1 9 7 4 (UK)
6 x 60 minute episodes
Astrology is strictly for the birds. That’s the emphatic view of David Gradley (Anton Rodgers), a workshy ex-Harrovian who has drifted into the police force.
Then the coolly methodical Detective Inspector meets a pretty young astrologer called Esther Jones (New Zealand-born actress Anouska Hempel) – and his ideas get knocked for six.
Created by Roger Marshall (The Avengers, Public Eye, The Sweeney), this lighthearted low-budget studio-bound thriller series became a cult piece of escapism for viewers during its six-week stay on British television and has become a much sought-after series by collectors – largely due to its novel premise of the groovy ‘70s culture clash between the Thin Blue Line and the Age of Aquarius.
Michael Gambon, Michele Dotrice, Ian Ogilvy, Robert Powell, Bill Maynard, Jenny Hanley and Peter Vaughan are among a host of guest stars also appearing in this popular and memorably quirky series from Thames, originally screened in 1974.
DI David Gradley
Death of a Crab | The Cool Aquarian | The Strength of the Gemini | Saturn’s Rewards | Sting, Sting Scorpio | The Horns of the Moon