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A Game of Murder 

The once famous athlete Bob Kerry dies mysteriously on a golf course. His son Jack, a detective, suspects murder and decides to investigate the case. He gets caught up in a web of intrigue ... See full summary »
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Gerald Harper Gerald Harper ...  Det. Insp. Jack Kerry 6 episodes, 1966
David Burke ...  Det. Insp. Ed Royce 6 episodes, 1966
June Barry June Barry ...  Cathy White 6 episodes, 1966
John Harvey John Harvey ...  Charles Bannister 6 episodes, 1966
Christopher Wray Christopher Wray ...  Douglas Croft 6 episodes, 1966
Conrad Phillips ...  Chief Supt. Hal Bromford 5 episodes, 1966
Peter Copley ...  Norman Penn 5 episodes, 1966
Dorothy White Dorothy White ...  Doreen Osborne 5 episodes, 1966
John Carlin John Carlin ...  Leonard Lincoln 4 episodes, 1966
Diana King Diana King ...  Iris Bannister 4 episodes, 1966
Dorothy Frere Dorothy Frere ...  Freda 'Fred' Lincoln 3 episodes, 1966
Murray Hayne Murray Hayne ...  Rupert Delaney 3 episodes, 1966
Kenneth Hendel Kenneth Hendel ...  Cleg Reed 3 episodes, 1966
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The once famous athlete Bob Kerry dies mysteriously on a golf course. His son Jack, a detective, suspects murder and decides to investigate the case. He gets caught up in a web of intrigue set in the Soho red-light district in London, with its pimps and prostitutes. Written by Hugun and Munin

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They knew how to spin a yarn back then.
11 June 2017 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

A freak accident on a golf course causes the death of the once famous sportsman Bob Kerry. His son who happens to be a Chief Inspector takes the view that the accident was of course murder. He's fed countless lies, and led down many blind alleys. A web of suspense and intrigue is spun as Jack sets about finding the truth.

I will forever love the work of Frances Durbridge, and this is another fine example of the brilliance of his plots. So many clues, so many red herrings, lots of interesting characters, all of whom seem to have no possible reason for lying. It's all nicely tied up at the end. Plaudits to those involved for keeping the unmasking til the very end.

Fine performances, Gerald Harper, June Barry and David Burke, all the players are great.the swinging Sixties seem a magical time, a little snippet like this from that period does wonders for showing what life was like back then.

I love this kind of mystery and would dearly love to see these wonderful stories revisited, there is gold in the books of Durbridge.


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26 February 1966 (UK) See more »

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