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Capone Investment, The (ITV 1973, John Thaw, Glyn Owen)

In The Capone Investment copper Inspector Reaygo and DI6 man Wheatfield get involved in a murder and embezzlement plot that goes to the 1920’s and a huge sum of money that legendary gangster Al Capone tried to launder in the UK.

Full of strong performances from big names including a cast against type John Thaw who at the time was just about to hit major stardom in The Sweeney.

The Capone Investment has that classic 1970’s vibe even if there was a bit of a reliance for the driving scenes, of which there were many, to use chromakey aka cso. The theme tune definitely didn’t suit the production though!

production details
UK | ITV – Southern | 6×30 minute episodes | AIRDATES: 4 July – 8 August 1973

WRITER: Ian Kennedy Martin | THEME MUSIC: Alexander Faris | PRODUCTION DESIGN: John Dilly | PRODUCER: James Gatward | DIRECTOR: Alan Gibson

cast
Glyn Owen as Reaygo
Peter Sallis as Wheatfield
Isobel Black as Fran
John Thaw as Tom
John Bown as Metcalfe
Roland Curram as Bunty

THE EPISODES
1. A MURDER MISSING
2. THE GRASS IS GREENER
3. THE CITIZEN FROM CHICAGO
4. MONEY IN THE BANK
5. ONE KILLER MAKES TWO
6. FINAL INNINGS