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Series cast summary:
Raymond Francis Raymond Francis ...  Chief Det. Supt. Tom Lockhart / ... 236 episodes, 1959-1967
Eric Lander Eric Lander ...  Det. Insp. Harry Baxter / ... 140 episodes, 1959-1967
Johnny Briggs ...  Det. Sgt. Russell / ... 80 episodes, 1962-1966
Michael McStay Michael McStay ...  Det. Sgt. Perryman / ... 80 episodes, 1960-1966
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and authoritative manner. A range of classic cases but gritty it isn't. Each case centres on one crime and one criminal. Written by nickjg

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English

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16 September 1959 (UK) See more »

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(236 episodes)

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Mono

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4:3
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