Armed and Dangerous is a very tense and exciting episode of Strangers, written by series creator Murray Smith (like all the episodes in this season) and with a very shocking ending. The episode begins with what should be a routine escort job for Bulman and Willis but things go sour when their prisoner, John Rutter, is targetted by his fellow gang members because they think he might “grass” on them.
With Rutter at death’s door in hospital and his family kidnapped and under threat the Inter-City team follow a trail that leads them to Scarborough and a very dangerous situation.
This episode forms a two parter with the following episode A Racing Certainty.
UK / ITV – Granada / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 28 October 1980 at 9.00pm
Writer: Murray Smith / Production Design: Chris Truelove / Director: William Brayne
Series: Strangers Season 3 Episode 3
Don Henderson as Bulman
Dennis Blanch as Willis
Fiona Mollison as Bennett
Mark McManus as Lambie
Bruce Bould as Casey
Maurice Colbourne as John Rutter
Drew Dawson as Tommy Quincey
Ken Kitson as Joe Green
Keith Buckley as Eddie Verity
Rachel Davies as Jean Rutter
Jonathan David as Doug Smithers
Dick Sullivan as Surgeon
Barrie Houghton as Harry Degas
Ann Hammersley as W.P.C.
Geoffrey Leesley as C.I.D. Man
Meg Johnson as Housewife