Quick Before They Catch Us (1966– )

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The adventures of a group of teenagers becoming embroiled in various cases.

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Series cast summary:
Colin Douglas ...
 Andrew Lane (7 episodes, 1966)
 Kate (5 episodes, 1966)
David Griffin ...
 Mark Dennison (5 episodes, 1966)
Roy Skelton ...
 Danny / ... (5 episodes, 1966)
John Bailey ...
 Senor Miranda (4 episodes, 1966)
David Ballantyne ...
 Bill Hanson (4 episodes, 1966)
Betty Bascomb ...
 Mum (4 episodes, 1966)
Jill Curzon ...
 Gloria Smith (4 episodes, 1966)
John Gill ...
 Magnus (4 episodes, 1966)
Teddy Green ...
 Johnny Martin (4 episodes, 1966)
Angus MacKay ...
 Tom Kidd (4 episodes, 1966)
Madeleine Mills ...
 Lolita / ... (4 episodes, 1966)
Victor Platt ...
 Bunce (4 episodes, 1966)
Leonard Sachs ...
 Venner (4 episodes, 1966)
Campbell Singer ...
 Captain Happy (4 episodes, 1966)
Walter Sparrow ...
 Frost (4 episodes, 1966)
Jean St. Clair ...
 Agnes / ... (4 episodes, 1966)
 Yeoman (4 episodes, 1966)
Derek Ware ...
 Plummer (4 episodes, 1966)
 Ferrars (4 episodes, 1966)
Margo Andrew ...
 Vera (3 episodes, 1966)
Jennifer Baker ...
 Twin (3 episodes, 1966)
Susan Baker ...
 Twin (3 episodes, 1966)
Colin Bell ...
 Don (3 episodes, 1966)
Barrie Dufres ...
 Plumber's Mate / ... (3 episodes, 1966)
David James ...
 The Plumber / ... (3 episodes, 1966)
Bettine Le Beau ...
 Cecile (3 episodes, 1966)
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
 Maxwell Archer (3 episodes, 1966)
 P.C. Brown (3 episodes, 1966)
Philip Ray ...
 Scott (3 episodes, 1966)
Adrian Ropes ...
 Roloff Banks (3 episodes, 1966)
Talfryn Thomas ...
 Masters (3 episodes, 1966)
Royston Tickner ...
 Frith (3 episodes, 1966)


The adventures of a group of teenagers becoming embroiled in various cases.

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Was a replacement in the BBC summer schedules for _"Dixon Of Dock Green" (1955)_. See more »


Quick Before They Catch Us
Composed by Monty Norman
Performed by Paddy, Klaus & Gibson
(series theme-tune)
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Another Lost Cause?
1 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can remember the first episode of this series or serial (I'm not now sure which) and it had a very promising start.

A group of teenage students had taken possession of an old property to use as 'digs'. In the course of exploring it, they discovered a large round table that was bolted to the floor of a circular room. The roof of this room was a cupola. Above the table were a group of what resembled bell-ropes, but when they began heaving on them - as students are apt to do - they succeeded in opening some part of the roof, whereupon a view of the streets below was projected onto the table. One of their number went on to explain that a camera-obscura must have been built into the cupola, making this phenomenon possible. Also, by taking one of the bell-ropes and walking round the table, the entire neighbourhood swirled past in panorama. At one point, they stopped, and discovered a very suspicious-looking man in a trench-coat evidently staring up at the premises. Yanking on another rope enabled them to zoom-in on this individual and get a clear view of him.

This much of the first program I recollect quite clearly, but the rest is a bit of a fog. I suspect that it didn't live up to expectations. However, I would very much like to know more. How about it, you lot?

I've rated it as a comparatively positive 7-star based upon its first fascinating episode. Maybe it was a turkey after that.

The program came with its very own theme song 'Quick Before They Catch Us (Everybody Run)'. It was a minor hit of the day and is still available on i-tunes.      

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