1 9 6 1 (UK)
10 x 25 minute episodes
This spin-off from No Hiding Place featured Detective Sergeant Harry Baxter (Eric Lander) who had been Chief Superintendent Lockhart’s right-hand man.
Promoted from sergeant to inspector, Baxter was now placed in charge of E Division’s Q-cars (a squad of unmarked vehicles used for surveillance) and, with his assistant, Joe York (Geoffrey Russell), tackled various assignments from an office in Bow Street.
A strong female following for Eric Lander instigated the series, but an Equity actor’s strike hastened the show’s demise before all 13 planned episodes were produced.
Plans for a second season were already underway when the first series was curtailed as a result of the strike. Production was never resumed and Lander returned to the mother series, No Hiding Place.
DI Harry Baxter
DS Joe York
Acting Supt. Dean
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