In Knave of Coins Alan and Lew take a trip to Switzerland to tangle with a highly crooked financier who, believing that Lew is dead, has embezzled a huge chunk of money from him which he plans to siphon into a revolution in Arabia. When it proves hard to bring the financier to book Crowe calls on some of his mercenary “friends” to help.
Lew Burnett is a classic character, hard as nails and doesn’t care whether he is dealing with a Swiss business bigwig who has ripped him off or threatening a pair of police detectives. Also for someone who is supposed to be undercover as a dead man he isn’t shy about letting people know he is still alive.
There is an excellent guest appearance from William “Dr Who” Russell looking very different with his comb over and glasses.
UK | ITV Network – Yorkshire
RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes | AIRDATE: 1 March 1975
WRITER: Edmund Ward | DIRECTOR: Ton Wharmby
Series: The Hanged Man / Episode Three of Eight
COLIN BLAKELY as Lewis Burnett
MICHAEL WILLIAMS as Alan Crowe
WILLIAM RUSSELL as Peter Kroger
FREDERICK TREVES as Gilbert Webb
MICHAEL COLES as Hans Erickson
GARY WATSON as John Quentin
JULIAN CURRY as Simon Hatchett
ELAINE DELMAR as Aisha
PETER HALLIDAY as Jean-Claude de Salle
JOHN BAY as Sam Lambert
WILL STAMPE as Ernst Bronfman