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The Guardians: The Logical Approach (ITV 31 Jul 1971, with Lynn Farleigh)



In The Logical Approach the death penalty has been brought back and a young nineteen year old man, Gary Wilson, in the same prison as Sir Timothy’s son Christopher is due to be executed. Despite a campaign to try and stop the hanging of Gary Wilson he is actually killed by lethal injection the night before his hanging.

Gary’s father Sam receives a call from a man called Quarmby, he has also contacted Clare Weston. It’s clear that he is a subversive of some kind.

Meanwhile with Christopher now out of prison his father wants him to act as a sort of spy, finding out as much as he can about what is really going on, Chris makes it plain that he is not really on his father’s side when it comes to the way the country is run.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 31 July 1971 at 11.00pm

Writer: John Bowen / Production Design: Bryan Bagge / Director: Tony Wharmby

Cyril Luckham as Sir Timothy Hobson
Peter Howell as Geoff Hollis
Monica Grey as Paula Hollis
Lynn Farleigh as Eleanor
Brian Deacon as Steve
Edward Petherbridge as Christopher Hobson
Mary Merrall as Lady Sarah
Ken Jones as Sam Wilson
Jimmy Ray as Gary Wilson
Robin Wentworth as Old prison officer
Colin McCormack as Young Prison Officer
Terence Conoley as Doctor
Gwyneth Powell as Clare Weston
William Simons as Quarmby
Margery WIthers as Mrs Edgeworth