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Inside Man, The (ITV 1969, Frederick Jaegar, Robin Ellis)

Inside Man

Intriguing crime drama series The Inside Man focused on the work of criminologist Dr James Austin who is drafted into working for the British government on cases usually involving defecting Russian diplomats or members of the secret service who have returned from the Eastern bloc damaged in some way or with secrets to hide. Austin’s skill gave him a particular knack to get right to the heart of the matter.

The series gave the likable Frederick Jaegar a rare leading man role and a young Robin Ellis was amongst the supporting cast. Guest stars included the likes of Ralph Bates, Patricia Haines, Dinsdale Landen and Suzan Farmer.

production details
UK | ITV Network – London Weekend Television

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 12 | AIRDATES: 17 January – 4 April 1969

PRODUCER: David Cunliffe | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Derek Granger

cast
FREDERICK JAEGAR as Dr James Austin
ROBIN ELLIS as Barnett
BASIL HENSON as Dawnay
PETRA DAVIES as Sarah Worth

THE EPISODES 17 January – 4 April 1969
1. DELAYED ACTION (17 Jan 1969)
2. COMMAND PERFORMANCE (24 Jan 1969)
3. CROSSCHECK (31 Jan 1969)
4. DEATH OF A FRIENDSHIP (7 Feb 1969)
5. DISCORD (14 Feb 1969)
6. RECALL (21 Feb 1969)
7. LADY IN THE BATH (28 Feb 1969)
8. AN EAST-WEST AFFAIR (7 Mar 1969)
9. THE SPY VANISHES (14 Mar 1969)
10. A DAY OF ANGELS (21 Mar 1969)
11. THE CASE OF THE ABANDONED WIFE (28 Mar 1969)
12. REVENGE FOR A VISITOR (4 Apr 1969)