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Informer, The (ITV 1966-1967, Ian Hendry)

the Informer Ian Hendry

Crime drama series The Informer saw Ian Hendry playing Alex Lambert is a disbarred barrister who is building a new career as a police informant – often specialising in work involving insurance companies. Lambert poses as a business consultant to keep his real work as secret as possible.

This being the 1960′ the world of the police snout is seen to be somewhat more glamorous than it would become in the 1970’s thanks in no small part to shows like New Scotland Yard and The Sweeney.

Another good starring role for Ian Hendry though.

Ian Hendry The Informer

Writers on the series were high quality and included the likes of Michael J. Bird, Richard Harris, Jack Trevor Story, Jeremy Paul and Hugh Leonard. The directors included a young Ridley Scott, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Don Leaver.

production details
UK / ITV – Rediffusion / 21×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 3 August 1966 – 18 December 1967

Producers: Stella Richman, Peter Collinson (season 1), John Whitney (season 2)

cast
Ian Hendry as Alex Lambert
Heather Sears as Janet Lambert
Jean Marsh as Sylvia Parrish
Neil Hallett as Detective Sergeant Piper
Peter Vaughan as David Janner

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 3 August – 21 September 1966
1. GET OFF MY BACK (3 Aug 1966)
2. A WORD IN YOUR EAR, BROTHER (10 Aug 1966)
3. IT’S AN UNFAIR WORLD, BAXTER (17 Aug 1966)
4. IN MEMORIAM (24 Aug 1966)
5. ONE FOR SORROW (31 Aug 1966)
6. TWO FOR JOY (7 Sep 1966)
7. DON’T CALL US, WE’LL CALL YOU (14 Sep 1966)
8. WHEN YOU SHAKE HANDS WITH A GREEK (21 Sep 1966)

SEASON TWO 25 September – 18 December 1967
1. UNDISCLOSED SOURCES (25 Sep 1967)
2. HERE’S WHERE WHO TAKES OVER? (2 Oct 1967)
3. THE SACRIFICE (9 Oct 1967)
4. MUTUAL PROTECTION (16 Oct 1967)
5. A MOUTHFUL OF SILVER SPOONS (23 Oct 1967)
6. WHERE THERE’S MUCK THERE’S MONEY (30 Oct 1967)
7. NO FURTHER QUESTIONS (6 Nov 1967)
8. YOUR SECRETS ARE SAFE WITH US, MR LAMBERT (13 Nov 1967)
9. KEEP OFF THE GRASS (20 Nov 1967)
10. SLEEPING DOGS LIE (27 Nov 1967)
11. STUDY IN THE NUDE (4 Dec 19670
12. YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE (11 Dec 1967)
13. THE FLAT SEASON (18 Dec 1967)