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The Doombolt Chase: Court Of Shame (S1EP1 ITV 12 Mar 1978, Simon MacCorkindale)

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Court Of Shame: Did Commander David Wheeler deliberately alter his ship’s course to smash into and sink a mysterious vessel? His son, Richard, is convinced that he didn’t. With friends Lucy and Peter, he sails out into the Bristol Channel to find the answer.

Regular Cast: Richard Willis (Peter), Peter Vaughan (Captain Hatfield), Frederick Jaeger (Commander Vallance), Donald Burton (Commander Wheeler), Andrew Ashby (Richard), Shelley Crowhurst (Lucy), Gordon Salkilld (P. O. Parker)

Guest Cast: Ewen Solon (Admiral Lupin), Peter Birch, Simon MacCorkindale, June Barrie, Hubert Tucker, Kit Thacker

Writer: Don Houghton / Director: Robert Fuest

Airdate: 12 Mar 1978 on ITV

Series: The Doombolt Chase Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: Six part family action adventure serial made by HTV for the ITV Network. Richard Wheeler and two of his friends, Pete and Lucy, attempt to discover what was behind his Royal Navy Captain father’s ramming of another boat at seas (an act which caused his father to be put in Naval jail) and discover a foreign plot involving nuclear missiles.