In The Money Game Kingdom and Ward investigate when Audrey Miller is mugged but her bag is left behind and is found to contain some £20,000 in forged bank notes. Miller claims she found the money in a phone box and despite being charged by Ward she is given bail.
Ward is determined to catch her in the act but Kingdom knows that the real catch would be the forger himself.
Ward is also anxious to get the case sorted out as soon as possible, he has leave due and has already had to cancel twice. He does end up deferring his leave once again and we learn a bit more about his personal life as it’s revealed that the single Ward is supposed was supposed to be taking his mum to the Costa Brava on holiday.
The real highlight of the episode would have to be Ward going undercover at the barbershop below the suspected forger’s flat. With his slicked back hair, no glasses and fake moustache he looks like a lounge lizard gone to seed.
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 15 December 1972 at 9.00pm
Writer: Basil Dawson / Story: Frank Williams / Production Design: David Catley / Director: Bill Turner
Series: New Scotland Yard Season 2 Episode 10
John Woodvine as Chief Supt John Kingdom
John Carlisle as Det Sgt Alan Ward
Michael Balfour as Fred Larch
Derek Smith as Phil Hordern
Pauline Delany as Audrey Miller
John Dunbar as Magistrate
Noel Davis as Mr Maitland
John Rapley as Simpson
Carolyn Jones as WDC Carol James
Peter Vaughan Clark as Jackie
Kevork Malikyan as Joe Angelopoulos