In APB Harry Orwell somebody is posing as Harry and frames him for murder. With all evidence pointing to him Trench has no option but to arrest him. Harry has an alibi for the time of the murder but the potential client he was seeing, Gail Stennis, is unwilling to come forward.
Trench is convinced of Harry’s innocence and continues the investigation on his own time.
When Harry gets the opportunity to escape from jail (he shares a cell with a drunkard and swaps name tags with him) he does so and sets out to clear his name. Trench and Harry almost discover the identity of the killer at the same time – a man called Bardach, who Harry put away years before.
Despite being something of a loner, all of Harry’s friends do rally round even Spencer provides him with a car once he has escaped from Prison.
The sad thing is, as Harry says to Trench at the close of the episode, for all the years of Bardach’s festering hatred of Orwell, Harry can’t even remember him. Just another bad guy he put away when he was on the force.
Farrah Fawcett-Majors makes another of her occasional appearances as Harry’s occasional girlfriend Sue. In fact this marks her most substantial appearance yet. Although better known as Lesley Ann Warren, Lesley was billed as Lesley Warren.
UK / ABC / 1×45 minute episode / Broadcast 6 November 1975
Writer: William R. Stratton / Director: Richard Lang
Series: Harry O Season 2 Episode 9
David Janssen as Harry Orwell
Anthony Zerbe as Lt. K.C. Trench
Lesley Warren as Gail Stennis
Fred Sadoff as Eldon Bardach
Michael C. Gwynne as Randall Groves
Bill Henderson as Spencer Johnson
Farrah Fawcett-Majors as Sue Ingham
John Lupton as Walter Blanke
Joyce Easton as Mrs. Blanke
Richard Stahl as Pathologist
Paul Tulley as Sgt. Roberts
Rosanna Soto as Edwina
John Lawrence as Al Buddusky
Don Eitner as Don Maffry
Skip Riley as Biegelman
John Dennis as Guard
Clay Tanner as Deputy
Robert Gooden as Mr. Elko
Bob Hackman as Bailiff
Don Priest as Judge Dahlberg