CTVA UK - "The Cheaters" ( Danziger)(1960-62) John Ireland, Robert Ayres

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"Calling Scotland Yard" (UK) (1953-54) - aka - "Adventure Theater"(US)  (1956-57)
   
"The Vise"(anthology) (1954-55)   "The Vise:Mark Saber" (1955-57)  "Saber of London" (1957-59)
"Man from Interpol" (1959-60)  "The Cheaters" (1960-62)  "Richard the Lionheart" (1961-62)
The Cheaters (1960-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:

David Moore -  Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
Geoff Phillips (for Tyne-Tees airdates)
John King, New York  (for synopsis of many episodes aired in the US)
Michael Rogers  Falls Church, Virginia  (for detailed synopsis of episode #14)
D.W. McGregor (Sunderland, UK) (for director credits, and many episode details)
Tom Alger (USA) (uk #30)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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THE CHEATERS
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Danziger Photoplays
Produced by Edward J. Danziger and Harry Lee Danziger
Production Supervisor, Brian Taylor
Directors include:
Max Varnell, John Moxey, Godfrey Grayson, Frank Marshall

UK Detective series 1960-62 39 episodes x 30 min bw
(UK ABC 10Dec60-23Jun62)
starring

John Ireland
as  John Hunter
with

Robert Ayres as Walter Allen, his boss
Recurring Cast::
Ann Hanslip as Walter Allen's  Secretary
Valentine Dyall as Inspector Kellogg of Scotland Yard
Reginald Marsh as Inspector Martin
Colin Tapley as Inspector

Premise:
Stories of John Hunter, Insurance Claims Investigator for the
"Eastern Insurance Company", committed to thwarting fraudulent claims,
usually involving serious cases such as fire or theft.

Opening Sequence:
DESTRUCTION - DEATH - FIRE - ROBBERY
"These and hundreds of other legitimate claims are paid by Insurance
Companies. Once in a while some joker comes along with an attempt to
defraud. By any other name they're still - THE CHEATERS.
That's where I come in - I'm John Hunter, investigator for Eastern
Insurance Company"
(narration by John Ireland)

'The Cheaters' theme music by Bill Le Sage
Director of Photography, Jimmy Harvey, B.S.C

Other Danziger productions included
'Calling Scotland Yard'
'The Vise'/'Mark Saber'/'Saber of London'
'Man from Interpol'
'Richard the Lionheart'

Airdates mainly Saturday nights on ABC Television,
the ITV station serving the Midlands/North of England
(some early season 2 episodes aired on Sundays)

Additional air dates from Tyne-Tees Television TTT the ITV station in the North-East of England

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[01] The Cheaters: THE FINE PRINT
10Dec60 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
21Apr62 [uk] ATV London, Sat 10:20 pm
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
cast:
Jack Melford .......... Inspector
Jill Melford .......... Mary
Ian Fleming ........... John
Philip Ray ............ Cranston
Derek Blomfield ....... Ben
John Langtry .......... Fingerprint
Margaret Flint ........ Neighbour
and:
Nora Nicholson ........ Mrs. Little
Unable to collect her late father's insurance, Mary comes
to John Hunter for help. Hunter decides to investigate the
life insurance company involved.

1.02 [--] The Cheaters: INTENT TO DEFRAUD (verified on film - D.Moore)
Written by John Roeburt
Directed by John Moxey
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Joseph O'Connor........ Dr. Bromley
Ralph Michael.......... Paul
Heather Chasen......... Mary Calder
Philip Latham.......... Randall Charles
Jan Holden ............ Vivien Charles
Valentine Dyall........ Inspector (recurring)
John Brooking ......... Eugene
Synopsis:
Wealthy playright Eugene Calder is dead. Walter Allen (Robert
Ayres) doesn't believe he died of natural causes.
(UK syndication: 17Dec60 ITV ABC North/Midlands/ Tyne-Tees, Sat)

[03] The Cheaters: THE WEASEL
31Dec60 [uk] ABC North/ Midlands, Sat
2May61 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Tue 6:30 pm
Directed by Godfrey Grayson
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Miki Iveria ............ Madame Orlette
Dawn Bent* (possibly Dawn Beret) ...... Mona
(* NOT David Berre)
Margaret Whiting ....... Jane
Vic Wise ............... Weasel
Sally Home ............. Vicky
Barrie Ingham .......... Petrie
A mysterious fire destroys the fashion collection of Madame Orlette,
but John Hunter believes the lack of apparent motive warrants
inquiries before paying insurance.

[04] The Cheaters: THE MAN WITH THE TICKING HEAD
(c) 1960
7Jan60 [uk] ABC North/ Midlands, Sat
Script by Albert Miller
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
June Thorburn .......... Ivy
Richard Wordsworth ..... Lester
Graham Starke* ......... Casper
John Hewser ............ Sawyer
Jack Melford ........... Inspector
Fraser Hines ........... Harry
The Prices cancel their insurance claim when their stolen jewels
are found beside the corpse of the thief. John Hunter, however,
decides to continue his investigation.
Note: *" Graham Starke" is spelt thus in the credits though it’s
normally spelt without the "e".

1.05 [--] The Cheaters: THE AUTHENTIC McCOY (verified on film - D.Moore)
(c) 1960 Danziger Photoplays
Production Supervisor, Brian Taylor
Written by M.M. McCormack (verified on film)
Directed by Max Varnel (verified on film)
Director of Photography, Jimmy Harvey, A.S.C.
Film Editor, Spencer Reeve
Art Director, Peter Mullins
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Ralph Michael ........... Hardy
Neil Hallett ............. David
Bill Nagy ................ Sailor
Patsy Smart ............. Landlady
Daniel Thorndike ........ Doctor
Ann Hanslip ............. Secretary
Synopsis 1:
When old Henry McCoy dies near poverty, there are many who claim to be
David, his missing son, named as beneficiary of Henry's life policy, taken
out in better days. John Hunter is assigned to the task of discovering the
rightful heir.
Synopsis 2:
Hunter and Allen try to determine who the rightful recipient of a 50,000
pound policy is. [D. Moore]
(UK syndication: 14Jan60 ITV ABC North/Midlands UK, Sat)

[06] The Cheaters: THE LEGACY
21Jan60 [uk] ABC North/ Midlands, Sat
16May60 [uk] Tyne-Tees
Directed by John Moxey
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Richard Caldicot ......... George Connell
Peter Butterworth ........ Tim
Ann Lynn ................. Ella
Francis Matthews ......... Jack
Peter Howell ............. Erickson
Valentine Dyall .......... Inspector (Kellogg) (recurring)
UK synopsis:
George Connell lives with his niece and her husband who
do not know of their uncle's past life as a confidence
trickster. Though he is a heart-case. George gets himself
insured for 10,000 by a ruse - wishing by this means to
reward the two young people he names as beneficiaries.
When he dies that same day John Hunter is soon on the job.
Synopsis 2:
George Connell wants to repay his relations  for letting him live with them.
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US synopsis:
Though Julia spent three selfless years attending her grandmother,
she must vie with her selfish cousin Julian for the inheritance.
(this seems like a different episode or a different series)
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1.07 [--] The Cheaters: FOR THE PRICE OF TWO (verified on film - D.Moore)
Written by M.M.McCormack
Directed by Godfrey Grayson
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Rosemary Dorken ........ Laura
Reginald Marsh ......... Inspector (recurring)
Totti Truman Taylor..... Landlady
Bettine Milne .......... Mrs North
Hilda Fenemore ......... Mrs Evans
Grace Arnold ........... Lady Gordon
Synopsis:
Twins Jane and Laura Desmond are heavily insured. Then Janeis found strangled.
(UK syndication: 28Jan60 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sat)

[08] The Cheaters: THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T BE PAID
4Feb60 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
8Jul62 [uk] ATV London, Sun 10:35 pm
Directed by Godfrey Grayson
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Ian Fleming .......... Ben Clarke
George Merritt ....... Miller
Wendy Williams ....... Alice
Roy Purcell .......... Henry
Reginald Marsh ....... Inspector
Michael Peake ........ Auctioneer
Ben Clarke, a wealthy man, thinks only of rare books and has a
collection. It is, therefore, mysterious when he refuses to accept
insurance payment from John Hunter, after the theft of his latest
buy, a Gutenberg Bible.

[09] The Cheaters: LIBEL
11Feb61 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
28Apr62 [uk] ATV London, Sat 10:20pm
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Ballard Berkeley ...... Tyler
Roy Purcell ........... Martin
Philip Latham ......... Cooke
Richard Warner ........ Hartmann
Valentine Dyall ....... Inspector (recurring)
Frederick Schrecker ... Boorg
Cooke, a columnist working for "The Clarion" is sued by two brothers
Tyler and Martin, investment brokers, for an article accusing them
of betraying fellow prisoner's secrets to the Nazis in a wartime
detention camp. "Eastern Insurance" insures "The Clarion", so
John Hunter is called in to prove the story true.

[10] The Cheaters: THE SCHEMERS
18Feb61 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
9May61 [uk] Tyne-Tees
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Margot Vanderburgh ....... Eva
Kitty Bluett ............. Bertha
Robert Raglan ............ Captain
Brian Cobby .............. First mate
Robert Cawdron ........... Saxon
Robert O'Neil ............ Conrad
Dr Ulrich, insured for a safe voyage with Eastern Insurance, is reported
lost at sea. John Hunter, with the help of a handwriting expert, uncovers
a clever scheme to defraud the company.

1.11 [--] The Cheaters: A QUESTION OF MURDER
25Feb61 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
Danziger Productions Ltd
Directed by Godfrey Grayson
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Viola Keats
Richard Vernon
John Carson
Jennifer Jayne
Patrick Holt
Arnold Bell
Synopsis:
Famous writer Dwight Howard has been missing for seven years. His neurotic daughter
Gloria attempts to have him declared legally dead, against the wishes of his wife
and brother. Since his life was heavily insured, John Hunter is vitally concerned
in establishing the facts one way or another.

 1.12 [--] The Cheaters: FIRE! (verified on film - D.Moore)
Story by Brian Clemens
Directed by Frank Marshall
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Basil Dignam ........... Burnham
Peter Elliott .......... Peters
Carl Duering ........... Verney
Reginald Marsh ......... Inspector (Martin) (recurring)
Cavan Malone ........... Detective
Ann Hanslip ............ Secretary (recurring)
Synopsis:
Arson is suspected when John Hunter co-operates with Inspector
Martin in investigating a number of fires in the London borough
of Stepney, which have caused heavy insurance pay-outs.
(UK syndication: 04Mar61 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sat)
(UK syndication: 06Jun61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Tue 6:30PM)

1.13 [--] The Cheaters: OBITUARY FOR A CHAMPION (verified on film - D.Moore)
Story by John Roeburt
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Howard Marion-Crawford .... Quinlan
Jennifer Jayne ............ Norma
Kenneth J Warren .......... Harvey
Roddy McMillan ............ Minton
Vincent Ball .............. Jessup
Oliver Sloane ............. Lily
Synopsis:
A boxer drowns the night before a big fight. After talking to a friend
of the fighter, John Hunter decides to investigate more closely.
(UK syndication: 10Dec61 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sunday)

[14] The Cheaters: LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER
17Dec61 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sunday
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Peter Reynolds ..... Gene
Bruce Beeby ........ Davis
Sandra Dorne ....... Gertrude Lamb
Martin Wyldeck ..... Barry
UK synopsis:
Gene is tired of his wealthy spouse, so hatches a scheme to get
rid of her.  He hires a burglar called Rudy Lamb, supposedly to
steal his wife's valuable necklace while the two of them are at
a show.  Then, he returns with his wife while Rudy is still there,
shoots her and the burglar, and claims that the burglar killed her
before he could wrestle the gun away. Gene is happily anticipating
collection of his wife's insurance when Gertrude, the burglar's
seductive widow, phones him to say she knows all about his deal
with her husband, has figured out that Rudy was posthumously framed,
and would like a little insurance payment for herself.
US synopsis:
A burglar breaks into Gene's home, robs him and kills his wife
John Hunter discovers that the woman had been heavily insured.

[15] The Cheaters: WASHDAY S.O.S.
7Jan61 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sunday
Directed by Bill Lewthwaite
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
The death of a world renowned scientist, Dr. Serafin, is reported
from behind the Iron Curtain. When the scientist's wife writes to
"Eastern Insurance" stating that she believes that her husband
is still alive, and is being held captive by the secret police,
John Hunter is assigned to investigate.

1.16 [--] The Cheaters: A CASE OF LARCENY (verified on film - D.Moore)
Story by Albert Miller
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Sean Kelly ............. Bill
John Bennett ........... Ralph
Sally Bazely ........... Ethel
C Denier Warren ........ Russel
Susan Richards ......... Mrs Trout
Colin Tapley ........... Inspector (recurring)
******** no synopsis available ********
(UK syndication: 14Jan61 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sunday)

[17] The Cheaters: SLOPE OF DEATH
21Jan61 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sunday
7Apr63 [uk] ATV London, Sun 3:40 pm
Script by David Nicholls
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Peter Williams ......... Philip Allington
Maurice Kaufmann ....... Gregg Stewart
Naomi Chance ........... Molly Baird
June Cunningham ........ Joy Allington
Colin Tapley ........... Inspector
Larry Noble ............ Barman
Robert Crewdson ........ Policeman
"Eastern Insurance" receive a letter from Joy Allington, a client
accusing her husband of attempted murder.

[18] The Cheaters: MIGHTY WARRIOR
27Jan61 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
Script: M M McCormack
Directed by Godfrey Grayson
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Ballard Berkley ........ Jefford
Gaylord Cavallaro ...... Vincent
John Scott ............. O'Shea
Reginald Marsh ......... Inspector
Ann Hanslip ............ Secretary
Peter Bennett .......... Dooley
A horse that is slated as a sure bet to win the Grand National
has to be shot. His owners file a claim with "Eastern"

[19] The Cheaters: A TALE OF TWO SHIPS
3Feb62 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Francis De Wolfe ....... Gormley
Sandor Eles ............ Varga
John Bennett ........... Blake
Nicholas Brady ......... Trent
Sally Smith ............ Fay
Bruce Beeby ............ Davis
Alan Browning .......... Sergeant
Frank Singuineau ....... Argentinian
The "Eastern Insurance Company" pays Captain Gormley for the
loss of his ship. But suspicions are aroused when a seaman is
discovered murdered in a dockside cafe.

1.20 [--] The Cheaters: KILLIAN'S CUT (verified on film - D.Moore)
Story: Gil Winfield
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Peter Howell ........... Killian
Ann Lynn ............... Mary
Valentine Dyall ........ Inspector (recurring)
Raymond Young .......... Mack
Larry Noble ............ Art
Bernadette Milnes ...... Milly
******** no synopsis available ********
(UK syndication: 10Feb62 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sat)

[21] The Cheaters: MURDER FUGUE
17Feb62 ABC North/Midlands UK, Sat
17Mar63 Tyne Tees UK, Sun 3:55 pm
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Lisa Gastoni ......... Ilona
George Pastell ....... Leon
Martin Boddey ........ Sims
Hugh Cross ........... Dr. Vance
Martin Wyldeck ....... Barry
Mark Singleton ....... Tomley
Kenneth Edwards ...... Salter
Reading the paper, one day, John Hunter sees a picture of an
actor who has just been killed. He notices a marked resemblance
between the dead man and a client of his.

 1.22 [--] The Cheaters: THE SAFE WAY (verified on film - D.Moore)
Story by Brian Clemens
Directed by Max Varnel (NOT Frank Marshall as previously)
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
John Carson ............... Robert
Kenneth Edwards ........... Cedric
Robert Cawdron ............ Hugh
Dorinda Stevens ........... Girl
Peter Sinclair ............ Tompson
Peter Vaughan ............. Stacey
******** no synopsis available ********
(UK syndication: 24Feb62 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sat)

  1.23 [--] The Cheaters: FLASH IN THE SKY (verified on film - D.Moore)
(c) 1960 Danziger Photoplays
Production Supervisor, Brian Taylor
Written by Mark Grantham
Directed by Frank Marshall
Director of Photography, Jimmy Harvey, A.S.C.
Film Editor, Desmond Saunders
Art Director, Peter Mullins
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
William Fox ......... Burns
Hy Hazell ........... Jane
Steve Plytas ........ Captain
Mary Kenton ......... Mrs. Burns
Colin Tapley ........ Menkin
Synopsis:
When a bomb destroys an international flight, Hunter suspects one of the
passenger's husbands [D. Moore]
(This plot is very similar to "Man From Interpol" #34 MULTI-MURDER)
(UK syndication: 03Mar62 ITV ABC North/Midlands UK, Sat)

1.24 [--] The Cheaters: SINGLE OR DOUBLE INDEMNITY (verified on film - D.Moore)
(c) 1960 Danziger Photoplays
Production Supervisor, Brian Taylor
Written by Albert Miller
Directed by Max Varnel (on film)
(NOT Frank Marshall - as stated previously)
Director of Photography, Jimmy Harvey, B.S.C
Film Editor, Desmond Saunders
Art Director, Peter Mullins
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Valentine Dyal ...... Inspector (Kellogg of Scotland Yard) (recurring)
Rowland Bartrop ...... (Harry) Curtis
Charles Houston ...... Stark
Vanda Godsell ........ Mrs. Little
Robert Cawdron ....... Potter (Supt. of the Railway)
(NOT Marion Mathie as Mrs. Chapman - as stated previously)
Synopsis:
Mrs. Little wants Double Indemnity when her husband Leon Little, a
railroad engineer, is killed by a train derailment. The main suspect
is Harry Curtis, an ex-railway conductor, now a track walker, who had a
grudge when was sacked by Little 9 years ago for being drunk on duty.
(UK syndication: 10Mar62 ITV ABC North/Midlands UK, Sat)

1.25 [--] The Cheaters: AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
17Mar62 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
16Jun61 [uk] Tyne-Tees
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Bruce Beeby
Lisa Daniely
Jack May
Geoffrey Denton
Humphrey Lestocq
Annabelle Lee
Synopsis:
John Hunter becomes suspicious when a man dies of a heart attack
soon after insuring his life for a considerable amount and the
man's wife vanishes after collecting the money.

1.26 [--] The Cheaters: THE BITE (verified on film - D.Moore)
Script: Harold McCollom
Directed by Frank Marshall
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Jill Ireland ............. Alice
Susan Swinford ........... Jane
David Courtnay ........... Tom
Gillian Vaughan .......... Fern
John Barcroft ............ Scott
Gordon Boyd .............. Naval Officer
******** no synopsis available ********
(UK syndication: 24Mar62 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sat)

[27] The Cheaters: A HOOD FROM CANADA
31Mar62 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Marion Mathie
Glyn Houston
Rowland Bartrop
Colin Tapley
Graham Ashley
Frank Thornton
******** no synopsis available ********

[28] The Cheaters: THE HAIR OF THE DOG
7Apr62 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Saturday
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
John Hunter's latest investigation requires him to visit the
Kelsing dog kennels, where a pedigree dog that killed a kennel
man is ordered to be destroyed. But the dog's owners say they will
go to any lengths to keep the dog alive.

1.29 [--] The Cheaters: TIME TO KILL (verified on film - D.Moore)
(c) 1961 Danziger Photoplays
Script: Brian Clemens
Directed by Frank Marshall
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Peter Butterworth ........ Anderson
Max Butterfield .......... Gunn
John Bennett ............. Ferba
Tony Thawnton ............ Reception Clerk
Arnold Bell .............. Marsh
Grenville Eves ........... Albert
Synopsis:
Ferba Martinez and her husband have devised a scheme to get rich. Ferba seduces
rich old men and gets as much money out of them as possible, before her husband
murders them
(UK syndication: 14Apr62 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Saturday)

1.30 [--] The Cheaters: THE DASHING MAJOR (verified on film - D.Moore)
Story by David Nicholl
Directed by Frank Marshall
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Ralph Truman ............ Major Randolph
Joan Newell ............. Mabel
Willoughby Goddard ...... Duncan
Howard Lang ............. Willie
Brian Peck .............. Jim Bates
Robert Dorning .......... Vicar
Synopsis:
Major Randolph takes out a huge amount of travel insurance, intending
to board a plane for Tangier. [TA]
(UK syndication: 21Apr62 ITV ABC North/Midlands UK, Sat)
(US syndication: 19Jun62 on CKLW-9, Windsor, Ontario, Tuesday 10:30pm) [TA]

[31] The Cheaters: LEGS - 50,000 EACH
28Apr62 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Saturday
24Jun62 [uk] Tyne Tees, Sunday 10:35 pm
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Jackie Lane ......... Anita
Glen Mason .......... Boland
Robert Dorning ...... Dr. Mills
The Press goes wild when Anita's famed legs, which are
heavilly insured, are reported broken. It looks as though
"Eastern Insurance" will have to pay up. John Hunter goes to investigate

1.32 [--] The Cheaters: THE CASE OF GEORGE PETERSON (verified on film - D.Moore)
Script by Brian Clemens and David Nicholl
Directed by Bill Lewthwaite
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Robert Dorning ........... Mr Cuthbert
Anton Rodgers ............ Barman
John Stuart .............. Inspector
Michael Balfour .......... Freddy
and Ann Hanslip (recurring)
******** no synopsis available ********
(UK syndication: 5May62 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sat)

1.33 [--] The Cheaters: GREEN FOR DANGER (verified on film - D.Moore)
Story by Stanley Miller
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Margaretta Scott .......... Mrs. Osborne
Steve Plytas .............. Aker
Hugh Cross ................ Assistant
Michael Balfour ........... Harry
Colin Tapley .............. Inspector
and Ann Hanslip (recurring)
Synopsis:
An Emerald Necklace is stolen, the latest in a series of thefts that are
plaguing "Eastern Insurance". John Hunter is sent to the scene of the most
recent theft. His unconventional methods soon yield results.
(UK syndication: 12May62 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sat)

1.34 [--] The Cheaters: THE HANDS OF ADRIAN (verified on film - D.Moore)
(c) 1960 Danziger Photoplays
Production Supervisor, Brian Taylor
Written by David Nichols
Directed by Frank Marshall
Director of Photography, Jimmy Harvey, B.S.C
Film Editor, Spencer Reeve
Art Director, Peter Mullins
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Delphi Lawrence ........ Ruth Adrian
Robert Rietty .......... Felix Adrian
Ian Fleming * ......... The Doctor
Ann Hanslip ............ The Secretary
Jack MacNaughton ....... Hotel Manager
Charles Brodie ......... Reception Clerk
Synopsis:
Viloinist, Felix Adrian and his wife plan to defraud the "Eastern Insurance
Company" by faking an injury to Adrian's hands.
*Note: This is the actor Ian Fleming - not the author of James Bond.
(UK syndication: 19May62 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sat)

[35] The Cheaters: BACK OF BEYOND
26May62 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Joseph Tomelty ............ Professor Kayle
Harriett Johns ............ Mrs Kayle
Ballard Berkeley .......... Mansion
Barbara Ferris ............ Gail
Anthony Woodruff .......... Officer
Ann Hanslip ............... Secretary
John Hunter is assigned to trace Professor Kayle who has been
missing for seven years, when his wife claims his life insurance.

[36] The Cheaters: THE BROKER
2Jun62 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres

[37] The Cheaters: CARNIVAL CASE
9Jun62 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Saturday
Story by M M McCormack
Directed by Frank Marshall
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Paul Eddington .......... Simpson
John Gabriel ............ Morgan
Ann Lynn ................ Zelda
Michael Peake ........... Sgt. O.Malley
Arnold Bell ............. Man
Grace Arnold ............ Woman
Hunter investigates the operators of a carnival who are robbing
their customers and putting in false insurance claims.

[38] The Cheaters: KNIGHT OF THE ROAD
16Jun62 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
Guest Cast:
Richard Vernon ........... Northwood
Raymond Rollett .......... Salesman
John McLaren ............. Finch
Robert Webber ............ Clerk
Colin Tapley ............. Marsden
John Watson .............. Agent
Ken Northwood insures his car with the "Eastern Insurance Company".
When John Hunter looks into the matter he becomes suspicious and
discovers a very neat racket.

[39] The Cheaters: DIAMOND STUDDED MALARIA (final uk episode)
23Jun62 ABC North/Midlands UK, Sat
30Sep62 Tyne-Tees UK, Sun 10:35pm
Directed by Max Varnel
Starring: John Ireland, with: Robert Ayres
"Eastern Insurance" claims investigators trail a security guard,
after a murder, and the theft of a fortune in jewels.

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The following "Untitled" [us] episode synopsis need to be matched
to the 39 episode titles above.
[--] The Cheaters (episode title unknown)
A JEWELRY STORE INSURED BY EASTERN IS ROBBED. A MAN
RECOGNIZES THE STORE’S GUARD AS ONE OF THE THIEVES.


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