New Scotland Yard: Daisy Chain (11 Aug 1973)

In Daisy Chain the murder of a prominent local J.P. leads to another case involving the 15 year old murder of a teenage girl. As Kingdom and Ward investigate it quickly becomes apparent that the two murders are linked.

A classic murder mystery plotline but Helen Lindsay, as the wife of the murdered man Sam Abbott, is the real highlight of the episode. Her disdain for Kingdom and Ward, especially Ward is very funny.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 11 August 1973 at 8.30pm

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Writer: Andrew Hall / Production Design: John Clements / Director: John Reardon

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 3 Episode 8

cast
John Woodvine as Kingdom
John Carlisle as Ward
Helen Lindsay as Mrs Abbott
John Horsley as Sir James Goodenough
John Turner as Sam Abbott
Richard Gale as Reading
Diana Chappell as Miss Gray
Ron Pember as Doyle
David Henry as Detective Sergeant Ross
Michael O’Hagan as Detective Sergeant Coates
Maurice Good as Paget
Madeleine Christie as Mrs Light
Elaine Wells as Mrs Paget
James McManus as The Painter

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