Public Eye: The Man Who Didn’t Eat Sweets (ITV 1 Sep 1971, with Peter Sallis)

In The Man Who Didn’t Eat Sweets Julia Meadows asks Frank to look into whether her husband Eddie is having an affair. Eddie is quite a bit older than Julia and he works away for much of the week.

Frank tracks Meadows to Northampton where he is staying at a boarding house. It turns out that Eddie has another wife – she actually owns the boarding house. However there is more – Eddie also only stays with Mrs Meadows number 2 before moving on… to number 3.

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Gareth Thomas makes a small appearance as car dealer Briggs. He is Frank’s go to man if he needs to hire a car during this season. There is also a small appearance from a young Colin Baker.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 1 September 1971 at 9.00pm

Writer: Richard Harris / Production Design: Norman Garwood / Director: James Gatward

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Series: Public Eye Season 5 Episode 9

Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Peter Sallis as Eddie Meadows
Marjie Lawrence as Julia Meadows
Gareth Thomas as Briggs
Brenda Cavendish as Nell Cavendish
Ann Penfold as Jenny Meadows
Jean Harvey as Adele Meadows
Colin Baker as Town Hall Clerk
Dorothy Primrose as Constance Meadows

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