Target: Roadrunner (BBC-1 4 Nov 1977, with Luan Peters)

In Roadrunner Hackett and Bonney are on the trail of a gang of young women who are targetting truck drivers to then rob them, however a hit and run leads them into far murkier waters as they uncover a racket at a factor. Hackett goes undercover as a driver but finding out the ringleaders is harder than he anticipated.

Philip Madoc as Tate actually gets a chance to shine in this episode, getting out into the field for once but the episode is all Hackett really, whether he is getting duffed up or trying it on with the ladies. Luan Peters provides the glamour in this episode as the secretary with not quite a heart of gold and Glynn Edwards pops up as a copper from the met who puts Bonney right in his place with a casual “alright Son” and definitely isn’t happy about the way Hackett is doing things.

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production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 4 November 1977

Writer: James Clare / Director: Mike Vardy

Series: Target Season 1 Episode 8

cast
PATRICK MOWER as Hackett
PHILIP MADOC as Tate
BRENDAN PRICE as Bonney
VIVIEN HEILBRON as Colbert
ANIA MARSON as Ros
PHILIP STONE as David Fleming
LUAN PETERS as Denise Musgrave
BILLY MURRAY as Rex Adcock
MICHAEL PETROVITCH as Duffy
GLYNN EDWARDS as Det. Chief Sup. Dyer
DENNIS CHINNERY as Manning
KENTON MOORE as Det. Insp. Donkin
RICHARD HAMPTON as Det. Sgt. Burns
GEORGINA KEEN as Roadrunner
JAY NEILL as Man in Car
PAUL HUMPOLETZ as 1st Lorry Driver
JAMES APPLEBY as 2nd Lorry Driver

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