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The Executioner


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.



Air Dates

  • First Run - May 27, 1975
  • Repeat - September 14, 1975
  • Repeat - October 17, 1980





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9 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.

P-Jay Arnolds

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…

Mr. Poch

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

Vicky Hernandez

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!

John Lawton

A good listen that at first appears to be supernatural, but it turns out to be different.


I will buy that! What a jokester he must have been. He sounded very convincing.


Jack Moss was *not* in this episode. It was Arnold Moss, whose distinctive voice can be heard in hundreds of OTR episodes. He was also the villain "Kodos the Executioner" in the Star Trek episode "The Conscience of the King."


Great episode. Corrections are needed in the cast list. Jack Moss is not in this episode, Arnold Moss is. And for your records, the photo for Jack Moss is actually Joseph Cotton, a great movie actor from the 1940’s. Jack Moss photo is available online.


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