Oliver Platt is defrauding his firm Bulmont Investments, not just out of greed but revenge as his father killed himself when a similar firm, for whom he worked, would not give him a loan to... See full summary »

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Alan Corwin
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Oliver Platt is defrauding his firm Bulmont Investments, not just out of greed but revenge as his father killed himself when a similar firm, for whom he worked, would not give him a loan to pay off his debts. Alan Corwin, an auditor, tumbles to Oliver's deception and demands a quarter of a million in hush money. Oliver puts the money in a brief-case along with a bomb, due to go off at six o'clock when Corwin will be in an aeroplane. Unfortunately for Oliver, his devoted secretary Leila cannot stand by and see her man beaten so she takes action. . . Written by don @ minifie-1

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27 June 1982 (UK)  »

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The Purple patch continues
17 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Oliver Platt is an employee of Bulmont Industries, he's talking with Chief Sir Alex and attempting to get shares in the company, for being such a good employee. Sir Alex refuses, Oliver threatens with his resignation, particularly in light of the recent death of his father. Oliver seeks a new position with a new firm run by James Hamilton, he suggests a money saving tax avoidance scheme which Hamilton approves of. Oliver soon gets his feet under the table, both with the firm and secretary Leila. Soon, Oliver starts taking money fraudulently, Leila discovers it. Auditor Alan Corwin is brought in to check the company is sound, he discovers the offshore companies are fake, and rumbles Oliver.

I would class this period as one of the best in the show's history, the last two, and this one, just plain brilliant. Quite a complex story, been a while since we had a fraud story. An awesome twist with one of my very favourite endings.

Wonderfully well acted, lots of truly capable actors on show, Ian Holm is utterly fantastic, as is the lovely Jan Francis, this episode is full of surprise guest actors.

Another definite goody. 8/10


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