Episodes

The Racing Game: Trackdown (ITV 21 Nov 1979 with Leslie Sands)

UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 28 November 1979 @ 9.00pm

Writer: Terence Feely / Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark

Series: The Racing Game / Episode 2 (of 6)

Writer: Terence Feely / Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark

In Trackdown, Sid and Chico are asked by wealthy trainer Jack Beater to investigate when his top flight horse is beaten by a series of long shots, investigating further sees the pair of them becoming embroiled in not just a case of race fixing but also murder! Halley also gets his new prosthetic hand and begins to learn how to use it.

A good episode featuring a dodgy fight scene which does allow Halley to try out his new steel prosthetic hand but the actual plotline on this one is well worked out, there’s a small role for Carol Royle who doesn’t do much except tell everyone she meets that she is not married to Tom Mansfield but only lives with him, all becomes clear when Halley pays her a visit and she comes on to him. Watch out too for the excellent David Calder.

cast
LESLIE SANDS as Jack Beater
JEREMY CLYDE as Tom Mansfield
JEANANNE CROWLEY as Meg Appleby
CAROL ROYLE as Trish Latham
ROSALIND MARCH as Madge
DAVID CALDER as Charles Grindley
JOHN WHITE as Kip Jogger
RONNIE LETHAM as Brian Goodham
IAN EAST as Fred
RON COOK as Jack
DANIEL WEBB as Peter
PATRICK BROCK, EDMUND KENTE, VALERIE MINIFIE as Party Guests
PETER BRAYHAM, ROCKY TAYLOR, FRANK HENSON as Heavies
ALAN THOMPSON as Mr Sandelson
BILL CROASDALE, BARRY HART as Officials





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