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Hopjoy Was Here: Part 1 

Mr. Hopjoy, a traveling salesman, has disappeared - to the relief of many husbands, the rage of innumerable creditors and the alarm of two mystery men from London, who know him as a spy. Is he dead? Chief Inspector Purbright investigates.



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Episode cast overview:
... Detective Inspector Purbright
... Detective Sergeant Love
Moray Watson ... Chief Constable Chubb
... Sergeant Malley
... Gordon Periam
... Doreen Periam
Michael Robbins ... Pumphrey
... Ross
John Tordoff ... Warlock
... Tozer
John Bryans ... Barraclough
Christopher Driscoll ... Police Constable


DI Purbright and DS Love investigate the disappearance of a Mr. Hopjoy after receiving an anonymous letter saying the man had disappeared. The search of his house reveals a number of suspicious elements including blood and a carboy that once contained acid. As they look into his background, they learn that he was frequently absent for days at a time and was, to put it mildly, a libidinous fellow. He lodged with Gordon Periam, a tobacconist who, the pipe smoking Purbright notes, doesn't smoke. Periam is missing however, as is Hopjoy's car. While the results of the forensic examination of the house is still outstanding, Purbright learns from his Chief Constable that Hopjoy was something of a spy and that two of his colleagues, Ross and Pumphrey, will be conducting their own investigation. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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8 May 1977 (UK)  »

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Warlock: [introducing himself] Mr. Purbright? Warlock. Hang-'em-on-a-nail department. Forensics.
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