In Run For Your Money a trio of con-artists are in the Midlands putting a new spin on an old con. They are offering new homes for sale at incredibly cheap prices, interested applicants are invited to send them ten shillings for a brochure, Of course there are no houses.
The aim is to get in quick and then get out with a profit of at least £40,000 before Gamble and the Fraud Squad can pin them down for posting fraudulent advertisements.
Kay Pilgrim, who is running the con, thinks she has the measure of Gamble and when he starts putting the heat on she arranges for a house to be leased so that there is actually something on offer.
With 30,000 applicants to choose from Pilgrim admits it will be a lucky dip as to who gets it – Gamble is then able to arrest her for running an illegal lottery.
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 10 June 1969 at 9.00pm
Writer: Basil Dawson / Production Design: Anthony Waller / Director: Raymond Menmuir
Series: Fraud Squad Season 1 Episode 4
Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Vicky Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Supt Proud
Caroline Blakiston as Kay Pilgrim
Richard Pearson as Maurice “Skeggy” Blunt
Michael Gothard as Jacky Joyce
John Scott Martin as Phillips
Pamela Moiseiwitch as Miss Tetley
Michael Golden as Mr O’Leary
Maryanne Turner as Mrs O’Leary
George Ghent as Parker
Geoffrey Kenion as Detective Constable Fox
Annabella Johnston as Beryl
Kenneth Waller as Porter
John Waite as Detective Contable Elgin