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Who Killed Lamb? (ITV 1974, Stanley Baker, Denis Lill)

Who Killed Lamb

Crime drama Who Killed Lamb is actually a one off whodunnit that for years has been branded as part of Brian Clemen’s Thriller mainly because it was broadcast right at the end of season two of that series and mistakenly appeared in TV listings at the time under the Thriller banner.

Detective Chief Superintendant Jamieson of Scotland Yard investigates the death of prominent businessman Octavious Lamb but it appears he may not have been quite the man of industry he would have people believe, DCI Jamieson is put out to discover a whole ream of suspects, all of whom have received a letter telling them that Lamb is the person who has been blackmailing them for years.

This is good strong detective drama with the fabulous Stanley Baker (who was making a few TV appearances around this time as his film career faded a little) and excellent back up from Denis Lill.

production details
UK / ITV Network – Yorkshire TV – David Paradine – Trident / 1×65 minute episode / Broadcast 16 March 1974

Writer: Anthony Skene / Director: David Cunliffe

cast
STANLEY BAKER as DCI Jamieson
DENIS LILL as Sergeant Beck
DAVID SWIFT as Inspector Havelock
DEREK FRANCIS as Octavius Lamb
BARBARA LEIGH-HUNT as Madeleine
SIMON TURNER as Steven
PETER SALLIS as Lloyd
ARTRO MORRIS as Mr Humber
GILLIAN RAINE as Miss Bennett
MICHAEL HAWKINS as Bardon
INGRID HAFNER as Mary
BRUCE BOA as Professor Friedland
CYRIL SHAPS as Mr Lavender
SHEELAH WILCOCKS as Mrs Lavender
HONORA BURKE as Mrs Bute
JOHN CHALLIS as Casson
ANTHONY ROYE as Doctor Robson
EVE KARPF as Miss Compton
ANTHONY BAILEY as Sgt Latimer
MILES ANDERSON as P.C. Hanworth
DENNIS BLANCH as P.C. York
CHERYL HALL as Amy
COLIN EDWYNN as Michael
MELINDA SHERIDAN as Receptionist
MONA HAMMOND as Nurse