In A Fixed Address, the final episode of the fourth season, Frank and his landlady Mrs Mortimer are becoming good friends, in fact it looks like Mrs Mortimer would like to take things further. A major spanner is put in the works on that front when Mrs Mortimer’s husband Dennis turns up unexpectedly. Dennis turns out to be very annoying, and has an ulterior motive anyway. Frank is not impressed but he’s more put out about the fact that Hull and Mrs Mortimer had a private conversation about his future.
Frank has also decided that he needs to look for premises to set out on his own again. The problem is he hasn’t told his probation officer Hull. Luckily for Frank Hull agrees that working for himself would be the best thing for him.
The episode, and the season, ends nicely with Frank in his office having taken his first phone call (sadly it was about a missing dog!) and having cleared the air with Mrs Mortimer.
Things would change again next season but at this point it looked like Frank was set for an extended stay in Brighton.
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 10 September 1969 at 9.00pm
Writer: Roger Marshall / Idea: Anthony Marriott, Roger Marshall / Production Design: Peter Le Page / Director: Kim Mills
Series: Public Eye Season 4 Episode 7 (of 7)
Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Pauline Delany as Mrs Mortimer
Deborah Grant as Rosemary
Barrie Rutter as Peter
John Grieve as Hull
Marie Sutherland as Mrs Selvedge
Philip Brack as Denis Mortimer