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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Executioner
Plot:
An American couple land themselves in far greater danger when they seek shelter in a an ancient manor after a breakdown of their car. The mansion is inhabited by a mysterious lord and is also the residence of Queen Elizabeth's private executioner.
Episode:
0281
Air Dates:
First Run - May 27, 1975
Repeat - September 14, 1975
Repeat - October 17, 1980
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5 Responses to Episode 0281


A couple finds themselves in a European castle after becoming stranded in a moor. They meet the decendent of a "head chopper" at Broadmore Manner who seems to take himself very seriously. He warns them not to enter a particular room in the Manner.

A young American couple's car breaks down in the swampy Scottish moors. They seek shelter in a manor house nearby inhabited by a strange lord of the manor. It is also the former home of Queen Elizabeth I's personal executioner.

While traveling through the moors on an inclement day, a writer and his wife, trying to escape the pressures of work after he has suffered a nervous break-down, find they are stuck and seek assistance at a stately old home at the top of a hill. After first being rebuffed by the housekeeper, the lord of the manor bids them a warm welcome and invites them to stay as long as they wish until the weather clears. He tells them of the history of his family and the house as a staging ground for executions ordered by the queen of the day, and that his ancestor served as the executioner. He then warns them not to enter a certain room in the mansion. Of course, what do you think they do…

Pretty good episode. Had a feeling about the “costume” once Sir Leonard's imbalance was made evident.

An excellent episode! CBSRMT always worked best when the story was a creepy thriller or mystery such as in this tale. Well worth a listed!

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