Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )
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The Reluctant Witness 

Some neighborhood thugs, who run a garage/stolen car ring, beat a man to death. A timid shop girl is the only witness. When they figure out that she saw them, the CID must protect her.


Jeremy Summers


Harry W. Junkin (screenplay by), John Creasey (from a theme in 'Gideon's Risk' by)


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Episode complete credited cast:
John Gregson ... Commander George Gideon
Alexander Davion ... Detective Chief Inspector David Keen / Chief Insp. David Keen
Daphne Anderson ... Kate Gideon (credit only)
Mike Pratt ... Red Carter
David Gregory David Gregory ... Syd Carter
Trevor Bannister ... P.C. John Moss (as Trevor Banister)
Audrey Nicholson Audrey Nicholson ... Rachel Gully
Patricia Burke ... Mrs. Gully
Madeleine Christie Madeleine Christie ... Mrs. Moss
Reginald Jessup ... Det. Supt. Lemaitre
Frederick Peisley Frederick Peisley ... Tiny Bray
Gretchen Franklin Gretchen Franklin ... Martha Bray
Dervis Ward Dervis Ward ... Larry Larkin
Gloria Paul ... Lucy Sansetti
Jolyon Booth Jolyon Booth ... Radio Man


The Carter brothers run a garage but mainly deal in stolen cars. A nosy neighbour, Tiny Bray, is determined to catch them doing something illegal in revenge for being falsely imprisoned. He contacts Gideon with news of some important evidence but is severely beaten and killed by Syd Carter before he has a chance to give the information. A young woman is a witness but is too afraid to give evidence. Gideon and Keen lay a clever trap for him and he is arrested. Red Carter, his brother, swears revenge and sets out to have the witness killed and his brother released. Written by jem

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

26 April 1966 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trevor Bannister is miscredited as Trevor Banister. See more »


When PC John Moss helps Rachel Gully across the pedestrian crossing the car waiting changes to a van. See more »

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Mr Lucas protects vital witness
14 October 2016 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

Trevor Bannister became famous on TV playing Mr Lucas in "Are you being served?"Here on this Gideon's way episode 10 years earlier from the aforementioned sitcom he plays P.C.Moss who befriends a vital female prosecution witness against two criminal brothers one of whom is charged with murder.I am gradually seeing all the episodes of "Gideon's Way" which starred John Gregson as George Gideon of Scotland Yard which was originally transmitted in the 1960s.In doing so you can identify some later famous faces which made it big either on TV or in the cinema, and also some vintage British cars.I was sad to read in his obituary that Trevor later died of a heart attack while fixing the shed on his municipal allotment which he was tending.

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