In All For A Couple of Ponies, the very first episode of Public Eye, Frank Marker, private inquiry agent, has a seemingly straightforward case – a Hire Purchase recovery job on a green van. However things don’t run quite as smoothly as Frank would like.
The van is in the possession of Joey Stone (played by future Love Thy Neighbour star Jack Smethurst) and he is nowhere to be found.
Besides Smethurst familiar faces in the cast also included Ernest Clark from the Doctor sitcoms and character Artro Morris.
UK / ITV – ABC / 1×55 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 23 January 1965 at 9.10pm
Writer: Roger Marshall / Production Design: Stan Woodward / Director: Kim Mills
Series: Public Eye Season 1 Episode 1
Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Jack Smethurst as Joey Stone
Pauline Munro as Valerie Stone
Edward Evans as Sgt Jarrott
Stanley Walsh as Constable Clayton
Christopher Coll as Constable Smith
Bernard Goldman as Acland
Richard Owen as Detective Constable Roberts
John Collin as Detective Sergeant Leith
Ernest Clark as Inspector Grant
Artro Morris as Williams
Richard Klee as Toddy
Julian Strange as Sgt Barnes