Jack Of Diamonds (BBC-1 1982, Dick Emery, Tony Selby)

Comedy thriller serial Jack of Diamonds focused on a pair of private detectives, Bernie Weinstock and Norman Lugg of Crimebusters International, go in search of diamonds hidden in Holland during World War II.

As was his way Dick Emery, who starred, played a number of different roles. Speaking to Granada TV in the early 2000’s Producer Stuart Allen said of Emery “Dick Emery was the kindest and one of the most talented artistes I ever worked with in my career in Television. Sadly his death prevented me from working on another series with him although we had talked about it.”

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production details
UK / BBC One/ 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 3 June – 15 July 1982

Writer: John and Steven Singer / Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst / Costume: Pip Bryce / Producer: Stuart Allen

cast
Dick Emery as Bernie Weinstock / Caretaker / Vicar / Lady Holtye / Cyril Blackman / General Von Klaus/ D I Dearlove
Tony Selby as Norman Lugg
Glynn Edwards as Reg
Christopher Bramwell as Oliver
James Villiers as George Billyard

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THE EPISODES
1. SHE WAS ONLY A COLONEL’S DAUGHTER (3 Jun 83)
2. COLONEL OF THE NUTS (10 Jun 83)
3. A DRIP IN THE OCEAN (17 Jun 83)
4. GOING DUTCH (24 Jun 83)
5. HERR OF THE DOG (8 Jul 83)
6, THE FUN OF THE FAIR (15 Jul 83)

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