A burglar is found dead of the home of Professor Busby, though nothing appears to have been stolen. Government official Bellcourt tells Regan and Carter that Busby was working on pills to relieve heart disease and that the burglary was no doubt master-minded by Danilov, the opponent of a head of state friendly to Britain who would benefit from the pills. Busby goes on the run, entrusting his supply of pills to his girl-friend Wendy, who works with comedy duo, Morecambe and Wise. They in fact end up with the pills and are pursued by villains and Sweeney alike, ending in a very fishy climax. Written by
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Did You Know?
The edition points up Morecambe and Wise's recent return to ITV: the duo had just signed with Thames Television, who naturally showcased them in their Euston Films flagship. The two "Sweeney" leads had enjoyed working with the comedians on their BBC show, and both parties were keen to rekindle their working relationship. See more
When Regan watches a TV documentary about Professor Busby, an on-screen caption identifies him as "Professor William Busby" but the reporter refers to him as "Frederick Busby". Also, when Busby makes a phone call later on in the episode, he says "It's Freddie". See more
[backstage at the club where Morecambe and Wise are performing, a troupe of scantily-clad dancing girls walk past Regan and Carter
Det. Sgt. George Carter
[muttering lecherously, as each girl passes
I would. I would. I would.
[at the end of the line is a small, ugly, bandy-legged man
Det. Insp. Jack Regan