the deep and distant past, or I've been having the same nightmares as you!  :o

Anyway, sorry I can't help with a name of it or anything like that.

yes upright hoover cord

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Re: Need Help Identifying A TV Programme.
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013, 05:05:39 PM »
Sounds like The Plant,a BBC TV drama from 1995.