George Stamford has come to avenge himself on Mr. Chillingham and is discovered in the latter's locked office with Chillingham dead of a gun-shot wound. However, there is no gun to be found... See full summary »

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Roy Marsden ...
Chief Inspector Walters
Jeremy Clyde ...
George Stamford
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Det. Sgt. Jack Sherrard
Elizabeth Richardson ...
Clarissa Tower
John Gill ...
Alec MacTaggart
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
Solicitor
Peter Macklin ...
Police Constable Harris (as Peter Macklen)
Richard Barnes ...
Charles Hearn
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George Stamford has come to avenge himself on Mr. Chillingham and is discovered in the latter's locked office with Chillingham dead of a gun-shot wound. However, there is no gun to be found and no apparent means of disposing of one. Inspector Walters has to work out how it was done and if George really is a man with an iron constitution. Written by don @ minifie-1

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23 August 1980 (UK)  »

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A very clever little mystery.
13 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mr Chillingham's personal secretary Clarissa opens his Office door to discover him shot dead on the floor, in the Office is the cool and collected George Stamford, very cool and calm considering the occurrence, the only thing missing is the murder weapon. Called in is Chief Inspector Walters. Mr Stamford denies murder, and being in a locked room on the Sixth floor the case against him looks water tight. A desperate search by the Police team to discover the murder weapon begins.

Enough intrigue and mystery in this episode to keep your interest, it keeps you engaged. You keep asking yourself 'Did he, or didn't he?' What should have been an open and shut case, turns into something more complex, the story definitely builds up.

No introduction from Roald Dahl, it's the first episode I think we didn't get one from him, a sign of things to come. I always liked his introductions.

Jeremy Clyde always makes a good villain, he's played quite a few over the years. Roy Marsden equally as good, in turn has always played the role of Detective many times, I wonder how it would have played out had the roles been reversed.

Very clever and suspenseful, it does its job in getting you thinking and asking questions. Enjoyable, 7/10


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