In Hijack Hammond’s have pressed ahead with their plans to buy the Dover depot and Edward and Bill Riley head off to Boulougne (via hovercraft) to talk to a French handling company. Unbeknownst to them a gang of crooks are planning to hijack one of their trucks with a cargo worth 50,000 pounds inside it, Hammonds are suspicious of new boy Jim Barker who was behind the wheel at the time (accompanying Bill Riley back from the Dover depot) but when the police discover that Bill Riley has a criminal record they are suddenly keen on talking to him.
Meanwhile Nicholas Fox is making a major play for Ann, even getting Brian’s permission to take her to an art gallery. Ann is attracted to him but is not offering him any encouragement.
Things move on apace in this episode which mixes the high action of the hijacking itself with the closely personal of Ann and Nicholas Fox. One does wonder though about Riley’s easy acceptence of Jim Barker’s ideas that lead him directly into the robbery.
UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 3 March 1974
Writer: Eric Paice / Production Design: Gavin Davies / Director: Philip Dudley
Series: The Brothers Season Three Episode Five
JONATHAN NEWTH as Nicholas Fox
HUGH SULLIVAN as D.I. Parsons
BRIAN GRELLIS as D.S. Pritchard
FRANK JARVIS as Jim Barker
PAUL HALEY as Harvey
YVONNE BONNAMY as Isobel
JOHN BARCROFT as Lowe