1 9 7 2 (UK)
13 x 50 minute episodes
This BBC anthology thriller series debuted on 12 May 1972 and starred Rupert Davies in quasi-Maigret country as a writer with a nose for a good story.
Davies appeared at the beginning and end of each episode to brief and debrief the viewing audience, while the stories in between focussed on unusual characters and situations.
A superb rota of guest stars included Michael Gambon, Anthony Hopkins, Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave, Robert Urquhart, Ronald Fraser, Gerald Flood, Ron Moody, Moira Redmond, Siân Phillips, Philip Madoc, Colin Baker, Sally James, Penny Spencer, Anna Massey, Joan Hickson and Michael Bates.
The Last Target | Murder Story | The Birdwatcher | A Persistent Coffin | Eric | Cuculus Canorus | Intruders | A Glass of Snake Wine | Hawk Street Horror | Bye, Bye, Mrs Bly | Doubts Are Traitors | Mandala | Appointment to View