In Blue Notes international violinist Jan Servaas is in Amsterdam for a prestigious concert but he is pertubed when he begins receiving menacing threats. He becomes seriously concerned when one of his priceless violins is smashed.
Tnings take a turn for the murderous when Servaas is thrown from his hotel window and killed.
The lovely Hilary Dwyer, a familiar early seventies TV face and a regular on Hadleigh, as well as the fabulous Geoffrey Bayldon play Hotel staff and possible suspects. In fact the pair of them, despite not having a huge amount of screen time, have a major role in the drama as it unfolds.
The clue to the solving of the murder lies in the dark days of world war II and to be fair Van der Valk and Kroon’s investigation is going nowhere until they get a helping hand from one of the key suspects – and even then it doesn’t end well.
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 27 September 1972 at 9.00pm
Writer: Geoffrey Gilbert / Production Design: Tony Borer / Director: Marc Miller
Series: Van der Valk Season 1 Episode 3
Barry Foster as Van der Valk
Michael Latimer as Kroon
Susan Travers as Arlette
Hilary Dwyer as Nana Schneers
Geoffrey Bayldon as Josef Kettner
Edgar Wreford as Jan Servaas
Peter Pratt as Westermann
Matthew Guiness as Barman
Dave Carter as Brigadier Stribos
John Rees as Mulhauzen