Episodes

Target: Lady Luck (BBC-1 21 Oct 1977, with Alan Lake)

Target BBC Title

In Lady Luck a top criminal who is a major Target for Hackett and his team finds the boot is on the other foot when his teenage daughter is kidnapped. The “Target” Ruby Daniels doesn’t seem overly concerned in getting back his daughter claiming he doesn’t have the cash available meanwhile his son Frank is determined that whatever happens his dad is finished.

Familial discord and son trying to outdo father is at the heart of this sixth episode. It’s always good to see the likes of Alan Lake (who was famously married to Diana Dors) and the lovely Joe Gladwin (who unfortunately is killed in the opening minutes) too. Lake is quite an under rated actor who too often got type cast in thuggish but could pull off the delicate stuff if given the opportunity.

classic quote
“Why is it that whenever I get within sniffing distance somebody gets hurt and I don’t bloody like it when it’s me.”

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 21 October 1977

Writer: Ray Jenkins / Director: Terry Green

Series: Target Season 1 Episode 6

cast
PATRICK MOWER as Hackett
PHILIP MADOC as Tate
BRENDAN PRICE as Bonney
VIVIEN HEILBRON as Colbert
CARL RIGG as Dukes
T.P. McKENNA as Ruby Daniels
BRIDGET TURNER as Esther Daniels
AIMEE DELAMAIN as Susan de Veer
MARTYN JACOBS as Frank Daniels
SARA CLEE as Samantha Daniels
ALAN LAKE as Swain
JAMES MARCUS as Lewis
ANNE ZELDA as Elizabeth
DIANA BERRIMAN as Woman
ANTHONY HEATON as Samson
JOE GLADWIN as Collars
MAX MASON as Forensic D.S.
STEPHEN BENT as Det. Sgt. Andrews
ELIZABETH NORMAN as Nurse





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