In A Private Nuisance there are two cases to deal with – in the first Leonard Witcher is in the magistrates court accused of being drunk and disorderly, he is claiming that he was simply picking up his glasses. He admits he had drunk a bottle of cider and had just left the pub where the police had been called to deal with an altercation involving a group of men.
In the second Daniel Maynard is accused of assaulting the wife of the owner of a public house (the same public house Witcher was in) after she refused to serve him because he had had too much to drink.
There was an extensive article in the TV Times for the week of original broadcast featuring an interview with Virginia Stride, who plays prosecuting solicitor Miss Carey. The interview focused on how Virginia was moving forward after her marriage breakdown with Main Chance star John Stride. At the time Virginia was living with theatre impresario Bill Kenwright but remained on friendly terms with Stride.
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 24 April 1972 at 9.00pm
Writer: Trevor Preston / Production Design: Mike Hall / Director: Peter Duguid
Series: Six Days of Justice Season 1 Episode 3
David Savile as Metford
Virginia Stride as Miss Carey
John Garrie as Chairman
Eric McCaine as Warrant Officer
Geraldine Newman as Clerk
Hugh Futcher as Leonard Witcher
Prentis Hancock as P.C. Hearn
Sheelah Wilcocks as Usher
Will Knightley as P.C. Borrell
Earl Cameron as Maynard
Mollie Sugden as Mrs Dunne
Raymond Westwell as Chapman
Wallas Eaton as Mr Dunne
Gretchen Franklin as Annie