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It’s Murder. But Is It Art?: Mr Drake Takes A Hand (S1EP1 BBC Two 23 Mar 1972, Richard Hurndall)

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Mr Drake Takes A Hand: Inspector Hook has no doubt who is responsible for the murder of the blonde found in Brigadier Binghop’s drawing room. But Mister Drake is not convinced. Inspector Hook is convinced that the Brigadier murderer the blonde in his sitting room. But the versatile Phineas Drake has other ideas. It’s murder. But is it art?

Regular Cast: Arthur Lowe (Phineas Drake), Arthur Howard (Sillitoe), Dudley Foster (Inspector Hook), Anthony Sagar (Detective Sergeant Watson), John Nolan (Brian Gower)

Guest Cast: Richard Hurndall (Brigadier Austin Binghop), Howard Lang (Chief Constable), Jill Allen (Samantha Preston), Ambrosine Phillpotts, Norman Mitchell

Airdate: 23 Mar 1972 on BBC Two Two

Series: It’s Murder. But Is It Art? Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: Comedy thriller serial. Phineas Drake, an amateur detective, investigates the murder of a young woman.