This is probably an episode from an American anthology show but I can't track it down. The wife's husband is killed (I think it's in a car crash) but is replaced by a doppelganger in the hospital. She knows it's not really him but nobody believes her. She has a young son. That's all I can remember.

  • Is the doppelganger a clone? Robot? Something else? This isn't immediately on topic, could you edit to clarify? Was he killed on purpose? Why was he replaced? – TheLethalCarrot Aug 30 at 9:58
  • You could improve this question by going through the checklists here and editing in any relevant info you can think to add. – Valorum Aug 30 at 10:22
  • in a similar vein: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Parallel (Twilight Zone - Season 4) – NKCampbell Aug 30 at 18:06

This is the Hammer House of Horror episode, The Two Faces of Evil.

A hitch-hiker dressed in yellow oil skins attacks the driver of a car who has stopped to give him a lift. The car crashes and the driver fights with the insane hitch-hiker. It appears like the driver, though badly injured, has prevailed and is taken to hospital. The drivers wife subsequently learns that her husband has damaged his throat in the struggle and is unable to talk, she is also asked to identify the body of the madman. The body looks exactly like her husband and doubts begin to enter her mind as to which of the two is the killer.

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  • Warning. The end of this episode is freaky-deaky – Valorum Aug 30 at 10:26
  • The grammar in your quoted paragraph is awful. Who writes this stuff? – Rand al'Thor Aug 30 at 10:56
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    @Randal'Thor - That's a review by an IMDB user. I've swapped it out for a more fulsome one – Valorum Aug 30 at 10:58
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    Someone might remember a story, movie, whatever and sincerely believe it to be SF. In this case that seems even likelier than normal given the replacement of a character, a plot device with heavy SF vibes to it. – Emsley Wyatt Aug 30 at 17:51
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    @avasey - This was indeed the right forum. Horror fantasy falls into the category of fantasy. – Valorum Aug 30 at 18:01

If it's a straight thriller, and not horror/sci-fi, then a) this is the wrong forum, and b) it's been done several times. It might be :

  1. Chase a Crooked Shadow. A woman's brother, not husband, is supposedly dead, but a man claims to be him. Movie, British, 1958

  2. Honeymoon With a Stranger A loose remake of the above, this time it's the woman's husband that's replaced. TV Movie USA, 1969

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    Thanks Pete, I consider it a horror/sci-fi, but not sure of the criteria because only just discovered this site. I will try to improve the wording on future questions, but honestly, the body of my question included all the details I could remember. Kind regards. – avasey Aug 30 at 16:21

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