1 9 6 1 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Premiering on Tuesday 1 August 1961, this BBC series revolved around the titular insurance investigator, played by Andrew Crawford.
The indefatigable Mr Ambler – who worked for an old established independent firm of valuers and loss adjusters – had a strangely brusque manner and the demeanour of being rather pleased with himself as he investigated claims made on insurance companies.
The Association of Fire Loss Adjusters complained that the series gave a false picture and made the insurance investigator look like a detective.
But the BBC stood firm, and Ambler kept on detecting.
The stories – written by John Whitney and Geoffrey Bellman – were played at a walking pace and were none the worse for it.
The series was directed by Alan Sleath.
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