TV Armchair Theatre: Detective Waiting (ITV 1971, Richard Beckinsale) Published 3 years ago on May 28, 2016 In Detective Waiting new C.I.D. rookie John Lewis is determined to bring down underworld boss James Cummins. A good strong early dramatic role for Richard Beckinsale who at the time was also starring in sitcom The Lovers and would go on to lasting fame in Porridge. Writer Ian Kennedy Martin is the brother of Troy Kennedy Martin who would later go on to create The Sweeney (for which Ian would also write) and producer Lloyd Shirley would go on to be one of the major players in the Thames-Euston production company. production details UK / ITV Network – Thames / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 14 September 1971 @ 10.30pm Writer: Ian Kennedy Martin / Story Editor: George Markstein / Executive Producer: Lloyd Shirley / Production Design: Stan Woodward / Director: Peter Duguid Series: Armchair Theatre Season 14 Episode 6 cast RICHARD BECKINSALE as Lewis JAMES MELLOR as Beck ARTHUR WHITE as Laidlaw ROBIN WENTWORTH as Bassock BARRY LINEHAN as James Cummins BRYAN PRINGLE as Arthur HARRY HUTCHINSON as Roadsweeper JOHN HOLLIS as Blond MICHAEL BRENNAN as Bunning JOHN ASH as Boy MICHAEL LOGAN as Harding CYNTHIA BIZERAY as Girl Armchair TheatreArthur WhiteBryan PringleEustonIan Kennedy MartinITVLloyd ShirleyPeter DuguidRichard BeckinsaleThamesTVUK TV Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV24 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV24 hours ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV24 hours ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV24 hours ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV24 hours ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes2 days ago Paradise Hotel: Episode 7 airs Thurs 23 May 2019 on FOX Kristin Cavallari hosts the innovative unscripted dating competition series, in which sexy singles try to remain in paradise for as... Episodes2 days ago Little Women: Collabing with the Enemy (S5EP9 Lifetime Thurs 23 May 2019) Collabing with the Enemy: After Bri is betrayed by Emily, she decides to get revenge by reaching out to the... Episodes2 days ago Little Women: LA – Hen Party Fiasco (S8EP8 Lifetime Thurs 23 May 2019) Hen Party Fiasco: Elena is left speechless when the girls question her children’s book; the hen party is on the... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.