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A Man Called Harry Brent 

The director of an engineering company in a small town near London has been murdered by a perfect stranger. Inspector Alan Milton is put in charge of the case. He is the former fiancé of ... See full summary »
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Edward Brayshaw ...  Harry Brent 6 episodes, 1965
Gerald Harper Gerald Harper ...  Det. Insp. Alan Milton 6 episodes, 1965
Jennifer Daniel ...  Carol Vyner 6 episodes, 1965
Bernard Brown ...  Eric Vyner 6 episodes, 1965
Peter Ducrow Peter Ducrow ...  Det. Sgt. Roy Philips 6 episodes, 1965
Brian Wilde ...  Harold Tolly 5 episodes, 1965
Judy Parfitt ...  Jacqueline Dawson 4 episodes, 1965
John Horsley ...  Reg Bryer 4 episodes, 1965
Christopher Wray Christopher Wray ...  Tomlins 4 episodes, 1965
Alan Hockey Alan Hockey ...  Kevin Jason 3 episodes, 1965
Leon Shepperdson Leon Shepperdson ...  Mark Rainer 3 episodes, 1965
Michael Warren ...  Brian Filey 3 episodes, 1965
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The director of an engineering company in a small town near London has been murdered by a perfect stranger. Inspector Alan Milton is put in charge of the case. He is the former fiancé of Carol Vyner, the victim's secretary. She is now about to marry Harry Brent, a mysterious figure with a connection to the murder suspect... Written by Hugin and Munin

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UK

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English

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22 March 1965 (UK) See more »

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Mies nimeltä Harry Brent See more »

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(6 parts)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The crucial ticket for Dalesbury Repertory Theatre is dated to Saturday November 14th, placing the serial in 1964. Specifically, the murder of Thomas Fielding opens the tale on [Friday] 6th November. See more »

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Down a Durbridge Rabbit Hole!!
10 October 2019 | by kidbootsSee all my reviews

I liked this Francis Durbridge serial a lot. A bizarre murder of a managing director sets the scene for the always terrific Gerald Harper to make his mark as the brittle Detective Inspector Alan Milton. He is still smarting from a broken engagement and then finding his ex-fiancee is engaged again - to Harry Brent who, try as he might to appear innocent, seems to know a lot more than he lets on!!

Carol's brother, gentleman farmer Eric Vyner, seems to be quite chummy with Harry and a Mrs. Tolly seeks out Milton, she worked with the murdered man and swears she saw both the victim and Harry at a cafe, months before they were supposed to have met for the first time. Then there is the mystery of the pen - Milton gets a call a day after the murder by a woman who claims she gave Wedgewood (the victim) a particular pen for a Christmas present and now wants it back - weird!! Just who is the mastermind who is pulling the strings!! Theatre tickets are found in Harry's wallet but he claims no knowledge of them and again, as with all Durbridge's mysteries, this leads down another rabbit hole!!

Harper commands the whole show but Jennifer Daniels, as Carol, was a very familiar face on 1960s British television. Judy Parfitt also excels as actress Jacqueline Davidson.


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