Public Eye: The Fall Guy (ITV 3 Feb 1975, with Susan Penhaligon)

In The Fall Guy Frank is asked by Alison “Bradley” to gather evidence against her husband Julian who is a serial adulterer. She believes he is having an affair with a much younger woman, gorgeous Susan Penhaligon playing the wonderfully named Tuesday Simpson.

It does mean Frank gets to spend the weekend in a luxury hotel but things quickly get murky when Julian receives a letter telling him he is being spied on by Frank. Things get murkier still when Frank learns that Bradley isn’t even married and the address he was given by “Mrs Bradley” turns out to be an abandoned building.

When Frank does track her down she claims at first to be Tuesday’s aunt but he eventually finds out that Tuesday and Alison are more “good friends” and the hole thing is part of a plot to bring the womanising Bradley down.

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Frank has now put his fees up to £7.50 a day plus expenses from the previous £6.50. Also there is now a bit of friction between Frank and Gash, Frank doesn’t like being treated as a new boy given that he has been in the business far longer than Gash. There is also the small matter of Ron siding with Bradley instead of their client. The funny thing is Ron genuinely does seem to like Frank and goes out of his way to then fix things with Bradley (without Frank knowing).

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production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 3 February 1975 at 9.00pm

Writer: Brian Finch / Production design: Peter Le Page / Director: Douglas Camfield

Series: Public Eye Season 7 Episode 5

Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Peter Childs as Ron Gash
Iris Russell as Alison Bradley
Ronald Lewis as Julian Bradley
Susan Penhaligon as Tuesday Simpson
Anne Clune as Maureen
Mick Urry as Jeremy
Hugh Martin as Barman
George Moon as Head Waiter
Tricia Newby as Jill Dawson

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