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Crime Sheet (ITV 1959, Raymond Francis)

Crime Sheet Raymond Francis

Crime Sheet was the second of three crime dramas to feature career policeman Tom Lockhart, after starring first in the series Murder Bag where he was a detective Superintendent focusing on murder solving. Here he has a promotion to Chief Superintendent and tackled a greater range of cases.

Crime Sheet though quickly made way for the hugely popular No Hiding Place which saw Lockhart transferred to Scotland Yard.

Raymond Francis was a big TV star of the fifties and sixties but felt that thanks to the huge success of the Lockhart character but in the process became somewhat typecast.

Writers included Peter Yeldham, John Whitney and Glyn Davies.

The series finished 9 September 1959 to make way for No Hiding Place but one episode, The Superintendent Takes A Trip, was broadcast 8 November 1961. This had been recorded on 26 May 1959 but held back.

production details
UK / ITV – Associated Rediffusion / 24×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 8 April – 9 September 1959 plus one rogue episode broadcast 8 November 1961

cast
Raymond Francis as Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Lockhart

THE EPISODES
1. LOCKHART RINGS THE BELL (8 Apr 59)
2. LOCKHART FOLLOWS A LINE (15 Apr 59)
3. THE SUPERINTENDENT PLAYS SAFE (22 Apr 59)
4. THE SUPERINTENDENT HEDGES A BET (29 Apr 59)
5. THE SUPERINTENDENT FINDS THE ANGLES (6 May 59)
6. LOCKHART DRAWS A DOUBLE BLANK (13 May 59)
7. LOCKHART CHOOSES A WEAPON (20 May 59)
8. LOCKHART FITS A UNIFORM (27 May 59)
9. LOCKHART FINDS A WATCH (2 Jun 59)
10. LOCKHART GOES BACKSTAGE (9 Jun 59)
11. LOCKHART VISITS A PAWNSHOP (16 Jun 59)
12. LOCKHART SEES A CHEMIST (23 Jun 59)
13. LOCKHART MISSES THE POINT (1 Jul 59)
14. LOCKHART SEARCHES THE RECORDS (8 Jul 59)
15. LOCKHART BUYS A PICTURE (15 Jul 59)
16. LOCKHART LOSES A WITNESS (22 Jul 59)
17. LOCKHART FINDS A NOTE (29 Jul 59)
18. LOCKHART STARTS AN ALARM (5 Aug 59)
19. LOCKHART HAS IT IN STORE (12 Aug 58)
20. LOCKHART VISITS A LAUNDRY (19 Aug 59)
21. LOCKHART KEEPS AN APPOINTMENT (26 Aug 59)
22. LOCKHART MEETS A ROMEO (2 Sep 59)
23. LOCKHART CLOSES THE DOOR (9 Sep 59)
24. THE SUPERINTENDENT TAKES A TRIP (8 Nov 61)

No Hiding Place began on 16 September 1959.





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