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Fraud Squad: Remission – Negative (ITV 7 Nov 1970, with Anton Rodgers)



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In Remission – Negative a recently widowed husband approaches Gamble with a claim that, Dr David Mathews, the owner of the clinic that treated his wife, is nothing more than a quack making false claims of his success.

Gamble’s interest is roused when he goes to see Mathews, who is making a very good living from his clinic. Gamble needs to prove that Mathews is guaranteeing a cure but it seems no has a bad word for the doctor. Gamble being Gamble he continues to dig and discovers that Mathews genuinely thought he found a cure for the eventually fatal disease he is treating but suffered a massive setback when the first patient he was treating died.

In a somewhat interesting change of heart from Gamble, after seeing how much belief his patients have in his methods, Gamble decides not to press the prosecution. Unfortunately it looks like the press may have got hold of the story….

Anton Rodgers turns in another of his typically excellent performances as Dr Mathews and Janet Chappell (better known as Jan) is one of Mathews’ patient, she would go to a major role in scifi classic Blake’s 7.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 7 November 1970 at 9.00pm

Writer: Richard Harris / Production Design: Anthony Waller / Director: John Sichel

Series: Fraud Squad Season 2 Episode 8

Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Vicky Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Proud
Anton Rodgers as Dr David Mathews
Janet Chappell as Eileen
Margaret Ford as Judy Ferris
Roger Hammond as Stamford
Frank Wylie as Alastair
Veronica Hurst as Virginia Mathews
John Pollendine as Dr Bodell
Paul Weston as Colin
Mary Merrall as Miss Wallace