One in this series of dramas presented by Hallmark. This suspense drama is set in a 1961 London suburb, where housewife Barbara Jackson enjoys a quiet life with her husband, Bob, and their teenage daughter, Julie. Out of the blue, an intelligence agent named Stewart calls on them for help in apprehending a suspicious man seen in their neighborhood. After convincing the Jacksons to cooperate, Stewart sets up surveillance in their bedroom to watch the house across the street, which belongs to Peter and Helen Schaefer, the Jacksons' dearest friends. Powell, the espionage suspect whom Stewart is watching, has been seen visiting the Schaefers every weekend and he is believed to be secretly working with them. The surveillance continues for several weeks, and Barbara's emotional equilibrium crumbles as she struggles to maintain a loyal friendship with Helen while the devastating truth threatens to tear them apart. Commercials deleted. This program is closed-captioned.

("Hallmark Hall of Fame" aired on NBC from 1952 to 1978; network affiliation varies after 1978.)

(Beginning with the live telecast of the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on December 24, 1951, Hallmark has sponsored a series of dramatic specials which since 1952 have been titled "Hallmark Hall of Fame." From 1952 to 1955 Hallmark also presented "Hallmark Hall of Fame," a weekly half-hour dramatic anthology series hosted by Sarah Churchill. The first program, "Dr. Serocold," was televised in January 1952 under the title "Hallmark Television Theatre." This series also ran under the title "Hallmark Summer Theatre" in July and August 1952.)


  • DATE: April 26, 1987 Sunday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:40:19
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:29748
  • GENRE: Drama, spy
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1987


  • Robert Halmi … Executive Producer
  • Terry Lens … Supervising Producer
  • Arthur Cantor … Associate Producer
  • Anthony Page … Director
  • Ralph Gallup … Writer
  • Hugh Whitemore … Based on the play by
  • Stanley Myers … Music by
  • Ellen Burstyn … Cast, Barbara Jackson
  • Teri Garr … Cast, Helen Schaefer
  • Sammi Davis … Cast, Julie Jackson
  • Ronald Hines … Cast, Bob Jackson
  • Clive Swift … Cast, Ellis
  • Daniel Benzali … Cast, Peter Schaefer
  • Alan Bates … Cast, Stewart
  • Peter Schofield … Cast, Powell
  • David Corti … Cast, Malcolm
  • Margot Leicester … Cast, Thelma
  • Jackie Downey … Cast, Sally
  • Peter Hughes … Cast, the Club Manager
  • Bruce Morrison … Cast, the Club Waiter
  • Tim Barker … Cast, the Telephone Man
  • Alan Renwick … Cast, the Vegetable Truck Man
  • Terry John … Cast, the Police Gas Man