New Scotland Yard: Memory of a Gauntlet (ITV 6 May 1972)

In Memory of a Gauntlet a postman is found dead in his home surrounded by Nazi and S.S. regalia.

Definitely something of a strange episode. As Kingdom and Ward investigate further they discover that a neighbour of the Libbert’s was persecuted by Joseph. It’s easy to forget from this distance now that’s no longer in living memory just how close the early seventies was still to the events of world war II.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 6 May 1972 at 7.00pm

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Writer: Don Houghton / Production Design: John Clements / Director: Christopher Hodson

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 1 Episode 3

John Woodvine as John Kingdom
John Carlisle as Alan Ward
Edward Harvey as Joseph Libbert
Pauline Letts as Anna Libbert
Stuart Wilson as P.C. Nash
Jennie Paul as Policewoman
George Giles as Inspector Porter
Davyd Harries as Inspector Carmody
Eileen Way as Mrs Esther Grubber
Cyril Shaps as Abraham Lutzstein
Vernon Dobtcheff as Jacob Harmann
Guy Deghy as Otto Bruchner

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