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The Man Outside: Eric (S1EP5 BBC One 16 Jun 1972, Michael Bates)

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Eric: Henry Griffen lived a quiet, ordered life working in the town bookshop, until one day he was seen stealing money from the till … And then everything started to go wrong.

Regular Cast: Rupert Davies (Baker)

Guest Cast: Michael Bates (Griffen), Isabel Dean (Hilda Frisby), Hilda Fenemore (Marjorie Griffen), Richard Morant (Eric), Barbara Leake (Mrs Harvey), Aimée Delamain (Elderly Lady), Robert Howard (Customer)

Writer: Hugh Whitemore / Director: Simon Langton

Airdate: 16 Jun 1972 on BBC One Two

Series: The Man Outside Season 1 Episode 5

Show Info: Anthology series of individual stories tied together by the notion of a “fear of the unknown”. Former Maigret star Rupert Davies acted as host and appeared in some of them too.