In Dummy Scoular Against the Crown Harriet has a tricky case involving the industrial relations board. Dummy Scoular is a union man who is fighting to prevent his men losing their jobs. They are currently on strike knowing that keeping a big contract from being finished is their only trump card.
It’s one of the rare episodes this season that is mostly focused on actual court proceedings. There is some quite amusing banter between Scoular and Harriet. Scoular clearly fancies his chances with Harriet but she gives him short thrift.
In an intriguing development Sir John invites Harriet to spend the weekend at his country estate. She accepts but has forgotten that Ian is arriving to take her to the Theatre and spend the weekend in London with her. The weekend actually turns out to have a bearing on Harriet’s industrial relations case. Sir John’s fellow guest is financier Chanudry-Pole who has inside knowledge that the men at the heart of the case are to be sacked and the job farmed out to Italy to be finished. It’s vital information to aid Harriet’s case of coure.
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 13 April 1973 at 9.00pm
Writer: Kevin Laffan / Production Design: Colin Pigott / Director: James Ormerod
Series: Justice Season 2 Episode 10
Margaret Lockwood as Harriet Peterson
Philip Stone as Sir John Gallagher
John Bryans as Bill, Clerk of Chambers
Derek Francis as Judge
Joseph Brady as Dummy Scoular
Nigel Ashton as Stevens
John Stone as Dr Ian Moody
Rhoda Lewis as Jean
David Sinclair as Brian
Tony Steedman as Cooper
Clifford Rose as Mr Chaundry-Pole
Yasuko Nagazumi as Mrs Chaundry-Pole
Terence Davies as Tommy