New Scotland Yard: Don’t Go Out Alone (ITV 17 Aug 1973)

In Don’t Go Out Alone Geoff Grant is an escort taking lonely ladies out to dinner. When American Mrs Leopold is found murdered in her hotel room and her jewellery stolen Grant is chief suspect having taken Mrs Leopold out to dinner the previous night.

There is a great scene involving Kingdom and Mrs Holland-Fox who runs the agency Grant works for. Holland-Fox ends up asking Kingdom out to dinner (ostensibly so he can find out how the business works but she is something of a flirt,) Kingdom agrees causing a distinct raising of the eyebrows from Ward when he rings him to let know he won’t be coming back to the office.

Meanwhile Detective Sergeant Murphy (Roy Boyd aka Dryden Hogben from Emmerdale Farm) discovers some incriminating negatives in Mrs Holland-Fox’s office safe.

The real highlight though is when Ward goes undercover as a Dutch South African in need of a date. His dinner suit is somewhat ill-fitting but his accent is great.

Robert Coleby who plays Geoff Grant is an Austrian actor probably best known for his lead role in the series Chopper Squad.

classic quote
“Yes I know how you feel, I don’t photography too well myself.” – Ward to Grant after showing him one of the incriminating photos.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 18 August 1973 at 8.30pm

Writer: Peter Wildeblood / Production Design: Andrew Gardner / Director: Bill Turner

Series: New Scotland Yard Series 3 Episode 9

John Woodvine as Kingdom
John Carlisle as Ward
Robert Coleby as Geoff Grant
Roy Boyd as Detective Sergeant Murphy
Jean Harvey as Mrs Holland-Fox
Patricia Donahue as Mrs Leopold
Pauline Taylor as Enid Flint
Angela Graham as Secretary
Nik Zaran as Mr Stavros
Jonty Miller as Photographer
Sandor Eles as Leonid Vectis
Simon Lack as Colonel Pugh
Karen Kessey as Rusty Jackson
Michael Mellinger as Embassy official
Olivia Hamnett as Rosalind
Jeremy Higgins as Alexei

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