Patrol Car: Season 1, Episode 19

The Executioner (6 Apr. 1955)
"Fabian of the Yard" The Executioner (original title)

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Several murders are committed by a man seeking revenge for the accidental death of his son.



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Episode credited cast:
Bruce Seton ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Abney ...
Jim Keyes
Geoffrey Denys ...
The Doctor
Robert Fabian ...
Himself - Closing Statements (as Bob Fabian)
Marion Courtland
Noel Howlett ...
The Vicar
Robert Raglan ...
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Mrs. Boody
Peter Swanwick ...
Mr. Porter (as Peter Swannick)
Totti Truman Taylor ...
Miss Langley - The Schoolmistress


Several murders are committed by a man seeking revenge for the accidental death of his son.

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Crime | Drama




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6 April 1955 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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A sad and grim tale
24 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As with each episode I've seen, it opens with Seton saying "This is Fabian of Scotland Yard." Fabian is the lead investigator in a series of murders in which all of the victims have been drown in a bath tub. The latest victim is a 27 year old insurance agent. When a colleague tells Fabian that there is no discernible motive to the murders because the culprit is a psycho, Fabian replies "Even a psycho has to have a psycho motive." And indeed, Fabian does find out what the victims had in common and that the motive lies in a many years ago accidental death. The detective work is very good even though the last minute rescue of a potential victim is somewhat implausible. As usual, the real Inspector Fabian provides concluding remarks.

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