In the tense season one finale Anybody Here Seen Kelly Gamble is in the Irish Republic looking into a case of possible fraud involving a very valuable painting. The man involved just happens to be a Captain MacLennan, the leader of the dangerous and very Hitler-esque Irish Patriot Movement. The painting is believed to have been taken from the country home of MacLennan’s father just before his home was destroyed in a fire.
The man caught in the middle is Ignatius Kelly the art dealer who led Gamble to the painting. He knows MacLennan and his “greenshirts” are after him so goes underground. Gamble needs to find him before MacLennan’s men do.
Of course it’s all mainly a chance for Liam Redmond to take centre stage as the eponymous Kelly.
The MacLennan – Green Shirts thing is quite odd, they are clearly modelled along the lines of Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts, still it does give Patrick O’Connell to get a bit of fisticuff action in when he takes on some of the Green Shirts.
“Giving money to a fella like that is like giving gelignite to a monkey.”
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 12 August 1969 at 9.00pm
Writer: Robert Holmes / Production Design: Don Fisher / Director: Michael Currer-Biggs
Series: Fraud Squad Season 1 Episode 13
Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Vicky Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Proud
William Dexter as Captain MacLennan
Norman Henry as Deputy Commissioner Daly
Sean Lynch as Jim Benbow
Liam Redmond as Ignatious Kelly
Eileen Murphy as Maureen
Gerry Alexander as Con
Gerald James as Joe Alexander
Dennis Ramsden as Dr Marsh
P.G. Stephens as Gus
Frank Dunne as Roddy
Leon Collins as Barman
Miriam Mann as Mary
Jane Lowe as Rose