1 9 6 6 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes
This six-part BBC2 serial introduced Derek Fowlds and Jeanne Roland as Ambrose and Dominique Frayne, an attractive young newlywed husband-and-wife sleuthing team who ran an agency specialising in the recovery of stolen property.
The success of the agency was largely due to the advice of Ambrose’s father, Hector (Sam Kydd), who had retired a wealthy man from a life of undetected crime, and the efficiency of their assistant Charles Charles (Henry McGee).
Ambrose was terribly British and Dominique was very French, very demonstrative and very frilly, with an accent powerful enough to cut through toughened plateglass.
The serial was written by Peter O’Donnell, the creator of the Modesty Blaise comic strip in the Evening Standard. The director was Christopher Barry.