Supt. Meredith is determined to bring a team of wealthy blackmailers to book. As he piles on the psychological pressure, the criminals begin to look for ways to betray each other and escape with a fortune in diamonds.

Director:

Gerard Glaister

Writer:

Philip Mackie (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bernard Lee ... Det. Supt. Meredith
Alexander Knox ... Colonel Calderwood
Moira Redmond ... Diana Marsh
William Russell ... Mike Stafford
Richard Vernon ... John Crewe
Richard Warner ... Mark Speller
John Gabriel John Gabriel ... Monet
Jack Rodney Jack Rodney ... Gregory
Stanley Morgan ... Det. Sgt. Anson
Robert Percival Robert Percival ... Mr. Britton (as Robert Perceval)
Ann Harriman Ann Harriman ... Receptionist
Julie Shearing Julie Shearing ... Judy
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ... Mrs. Wall
Ian Hamilton Ian Hamilton ... Waiter
Walter Horsbrugh Walter Horsbrugh ... Registrar
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Supt. Meredith is determined to bring a team of wealthy blackmailers to book. As he piles on the psychological pressure, the criminals begin to look for ways to betray each other and escape with a fortune in diamonds.

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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1962 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and any similarity to actual persons and events is purely coincidental. See more »

Crazy Credits

The final credits are shown over a scene of the criminals being escorted from a building and placed in a police car. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Share Out (1962) See more »

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sting in the tail
1 February 2010 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I happen to be a fan of Bernard Lee.Here he is the usual dependable CID officer from Scotland Yard.meanwhile all of the other characters are not always what they seem.It is a fairly distinguished cast including Alexander Knox,what a comedown from his Fox heyday.The problem with the film,and which has given it a low rating,is the lack of credibility in the plot.A firm has been set up with the express intention of blackmail on an industrial scale.Somehow it has been very profitable as they have over half a million in diamonds.The problem is that most of the blackmailers seem to lack any sort of a role.The only woman seems to be there for her secretarial skills.Although there is a surprise ending it is all rather lackluster.


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