In The Golden Boy a promising Oxford scholar, Vyvyan Reveldale, has gone missing, his former tutor Reggie Aston is keen to find him but comes up against strong opposition from Vivyan’s father Sir John who has a deep felt and long held distrust of Reggie going back to their school days.
It’s not an easy case for Marker, he faces closed doors at every turn – until Vyvyan’s mother turns up, tells him that he has been abroad and has just returned to London. She even gives Frank an address where Vyvyan is staying.
When Frank does finally find Vyvyan you think he might not be the Golden Boy of the title he is painted to be but he genuinely is, he has been living in India for six months and really had his eyes opened by the levels of poverty there.
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 10 January 1973 at 9.00pm
Writer: Philip Broadley / Production Design: Bryan Graves / Director: Douglas Camfield
Series: Public Eye Season 6 Episode 8
Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Richard Hurndall as Sir John Reveldale
Alan Webb as Reggie Aston
Philip Ray as Clifton
Martin Howells as Jimmy Milner
Graham Edwards as Squash player
Barbara Markham as Lady Reveldale
Linda Liles as Carol
John F. Landry as Keeling
David Gwillim as Vyvyan Reveldale
Alan Tucker as Bamford
Yvette Vanson as Barmaid