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Fraud Squad: Golden Island (ITV 5 Dec 1970, with Phyllida Law)



In Golden Island wealthy Mrs Holland is convinced that the writer, Captain Garland, her daughter Winifred is working as a secretary for is a fraudster. She tells Gamble and Hicks that the real Captain Garland died four years ago.

When Gamble and Hicks investigates it is very obvious that this Garland is up to something.

Another excellent George Baker guest appearance, here he is the duplicitous Garland, his “mark” Winifred Holland is played by the fabulous Phyllida Law, mother of Emma Thompson (and here looking very much like her). There is a very nice twist when Garland tells Winifred the truth and the pair get married in secret.

Fraud Squad Golden Island

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 5 December 1970

Writer: Lewis Greifer / Production Design: Michael Bailey / Director: Paul Annett

Series: Fraud Squad Season 2 Episode 12

Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Proud
George Baker as Bill Garland
Phyllida Law as Winifred Holland
Elsie Randolph as Agnes Holland
Lisa Daniely as Yvonne Schenk
Geoffrey Chater as Brigadier Wildblood
Jacqueline Maude as Mrs Wildblood
Robert James as Willis