In Rogue’s Gallery the co-owner of an upmarket art gallery, Louis Hartmann, is found dead. In recent times the gallery has managed to secure a few very high profile paintings but Kingdom is sure there is more to these than meet the eye.
Ward then discovers that gallery co-owner Elliot Duschene has been lying about his background which leads the detectives to the home of the eccentric elderly art collector Roxie Morganson.
The excellent Julian Glover as Duschene and Janet Key as Jean Rossen who also works at the gallery but is also an expert painter hold the key to this episode.
There is also more building towards Kingdom’s dissatisfaction with the job when he discovers that one of his colleagues has committed suicide.
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 8 September 1973
Writer: John Lucarotti / Production Design: Roger Hall / Director: Bill Bain
Series: New Scotland Yard Season 3 Episode 12
John Woodvine as John Kingdom
John Carlisle as Alan Ward
Julian Glover as Elliot Duschene
Janet Key as Jean Rossen
Edward Burnham as Mr Ridley
Christopher Benjamin as Mr Foster
Terence Soall as Mr Bledwin
John Oxley as Police Constable
Brian Osborne as Sgt English
Kenneth Gilbert as Police Surgeon
Barbara Grant as School secretary
Jack Lambert as Dr Barnardo’s Officer
Robert Gary as Larry
Gladys Spencer as Roxie Morganson