It’s a tricky one for Frank in John VII Verse 24 when a policeman’s wife comes to him asking him to investigate the fact that her husband is being victimised by a Detective Inspector on the make – his name? Percy Firbank!
There is a good chance for Percy to shine in this episode, especially in the scene where he puts Frank in his place “you don’t want another spell inside, do you.” By the end of the episode, and the fifth season, Percy has explained exactly what he was up to – leaving Frank with no small amount of egg on his face.
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 29 September 1971 at 9.00pm
Writer: Peter Hall / Production Design: Neville Green / Director: David Wickes
Series: Public Eye Season 5 Episode 13
Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Ray Smith as Percy Firbank
George A. Cooper as Alec Payton
Gillian Wray as Mrs Holland
Brenda Cavendish a Nell Holdsworth
Jeremy Bulloch as Mr Holland
Jonathan Elsom as Mr Thwaite-Singleton
Gladys Spencer as Mrs Durrant
Barry Jackson as Stock