Colin Mearns scrapes a living with a business helping people improve their memory but it is not a huge success and his girl-friend wants out. Then a Mr. King turns up, seeking Colin's help.... See full summary »

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Colin Mearns scrapes a living with a business helping people improve their memory but it is not a huge success and his girl-friend wants out. Then a Mr. King turns up, seeking Colin's help. He is agitated and rather bad-tempered, having placed a bag in a left luggage locker at a station but forgotten the details and the combination. Colin is certainly able to help but, unaware that Mr. King is really a safe-cracker who keeps his tools in the bag, unfortunately becomes too curious for his own good. Written by don @ minifie-1

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16 April 1983 (UK)  »

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fairly dark entry in the popular series
6 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Perhaps due to the good casting of this episode - Colin Blakely and Bernard Cribbins - 'The Memory Man' leads you to the twist without you spotting it, and the ending is done very well.

Colin Mearns (Blakely) makes a living helping people to remember whatever they've forgotten, even putting cards in shop windows to get punters for his course. One pupil, Mr King (Bernard Cribbins) turns up one day, agitated and in need to remember the number of a locker at a railway station and the combination to open it. But he has a strange effect on Mearns - is he really who he says he is? Moving along at a good pace, this episode has some twists and turns, and a decent supporting performance from Judy Geeson as Mearns' on-off girlfriend.

It's perhaps amongst the best of the later series episodes and is well worth watching.


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