Handful of Thieves, A (BBC-1 1969 with Helen Worth and Martin Ratcliffe)

UK / BBC One / 4×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 22 September – 13 October 1969

Writer: Rosemary Anne Sisson / Book: Nina Bawden / Script Editor: Victor Pemberton / Production Design: Barrie Dobbins / Producer: John McRae / Director: Barry Letts

Family drama serial about a group of kids who determine to get to the bottom of the mystery involving their Gran’s new lodger Mr Gribble.

Helen Worth who has the lead role here is better known for her long running role as Gail Tilsley in Coronation Street.

Helen Worth as Rosie
Martin Ratcliffe as Fred
John Gugolka as Algy
Juliet Marshall as Clio
Martin Skinner as Sid
Frank Mills as Mr Gribble
Barbara Leake as Gran
Sheila Fay as Mrs Beecham
Erik Chitty as Old Puffer
Rhoda Lewis as Mrs McAlpine
John Baskcomb as Mr Puttock
Andrew Staines as Mr Stanley
Joby Blanshard as Uncle William