CTVA UK - "Dial 999" (ZIV UK)(1958-59) starring Robert Beatty

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - UK Police Crime Drama series

Harry Alan Towers productions
 
The Adventures of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1954-55) starring Marius Goring
 TV Playhouse (1955-56)  -  Lilli Palmer Theatre (1955-56) -   Fredric March Tales From Dickens (1958-59)

Martin Kane (1957-58)   Dial 999  (1958-59)
Dial 999
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York
D.W. McGregor, Sunderland UK, Tom Alger, Alan Keeling

 Dinosaur TV- Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
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Made on Location in London and at
Associated-British Elstree Studios, England
In Charge of Production Harry Alan Towers
in association with
ZIV Television Programs Inc.
ABC Television Filmed Presentation [uk]
(copyright - Transatlantic Productions)



UK Police Crime Drama series 1958-59    39 episodes x 30 min bw
starring

Robert Beatty
as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire
with:
John Witty as Det. Sgt. West
Duncan Lamont as Detective Inspector Winter (pilot)

Premise:
The exploits of Mike Maguire, a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman,
assigned to study British crime detection methods at New Scotland Yard
Police Headquarters in London, England.

Crime Consultant: Duncan Webb
Police Consultant: Ex-Superintendent Tom Fallon of Scotland Yard

Note: 999 is the British Emergency Telephone Number,
-   equivalent to the American
911.


Music by: Sidney Torch/ Solo Harmonica: Tommy Reilly

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[01] Dial 999: THE KILLING JOB (pilot episode)(V)
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1001 / ZIV Prod. no. 1B
Written by Ted Willis
Directed by Alvin Rakoff
Starring:
Robert Beatty as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire
with:
Duncan Lamont as Detective Inspector Winter
Guest Cast:
William Hartnell .......... Joss Crawford
Sydney Tafler ............. Callota
Peter Reynolds ............ Evans
Ronald Adam ............... Asssistant Commissioner
Charles Wade .............. Alfie
Peter Bull ................ Blowey
Vera Day .................. Callotta's girl friend
Harold Berens ............. Francey
Patricia Laffan ........... Liz
Arthur Mullard ............ heavy (uncredited)
other credits:
Production Supervisor ..... F. Sherwin Green
Lighting Cameraman ........ Michael Brandt
Art Director .............. Frank White
Editor .................... Inman Hunter
Location Manager .......... Howard Connell
Assistant Director ........ Ross Mackenzie
Sound Recordist ........... Norman Coggs
Dubbing Editor ............ Alban Streeter
Continuity ................ June Randall

[02] Dial 999: SPECIAL MISSION
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1002 / ZIV Prod. no. 9B
Written by Tony O'Grady (a.k.a Brian Clemens)
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[03] Dial 999: ILLEGAL ENTRY
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1003 / ZIV Prod. no. 10B
Written by Brook Williams
Directed by Terence Fisher
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
Walter Gotell ............ Peters
Max Faulkner ............. Tom
John Witty ............... Det. Sgt. West (recurring)
Adrienne Corri ........... Helga
Patricia Laffan .......... Baroness von Falkan
Ian Sadler ............... Police Inspector
Michael Moore ............ Mr. Smith
Nicholas Tanner .......... Fish dealer
Robin Ford ............... Hall porter
Edwin Apps ............... Laboratory technician
Liam Gaffney ............. Rafferty
Raymond Rollett .......... Mr. Lusford
Manfrid Felix ............ Karl
Barbara Mansfield ........ Young Woman
Synopsis:
An unknown foreign criminal is captured by the police while attempting to rob a fur store in London. Det-Insp.
Maguire is given the task of indentifying the man.
[--] Dial 999: (episode title possibly "Illegal Entry")
Synopsis:
In London a wanted German criminal steals a fur coat which has a ruby
sewn into its lining. [TA]
(US broadcast: 12Jul60 KRON-4, San Francisco, CA, Tuesday 10:00pm)


[04] Dial 999: THE GREAT GOLD ROBBERY
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1004 / ZIV Prod. no. 11B
4Apr59 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Sat 9:00 pm
Written by Peter Holiday
Directed by Terence Fisher
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Synopsis:
A daring gang of thieves rob a mail man travelling from Edinburgh to London, and throw bags of valuable registered
mail to accomplices waiting beside the track. It is not until the train arrives in London that the crime is discovered.
Det. Insp. Maguire is assigned to the case with nothing to go on except the imprint of a heel found beside the track.

[05] Dial 999: THAMES DIVISION
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1005 / ZIV Prod. no. 2B
Written by Brock Williams
Directed by Alvin Rakoff
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Lamble ......... Stanford
Stanley Van Beers .... Bishop
Synopsis:
James Carson, third engineer of the "Rangoon Maid" is found murdered in his cabin. Superintendent Stanford, of Thames
Division, finds heroin in one of Carson's shoe heels. Det-Insp. Maguire works on the case..

[06] Dial 999: MISSING PERSON
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1006 / ZIV Prod. no. 8B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Synopsis:
Someone is murdering young girls by strangling them and dumping the bodies into the River Thames. Detective Inspector
Maguire is assigned to the case. No motive is apparent, but the girls all had something in common. They were alone and
friendless in London. Maguire decides on an unusual trick to catch the killer.

[07] Dial 999: HONEYMOON
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1007 / ZIV Prod. no. 12B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Synopsis:
Frank and Jane, an American couple honeymooning in London, visit the Town of London where Frank's wallet is stolen by
pickpocket Mickey Joyce. Maguire arrests Mickey who tells him that he has found an insurance policy in Frank's wallet
which he has given to vicious gangster Jeff Dawson. The policy is for priceless diamonds which are kept at the American
couple's flat. Dawson and his pal Sutton aim to go the flat and pick up the diamonds.

[08] Dial 999: COMMANDO CROOK
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1008 / ZIV Prod. no. 17B
Written by Neville Dasey
Directed by Terence Fisher
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[09] Dial 999: 77 BUS
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1009 / ZIV Prod. no. 21B
Show no. 21B; production no. 1009
Written by Edward J. Mason
Directed by Terence Fisher
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[10] Dial 999: NIGHT MAIL
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1010 / ZIV Prod. no. 13B
Written by Jack Pulman
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[11] Dial 999: ESCAPE
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1011 / ZIV Prod. no. 4B
Written by Gilbert Winfield
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[12] Dial 999: THE BIG FISH
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1012 / ZIV Prod. no. 3B
Written by Peter Holiday
Directed by Don Chaffey
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
Griffith Jones ....... Grant
Sam Kydd ............. Lionel Wilkis
Clifford Evans ....... Dean
Raymond Huntley ...... Myers
Arnold Yarrow ........ Sammy Wilson
Sara Leighton ........ Secretary
Ralph Truman ......... Ass. Commissioner
Jack Melford ......... Tomkins
Irene Handl .......... Mrs. Rigby
William Mervyn ....... Sir Arthur Frogley
John Salew ........... McGregor
Michael Collins ...... Van Driver
Malcolm Knight ....... Stable Boy
Synopsis:
A race track gang make a big killing on a race at Epsom by substituting a first-rate horse for an outsider. Maguire,
attached to the Fraud Squad, tries to trace the money placed on the horse and discovers that a certain firm of bookmakers
is implicated. He decides to raid their premises.
(07Feb59 Tyne Tees UK - repeated 24Aug61 Tyne Tees UK Thur 7pm) 

[13] Dial 999: SPECIAL BRANCH
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1013 / ZIV Prod. no. 16B
Written by Jack Rock
Directed by Terence Fisher
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
Martin Benson .......... Wayman
Richard Bebb ........... Inspector Pybus
Robert MacLeod ......... Shefford
Frank Atkinson ......... Charles Heaton
Guy Deghy .............. Broder
Ryck Rydon ............. Marco

[14] Dial 999: MECHANICAL WATCHMAN
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1014 / ZIV Prod. no. 24B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Edward Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
John Howlett ........... Sergeant Chester
Peter Allenby .......... Bernard Rolt
Delphi Lawrence ........ Julie
Arthur Lovegrove ....... Carson
Robert Desmond ......... Peters
Anthony Thawnton ....... Glover
Arthur Lowe ............ Finch (not credited on screen) [AK]
Raymond Rollet ......... Ritchie (not credited on screen) [AK]

[15] Dial 999: GHOST SQUAD
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1015 / ZIV Prod. no. 23B
Written by Neville Dasey
Directed by Charles Saunders
 Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:  [AK]
Roger Avon ......... MacTavish
Douglas Wilmer ..... Burton
Michael Brennan .... Carmody
Victor Brooks ...... Stevens
Russell Napier ..... Supt Farrel

[16] Dial 999: 50,000 HANDS
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1016 / ZIV Prod. no. 27B
Written by Ian Graves
Directed by Terence Fisher
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
William Hartnell ........ Jeff Richards
Bill Fraser ............. Jack Bingham
Dorinda Stevens ......... Madge Bingham
Jack Allen .............. Chief Constable
John Warwick ............ Inspector Gates
 Alan Rolfe .............. Sergeant
Howard Williams ......... Constable

[17] Dial 999: FASHIONS IN CRIME
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1017 / ZIV Prod. no. 14B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Terence Fisher
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[18] Dial 999: ROLLING RACKETEERS
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1018 / ZIV Prod. no. 18B
Written by Tony O'Grady (a.k.a Brian Clemens)
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[19] Dial 999: 24 HOURS A DAY
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1019 / ZIV Prod. no. 5B
Written by Edward J. Mason
Directed by Alvin Rakoff
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Synopsis:
A Canadian criminal, Red Caldwell, draws two English crooks into a plan to rob a bank in London. Detective Inspector
Maguire recognizes Red and tails him to `The City' - London's famous financial centre.

[20] Dial 999: HUNTER, HUNTED
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1020 / ZIV Prod. no. 26B
Written by Gilbert Winfield
Directed by Robert Lynn
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[21] Dial 999: MINED AREA
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1021 / ZIV Prod. no. 29B
Written by Tony O'Grady (a.k.a Brian Clemens)
Directed by Robert Lynn
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
Bill Owen ............... Freddy Haldane
Hugh Moxey .............. Field
Jennifer Jayne .......... Louise
William Lucas ........... Andrews
David Davies ............ Garrett
Anthony Parker .......... Peters
Patrick Connor .......... Finch
Synopsis:
Freddy Haldane steals £20,000 and although he is caught and sentenced for his crime, the money has never been recovered.
Consequently at the end of Haldane's prison term, Maguire is detailed to trail him in the hope that he will eventually
lead him to the money. But two thugs, Andrews and Garrett, have the same idea.

[22] Dial 999: BARGE BURGLARS
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1022 / ZIV Prod. no. 30B
Written by Paul M. Jack
Directed by Robert Lynn
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
Harry Fowler ............ Sandy Gordon
Richard Bebb ............ Det. Sgt. Bellamy
Robert Cawdron .......... Stoker
Clive Gazes ............. Maxie
Graham Rowe ............. Cashier
Harry Locke ............. Lacey
Peter Macarte ........... Donovan
Barbara Roscoe .......... Rita
Vic Wise ................ Harry, the Barman
Synopsis:
An armed gang are carrying out a series of hold-ups on premises situated along Regent's Canal. By making their getaway
along the canal in a tourist barge, they always disappear leaving no trace. Inspector Maguire is assigned to the case,
and his investigations lead him to the man who "cases" the jobs. [UK]
(07Sep59 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 11:00pm)

[23] Dial 999: OLD SOLDIERS SOMETIMES DIE
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1023 / ZIV Prod. no. 15B
Written by Neville Dasey
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[24] Dial 999: EXTRADITION
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1024 / ZIV Prod. no. 28B
21Dec58 [uk] ABC Midlands/North, Sun 7:30 pm
Written by Neville Dasey
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
Phil Brown ............... Vic Brady
Robert Shaw .............. Willy
Donald Morley ............ Max
Ernest Clark ............. Rogers
Gordon Bell .............. Thompson
Robert Hunter ............ First officer
Sidney Vivian ............ First sailor
Gilliam Owen ............. Louise
Betty McDowall ........... Mrs. Stanway
Lionel Murton ............ Stanway
Tom Bell ................. Boxer
Synopsis:
When an American gangster, Vic Brady seeks refuge in Britain, Det-Insp. Maguire has the job of serving a warrant
that will send him back to the USA.

[25] Dial 999: GUN RULE
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1025 / ZIV Prod. no. 25B
Written by Peter Yeldham
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
John Witty .............. Mason
Peter Illing ............ Franklin
Tony Shepherd ........... Policeman
John Kidd ............... Doctor
Arthur Gross ............ Adams
Eddie Byrne ............. Sniper
Hazel Sutton ............ Young Woman
Russell Napier .......... Murray
Walter Horsbrugh ........ Music Proprietor
Harrry Lane ............. Greg
Bill Edwards ............ Lou
Sara Leighton ........... Mrs. Adams
Synopsis:
Investigating a case of attempted murder, Maguire wants to protect his men by arming them, but runs into the
long established "No gun"rule.
(18Oct58 ABC North/Midlands UK, Sat 11:05 pm)

[26] Dial 999: KEY WITNESS
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1026 / ZIV Prod. no. 38B
Written by Tony O'Grady (a.k.a Brian Clemens)
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[27] Dial 999: DOWN TO THE SEA
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1027 / ZIV Prod. no. 20B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
John Paul ............... Joe Morgan
Gordon Jackson .......... Ted Morgan
John G. Heller .......... Ulman
Derek Sydney ............ Nick Daniels
Jack Melford ............ Dobson
Edward Judd ............. Detective Parker
Jack Lambert ............ Inspector O'Shea
Alec Mango .............. Dutch detective
Michael Logan ........... The captain

[28] Dial 999: EXCEPTION TO THE RULE
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1028 / ZIV Prod. no. 19B
Written by Tony O'Grady (a.k.a Brian Clemens)
Directed by Bernard Knowles
 Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
Roger Avon ..... victim of crime

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[--] Dial 999: (Unidentified episode)-
possibly #28 "Exception to the Rule" or #20 "Hunter Hunted")
Guest Cast:
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...... Jack Howard
Clive Cazes ............. Seppe
Chuck Keyser ............ Gerard
Gordon Bell ............. Wilson
Joe Goodman ............. Constable
Michael Logan ............ Factory manager

Comment:
"Exception to the Rule" refers to the fact that normally British police donít carry guns, but in this story, we have
the rare time when it is necessary. It could be that "Hunter hunted" might possibly be an alternative title as the story
is about 3 criminals who commit 3 crimes on the trot then flee the country: however this time the police are one jump
ahead and a chase around the lanes in fast cars ensues. (David Moore)

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[29] Dial 999: DEADLY BLACKMAIL
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1029 / ZIV Prod. no. ??B
Written by Paul M. Jack
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[30] Dial 999: PAYROLL JOB
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1030 / ZIV Prod. no. ??B
Written by Gilbert Winfield
Directed by Robert Lynn
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[31] Dial 999: MOTOR BIKE BANDITS
a.k.a. Motor Cycle Bandits (UK title)
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1031 / ZIV Prod. no. 33B
Written by B. Boyle
Directed by Robert Lynn
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
Neil McCarthy ........ Kemp
Michael Ely .......... Groves
Joy Owen ............. Sue
Robert Webber ........ Elliott
Pamela Searle ........ Girl
Synopsis:
Maguire investigates a series of payroll robberies, and is puzzled
by the fact that the crooks disappear without using a car. [D.Moore]
(16May59 ABC North/Midlands UK, Sat 7.27pm)

[32] Dial 999: LIVING LOOT
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1032 / ZIV Prod. no. ??B
Written by Edward J. Mason
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[33] Dial 999: INSIDE JOB
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1033 / ZIV Prod. no. 36B
Written by Gilbert Winfield
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Lamble ......... Pawling
Marne Maitland ...
Muriel Young ......... Rose
Eric Godsen .......... Gorman
Wolf Morris .......... Terry
Robert Ayres ......... Baxter

[34] Dial 999: PICTURE PUZZLE
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1034 / ZIV Prod. no. 39B
Written by Peter Yeldham
Directed by Robert Lynn
Starring: Robert Beatty

[35] Dial 999: RAT TRAP
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1035 / ZIV Prod. no. 32B
Written by Frank White
Directed by Robert Lynn
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Synopsis:
Det. Insp. Maguire and Det. Sgt. Hadley are working in the East End of London to get evidence on racketeering brothers,
Peter and Joe Ashley. Maguire is transferred to another case, but returns when Hadley is murdered by the brothers.

[36] Dial 999: HEADS OR TAILS
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1036 / ZIV Prod. no. 22B
Written by Peter Yeldham
Directed by Terence Fisher
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[37] Dial 999: RADIO ACTIVE
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1037 / ZIV Prod. no. 34B
Written by Tony O'Grady (a.k.a Brian Clemens)
Directed by Robert Lynn
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)

[38] Dial 999: ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1038 / ZIV Prod. no. 7B
Written by Peter Yeldham
Directed by Alvin Rakoff
Film Editor, Inman Hunter
music, Sidney Torch.
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Guest Cast
Harold Lang
Robert Rietty
Yvonne Warren (aka Yvonne Romain)
Philip Latham
David Gregory
Hugh Moxey

[39] Dial 999: DEATH RIDE (final episode)
1958 - ZIV Release no. 1039 / ZIV Prod. no. 6B
Written by Phillip Monroe
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: Robert Beatty (as Insp. Maguire)
Synopsis:
When lawyer James Armstrong decides to murder his wife he uses all his professional knowledge to provide himself with
a `foolproof'alibi. At least he thinks it is foolproof until Detective Maguire discovers a `ten-minute' loophole.

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