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Season 1

  • S01E01 State Visit

    • March 18, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on a storyline in Gideon's March. Alfie Bass portrays an elderly German Jew who has suffered at the hands of the Nazis in WWII. There is a state visit by the German President and, as a chemist, he gets his hands on 10 oz of nitro-glycerine. Enough to kill his target and possibly hundreds more at the parade in Whitehall where Gideon's wife and son are also watching. Also features Gerald Flood as Deputy Commissioner Rae Cox.

  • S01E02 The V Men

    • March 25, 1965
    • ITV

    Mirroring the anti-fascist marches of the time and based on a storyline in Gideon's Vote, this features Sir Arthur Vane's fascist V-Party who are opposed by the anything but peaceful Peace Party. Someone is trying to kill Vane (Roland Culver).

  • S01E03 The Firebug

    • April 1, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on a storyline in Gideon's Fire. George Cole plays a man whose wife and young daughter died in a house fire. He starts setting fires to make people take notice of the danger of fire but after killing 4 people (including a PC), he goes onto bigger fires, setting fire to a paint warehouse. He then gets hold of four sticks of dynamite.

  • S01E04 The Big Fix

    • April 8, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on a storyline in Gideon's Risk. Gamblers pay big money to people to dope horses so they lose, and kill them if the horse wins. After a favourite has lost, Gideon tries to stop it happening again. Stars Michael Ripper, Penelope Horner and Maurice Hedley.

  • S01E05 The Housekeeper

    • April 15, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's Month. A housekeeper (Kay Walsh) looks after old men and murders them for their money. She has her new victim lined up after electrician and ex-con (Harry Fowler) finds her previous victim. Richard Davies has a small part as a postman.

  • S01E06 The Lady-Killer

    • April 22, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on a storyline in Gideon's Month. A man marries rich women who die apparently accidentally soon afterwards, so C.I. David Keen investigates. Gideon takes a back seat in this story. Stars Ray Barrett and Rosemary Leach.

  • S01E07 To Catch a Tiger

    • April 29, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on a storyline in Gideon's Risk. An employee's theft gives Gideon a chance to reopen an old murder case but he finds himself up against a formidable lawyer, Sir Percy Richmond (Raymond Huntley).

  • S01E08 Big Fish, Little Fish

    • May 6, 1965
    • ITV

    Gideon's Risk. Gamblers pay big money to people to dope horses so they lose, and kill them if the horse wins. After a favourite has lost, Gideon tries to stop it happening again.

  • S01E09 The White Rat

    • May 13, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on a storyline in Gideon's Staff. Something of a love story. Sgt Sid Taylor who walked a beat with Gideon when they were PCs and taught him a lot is after an albino criminal (Ray McAnally) and his gang. A number of things go wrong and the criminal is cornered on a ship but threatens a massive explosion if they try to take him.

  • S01E10 How to Retire without Really Working

    • May 20, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's Lot. Gideon defuses a gun siege where a small time crook went out of his league in the hope of a big robbery before retiring. Meanwhile, a couple in their fifties (Eric Barker and Joyce Grant) who have lived a life of petty crime try to do the same thing with a big wages snatch but Gideon has his eye on them. Gideon portrays the friendly cop in this episode, trying to help criminals who are obviously on the downwards path. Also starred William Mervyn.

  • S01E11 Subway to Revenge

    • May 27, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's Ride. On a crowded platform, Bryan Pringle tries to push Donald Churchill in front of a train but he is saved by co-worker Anne Lawson. He wants nothing to do with it but she takes it to the police. Another attempt is made to push him in front of a bus. Again he does not seem to be interested that someone is trying to murder him and though she is obviously in love with him, he gets angry with her over it and wants nothing to do with her. Then suddenly they are in love. Pringle it turns out lost a fiancée when she tried to steal £5,000 from a company and when caught, committed suicide by jumping in front of an Underground train so he is now busy killing those responsible. There is a background story about a wages snatch.

  • S01E12 The Great Plane Robbery

    • June 3, 1965
    • ITV

    New Storyline. £1,000,000 worth of gold is stolen from a Russian Aeroflot plane at a small airfield. The brains behind it, Barley (George Baker) has an alibi which is just too good. There are complications when the driver of a decoy van is picked up and is obviously in on it. It all begins to fall apart when one of the men,Dobson (Edwin Richfield) is burned by molten gold being recast. Lured by the £100,000 reward, a bent doctor treating him phones the police who follow Barley and others to Tilbury where he plans to escape by boat.

  • S01E13 Gang War

    • June 10, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's Night. Jerry Blake (Ronald Lacey) is moving in on Frank Romano's (Ray Brooks) small business protection racket. Both are leaders of gangs of young men and trouble is brewing. But Romano's wife is unhappy with their lifestyle and uses an old boyfriend to arrange the snatch of over £400,000 of old money meant for burning. Romano joins up with Blake to do the robbery while their gangs do a fake rumble to lure the police elsewhere.

  • S01E14 The Tin God

    • June 17, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's Week. Derren Nesbitt plays a violent gangster who has escaped from jail and who is idolised by his son, but hates his wife ,Ruby, for putting him in jail. Before he escapes the country, Nesbitt's character wants to kill Ruby. Also features John Hurt as his accomplice.

  • S01E15 The Alibi Man

    • June 24, 1965
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's March. Famous racing driver Jack Hedley has been fiddling the books and is caught by his accountant Geoffrey Palmer, who he kills to keep him quiet. Mechanic James Culliford gives him an alibi because he owes his life to him. Gideon investigates and Hedley's mistress needs to die too. A rare case where the murderer gets away with it.

  • S01E16 Fall High, Fall Hard

    • April 15, 1966
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's Fire. A big construction company is owned by two men. Honest Donald Houston finds out his crooked partner Victor Maddern has hired men to intimidate and kill people to further their business. Houston wants to do something about it so they decide to kill him. Also stars Glyn Houston, Mike Pratt and Michael Robbins.

  • S01E17 The Wall

    • September 16, 1965
    • ITV

    From storyline in Gideon's Night. A number of stories but the main one is that greedy John Barrie accidentally kills Richard Carpenter and hides the body so he can steal his pools win. Carpenter's young wife (Ann Bell) is made to believe he has left her. Also stars Megs Jenkins.

  • S01E18 The Prowler

    • April 22, 1966
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's Night. This occurs in the thick fogs of the time, due to most people using coal fires to keep warm, and the episode tries for a creepy atmosphere. The girlfriend of a young man (David Collings) has committed suicide causing him to become mentally unbalanced and he now attacks girls at night and cuts off some of their hair as a souvenir. One girl fights back and scratches him and as the police close in, he visits an unsuspecting girlfriend to hide at her place.

  • S01E19 The Thin Red Line

    • February 3, 1966
    • ITV

    New storyline. The famous Balaclava regimental silver is going missing pieces at a time from the Highlanders London HQ with fakes being put in their place. Gideon is called in by the elderly General (Finlay Currie) to find out who is doing it but comes up against regimental pride and secrecy. Keen goes to Amsterdam and Paris (library shots used) to find out where the silver is being copied and sold off. The result is a shock to Gideon. Also starred Allan Cuthbertson and Gordon Jackson.

  • S01E20 A Perfect Crime

    • February 10, 1966
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's Fire. Patrick Allen plays someone who socially mixes with rich people and finds out when they are away so he and his accomplice (Patrick Bedford) can steal their jewels. Bedford is caught when a cop on a bike sees a car at a rich place where the owners have told him to keep a watch on it as they are away. His wife (Jean Marsh) tries to blackmail Allen so he kills her which leads to Gideon being publicly accused on attacking Bedford by a very nasty lawyer as they close in on Allen who is ready to flee the country. Also starred Alec Mango and Richard Davies.

  • S01E21 The Millionaire's Daughter

    • February 17, 1966
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's Lot. A con man, Alan Blake (Don Borisenko), arrives on a ship from America with the millionaire Hendersons (David Bauer and Lois Maxwell) and their daughter who with confederates he kidnaps in London and they hold her for a million dollar ransom. The newspapers get hold of the story and Blake decides to get out while he can, tricking Mrs Henderson out of $500,000 worth of jewellery. This means that the daughter is now left with the homicidal Philip Guest (Donald Sutherland) who wants to kill her as she has seen their faces. Also starred Harold Goodwin.

  • S01E22 Morna

    • February 24, 1966
    • ITV

    New storyline. Morna Copthorne's (Angela Douglas) body is found by a lake. Gideon is asked to go to the small village of Wendley (this case unusually did not feature London) to sort the matter out as her father is a big name at the M.O.D. She is the girl everyone loved so how did she die? As Gideon and Keen interview witnesses about her past, a new picture emerges of a young rich girl out of control. Norman Bowler plays a black man in this and reflected the racial tensions of the time. Also stars Kay Walsh.

  • S01E23 Boy with Gun

    • March 3, 1966
    • ITV

    New storyline. A tale of boys gone wrong. Chris Kirk (Howard Knight) has been mothered too much but has an overbearing father, Police Surgeon, Doctor Kirk (Anthony Bate). Cornered by 3 leather coated, knife wielding yobs who want to steal the shotgun his father bought him, he shoots one. Believing he has murdered him, he goes on the run and meets a boy who has escaped from Borstal. They go to his brother's place so he can arrange their escape from the country but the shot boy's father (George Sewell) finds out and wants to kill the kid who shot his son. A powerful story filmed mainly around London's East End.

  • S01E24 The Reluctant Witness

    • April 26, 1966
    • ITV

    Based on storyline in Gideon's Risk. Red Carter (Mike Pratt) and brother Syd (David Gregory) buy wrecked cars then steal new cars of the same make and swap details and after a respray, sell them for lots of money. Tiny Bray who spent 4 years in prison because of them tries to get evidence of this but is seen and is beaten by Syd and dies, but there is a witness (Audrey Nicholson). The police trick Syd into confessing but then the harder job begins of getting brother Red who is trying to kill the witness. Trevor Bannister plays the constable who is assigned to keep her alive for the trial. The climax of the show is when the villains are cornered and pull guns, and the police are unarmed. Gideon says that the average burglary nets only £71 whereas a car theft (2,484 stolen one month in 1965) gets £500.

  • S01E25 The Rhyme and the Reason

    • May 3, 1966
    • ITV

    Based on a storyline in Gideon's Week. A young couple row and the girl is later found dead. All the evidence points to her biker boyfriend. Gideon, as a friend of his sister, is asked to investigate.

  • S01E26 The Nightlifers

    • May 10, 1966
    • ITV

    New storyline. Four teens are led into a life of violence by Anton Rodgers who has upper class pretensions and lives on a Chelsea houseboat with parties every night. Rodgers plays a contemptuous sadist whose idea of fun is hurting people, mirroring teen crime at the time. This was the last show and the series ended on a high note. Also starred Derek Fowlds and Annette Andre.