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I remember only this scene from what I believe was a horror themed TV show from the '70s.
I was born in 1970, so I think I watched it between 1973 and 1977? It was in color and it was seen on U.S. television and appeared to be shot on videotape, which is why I say it was a TV show or TV movie. It could have been British also because there was no dialogue in the scene.

In the scene, a medieval suit of armor, like what the old knights wore, is standing in a hallway like you see in castles in horror movies. It seems to come to life and comes walking down the hall and into the room of a sleeping boy, who looked to be about 8? years old and with brown hair, and then carries him back out of the room and down the hallway. This was a very scary scene and had a real creepy feel to it and it was at this time a grown-up said something like 'you shouldn't be watching this' or something like that and turned it off!

I also don't think it was "Dark Shadows", but I could be wrong. I seem to remember it was at night when I saw this. I know the British produced lots of television horror that was shot on videotape at this time.

It was definitely shot on videotape and had the look of a "Dark Shadows" or "Doctor Who" episode.

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    Probably not "Rent a Ghost". That was a G-rated kid's afternoon show. Not horror at all. – Moriarty Jul 16 '17 at 22:35
  • Right, and I think I saw it in the evening, but it had the same shot-on-video look. – the guest Jul 16 '17 at 23:14
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    I wonder if it could be Sapphire and Steel ? I seem to remember a scene with civil war suit of armour in one episode. That was a fairly spooky show. – Sarriesfan Aug 14 '17 at 21:56
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    @Sarriesfan, this looks promising. From skimming through that episode, I don't think it's the one but it looks like a great show. I can't believe I've never even heard of this one! I see that it all seems to be available on Youtube, so I'm going to start watching them and I will see if this is it. Thank you very much for your help. – the guest Aug 15 '17 at 14:31
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    Mentioning "Wide World of Mystery" is good. I was thinking it might not be a purely horror-based production, but you caught the particularly spooky scene. It could easily be a re-run of "The Avengers", which often had villain shenanigans faking up supernatural threats. "Doctor Who" comes to mind. Even "The Saint" had a plot or three that could qualify as "horror". – Blaze Jan 22 at 15:51

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