The Thirteenth Reunion
the story of The Thirteenth Reunion
Dinner Time A fleet street journalist is sent to investigate the strange weight loss techniques used at the Chesterton Slimming Clinic. Whilst there Ruth becomes friendly with course attendee Ben, who suddenly dies after taking a slimming pill. Ruth's investigative nature tells her something is wrong, and boy is she right [full story]



the cast of The Thirteenth Reunion
Ruth/Julia Foster Gwen Cox/Dinah Sheridan Sir Humphrey Chesterton/Richard Pearson Andrew/Gerrard Kelly Rothwell/Kevin Stoney
Ruth
Julia Foster
Gwen Cox
Dinah Sheridan
Well known for many roles including the delightful Railway Children
Rothwell
Kevin Stoney
Andrew
Gerrard Kelly
Sir Humphrey Chesterton
Richard Pearson

Ben Faraday/Warren Clarke
Basil/Norman Bird
Cedric/George Innes
Willis/James Cosmo
Ben Faraday
Warren Clarke
Went on to become one of the UK's leading TV actors with appearances in many UK TV shows, most notably the BBC's Dasil and Pascoe
Basil
George Innes
Cedric
Norman Bird
Willis
James Cosmo

production credits for The Thirteenth Reunion
  Programme production details for The Thirteenth Reunion
Script
Jeremy Burnham
Director
Peter Sasdy


transmission information for The Thirteenth Reunion
    20th September 1980 (UK ITV)


screen shots from The Thirteenth Reunion
clinic church crypt body hearse
The Chesterton Clinic (Hampden House) Hampden Church. Used for Ben's funeral Ben's supposed body in the Church Crypt Ben's decapitated body The Hearse
hearse again Body Bag Another crash survivor The final scene
The Hearse again Sir Humphrey gets dinner Another crash survivor The Final scene

location guide for The Thirteenth Reunion
Film locations used for The Thirteenth Reunion

hampden house / clinic The health club used extensively throughout this episode was infact Hampden House in Great Hampden, a small hamlet about 5 miles west of Great Missenden. This old manor house was infact the headquarters at the time of Hammer House of Horror.



Ben Faraday crashed his car at the top of Casden (a small hamlet near Princes Risborough).

The hearse can be seen driving up from Wendover High Street and also along the A413 when it turns off towards Little Missenden (see shots above)

funeral directors
The shop used for The Ashford Brothers Funeral Directors was in St. Leonards Road, Windsor, next to the "Trooper" Public House (opposite St. Mark's Place)
Thanks to Lee for spotting this one ! and for providing the picture



The large white stately home used at the end of the episode for the reunion is Warfield Hall, Warfield, Berkshire. Thanks to Bob Rocca for letting me know of this location which has eluded me for some time.




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