A man who has been left for dead by the impostor who takes his place returns to bring him to justice.


Lionel Harris


Lindsay Galloway (screenplay), John Roddick (screenplay)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanette Sterke ... Mary Winston
Alan MacNaughtan ... John Cleeve
Robert Brown ... Richard Harrison
Jane Griffiths Jane Griffiths ... Jane Winston
Basil Henson Basil Henson ... Derreck Alwyn
Anne Lawson Anne Lawson ... Sally Carter
Diane Clare ... Selena Osmonde
Llewellyn Rees Llewellyn Rees ... Bradshaw
John Miller John Miller ... Sir Harry Osmonde
Dorothea Rundle Dorothea Rundle ... Martha Bradshaw
Hamilton Dyce Hamilton Dyce ... Det. Insp. Ames
Henry McCarty Henry McCarty ... Dr. Leighton
Tony Wall Tony Wall ... Logan
Patrick Parnell Patrick Parnell ... Cooper
Arlette Dobson Arlette Dobson ... Karen


A man who has been left for dead by the impostor who takes his place returns to bring him to justice.

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Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

April 1963 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally, in October 1963 this was first released in Great Britain as second feature to Billy Liar (1963). It was then repackaged as an episode for export to Europe and America as a TV series. See more »


Edited from The Double (1963) See more »

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Despite Its Lack of Action, One of the Slickest of Merton Park's Edgar Wallace Series
25 June 2008 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

This movie was theatrically released in Great Britain in September, 1963, and therefore ranks as the only theatrical movie directed by TV producer and director and one-time actor (Brandy for the Parson, Ivanhoe, Laxdale Hall), Lionel Harris. Admittedly it's an over-talkative affair with very little action, even at the long-awaited climax. For all its excessive talk, however, the Edgar Wallace plot is reasonably intriguing, if somewhat implausible.

Director Harris does what he can to improve matters by making effective use of real locations and drawing uniformly competent performances from his players. The film's modest production values have also been well disguised by skilled teamwork behind the camera. Photography, sets, film editing and music scoring are surprisingly slick, especially when measured against the usual humble standards of British TV.

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