TV Francis Durbridge Presents: A Game of Murder (BBC-2 1966, Gerald Harper) Published 5 months ago on September 14, 2018 A Game of Murder could be considered something of a sequel to the previous years Francis Durbridge Presents mystery A Man Called Harry Brent in so much as it features Gerald Harper once again as a Detective Inspector, this time though he is called Jack Kerry rather than Alan Milton. The mystery surrounds the death of Kerry’s golfer father Bob who is found dead on the golf course. Kerry ran his own successful golfing supplies company and Jack is convinced his death is suspicious. He takes a leave of absence from the force to try and get to the bottom of things. Original Radio Times Publicity 1966… Francis Durbridge has been called the creator of the television thriller serial. Such is his reputation that in the many countries where recordings of his BBC Television serials are shown, they are automatically assured of a vast viewing audience. When the six episodes of The Scarf were screened on six successive nights in Germany, so many people stayed home to watch that one incensed cinema manager tried to sabotage the serial by taking a full-page advertisement in a local newspaper and revealing the climax to the story. The effect was not quite what he had in mind; riot police had to be called out to control an angry crowd intent on wrecking both cinema and manager. A new Durbridge serial, then, is something of an event. The story of this latest one for BBC-2? Let’s just say that when once-famous athlete Bob Kerry is found dead on a golf course, his son Jack refuses to accept the coroner’s verdict of death by misadventure. As a Detective Inspector on leave he is able to devote his time to following up his suspicions, and in the process he discovers the secrets of his father’s private life – discoveries which guarantee six suspenseful Saturdays as A Game Of Murder is played out to its last startling twist. Says Alan Bromley, producing his tenth Francis Durbridge serial for BBC Television: “This is Durbridge at his best. I think it will have the same impact as Melissa”. And there could be no stronger recommendation than that. production details UK | BBC Two | 6×25 minutes | Broadcast 26 February – 2 April 1966 Series: Francis Durbridge Presents Season 5 Episodes 1-6 Writer: Francis Durbridge Story Editor: Roger Parkes Production design: Roy Oxley Producer and Director: Alan Bromly cast Gerald Harper as D.I. Jack Kerry June Barry as Cathy White David Burke as D.I. Ed Royce John Harvey as Charles Bannister Christopher Wray as Douglas Croft Conrad Phillips as Ch Supt Bromford Diana King as Iris Bannister Murray Hayne as Rupert Delaney Dorothy Frere as Freda Lincoln Lesley Carole as Liz Mason Peter Copley as Norman Penn John Carlin as Leonard Lincoln Alan BromlyBBCDavid BurkeFrancis DurbridgeGerald HarperJune BarryRoger ParkesRoy Oxley Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes13 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... Episodes13 hours ago Maine Cabin Masters Season 3 Episode 11 airs Mon 25 Feb 2019 on DIY A family from Maine work together to save a historic cabin from the 1930s that was owned by a famous... 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