When the Superintendent finds out that there is a bank robbery in progress on a Saturday afternoon, he assigns Regan to visit an old girlfriend whose apartment is adjacent.



(as Troy Kennedy Martin), (creator) (as Ian Kennedy-Martin)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mitzi Rogers ...
Iris Long
Det. Supt. Grant
David Hargreaves ...
Peter Childs ...
The Photographer
Wesley Murphy ...
Dukes, Pub Landlord
John Oxley ...
Uniformed Policeman
Tony Sympson ...
The Old Man
Brian Coburn ...
The Scotsman
Michael Middleton ...
The Van Driver


Superintendent Grant is aware that a gang of villains about to pull a bank job are using a radio transmitter to contact their boss, and it is housed in the pub next door to the bank. A former lady friend of Regan, Iris Long, lives over the pub and Regan is sent in, rather reluctantly, to renew his acquaintance with her in time for the heist. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

6 February 1975 (UK)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director David Wickes asked writer Troy Kennedy-Martin to include scenes showing the bank robbers in the vault. In Kennedy-Martin's original script, the first view of the robbers was as they emerged from the trapdoors inside the pub and on the pavement at the end of the episode. See more »


The downstairs scenes in the bar were shot at the Warrington pub in Maida Vale whereas the upstairs scenes in Iris's bedroom and on the landing by the telephone were shot at Colet Court in Hammersmith. There is a very jarring cut between the two when the old man runs up the stairs to answer the phone and then runs back down to the bar in a panic to give his "Old Bill - all over the place" speech. As seen from upstairs, the staircase has two flights in opposite directions with a half landing in between, and has no carpet. Seen from below, the staircase has two flights at 90 degrees with a half landing, and has a red carpet. See more »


Det. Insp. Jack Regan: Stop pretending you're on the bloody game. You'd *like* to be, but you don't have the application. Why don't you just rest on your reputation as a good lay, and leave it at that.
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