Anthony Terpiloff

Welcome to Anthony Terpiloff and Elizabeth Terpiloff Barrows' Official Page

Tony and Bess were married television and screen writers for many years. Anthony Tepiloff was an American televison writer who married my mother, Elizabeth Barrows in the mid 1960s. Tony mainly wrote for British television. Two scripts for Space:1999 Tony wrote with my mother. Our mother also wrote a few screen plays. My brother, Larry Barrows, who passed away in September 2019, and I are the sole survivors of both Tony & Bess. I have in possession many of the scripts each wrote while they were together. I am the owner of this web site and have registered with the Writer's Guild of America, West, The British Writer's Guild, Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Limited, Equity and I am still pursuing other legal actions to procure intellectual rights on all the works of our step-father and mother.

Born: March 7, 1929 in New York, USA

Died: January 28, 1978 (age 48) in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK

Anthony Terpiloff was listed as an alumni of the New Dramatists.

Anthony Terpiloff (deceased) is a member of the following organizations:

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB

Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Limited (ALCS)

Writer's Guild of America, west (WGAw)




Anthony Terpiloff wrote mostly for television including The Avengers, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Space:1999, Run for Your Life, Ironside, Return of the Saint, The Protectors, Judd for the Defense, Most Wanted, Festival, The New People, BBC Sunday Night Play, and possibly other tv series.

He wrote two screenplays, Will Adams Samurai and Malachy, as well as a play, Poet Game which are available at amazon below.

Anthony Terpiloff

The Avengers TV Series (1961 - '69)

Man in the Mirror

Season 2, Episode 22, Aired February 24, 1963 (written with Geoffrey Orme)

While snapping photographs at an amusement park, Steed's erstwhile associate Venus Smith (Julie Stevens) photographs a British cypher expert. Unfortunately, the man is a traitor, and with the help of his wife, he has previously faked his own suicide. In order to cover his tracks, the traitor must murder Venus -- but not if Steed has anything to say about it. Written by Geoffrey Orme, "Man in the Mirror" debuted on British TV on February 23, 1963; it was first seen in America on February 26, 1991. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962 - 1965)

"The Monkey's Paw - A Retelling"

Season Three, Episode 26

First Aired Apr 19, 1965

I recall the couple's son (Lee Majors) was a race car driver and was to race one evening. The couple had made their first wish for money (who wouldn't). Soon after, the father was called to the race track after word of their son's involvement in a car crash. The father came home with sad eyes to tell the mother that their son had been killed in the accident at the track. The mother began to weep, but then excitement came to her face as she exclaimed, "I can wish him back to life"!!! She then grasped the monkey's paw and wished for her son to be brought back from the dead. At that moment, the door bell rang and the mother (believing it to be her son) ran for the door. Before the woman had a chance to open it, the father quickly wished for his son to be sent back to the grave. The woman opened the door only to find her son's bloodied scarf he had received from her for good luck on the door step. The father told his distraught wife he wished their son back to the grave because he had seen his body after death, and did not want her to see what was left of him come back to life. In all of the Hitchcock series, this was perhaps the creepiest and darkest of all. Eeeeech! - IMDB

ronside (1967) TV Series

aka The Raymond Burr Show (1967)

Something for Nothing, Season 1, Episode 22

Ironside wants a singer to testify in court against the influential crime lord who forced him to participate in a bank robbery as payment for gambling debts.

Space: 1999 (1975-6) TV Series


Season 1, Episode 14, First Aired January 23, 1976

Representatives from a dying planet (alien pacifists) land on the moon. Their space craft has been programmed to take them to Earth. They are greeted as friends by all- except Commisioner Simmons who sees their vessel as way to return home. Is this an opportunity for key Moonbase personnel to return to Earth? Commander Koenig is faced with unexpected drama.

Space: 1999 (1975-6) TV Series


Season 1, Episode 13

First aired October 31, 1975

Who is Arra? She is old - older than Earth itself - with a beauty that only age can bring. Commander Koenig's encounter with her is also an encounter with destiny. It all happens when the Moon is on a collision course with a planet many times its size. After destroying an asteroid on a collision course with the moon, an even larger obstacle appears - an entire planet! On a recon mission, John Koenig encounters an inhabitant who convinces him- on the basis of faith- that the moon and the planet must collide. But no one else supports Koenig's stand.

Space: 1999 (1975-6) TV Series


Season 1, Episode 5

First Aired November 14, 1975

(written with Elizabeth Barrows)

On the ice world of Ultima Thule the Alphans encounter members of lost earth expedition who have achieved immortality- but at a price! Commander Koenig and his colleagues speed through space and time into a chilling world of ice - and meet former inhabitants of earth.

Space: 1999 (1975-6) TV Series


(with Elizabeth Barrows)

Season 1, Episode 17

First aired February 13, 1976

Machine or man? Alpha encounters one of the strangest mysteries of the universe - a living machine. The Alphans encounter Delmer Plebus Powells Gwent, a huge spacecraft that defies aerodynamics and is an extension of Gwent's genius and ego.

Space: 1999 (1975-6) TV Series

Catacombs of the Moon (1977)

Season 2 Episode 13

First Aired November 26, 1976

Terror in Outer Space confronts the breakaway moon personnel when on a collision course with an all-devouring "black sun."

Journey Through the Black Sun (1976)

(TV Movie)

This TV movie was edited from scenes of the two episodes "Collision Course" and "The Black Sun" of the TV series Space: 1999 (1975).

The New People (TV series 1969 - 70)

The Prisoner of Bomano

Season 1, Episode 14

First aired December 29,1969

(writer credit and story credit)

Return of the Saint (1978) TV Series

aka "The Son of the Saint" (1978)

The Arrangement

Season 1, Episode 9

First aired November 5, 1978

When Greer Stevens suggests to Sheila Northcott that each woman kills the other's husband, Sheila does not take her seriously until her own spouse is killed by Greer, who then tries to coerce her into keeping her side of the 'deal'. Sheila turns to the Saint for help.

Will Adams Samurai

a screenplay by

Anthony Terpiloff

developed from a theme devised by

Brian Degas

The Protectors (TV series 1972 - 74)

Border Line

Season 2, Episode 13

Aired December 14,1973

Episode Guide

The team help a Hungarian actress to smuggle her deceased father's body back to her country

The Avengers TV Series (1961 - '69)

The Sell Out

Season 2, Episode 9

Aired November 24, 1962

(written with Brandon Brady)

Several United Nations delegates have been murdered just before partaking in a round of top-secret mideast negotiations, leading Steed to conclude that there's a traitor in the ranks of his own organization. To prove his thesis, he poses as the UN delegate whom he has been assigned to protect. Meanwhile, Dr. King works behind the scenes to make certain that nothing goes wrong -- but the villains may already be a few steps ahead of him. Written by Anthony Terpiloff and Brandon Brady, "The Sell-Out" first aired in England on November 24, 1962; it was not seen in America until February 6, 1991. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962 -1965)

Completely Foolproof

Season 3, Episode 23

First Aired March 29, 1965

Joe Brisson tries to make a political payoff to Baines in a parking lot, but spots an observer, private detective Foyle. Foyle says he was hired by Joe's wife Lisa. Joe visits his girlfriend Anna, and discovers a bug in her telephone, and that their love letters were seized. Lisa wants a divorce, but also wants a disproportionate settlement, including 75% of the Brisson Land Development Company. Lisa's young boyfriend, racetrack gambler Bobby Davenport, will lose his inherited property if Joe calls in Bobby's debt. Joe couldn't hire Foyle to murder his wife, but he convinces Bobby to do it while Joe is on a sea cruise to London. Joe calls Lisa from the ship, and listens as Bobby plugs her. Then Joe has a guest. It is Foyle, whom Lisa paid to murder Joe.

Most Wanted

(TV Series) (2 episodes)

- The Death Dealer (1977)

- The Tunnel Killer (1977)

Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)

- Ivan (1963) ... (play)

Judd for the Defense (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)

- The Money Farm (1967)

Poet Game

An original TV movie written by Anthony Terpiloff, starring Anthony Hopkins.

Poet Game (TV Movie)

Anthony Hopkins

Starred in this TV movie aired April 6, 1971 about a hard-drinking poet (Sir Anthony Hopkins) awaits his fortieth birthday. We have the original play Tony wrote for this movie and available on Amazon.

BBC Sunday Night Play

BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode)

- The Reward of Silence (1963)

Run For Your Life

Run for Your Life (TV Series) (1 episode)

Tell It To The Dead - Aired April 11, 1967, Season 2
Participating Writers:
Betty Andrews, Anthony Terpiloff, Philip DeGuere, Jr., Luther Davis

Paul and two American women are detained at the border by a Sikh lieutenant who thinks they are spies.