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The Man Outside: The Birdwatcher (S1EP3 BBC One 26 May 1972, Peter Barkworth)

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The Birdwatcher: Major Richard Grimsby was mildly eccentric but harmless: that is until he met Harry Whichelow. The result … Murder.

Regular Cast: Rupert Davies (Baker)

Guest Cast: Alec McCowen (Whichelow), Peter Barkworth (Grimsby), Zena Walker (Cynthia), Kathleen Heath (Mrs Want), Amelia Taylor (Girl), John Caesar (Waiter), Stanley Meadows (Inspector Cottrell), Michael Stevens (Corporal)

Writer: Robert Holles; designed by David Myerscough-Jones / Director: Michael Ferguson

Airdate: 26 May 1972 on BBC One Two

Series: The Man Outside Season 1 Episode 3

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.