1 9 6 4 (UK)
13 x 30 minute episodes
This comedy series from ABC starred Hattie Jacques as private investigator Stacey Smith, who worked for the hard-up London-based Stanton Detective Agency, run by Harry Stanton (Jameson Clark).
Harry sent her off on rather tepid assignments, but these always offered more excitement than they promised. For instance, when she boarded a number 22 London bus for her first mission, she somehow ended up in Greece, confronting blackmailers, murderers and jewel thieves.
But what she was really looking for was a man.
This was an unusual role for distinguished comedy actress Jacques and one which lasted only 13 episodes and three investigations – ‘Strangers In Paradise’ (6 episodes), ‘The Velvet Touch’ (4 episodes) and ‘Journey To Copenhagen’ (3 episodes).
The series aired on Sunday afternoons between July and October in 1964.