1 9 6 6 (UK)
4 x 55 minute episodes
This short-lived series from Granada television featured a double-dealing Humphrey Bogart-loving gumshoe named Phil Scrotty (Gary Cockrell), a portly and ruthless police official called Kronk (John Sharp), a comedy police duo called Blood and Hound (Alan Curtis and William Maxwell), and a millionaire Persian villainess named Syrie Van Epp (Elizabeth Shepherd), pictured below right.
Kronk headed up a government intelligence agency called Department K, assisted by assassin Miss Dunner (June Watson).
Confusing, erudite, self-consciously absurd and packed with eccentric dialogue, The Corridor People was shot on tape and in black and white, with the action rarely leaving the confines of a small series of sets.
The series was written and created by Edward Boyd (who had previously created the Granada series The Odd Man) and was transmitted on Friday nights in August and September 1966.
Syrie Van Epp
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