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Armchair Theatre: Detective Waiting (ITV 1971, Richard Beckinsale)

Detective Waiting

In Detective Waiting new C.I.D. rookie John Lewis is determined to bring down underworld boss James Cummins.

A good strong early dramatic role for Richard Beckinsale who at the time was also starring in sitcom The Lovers and would go on to lasting fame in Porridge. Writer Ian Kennedy Martin is the brother of Troy Kennedy Martin who would later go on to create The Sweeney (for which Ian would also write) and producer Lloyd Shirley would go on to be one of the major players in the Thames-Euston production company.

production details
UK / ITV Network – Thames / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 14 September 1971 @ 10.30pm

Writer: Ian Kennedy Martin / Story Editor: George Markstein / Executive Producer: Lloyd Shirley / Production Design: Stan Woodward / Director: Peter Duguid

Series: Armchair Theatre
Season 14 Episode 6

cast
RICHARD BECKINSALE as Lewis
JAMES MELLOR as Beck
ARTHUR WHITE as Laidlaw
ROBIN WENTWORTH as Bassock
BARRY LINEHAN as James Cummins
BRYAN PRINGLE as Arthur
HARRY HUTCHINSON as Roadsweeper
JOHN HOLLIS as Blond
MICHAEL BRENNAN as Bunning
JOHN ASH as Boy
MICHAEL LOGAN as Harding
CYNTHIA BIZERAY as Girl