Public Eye: Case For The Defence (ITV 27 Aug 1969, Billy Hamon)

In Case For The Defence Frank is working in a supermarket stacking shelfs following the debacle at the builders yard where he was accused of theft; There is a bright spot on the horizon though when Detective Broome tells him he can get him a job with a private detective agency and has already cleared it with Marker’s probation officer.

His first case is a carry over from episode three’s Paid In Full with young Barry Osborne, who shared a police car with Marker in that episode, up on a murder charge. His solicitor and Osborne’s dad want Marker to come up with evidence to reduce the charge to manslaughter.

Case For The Defence is also one of the very few occasions when Frank has the use of a car albeit one that he is using to find out information from the garage where Barry committed the murder.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episodes / Broadcast Wednesday 27 August 1969 at 9.00pm

Writer: Roger Marshall / Production Design: Neville Green / Director: Guy Verney

Series: Public Eye Season 4 Episode 5

Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Leslie Lawton as Detective Constable Broome
Haydn Jones as Davis
Billy Hamon as Barry Osborne
William Lucas as Ben Osborne
Stanley Meadows as Joe Rylands
Anna Wing as Mrs Flockton
Malcolm Howard as Don Flockton
John Boxer as Barman
George Day as Pub Customer
Brenda Saunders as Sally Jackson
Richard Bird as Jackson
Pauline Challoner as Dorry Milner

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