New Scotland Yard: The Palais Romeo (ITV 13 May 1972)

In The Palais Romeo a serial killer is at large, his target is middle-aged women who frequent nightclubs. Kingdom and Ward pull in young Joseph Marriot whose own older wife is one of the victims.

Kingdom is convinced of Marriott’s guilt, Ward though has his concerns.

A claustrophobic episode this. Much of it given over to the interrogation of the weaselly Marriott, played by Richard O’Callaghan who specialised somewhat in this kind of roles in the early seventies. O’Callaghan is the son of actress Patricia Hayes.

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production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 13 May 1972 at 7.20pm

Writer: Stuart Douglass / Production Design: Roger Hall / Director: Bill Bain

New Scotland Yard Season 1 Episode 4

John Woodvine as John Kingdom
John Carlisle as Alan Ward
Colin Rix as Det Sgt Bates
Robert Hartley as Dr Cyrill Cobb
Barry Warren as Harry Carson
John McKelvey as Mr Hever
Godfrey Jackman as Det Sgt Wilson
Peter Porteous as Det Con Davies
Pauline Stroud as W.P.C. Fry
Susan Richards as Miss Hibbert
Richard O’Callaghan as Joseph Marriott
Terence Soall as Alfred Sawyer

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