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Villains: Grass (ITV 7 Oct 1972, Bryan Marshall, David Daker)



London Weekend Television

The fallout from the Bog Robbers escape is the focus of Grass. Arnold Hepton was the chief organiser of the breakout from the prison van but he is now on the run himself after someone “grasses” him up.

He teams up with George but they both need a safe haven but things go wrong when they seek refuge with an old “colleague” – he just happens to be throwing a party and in a disagreement over a woman George is stabbed by one of the men there. His wound quickly becomes infected but going to the hospital is out of the question.

This episode effectively works as a follow up to the opening episode George with George’s girlfriend Franca getting the interrogation treatment from the police and George himself, along with Arnold, the main focus of the story.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 7 October 1972 at 9.30pm

Writer: Ray Jenkins / Production Design: Colin Pigott / Director: Tony Wharmby

Series: Villains Episode 12 (of 13)

Bryan Marshall as Arnold Hepton
David Daker as George
Hilary Dwyer as Franca
Roy Boyd as Det Sgt Habberley
Frank Mills as Billy Hepton
Mary Healey as Jenny
Brian McDermott as Det Insp Culvert
Mark Kingston as Det Supt Davies
Sally Sanders as Ruth Hepton
Pascal King as Carol Hepton
Patricia Quinn as Dorothy
Bill Stewart as Dobie
Brian Croucher as Summers
Charles Morgan as Doctor
David Waterman as Policeman