In In A Spin, the second episode of Fly Into Danger, Chris is less than impressed after discovering Jeff Strong was faking about the fuel blockage to show him the importance of plane maintenance.
We also discover that Ritchie and Strong are running some kind of smuggling operation. It’s tied up with an illegal immigration racket run by the sinister Moji Patel and the missing son of Bandara Lal – who just happens to be hiding out in the spares storeroom.
The plot kicks in properly in this second episode and it’s quite a hard hitting one and pretty pertinent to a modern audience still – people smuggling. Moji Patel is the face of the “organisation” that is control the immigrants. Making them work and pretty much taking all of their money in the process.
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 7 June 1972 at 5.20pm
Writer: Roy Russell / Production Design: Martin Davey / Director: Jonathan Wright Miller
Series: Fly Into Danger Episode 2 (of 7)
Louis Cabot as Chris Lomax
Leigh Anthony as Lofty
Bernard Kay as Ritchie
Susan Holderness as Sarah
Edward Peel as Jeff Strong
Robert Keegan as Bill Hurst
Sam Dastor as Moji Patel
Mark Maharaj as Cham Lal
Mohan Singh as Bandara Lal