In The Harland Affair businessman Jim Harland has had a nervous breakdown and is recovering in a nursing home. Whilst he is away Fraud Squad are investigating various irregularities in the running of his business. A prefab construction company.
Harland’s is trying to organise a merger with a Dutch company and without it Harland’s will go under. Hicks has discovered that Harland has made the company look three quarters of a million pounds richer than it is.
A definitely eccentric episode and for most of it Gamble seems to have no idea what is going on. A good performance from Andrew Keir as the pressured Harland though.
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 17 October 1970
Writer: Martin Worth / Production Design: Don Fisher / Director: Ron Francis
Series: Fraud Squad Season 2 Episode 5
Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Proud
Andrew Keir as Jim Harland
Joan Scott as Matron
Janet Key as Nurse Angela
Anthony Woodruff as Alec Thorburn
Jeremy Longhurst as Dr Ashley
Georgine Anderson as Alice Harland
David Hutcheson as Sir John Wainwright
Christopher Hancock as Oliver Swinley
Gilly McIver as Miss Platt
Grant Taylor as Walter Anderson
Jan Dinnen as Nurse Rosalind
Winifred Sabine as Miss Royle
Beatrice Greetz as Mrs Tripp
Eileen Brady as Mrs Philipson-Rudge