In the high-stakes sport of horse racing, the rich only want to get richer. As Sid learns to use his new prosthetic hand, he and Chico investigate why a winning horse keeps losing to long ... See full summary »

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Terence Feely, Dick Francis (story consultant)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Gwilym Mike Gwilym ... Sid Halley
Mick Ford ... Chico Barnes
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ... Jack Beater
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... Tom Mansfield
Jeananne Crowley Jeananne Crowley ... Meg Appleby
Carol Royle ... Trish Latham
Rosalind March Rosalind March ... Madge
David Calder ... Charles Grindley
John White John White ... Kip Jogger
Ronnie Letham Ronnie Letham ... Brian Goodham
Ian East Ian East ... Fred
Ron Cook ... Jack
Danny Webb ... Peter (as Daniel Webb)
Patrick Brock Patrick Brock ... 1st Party Guest
Edmund Kente Edmund Kente ... 2nd Party Guest
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In the high-stakes sport of horse racing, the rich only want to get richer. As Sid learns to use his new prosthetic hand, he and Chico investigate why a winning horse keeps losing to long shots. They uncover race fixing, blackmail, and murder and realize that nothing is what it seems. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Mystery

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Release Date:

28 November 1979 (UK) See more »

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[Sid is practicing with his new artificial hand and keeps breaking eggs when he grips them too hard. He is getting very frustrated]
Sid Halley: If this is what it's going to be like, they can stuff it up their...
Chico Barnes: Oooh. Very...
Sid Halley: Yeah, you can laugh.
Chico Barnes: Look, Sandelson said it would take a bit of time - you've only had it on for three hours.
Sid Halley: Well that's three hours too long.
Chico Barnes: It's bound to have its compensations.
Sid Halley: Like what?
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