Dial 999: Season 1, Episode 31

The Motorbike Bandits (1959)

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This episode tells the story of a case in 1950's London, Which the Police have nick-named 'Spaceman'. It starts off with a robbery by gunpoint, where the robber escapes by hanging on the ... See full summary »

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Neil McCarthy ...
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This episode tells the story of a case in 1950's London, Which the Police have nick-named 'Spaceman'. It starts off with a robbery by gunpoint, where the robber escapes by hanging on the back of a removals lorry, after standing on the top to rob an office's payroll through the first floor window. After their escape the robbers change their van for motorbikes. Maguire is then called in to investigate, he finds the lorry and continues his search for the gang. One of the trio of crooks is Sue a woman (played by Jo Owen)while the two men in the gang are Kemp (played by Neil McCarthy) and Groves (Michael Ely). While checking for evidence around the stolen lorry Maguire notices some holes in the ground made by a woman's high heels. Written by Bernard Dunne

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1950's London
16 April 2010 | by (Essex, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode tells the story of a case in 1950's London, Which the Police have nick-named 'Spaceman'. It starts off with a robbery by gunpoint, with the robber standing on the top of a removals lorry to rob an office's payroll through the first floor window. Then the robber escapes by hanging on the back of the lorry as it drives away, after their escape the robbers change their van for motorbikes. Maguire is then called in to investigate, he finds the lorry and continues his search for the gang. One of the trio of crooks is Sue, a woman (played by Jo Owen) while the two men in the gang are Kemp (played by Neil McCarthy) and Groves (Michael Ely). While checking for evidence around the stolen lorry Maguire notices some holes in the ground made by a woman's high heels. This is an okay series and at 25 minutes it races along, so there aren't any pregnant pauses. It was also filmed in black and white rather than videotaped, which gives it a kind of film noir look. It's also good for the total of location work, well directed by Robert Lynn. The end of the episode has Maguire finally catching them at the old Wembley Stadium by working out their M.O. as they try to do two jobs in one day. Outstanding.


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