1 9 6 6 – 1 9 6 7 (UK)
21 x 55 minute episodes
The Informer starred Ian Hendry as Alex Lambert, a police informer who had connections in the underworld (that he had made as a barrister before he was disbarred).
Lambert’s information was sold to insurance companies and to his police contact, DS Piper (played by Neil Hallett), although Lambert had a constant struggle to keep the source of his income secret from his wife (Heather Sears), which he did by posing as a business consultant.
Jean Marsh (pictured below) was the other female lead, as the girlfriend of the defendant whose case led to Lambert being disbarred, and to whom he turned for “comfort and understanding”.