1 9 6 4 (UK)
6 x 50 minute episodes
Debuting at 9:35 pm on BBC1 on 3 October 1964, Thorndyke was based on the stories of Richard Austin from the early 1900s and evolved from a single play in the earlier Detective anthology series.
Peter Copley starred as Dr John Evelyn Thorndyke, an amateur detective, investigating cases in a very Holmesian scientific style.
Thorndyke had his own private laboratory in which he made full use of revolutionary techniques (at the time) such as fingerprinting.
The Doctor was a sophisticated middle-aged bachelor. His assistant was his medical friend Dr Jervis (Paul Williamson) and his shrewd manservant was Polton (Patrick Newell).
Dr John Evelyn Thorndyke
The Old Lag | A Case of Premeditation | The Mysterious Visitor | The Case of Phyllis Annesley | Percival Bland’s Brother | The Puzzle Lock