Public Eye: Ward of Court (ITV 8 Sep 1971, Brian McDermott)

In Ward of Court a solicitor asks Marker to help on a Ward of Court case. Martin Bailey and his new girlfriend have taken Bailey’s son David to live with them even though custody lies with the mother.

Frank is easily able to track down Bailey but the case is not as straightforward as it appears. Bailey claims David’s mother is unfit to look after him.

Percy Firbank is back in this episode having been awol for the previous few episodes.

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production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 8 September 1971 at 9.00pm

Writer: James Doran / Production Design: Mike Hall / Director: William G. Stewart

Series: Public Eye Season 5 Episode 10

Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Ray Smith as Percy Firbank
Barry Warren as Smythson
Brian McDermott as Martin Bailey
Ken Haward as Bartender
Ivan Beavis as Landlord
Norman Jones as Bellingham
Julie Samuel as Ann Wilson
John Ash as David Bailey
Stephanie Bidmead as Ruth Bailey
Harold Reese as Hotel

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