A hung-over Regan pulls local Lothario Lukey Sparrow for his part in the theft of thirty thousand pounds worth of mercury. The boy has an alibi - he was in bed with a married woman, but wants it kept quiet, as he is getting wed next day, to Linda, daughter of the fearsome Lily Rix. Regan proves Lukey's part in the crime but needs to reach him before some very dangerous heavies do. Either way the wedding seems unlikely to go ahead, subjecting Regan to the full wrath of Mrs. Rix. Written by
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Did You Know?
The title of this episode is an allusion to the theft of the mercury: in Greek mythology, Mercury was the messenger of the gods. See more
When Linda Rix tries to escape from her bedroom and gets stuck on the window-ledge, Carter shins up a drainpipe to rescue her: we see them from the outside and then from inside through her bedroom window. But after a 5-second cutaway shot, we see Linda on her own clutching the drainpipe - there is no sign of Carter. See more
[to Charlie Pearce, a local villain
Det. Insp. Jack Regan
You don't know what it's like in the nick do you? You can't breathe for the stink of sweaty bodies, stale food and slop-outs. It's horrible, Charlie. And then there's the noise: doors slamming, keys rattling, yard boots on the cat-walk, the tannoy blaring out all day, every day, Charlie. And when they bang you up for the night, there's some hairy great con wanting you to be "nice" to him. You'll love that, Charlie. And when you come out you've got...