1 9 7 7 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Terry Ashmoore (former county gymnast-turned-actor Melvin McClymont) and Helen Parkin (Barbara Slater, an Olympic-standard gymnast in real life) are two promising young gymnasts who have their training for the county trials abruptly interrupted the day Terry receives an unexpected birthday gift of a watch.
It transpires that the gift is stolen property – Terry’s brother Pete (Kim Smith) is involved in shady goings-on up to his neck.
When Terry and Helen try to investigate why Pete is being blackmailed by a gang of local thugs and attempt to find the whereabouts of a stolen gun, Len Morgan’s (John Price) gym is vandalised as a warning to the young amateur detectives.
This fairly obscure BBC drama benefitted from stunts and action and the expertise of Nik Stuart MBE as gymnastics adviser. Writers Jim Hawkins and Brian Clark provided a fast-moving script and director Colin Cant maintained the pace.
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