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Van der Valk: Wolf (ITV 26 Sep 1977, with Lorna Heilbron)



Van der Valk Wolf

In Wolf Van der Volk investigates when a young German man is shot dead in his bed. Given the evidence and how many shots it took to hit Wolf Piet is convinced the killer is a woman.

Van der Valk is sure that the wife of businessman, Kolmaar, was involved (especially as her fingerprints are found on the gun that killed Wolf) but there is far more to the story than a simple love affair between her and Wolf and it begins to look like she is being framed.

An excellent plot from the always reliable Philip Broadley, it turns out Mrs Kolmaar was framed by her husband. He was convinced she was having an affair but the truth was that she although she did have a shady past as a prostitute she and Wolf had simply known each other in Germany and enjoyed a weekly reminisce about old times.

Whilst Van der Valk is touring Amsterdam looking for clues there is a very groovy version of the theme tune that plays. A different arrangement with a nice flute emphasis.

Van der Valk Wolf James Grout

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 26 September 1977

Writer: Philip Broadley / Director: Mike Vardy

Series: Van der Valk Season 3 Episode 4

Barry Foster as Van der Valk
Joanna Dunham as Arlette
Nigel Stock as Samson
James Grout as Kolmaar
Sam Dastor as Paul
Lorna Heilbron as Magda
John Price as Ressel
Bernice Stegers as Anna Kuylen
Pamela Moisewitch as Miss Schaar
Matthew Guiness as Fingerprint expert
Harry Waters as Uniformed Policeman
Elizabeth Bradley as Hannah
Ben Bazell as Wolf