New Scotland Yard: The Wrong ‘Un (ITV 3 June 1972)

In The Wrong ‘Un Kingdom and Ward find their investigation of a prison inmate hampered by the closed prison life and are stymied not just by unwilling inmates but unwilling guards too.

This episode featured a prominent role for DJ Stuart Henry who around this time was trying to make inroads as a serious actor. Henry played the tough Terry McGowan who is actually the man responsible. His gang includes a young Billy Murray and an equally young Alun Armstrong.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 3 June 1972 at 7.00pm

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 1 Episode 7

John Woodvine as Chief Supt Kingdom
John Carlisle as Det Insp Alan Ward
Philip Dunbar as Officer Pyke
Stuart Henry as Terry McGowan
Alun Armstrong as Ray Davies
Billy Murray as George Read
Christopher Sandford as Chalky White
Kenneth Oxtoby as Brian Seager
James Mellor as Eddy Jarvis
John Woodnutt as Governor
Ian Paterson as Officer Brown
Forbes Collins as Officer Owen
Kenneth Watson as Officer Giles
Michael Deacon as Cyril Clayton
Frederick Hall as Harry Harrison
Robert Tunstall as Det Sgt Dawson

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