In Growing Up, Chief Constable Robbins seeks out Harriet to help when his adult son Simon is accused of attempted rape. He is adamant he is innocent but refuses to give Harriet any information that will help his case. There is also the added complication that Detective Sergeant Tindall seems to have a grudge against Simon.
Private Inquiry agent Walter Longman digs up info that Simon has been having an affair for the past two years with the married Elizabeth Lee (played by Jill Gascoine). When she gives evidence Mrs Lee actually ends up incriminating Simon.
Harriet is up against James once again and it is he who ends up destroying Simon in the witness box.
In a nice bit of backstory it turns out that Chief Constable Robbins was the man who, some years before (in 1954), prosecuted Harriet’s ex-husband Jimmy and saw him sent to prison for 3 years on an embezzlement charge.
Meanwhile Ian has found a flat and is making preparations to start his Harley Street practice.
“she’s a winner.”
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 7 June 1974 at 9.00pm
Writer: Ian Curteis / Production Design: Howard Dawson / Director: Tony Wharmby
Series: Justice Season 3 Episode 4
Margaret Lockwood as Harriet Peterson
Anthony Valentine as James Eliot
John Stone as Ian Moody
William Lucas as Chief Constable Robbins
Jill Gascoine as Elisabeth Lee
Joanna Shelley as Carol Crossland
Gerald Sim as Walter Longman
Ray Gatenby as Judge’c Clerk
Michael Coles as Tindall
Gerald Cross as Judge
Peter Turner as Simon Robbins
Ian Burford as Clerk of the Court