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Special Branch: Error of Judgement (ITV 21 Oct 1970, with Miranda Connell)



In Error of Judgement Jordan finds himself in trouble when he gets romantically involved with Angela Baillie, a woman who turns out to have ties to an organisation called The Guardians who are targeting a laboratory that is conducting germ warfare experiments.

Jordan had actually, quite literally run into Baillie, having pranged his car into hers and it is only later that he discovers her involvement with The Guardians. The group is already under surveillance by both Moxon and Inman, with WDC Simpson trying to find out more about them. Jordan finds himself reprimanded for not reporting the accident and in even more hot water when he loses his warrant card. It just so happens that Baillie has taken it and made copies so members of the group can gain access to the lab.

In the shake down it becomes obvious that one of the group, Colonel Harkstead, is a sleeper agent out to get info on the lab itself. Jordan was played for a fool by Baillie but she was played for a fool by Harkstead.

Special Branch Error of Judgement

Simpson is trying to work her way into the group.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 21 October 1970 at 9.00pm

Writer: Peter Hill / Production Design: Neville Green / Director: Guy Verney

Series: Special Branch Season 2 Episode 11

Derren Nesbitt as Jordan
Fulton Mackay as Inman
Morris Perry as Moxon
Anne Rutter as Woman Detective Constable Simpson
Miranda Connell as Angela Baillie
John Richmond as Robert
Basil Dignam as Colonel Harkstead
Robert Aldous as Brian
Gabrielle Blunt as Mrs Young
Michael Lynch as Sgt Edwards
John Boxer as Inspector Dunwell
John Kidd as Managing Director
Joseph O’Connell as Moxon’s Man
Louis Haslar as Hotel manager