Fellows, The (ITV 1967, Richard Vernon, Michael Aldridge)

The Fellows was a crime drama spin off from The Man in Room 17 and focusing on two government men, Oldenshaw and Dimmock who work out of All Saints College, Cambridge.

The pair had been appointed by the Home Office to work as part of the Peel Research Fellowship to study how crimes change as society develops. However the pair couldn’t help getting involved in solving real life crime outside the confines of the University.

In a curious twist this spin-off garnered it’s own spin-off with Spindoe focusing on one of the criminals (Alec Spindoe played by the brilliant Ray McNally) who appeared in three episodes of this.

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production details
UK / ITV – Granada / 13×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 19 May – 11 August 1967

Creator: Robin Chapman / Music: Derek Hilton / Producers: Robin Chapman, Peter Plummer

cast
Richard Vernon as Edwin Oldenshaw
Michael Aldridge as Ian Dimmock
Jill Booty as Mrs Hollinczech
James Ottaway as Thomas Anthem
Ray McNally as Alec Spindoe

THE EPISODES
1. ARSON (19 May 67)
2. INSIDE OUT PART ONE (26 May 67)
3. INSIDE OUT PART TWO (2 Jun 67)
4. WHERE IN JUSTICE LIES (9 Jun 67)
5. THE GILDED GOOSE (16 Jun 67)
6. SPINDOE’S MOVE (23 Jun 67)
7. A SNATCH IN TIME (30 Jun 67)
8. THE DISPUTATION (7 Jul 67)
9. FINAL DEMAND (14 Jul 67)
10. NO CAGE FOR THIS BIRD (21 Jul 67)
11. VIOLENCE (28 Jul 67)
12. THE STRAIGHT WAY (4 Aug 67)
13. THE SOLICITOR (11 Aug 67)

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