Over the course of eight episodes, bowler hat wearing and brolly brandishing Percival uses brain rather than brawn to bring evil doers to justice.
More story of the week than serial episodes were written by Murray Smith and John Brason as well as one by Arden Winch and one by David Reid.
Guest stars included Michael Denison’s real life wife Dulcie Gray (in final episode Hook, Line and Sinker), Neil Stacy, Philip Bond, Julian Fellowes, Stephen Grief, Tracey Childs and David Dixon.
UK / BBC One / 8×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 12 September – 31 October 1984
Creator: Arden Winch / Script Editor: Tony Holland / Music: Simon May, Leslie Osborne / Producer: Gerard Glaister
Michael Denison as Captain Percival
Lucy Fleming as Jo
David Swift as Sir William Logie
1. BRIGHT STING (12 Sep 84)
2. DEAD WRONG (19 Sep 84)
3. WHAT’S GOOD FOR GENERAL BULLMOOSE (26 Sep 84)
4. THE MAN FROM DAMASCUS (3 Oct 84)
5. THE IMMIGRANTS (10 Oct 84)
6. THE SPRAT (17 Oct 84)
7. A MESSAGE FROM TREBIZOND (24 Oct 84)
8. HOOK, LINE AND SINKER (31 Oct 84)