In Did You Lock Up? the opening episode of the anthology series Shadows of Fear couple Peter and Moira Astle find that their house has been broken into whilst they were out celebrating their wedding anniversary.
Peter is unable to let the the theft go and is determined to make sure it doesn’t happen again…
Writer Roger Marshall based the script on an incident from his own life. This episode was clearly testing the waters for a complete series run – it was another seven months before the rest of the Shadows of Fear episodes aired.
The fabulous Ray Smith, one of the hardest working character actors of the decade, plays Detective Newman. He also appeared in another Shadows of Fear episode. In Sour Grapes he was on the other side of the law.
UK / ITV Network – Thames / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 17 June 1970 @ 9.00pm
Writer: Roger Marshall / Production Design: Fred Pusey / Producer and Director: Kim Mills
Series: Shadows of Fear Episode 1 of 11
MICHAEL CRAIG as Peter Astle
GWEN WATFORD as Moira Astle
MARK McMANUS as Cox
MALCOLM KAYE as Pierce
RAY SMITH as Newman
CHARLES LENO as Jeweller