In Persona Non Grata Harriet has a strange client to deal with; Millionaire Frank Ronce has accused his daughter (whom he does not get on with) of stealing a valuable painting from his estate. Ronce seems rather keen on making sure Harriet works for him, he even has a dossier and photographs on not just her but Moody and Eliot too. At one stage you start to think there may be some sinister aspect to this but that doesn’t pan out – he just likes to be fully prepared apparently.
Meanwhile James has a difficult case to deal with involving an old childhood friend. Jean has married Matthew Patel whose four year visa has expired. Matthew has been training to be a teacher and had hoped that he would be allowed to stay in the country.
Another episode contrasting two very different cases, James’ case is actually the more interesting one. There are quite a few interesting guest appearances too, Ed Deveraux, who plays Frank Ronce, was best known for his starring role in Australian series Skippy, Andrew Burt, who has a small role here as a witness, had been appearing in Emmerdale Farm but had recently left the show. Angus Lennie, who also plays a witness, was another well known soap face playing Shughie McFee in Crossroads.
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 12 July 1974 at 9.00pm
Writer: Bill Macilwraith / Production Design: Howard Dawson / Director: Tony Wharmby
Series: Justice Season 3 Episode 8
Margaret Lockwood as Harriet Peterson
Anthony Valentine as James Eliot
John Stone as Ian Moody
Ed Devereaux as Frank Ronce
Nancy Wait as Katherine Ronce
Brian Hawksley as Girton
Marc Zuber as Matthew Patel
Diane Mercer as Jean Patel
Zena Clifton as Girl
Hugh Martin as Walter
Joe Gladwin as Mr Whittle
Andrew Burt as Mr Phillips
Angus Lennie as Mr Lenton
Manning Redwood as Kelly
Peter Boyes as Mr Gore
James Cossins as Mr Ritson
Bill Pilkington as Judge
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