1 9 6 9 – 1 9 7 4 (UK)
52 x 50 minute episodes
The debut series from Euston Films (Thames TV offshoot and home of The Sweeney and Minder) featuring the tough guys of the Special Branch – the division of Britain’s police force that investigated activities of political agitators, spies, industrial plotters and national security threats.
Four series’ were made, starring Derren Nesbitt as Detective Chief Inspector Jordan and Wensley Pithey as Superintendent Eden. Patrick Mower starred as Detective Inspector Haggerty.
By 1972 Haggerty was gone, and pock-marked Cockney actor George Sewell played Detective Chief Inspector Alan Craven, the new head of Scotland Yard’s SB Division.
Viewers missed Mower and he came back to the series later.
Det. Supt. Inman
DCI Tom Haggerty
Chief Supt. Knight
DCI Alan Craven