In Disturbance, the first episode of Hunter’s Walk, Smith and Ridgeway are forced into action when Dennis Kenwright, disturbed over his wife’s apparent unfaithfulness, take a pot shot with a shotgun at Ted Peters, the man who has been seeing his wife. The ensuing manhunt and siege that develops puts the lives of Smith and Ridgeway in danger.
Disturbance serves as a good opener. although Vanishing Trick broadcast later in the first season was initially going to open the series it doesn’t really matter as there is no introduction to the characters they are just very much going about their jobs.
Doug Fisher probably best known as Larry from Man About The House gets the meatiest role here as the gone rogue cuckold Kenwright. The much older and always dependable John Ringham is his rival when it comes to his wife’s affections. She wants to divorce Kenwright but Ringham’s character, Ted Peters, is already married.
This is one of six episodes from the first season still in existence, and only exists in black and white.
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 4 June 1973 at 9.00pm
Writer: Richard Harris / Production Design: Gerry Roberts / Director: Robert Tronson
Series: Hunter’s Walk Season 1 Episode 1
Ewan Hooper as Det Sgt Smith
Davyd Harries as Sgt Ken Ridgeway
Duncan Preston as P.C. Fred Pooley
Charles Rea as P.C. Harry Coombes
Mike Lewin as P.C. David Glenn
Doug Fisher as Dennis Kenwright
Helen Fraser as Janet Kenwright
John Ringham as Ted Peters
Herbert Ramskill as Arthur Kenwright
Raymond Mason as Matt
Robin Meredith as Price
Eddie Bradfield as Stan Alleybone
Peter Penry-Jones as Doctor