In The Fine Line of Duty an old University friend of Ian’s, Frank Jarrot, now a hard working M.P. is on the verge of getting a top government job. He finds himself in trouble when their is a dangerously toxic spill at a chemical plant in his constituency.
The locals push for a major public Tribunal of Inquiry, they are convinced that Jarrot allowed the plant to be built despite the fact that the company who built the plant, Marshall Cross, had already had similar accidents in Australia and South Africa. Evidence emerges that Jarrot receives a £10,000 salary as a consultant for a company owned by Marshall Cross.
Ian is convinced that Frank is being used as a scapegoat, Harriet is not so sure.
A strong Ian episode and a typically strong performance from Anton Rodgers as troubled Jarrot. Donald Sumpter also pops up in an early role.Donald Sumpter makes an appearance as Villiers who has first hand experience of Marshall Cross’s issues with safety.
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 21 June 1974 at 9.00pm
Writer: David Ambrose / Production Design: Eric Shedden / Director: John Frankau
Series: Justice Season 1 Episode 5
Margaret Lockwood as Harriet Peterson
John Stone as Ian Moody
John Bryans as Bill
Rosie Collins as Rosie (Secretary at the Chambers)
Anton Rodgers as Frank Jarrot
Helen Lindsay as Fay Jarrot
Noel Willman as Sir Walter Sloane
Frank Duncan as Dennis Chapman
Anne Ridler as Alderman Mrs Shipton
Donald Sumpter as Villiers
David Hutcheson as Mr Justice Tanner
Ronald Adam as Sir William
Peter Ellis as First Reporter
Lorraine Peters as Second Reporter
Alan Bowlas as Third Reporter
John Crosse as Newsreader
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