Season: 1
Year: 1954 | 1956


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Sorcerer

29 February 1956
A psychologist is found dead in a seemingly sealed room. Inspector March needs to decide who had the most reason to kill him, and how did they accomplish the task.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Phil Brown ... Dr. Brian Hayes
Gerard Heinz ... Dr. James Patten
Robert Adair ... John Cusby
Eileen Erskine ... Mrs. Evelyn Cusby
Lily Kann ... Mrs. Patten (as Lilly Kann)

Season 1, Episode 2: The Abominable Snowman

27 September 1954
Members of a Britsh mountain climbing club are seemingly terrorized by an abominable snow man after film of tracks belonging to the creature are released. March struggles to accept the nature of the creature, and what it's real motivations are.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames

Doris Nolan ... Mary Gray
Ivan Craig ... Osborne
Olaf Pooley ... Carlmeddy
Alec Mango ... Narbu
Peter Bathurst ... Major Brian Forbes-Williams

Season 1, Episode 3: Present Tense

14 March 1956
March's niece witnesses her husband die in a plane crash. Soon after she begins to complain she can hear his voice in the night and others in the house become convinced her husband has returned as a ghost.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Mary Parker ... Emily
Phil Brown ... Gordon Baird
Peter Reynolds ... Ernest

John Laurie ... Dr. Brandeis
Doris Hare ... Lydia

Season 1, Episode 4: At Night All Cats Are Gray

4 October 1954
A French model asks for Colonel March's help just hours before she's found murdered.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames

Christopher Lee ... Monsieur Jean-Pierre
Fanny Rowe ... Madame Jean-Pierre (as Frances Rowe)
Peter Dyneley ... Red Darrow
Eileen Moore ... Yvette
Isabel George ... Fleur

Season 1, Episode 5: The Case of the Kidnapped Poodle

18 April 1956
Colonel March is called in to investigate the theft of a valuable diamond as well as a poodle. As he continues his investigation he begins to think both incidents may be connected.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames

Doris Nolan ... Mrs. Linda Brewster

Michael Shepley ... Sir Nigel Fairways
John Boxer ... John Heather
Kit Terrington ... Willie Button
Eliot Makeham ... 1st Judge
Cameron Hall ... 2nd Judge

Season 1, Episode 6: The Invisible Knife

28 March 1956
March must the mystery of how a man could be stabbed to death by an invisible knife.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Hubert Gregg ... Basil Pennacott
Henryetta Edwards ... Alice Hays
Leslie Weston ... Hays
Mark Baker ... Salesman

Season 1, Episode 7: The Strange Event at Roman Fall

2 April 1956
A woman is accused of killing her reclusive mystery writer husband.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Philip Friend ... Professor John Hamilton

Rachel Kempson ... Helen Rune
Lionel Murton ... Ben Crowder
Russell Waters ... Hocksby
John McLaren ... Peter Ford

Season 1, Episode 8: The Headless Hat

11 April 1956
Colonel March is on holidays in France when he meets an old friend from the French police who tells him of a murder at the docks. The French suspect he was a smuggler who had English contacts. March decides to aid them in their investigation.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames (credit only)
Betty Paul ... Mrs. Sargent
Marne Maitland ... Inspector Thoreau
Ina De La Haye ... Saleswoman
Miki Iveria ... Customer
Donald Cashfield ... Waiter

Eric Pohlmann ... Inspector Goron (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: The Second Mona Lisa

25 April 1956
'The Second Mona Lisa,' painted six months after the first, is targeted by rival collectors.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Alan Wheatley ... O'Brien

Eric Pohlmann ... The Emir
Robert Ayres ... Wyatt
Frederick Leister ... Matthew Constable
George Margo ... Rogers

Season 1, Episode 10: Death in Inner Space

9 May 1956
At an isolated château outside Paris, a scientist insists he's received radio waves emanating from the planet Mars.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Karel Stepanek ... Dr. Charles Hodek
Peter Illing ... Paul Lavois
Rosalie Crutchley ... Annette Hodek
Christopher Rhodes ... Professor Rogel
Michael Allan ... Philip Rosea

Season 1, Episode 11: The Talking Head

15 July 1954
A 12 year old boy insists his dead father told him to kill his mother's new fiancée.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Hugh Williams ... Harold Hartley

Hugh Griffith ... Dr. Ivy

Helen Christie ... Phyllis Barton
Mary Clare ... Mrs. Wrigley

Peter Asher ... Andrew Barton

Season 1, Episode 12: The Devil Sells His Soul

6 June 1956
Colonel March uses hypnosis to crack the case of a stabbing murder.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Patrick Barr ... Leland Horton
Ann Hanslip ... Emily Horton

Patricia Laffan ... Jane Corwin
Basil Appleby ... George Trevors
Michael Alexander ... Dr. John Walker
Alfred Burke ... Minister

Season 1, Episode 13: Murder Is Permanent

13 June 1956
The owner of a beauty salon is found stabbed to death.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames

Elspet Gray ... Johanna Greer
Margaret Halstan ... Mrs. Greer (as Margaret Halston)
Neal Arden ... Joseph Latour
Patrick Holt ... Paul Chalford
Ruth Shiell ... Annette
Nora Gordon ... Housekeeper, Mary

Season 1, Episode 14: The Silent Vow

20 June 1956
Colonel March and Inspector Goron are present in a café when a customer dies from poisoned wine.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March

Eric Pohlmann ... Inspector Goron

Zena Marshall ... Madeleine
Anton Diffring ... Brother Francois
Martin Benson ... Jacques Dupont
Carl Jaffe ... Father Mendes
Marne Maitland ... Waiter, Gaston
Eugene Deckers ... Brother Phillipe
Stan Watson ... Guitarist

Season 1, Episode 15: Death and the Other Monkey

27 June 1956
A biologist is convinced that his test monkey was not only stolen but replaced.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Percy Marmont ... Sir George Watkins
Gudrun Ure ... Nell Lawrence (as Ann Gudrun)
Victor Platt ... Clarence Bartow
Richard Burrell ... Guy Wallingford

John Schlesinger ... Dutch Cook, Thornbull

Season 1, Episode 16: The Stolen Crime

4 July 1956
A man demands to be arrested for murdering his wealthy wife, whose death is attributed to natural causes.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Glyn Houston ... Peter Ridgway
Josephine Douglas ... Jennifer Lane
Amy Dalby ... Aunt Josephine Douglas
Walter Horsbrugh ... Butler, Jenkins

Season 1, Episode 17: The Silver Curtain

10 July 1956
How did Davos end up with a knife in his back? The murder happened behind the "silver curtain" of spray from a fountain. He was alone with Jerry Winton in a dead end alley, but Winton didn't do it. Can Col. March unravel the mystery?

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March

Eric Pohlmann ... Inspector Goron
Anton Diffring ... Davos
Christine Pollon ... Eleanor Rood
John Chandos ... Dr. Edouard Hebert
Arthur Hill ... Jerry Winton
Jacques Cey ... (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: Error at Daybreak

17 July 1956
A shady businessman collapses on an oceanside jetty, the apparent victim of a heart attack, but a vacationing March discovers blood and a needle near the body.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames

Robert Brown ... Dr. Robert Hastings
Patricia Marmont ... Marion Williams
Lloyd Lamble ... Norman Kane

Adrienne Corri ... Clara
Richard O'Sullivan ... Roger

Season 1, Episode 19: Hot Money

24 July 1956
A bank robber accuses a prominent attorney of committing the crime.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Ireton Boulder (as Ronald Leigh Hunt)
John Hewer ... John Parrish
Joan Sims ... Marjorie Dawson
Anthony Forwood ... Jim Hartley
Patricia Owens ... Betty Hartley
Robert Arden ... Johnny Dunn (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Customer in Bank (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 20: The Missing Link

31 July 1956
Scotland Yard is baffled by the attempted theft of a museum's prized exhibit of the skull of 'Damascus Man.'

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Stuart Lindsell ... Sir Henry Danier
Helen Cherry ... Evelyn Innes
Joseph Tomelty ... Braden
Peter Coke ... Tom Grafton
Douglas Herald ... Guard
Peter Goss ... The Technician (uncredited)
John Watson ... Policeman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 21: The Case of the Misguided Missal

25 October 1954
A 15th century prayer volume disappears from a sealed casket inside the locked safe belonging to an Oxford Don.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Jane Griffiths ... Nancy Pembroke
John Arnatt ... Prof. Wes Wesley
Chan Canasta ... Mr. Canasta

Anthony Newley ... Ned Young (as Antony Newley)

Trader Faulkner ... Garrick

Season 1, Episode 22: The Deadly Gift

14 August 1956
A pretty barmaid receives an unusual Christmas gift, a music box from a thief dead for ten years.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Sandra Dorne ... Rosie Holland, 'The Duchess'
George Coulouris ... Harwood
Tommy Duggan ... Lawton
John Gabriel ... Jeweller

Season 1, Episode 23: The Case of the Lively Ghost

18 October 1954
A phony spiritualist believes she's truly summoned a real ghost.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Virginia Downing ... Madame Richter
Genine Graham ... Victoria Hibbing
Tony Wright ... Terry Fortescue / Henry Fortescue
Dulcie Bowman ... Mrs. Fortescue
Tristan Rawson ... Lord Hibbing, The Earl
Susan Buret ... Nurse Dunne

Season 1, Episode 24: Death in the Dressing Room

28 July 1956
A Javanese dancer is murdered after alerting Colonel March of danger.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Sheila Burrell ... Joan Forsythe
Richard Wattis ... Arthur Cabot
Sonya Hana ... Paula

Dana Wynter ... Francine Rapport (as Dagmar Wynter)

Season 1, Episode 25: The New Invisible Man

4 September 1956
A major insists he saw a pair of gloves shoot a man dead.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Anthony Forwood ... Jim Hartley (as Anthony Forward)
Patricia Owens ... Betty Hartley
Roger Maxwell ... Major Henry Rodman
Bernard Rebel ... Baron Novakov

Season 1, Episode 26: Passage at Arms

11 September 1956
A French fencing team are involved in a London murder case.

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames

Eric Pohlmann ... Inspector Goron
Rachel Gurney ... Mrs. Martha Pollard
Laurence Payne ... Robert Delius
Paul Hansard ... Rene Trenye
Marc Sheldon ... Marcel Leclair
Michael Godfrey ... Charles Dubois
Gaylord Cavallaro ... Lawrence
Edward Cast ... Carter
Bruce Seton ... Hartnett (uncredited)

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