New Scotland Yard: The Come Back (ITV 29 April 1972)

In The Come Back Kingdom and Ward investigate the brutal murder of an elderly, retired bank manager. There doesn’t seem to be any motive but violent petty crook David Collins might just be involved.

A young Kenneth Cranham takes centre stage in this quite violent story (especially when you consider that it aired at 7.00pm). He plays the thug Collins very well, he’s the kind of chap who is kind to his mum though (she’s played by Betty Romaine who would be a series regular on prison drama Within These Walls.) A young Kenneth Colley also makes an appearance as a garage mechanic who has a run in with Collins.

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production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 29 April 1972 at 7.00pm

Writer: Tony Hoare / Production Design: John Clements / Director: Tony Wharmby

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 1 Episode 2

John Woodvine as John Kingdom
John Carlisle as Alan Ward
Kenneth Cranham as David Collins
Geoffrey Morris as Mr Dobson
Robert Hartley as Dr Cyril Cobb
Betty Romaine as Mrs Collins
Mark Dowse as Detective Inspector Fletcher
Barry Warren as Harry Carson
Sheelah Wilcocks as Miss Rawlings
Kenneth Colley as Peter Elliot

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