New Scotland Yard: Two Into One Will Go (ITV 8 Dec 1972)

In Two Into One Will Go Ward and Kingdom have been investigating a stolen car racket with vehincles being shipped to Europe to order. Ward’s contact on the inside David McKenzie aka Fangio calls him and tells him he needs his help but during the call gunshots are heard. There is blood at the scene but McKenzie is missing…

Later McKenzie is found brutally murdered, Kingdom and Ward are certain that “businessman” John Randall is the man responsible but he has a cast iron alibi.

We know that Randall is the guilty party having put “the frighteners” on couple Robin and Ann Denbury who have turned to Randall to help cover up a hit and run accident. Randall is very cock-sure about not being found out even going so far as to agree to an identity parade (it turns out the shotgun used to kill McKenzie was bought over the counter from a gun shop a couple of weeks before.)

Quite a few familiar faces appearing in this episode too including the gorgeous Pamela Salem, George Baker, Ruth Madoc as a female detective and David Garfield. Before Baker settled into playing Chief Inspector Wexford in the Ruth Rendell Mysteries he excelled at playing these kind of strong businessmen bad guys.

classic quote
“I could have left you in the traffic department, why didn’t I.”
“I’m a cross you bare.”

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 8 December 1972 at 9.00pm

Writer: Alun Falconer / Production Design: David Catley / Director: Howard Ross

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 2 Episode 9

John Woodvine as Chief Supt Kingdom
John Carlisle as Det Sgt Ward
Alfred Bell as David McKenzie
Alan Downer as Det Insp Willis
George Baker as John Randall
Mark Kingston as Steven Slater
Adrian Cox as Bobbie Cox
Anne Carroll as Rita Cox
Ruth Madoc as Det Sgt Bliss
David Garfield as Arthur Todd
Anthony Verner as Robin Denbury
Pamela Salem as Ann Denbury
Ilona Linthwaite as Miss Pool

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