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Public Eye: The Windsor Royal (ITV 17 Jan 1973, with Raymond Francis)



Public Eye Season 6

In The Windsor Royal Frank gets involved in the cut throat world of Rose Growing. He is called in by Clement Lawrence who is convinced that two of his prize winning rose bushes, The Windsor Royal, of the title, have been stolen by his arch rival.

There is something of a romantic sub-plot involving Pam, the daughter of Clement Lawrence and the son of Lawrence’s chief rival and former partner.

There was a rare guest appearance from 1960’s star Raymond Francis of No Hiding Place fame. After feeling he had become typecast a Chief Superintendent Lockhart Francis took a step back from TV and went back to the Theatre.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 17 January 1973 at 9.00pm

Writer: Philip Broadley / Production Design: Peter Le Page / Director: Douglas Camfield

Series: Public Eye Season 6 Episode 9

Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Raymond Francis as Clement Lawrence
David Garfield as Tom Coburn
Jean Channon as Celia Blandford
Nina Thomas as Pam Lawrence
Patsy Smart as Waitress
Richard Eden as Celia’s friend
Brian Stirner as Gordon Hayward
Guy Standeven as Blandford
Stephanie Bidmead as Penny Lawrence
Julian Somers as Thornton
Gloria Walker as Barmaid
Ivan Beavis as Ron Hayward