The Brothers: Investigations (BBC-1 15 Sep 1974)

The Brothers

Whilst much of the emphasis of Investigations is about the plans to make Hammond public and the exploratory investigations by Martin Farrell as to the viability of such an idea the title also refers to Brian discovering (thanks to what he thinks is an over priced phone bill) that Ann has been having an affair with Nicholas Fox. He doesn’t confront Ann or Nicholas with the knowledge though but makes it plain to Fox that his company will not be getting a continuation of their advertising contract once it runs out. Meanwhile Mary Hammond is at last allowed out of hospital and Gwen Riley has agreed to come in every day and look after her, husband Bill also has a lot on his mind having been asked by Ted to join the Hammond’s board.

Top notch stuff and Murray Hayne as banker Martin Farrell is great, quite world weary and not a hundred percent convinced that he wants to tie himself to Hammonds. Incidentally the lovely Jill has been much referred to so far in the three episodes of this fourth season but is becoming quite conspicuous by her abscence.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 15 September 1974

Writer: N. J. Crisp / Production Design: Gavin Davies / Director: Roderick Graham

Series: The Brothers Season Four Episode Three

guest cast
MURRAY HAYNE as Martin Farrell
JONATHAN NEWTH as Nicholas Fox