Fraud Squad: Double Deal (ITV 10 Oct 1970, with Dinsdale Landen)

Fraud Squad Patrick O'Connell

In the fun Double Deal Gamble is surprised when well known conman Charlie Dickens pays him a visit. He is fresh out of prison and tells Gamble that he is now going straight and getting into the property business. Gamble is not convinced. He puts Hicks on Dicken’s trail and she discovers that he is part of a consortium planning to buy the town hall. She also lets Dickens treat her to dinner and gets a little tipsy in the process. She rather likes him and is convinced he is playing straight.

Gamble keeps digging though and discovers that the sale is not as straightforward as it seems, especially when the price being offered is way below market value.

Dinsdale Landen has a ball as Dickens, he’s a classic Landen character it has to be said. Rather surprisingly he walks away ahead of the game and it’s the crooked councillors who really come unstuck.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 10 October 1970 at 9.00pm

Writer: Lewis Greifer / Production Design: Anthony Waller / Director: Paul Annett

Series: Fraud Squad Season 2 Episode 4

Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Vicky Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Proud
Dinsdale Landen as Charlie Dickens
Ellis Dale as Pritchett
Phoebe Shaw as Miss Hennessy
Richard Vernon as Sir Roy Prentiss
Reginald Barratt as Biggins
Martyn Wyldeck as Alderman Ross
Anton Darby as Detective Constable Roberts
Peter Woodthorpe as Soapy Richards

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