Fraud Squad: Two Kinds of Crash (ITV 5 Aug 1969, with Geoffrey Palmer)

In Two Kinds of Crash taxi driver Arthur New is involved in a crash whilst carrying a passenger, elderly Miss Spriggs. Her brother is determined to claim for damages.

Meanwhile New’s brother-in-law Olly works for an insurance company and New is keen to make sure that his insurance claim foes through as speedily as possible.

Gamble and Hicks get involved when the insurance company refuse to pay out. Gamble thinks there is nothing to it, Lancaster are one of the biggest insurance companies in the area after all. However, with Vicky working undercover at the company as a secretary he quickly learns that the company is up to no good.

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The always excellent Colin Welland plays the unreliable Olly with Geoffrey Palmer playing his brother-in-law Arthur.

Vicky Hicks is once again undercover. As a secretary at Lancasters Insurance Company.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast 5 August 1969 at 9.00pm

Writer: Anthony Marriott / Production Design: Don Fisher / Director: Michael Currer-Biggs

Series: Fraud Squad Season 1 Episode 12

Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Proud
Denis Carey as Stephen Abbo
Graham Armitage as Sir Gordon Parkes
June Watson as Madge New
Geoffrey Palmer as Arthur New
Colin Welland as Olly West
John Ringham as Scase
Gladys Spencer as Miss Spriggs
Leslie French as Henry Spriggs
Margo Cunningham as Miss Crowthorne
Henry Moxon as John Braithwaite
Wilfred Grove as Babbage
Leslie Nye as Colonel Clegg

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