1 9 6 5 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Company director Tom Fielding (Gerald Young) is murdered by an unknown woman in his office. His secretary, Carol (Jennifer Daniel) is in an unfortunate position as she has recently broken off her engagement to Detective Inspector Alan Milton (Gerald Harper), who is put in charge of investigating the murder.
Milton finds that his ex-fiancée is engaged again – this time to travel agent Harry Brent (Australian actor Edward Brayshaw, pictured below).
Soon there are clues coming out of the woodwork – a fountain pen, a cigarette pack, a sports coat, theatre tickets, and witnesses revealing all manner of snippets of conversations – but Milton doesn’t know what any of the clues mean.
The Inspector learns of Brent’s connection with Jacqueline Dawson (Judy Parfitt), a valuable lead in the case who directs him to Brent’s flat – where a second body is discovered, that of Kevin Jason (Alan Hockey), an apparent “business contact”.
It turns out that Brent’s travel agency is a front for a covert intelligence operation which DI Milton has inadvertently stumbled across, inadvertently putting both Bent and Carol in danger.
This BBC2 series was written by Francis Durbridge and directed by Alan Bromly.
Detective Inspector Alan Milton
Det. Sgt. Roy Philips
The Flowers | Jacqueline | The Pen | The Problem | Tolly Changes His Mind | The Third Person