Two rival gangs are trying to fix horse races and a jockey is attacked and left for dead in a stage-managed car crash. An insurance investigator makes routine inquires into the "accident" ... See full summary »
TV journalist Tab Holland assists Scotland yard with the murder of a reclusive millionaire whose corpse is discovered locked in a vault. The key to the vault is mysteriously found on the table beside the corpse.
A gang of jewel thieves rob a house which has just become empty following the recent death of it's rich lady owner. The robbery is not a complete success and one of the gang hides the jewels in the house as he's about to be captured.
Harry H. Corbett,
Arthur Payne, recently out of prison, meets a stranger on a train and explains his situation. A few days later another stranger makes a curious proposition. Arthur should participate in a ... See full summary »
I love this series for its cool early 60s interiors. In this one, a suspect is a painter, and I'd really like to buy something from his "impressionist period". His friend and agent Hennessy has another up in his office. Otherwise, there are room dividers, rubber plants and wallpaper with silhouettes of chyrsanthemums - or was that in another in the series? Anyway, rich old money lender Finlay Currie doesn't want his niece to marry the handsome, penniless painter. Everybody is peeved with everybody else all the time, and the dialogue is quite Pinteresque, especially as it's impossible to work out what's going on. Patrick Cargill is excellent as the butler, and Bernard Lee as the man from Scotland Yard. Here he has a sergeant Anson and a dim PC called Quigley. What happened to Sgt Pepper?
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