Special Branch: Death By Drowning (ITV 16 May 2017, with Gwen Watford)

In Death By Drowning the body of a man is pulled out of the Thames, he turns out to be the property developer husband of a junior Cabinet Minister. His death sparks a tense investigation for Craven and Haggerty, they have to take the softly softly approach however the man’s wife seems curiously uninterested in his death.

It’s not the strongest episode we’ve seen this season although there is a typically excellent appearance from Gwen Watford as Mrs Dolland.

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Haggerty is back investigating with Craven in this episode, interestingly Craven’s girlfriend Pam has also been conspicuous by her absence for the last couple of episodes despite having been in all the earlier ones.

Special Branch Death by Drowning

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 16 May 1973 at 9.00pm

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Writer: John Kershaw / Director: Dennis Vance

Series: Special Branch Season 3 Episode 7

George Sewell as Craven
Patrick Mower as Haggerty
Roger Rowland as North
Gwen Watford as Mrs Dolland
Richard Leech as Cmdr Knight
Doreen Mantle as Miss Mitchell
Artro Morris as Jeremy Wolfram
Dennis Chinnery
Bruce Montague
Drewe Henley
Michael Danvers-Walker

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