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Fraud Squad: Whizz Kid (ITV 14 Nov 1970, with Edward Petherbridge)



Fraud Squad Whizz Kid Edward Petherbridge

In Whizz Kid, Arthur Mills, the ageing senior accountant at Burton Investments is convinced that young managing director Robin Simms is embezzling funds from the company. He has no real proof but Simms is very lackadaisical about handing in receipts and contracts.

Gamble agrees to an investigation. Sgt Hicks is sure that is just a case of jealousy from the much older Mills however we know what she doesn’t – Simms is addicted to gambling and with his latest heavy loss he stupidly takes money out of the company to pay his debt.

Despite the fact that he has receipts for all monies unaccounted for by Mills the missing money could well bring Simms down.

Fraud Squad Whizz Kid

Detective Sergeant Vicky Hicks visits the home of Simms, she remains unconvinced that he is embezzling from his company.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 14 November 1970 at 9.00pm

Writer: Paul Wheeler / Production Design: Don Fisher / Director: David Foster

Series: Fraud Squad Season 2 Episode 9

Patrick O’Connell as Gamble
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Vicky Hicks
Ralph Nossek as Proud
Edward Petherbridge as Robin Simms
Tom Criddle as John Bartlett
Tenniel Evans as Arthur Mills
Geoffrey Morris as George Pitt
Hilary Pritchard as Liz Simms
Bernard Kay as Whatmore
Malcolm Holbrook as Croupier