When a young woman is poisoned on a London subway train, the police searching for her killer appear to be on the wrong track. Bright young reporter Polly Burton decides to unmask the ... See full summary »

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Polly Burton
John Savident ...
Sir Arthur Inglewood
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Richard Frobisher
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William Hazeldene (as Anthony Corlan)
Cyd Hayman ...
Laura Stanley
Frank Wylie ...
Prosecutor
James Cairncross ...
Coroner
Lois Baxter ...
Beatrice Hazeldene
Simon Lack ...
Andrew Campbell
Dennis Blanch ...
Constable Thornton
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Dr. Jones
George Tovey ...
Porter
Christopher Timothy ...
Solicitor
Michael Rose ...
Station Master
Julian D'Albie ...
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When a young woman is poisoned on a London subway train, the police searching for her killer appear to be on the wrong track. Bright young reporter Polly Burton decides to unmask the murderer herself--putting her own safety on the line in the process. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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29 January 1973 (UK)  »

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In the original story, the sleuth was the Old Man in the Corner, but in this filmed version he is replaced by a brand new character, an attorney. See more »

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Very enjoyable mystery.
30 December 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A young woman Beatrice Hazeldine is audaciously poisoned on a Public train, in front of a witness. Her husband William is called in to identify her, and confirms her identity, an inquest finds that Beatrice had been visited earlier in the day by family friend Mr Errington. Plucky young Journalist Polly Burton decides to take the case on herself and unmask the killer's identity.

Some lovely performances, Judy Geeson is great as Polly, but how great was Richard Beckinsale as Sergeant Richard Frobisher. The interplay between the two is really fun. You will either love or hate John Savident, I find him quite a fun performer, he was certainly bold.

Some lovely scenery, some great costumes, it has some nice features, a few of the stock photos are particularly naff.

The Rivals series varies quite a bit, this is a fine entry into the series. A bit of a plod for some, but if you enjoy a period mystery then this could be right up your alley.


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