1 9 6 5 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes
Detective Inspector Tom Masefield (John Bown) is investigating a safebreaking job at Lamarck Plastics when he discovers that his close female friend, Polly (Sheila Fearn) is indirectly involved in the crime and that her brother is the leading suspect in the safe breaking gang.
When he then becomes involved in a colleague’s robbery case that bears all the hallmarks of the same gang, he provides the prime suspect with an alibi for Polly’s sake.
When the alibi falls apart, Masefield himself comes under suspicion and is suspended from police duty on charges of corruption. He now has to clear himself by discovering the truth.
At odds with his fiancée Tessa (Suzanne Neve) over his friendship with Polly, Tom returns to his flat to find a stranger there who offers him £10,000 for one week’s work.
The storyline of this six-part BBC2 thriller series encompassed big-time gambling, Arab oil fortunes, and a bizarre gang of international bank raiders linked to the Lamarck family.
Det. Insp. Tom Masefield
The Soft Bribe | The Hard Sell | The Front Man | The Green Table | The Snatch | The Twist