Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)
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The Case of the Ormsby Diamonds 

Valuable diamonds are stolen from the dysfunctional Ormsby family one night. The idea that any of the family or guests could have taken them is absurd.

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Philip Dale

Writers:

Julian Bond, Ted Willis (deviser)
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Episode cast overview:
John Barrie ... Sergeant Cork
William Gaunt ... Bob Marriott
Edward Woodward ... Austen Carew
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Menzies
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ... Sir Geoffrey Ormsby
Diane Clare ... Kate Carstairs
Sally Home Sally Home ... Lady Emily Ormsby
Hugh Latimer Hugh Latimer ... Evelyn Ormsby
Madi Hedd Madi Hedd ... Dora Ormsby
Kenneth Thornett Kenneth Thornett ... Inspector Bellman (as Keneth Thornett)
Ronald Mayer Ronald Mayer ... P.C. Johnson
Darroll Richards Darroll Richards ... Gideon
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Valuable diamonds are stolen from the dysfunctional Ormsby family one night. The idea that any of the family or guests could have taken them is absurd.

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Crime

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A good story, elevated by terrific acting.
2 March 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The valuable Ormsby diamonds are missing, it seems inconceivable that they were taken by a family member, or by one of the guests.

A clever mystery, it's usually Cork Vs the under privileged classes, or Cork Vs the upper classes, it's a case of the latter here, as the quick witted detective has to take on a family with hidden skeletons and the ability to lie freely.

The finger does initially point straight to to Carew, he seems to be the obvious choice, being a communist.

So often in these episodes there have been the odd familiar guest actor, in this one though we have Edward Woodward as Austin Carew and Geoffrey Bayldon as Menzies. Two very well known faces, both are wonderful. Bayldon looks exactly the same as in his former years, remarkable.

A bit of a lot boiler, but the performances are just wonderful. 8/10


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11 January 1964 (UK) See more »

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