New Scotland Yard: And When You’re Wrong (ITV 15 July 1972)

In And When You’re Wrong Ward is investigating a series of art robberies. He has a contact on the inside, Charles Prentice, that he is working on getting info out of but then Prentice is murdered.

Ward, who all too often gets about dressed like a member of the Gestapo from a war movie, is playing things close to his chest in this episode and it leads to a major confrontation with Kingdom with Ward accusing his boss of trying to squeeze him out. Ward refuses to let things go and Kingdom tells him he will be facing a disciplinary hearing.

A good prominent guest appearance from Sheila Fearn who would have major roles in two 1970’s iconic sitcoms Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads and George and Mildred.

A reasonably strong season finale episode especially in the scenes between Kingdom and Ward although there is some dodgy over-acting from Robert Fyfe as Charles Prentice.

classic quote
“There’s only one thing worse than an ex-copper and thats an ex-copper doing time.” – Kingdom to Ward when he begins to have suspicions about Wards involvement in the case.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 15 July 1972 at 7.00pm

Writer: Alun Falconer / Production Design: John Clements / Director: Bryan Izzard

Series: New Scotland Yard Season 1 Episode 13

John Woodvine as John Kingdom
John Carlisle as Alan Ward
Jeremy Wilkin as Det Sgt William Peel
Robert Fyfe as Charles Prentice
Sheila Fearn as John Prentice
Leon Sinden as P.C. Brewer
Tony Caunter as Det Insp Bright
Keith Marsh as Stanley Kost
David King as Raymond Deacon