Public Eye: Transatlantic Cousins (ITV 15 Sep 1971, with Luan Peters)

In Transatlantic Cousins an American couple and their grown up daughter ask Frank to try and track down an English relative of theirs who just happens to be a Sir.

Sir Roger turns out to be a rather likeable but utterly untrustworthy old rogue who is now on his uppers and thinks he may be able to get some cash out of them. Not only that Sir Roger may be hiding something about his title.

Opening with the classic shot of Frank brewing up a cup of tea (something he seems to do at least three times every episode) this is something of a slight episode. The finding of Sir Roger is all a little too easy and the focus is more on the E’ttrell’s than Frank.

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production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 15 September 1971 at 9.00pm

Writer: James Doran / Production Design: Roger Allan / Director: Dennis Vance

Series: Public Eye Season 5 Episode 11

Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Warren Stanhope as John L’Ettrell
Patricia Cutts as Barbara L’Ettrell
Luan Peters as Lana L’Ettrell
Brenda Cavendish as Nell Holdsworth
Geoffrey Denton as Thompson
Una Brandon-Jones as Landlady
Henry Knowles as Dixon
Bill Horsley as Vicar
David Hutcheson as Sir Roger
Annette Kerr as Caroline

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