CTVA UK Crime Drama - "Fabian of the Yard" (BBC) (1954-55) starring Bruce Seton

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - UK Crime Adventure Series

Fabian of the Yard (1954-55)Adventures of The Big Man (1956)
Fabian of the Yard
aka. 'Fabian of Scotland Yard' (US syndicated title)
aka. 'Patrol Car' (US syndicated title)

Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Phil Kendrick
David Moore dinodiscs@talk21.com
Dinosaur  TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
[Bryan Lindop <BryanLindop@bfpsociety.freeserve.co.uk>
- Former BBC film archivist]

references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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FABIAN OF THE YARD
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Charles Wick Presentation/ Trinity Productions/ Telefilm Enterprises
Filmed at Carlton Hill Studios (early episodes?)
Filmed at Twickenham Studios (later episodes?)
Produced by Antony Beauchamp (early episodes) (no 'h')
Produced by John Larkin  (most episodes)

UK Police series 1954-55    32 + episodes x 30 min bw (film)
starring
Bruce Seton as Superintendent (Det. Insp.) Robert Fabian

writers include:
John Davenport, Arthur La Bern, Rex Rienits, Brock Williams
directors include:
Anthony Beauchamps, Bernard Knowles, Edward Thompson
directors of photography:
Hilton Craig,
Brendan (J.) Stafford (spelled "BrendAn" on "The Executioner")

guest stars include:
Derek Aylward, Kathleen Byron, Michael Craig, Isobel Dean, Alexander Gauge,
Ursula Howells, Noel Howlett, Maurice Kaufmann, Victor Maddern,
Richard Pearson, Robert Raglan

The same company also produced "The Adventures of The Big Man" in
1956 starring Wayne Morris, and shown Mondays on BBC around 7:30pm

Bruce Seton had previously starred in the radio series "Flint of the
Flying Squad"

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BBC Television - Saturdays (Autumn 1954-March 1955)
BBC Television - Wednesday (March 1955- Summer1955)

[--] Fabian of the Yard: DEATH ON THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD:
(Featured in the 1954 compilation film "Fabian of the Yard")
A lorry driver strangles a hitchhiker, but is traced by the law

[--] aka - THE WROTHAM HILL MURDER -
Synopsis:
A copy of a string bag carried by a murdered woman puts Fabian on the murder
trail. By a systematic check of the movements of all lorries in the area
Fabian finally gets his man.
(Possibly the opening story of - 1st feature length compilation of
3 episodes of "Fabian of the Yard")


[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE ACTRESS AND THE KIDNAP PLOT
(Featured in the 1954 compilation film "Fabian of the Yard")
Guest Cast:
Sarah Churchill ..... The Actress
Synopsis:
An actress is blackmailed by a threat

[--] aka - THE SNATCH RACKET - Benny has threatened to kidnap an actress' son unless
£250 in notes are left in a telephone directory. When he leaves the kiosk he
hails a loitering taxi in which Fabian is concealed.


[--] Fabian of the Yard: BOMBS IN PICCADILLY
Copyright date 1954 (one of the first episodes produced)
(Featured in the 1954 compilation film "Fabian of the Yard")
Produced and Directed by Antony Beauchamp
Teleplay Rex Rienits
Guest Cast:
Ann Hanslip... Policewoman Wetherby
John Rowley (or Jack Crowley?)... Paxton
James Raglan... Asst. Commissioner
Reg Hearne... Charlie
Richard Pearson... Sgt MacKenzie (recurring)
Synopsis:
The plot concerned the I.R.A's attempt to bomb London
in 1939.
Note: This episode was not televised, but was used in the
compilation film 'Fabian Of The Yard'

[--] aka - I GET MYSELF ARRESTED (one of the first 5 produced)
(possibly an aka for "Bombs in Picadilly")

[--] Fabian of the Yard: MURDER IN SOHO (one of the first 5 produced)

[--] aka - THE ANTIQUIS MURDER - Two men raid a jeweller's shop in Soho. As they make
their getaway, Alec de Antiquis, a passing motor-bicyclist, puts his machine in
their path. He is shot through the skull and dies. The only clue to the identity of
the thieves is a raincoat: but the utility mark helps Fabian to identify the gang.
(possibly an aka for "Murder in Soho")


[--] Fabian of the Yard: (unidentified episode)
circa 1954
Guest Cast:
Todd Slaughter
Desmond Llewelyn
Synopsis:
An MP is set up by a girl he meets in a club and is blackmailed by her
accomplice, Fabian takes up the case and encounters Todd Slaughter who turns
out to be only a middleman. The real criminal is brought to justice after an
exciting chase through London's West End theatre land, including scenes
clearly shot on location in a genuine, but unidentified theatre.
[Bryan Lindop <BryanLindop@bfpsociety.freeserve.co.uk>
- Former BBC film archivist]


[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE EXTRA BALLET
13Nov54 BBC Sat 8:45pm (repeat 4Apr55 Mon 3:00pm)
Charles Wick-Telefilm Enterprises Presentation
Made by Trinity Productions, Ltd. by arrangement with Antony Beauchamp
Made at Twickenham Film Studios/ Produced by John Larkin
Written by Gene Sablon
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Jane Barrett .......... Mona Proudly
Melissa Stribling ..... Vera Proudly
Michael Alexander ..... Arthur Carlton
Isobel Dean ........... Mrs Regis
Elsie Wagstaff ........ Mrs Wilkins
Michael Kelly ......... Sergeant
Donald Eccles ......... ballistics expert
Gordon Bell ........... police surgeon (recurring)
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE UNWANTED MAN
20Nov54 BBC Sat 8:15 pm (Repeat 25Apr55 Mon 3:00pm)
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Written by Arnold Galsworthy
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Philip Dale ......... Detective Sergeant
Ursula Howells ...... Ellie Stafford
David Oxley ......... Dan Stafford
Jack Melford ........ Wood Expert
Gwen Bacon .......... Aunt Bess
Frank Sieman ........ Police Supintendent
Philip Lennard ...... Forgery Expert (recurring)
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD
aka THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET
27Nov54 BBC Sat 8:45pm (Repeat 18Apr55 Mon 3:00pm)
Trinity Productions/ Twickenham Film Studios/ Produced by John Larkin
Written by Donald Bull
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Ewen Solon ........... Elstead
Genine Graham ........ Rose Pool
Edmund Willard ....... Colonel Ledbetter
Peter Dyneley ........ Captain Pool
Allan Jeayes ......... Hagben
Sylvia Marriott ...... Mollie Boldero
Gordon Bell .......... pathologist (recurring)
 
[--] 4Dec54 / 11Dec54 / 18Dec54/ 25Dec54/ 1 Jan55  BBC Saturday -no details

[--] Fabian of the Yard: AGAINST THE EVIDENCE
8Jan55 BBC Sat
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Screenplay by Stewart B. Black
Directed by Montgomery Tully
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Peter Copley ......... Brownlove & Audley
Betty Cooper ......... Mrs Brownlove
Wilfred Caithness .... Dr Cardwell
Stuart Saunders ...... Heathrow
Nicolas Tannar ....... Pinkley
Richard Warner ....... Detective Sergeant
Toke Townley ......... Popes
James Thomason ....... Minlane
Philip Lennard ....... Forgery Expert (recurring)
 
[--] 15Jan55 BBC Saturday - no details

[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE BRIDES OF FIRE (aka BRIDE OF THE FIRES)
22Jan55 BBC Sat 8:45pm (repeat 16May55 Mon 3pm)
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Brock Williams
Directed by Montgomery Tully
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Stephen Vercoe ........ Robert Morley
Shirley Cooklin ....... Peggy Drayton
Sheila Burrell ........ Helen Russell
Michael Shepley ....... Mr Thrale
Cicely Paget-Brown ....... Mrs Dove
Robert Raglan ......... Dt Sgt Wyatt (recurring)
Arnold Diamond ........ Inspector Kelson
Lillemor Knudsen ...... Lois Russell
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE TROUBLED WIFE
29Jan55 BBC Sat 8:45pm (repeat 9May55 Mon 3pm)
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Written by Arthur La Bern
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Sylvia Marriott ....... Kate Hubble
Trevor Reid ........... George Hubble
Robert Raglan ......... Detective Sims (recurring)
Gordon Bell ........... Pathologist (recurring)
Betty MacDowell ....... Sara Milne
Victor Adams .......... Policeman
Michael Kelly ......... Detective Sergeant
 
[--] 5Feb55 /12Feb55 -BBC Saturday - no details

[--] Fabian of the Yard: WRITTEN IN THE DUST
19Feb55 BBC Sat 8:15pm (29July55 Fri 3:30pm)
Trinity Productions/ Twickenham Film Studios / Produced by John Larkin
Written by Arthur La Bern
Directed by Montgomery Tully
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Edwin Richfield ....... Sergeant
NoŽl Dyson ............ Cora
Mary Kenton ........... Mrs Apsley
Margaret McCourt ...... Ellen
Patrick Boxill ........ Mr Throgget
Helen Hurst ........... Chemist's Assistant
Charles Mortimer ...... Mr Wimpole
John Boxer ............ Micrologist (recurring)
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE PURPLE MOUSE
26Feb55 BBC Sat 8:15pm (repeat 5Aug55 3:30pm)
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Brock Williams
From a Story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Colette Wilde ........ Lily Ransome
Gladys Boot .......... Mrs Ransome
Cicely Paget-Bowman ...... Tessa Oakman
Seymour Green ......... Dr. Horn
Roy Dean .............. Eddie Carmen
Robert Raglan ......... Detective Sergeant (recurring)
Max Brimmell .......... Pathologist (recurring)
 
[--] 5Mar55 - BBC Saturday - no details

[--] Fabian of the Yard: LITTLE GIRL
12Mar55 BBC Sat 8:15pm (repeat 12Aug55 Fri 3:30pm)
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Guest Cast
Gordon Morrison

[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE COWARD
19Mar55 BBC Sat (repeat 19Aug55 Fri 3:30pm)
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Brock Williams
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Barry Lowe ........... Andy Wagner
Jill Raymond ......... Frieda Barnes
Betty Cooper ......... Mrs Wagner
John Boxer ........... Pathologist (recurring)
Robert Raglan ........ Dt Sgt Wyatt (recurring)
Paul Daneman ......... Doctor
Anthony Rea .......... Ed Seddon
Ann Stephens ......... Sylvia Parker

[--] 26Mar55 - BBC Saturday - no details

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"Fabian of the Yard" moves from
BBC Saturdays to BBC Wednesdays
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[--] Fabian of the Yard: LOST BOY
30Mar55 BBC Wed

[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE EXECUTIONER (Verified on Video)
6Apr55 BBC Wed 8:15pm (repeat 2Sep55 Fri 3:00pm)
(repeat 2Apr56 Mon 7:30pm) (repeat 31May93 BBC2 Mon 11:50pm)
Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Eric Field
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring: Bruce Seton (as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian)
Guest Cast:
Peter Swannick ........... Mr. Porter
Elspet Gray .............. Marion Courtland
Noel Howlett ............. Vicar
Robert Raglan ............ Detective Sergeant (recurring)
William Abney ............ Jim Keyes
Marjorie Rhodes .......... Mrs. Boody
Totti Truman Taylor ...... Miss Langley, Schoolmistress
Geoffrey Denys ........... Doctor
Robert Fabian ........himself
Other credits:
Director of Photography .. Brendan Stafford
Camera Operator .......... Michael Reed
Art Director ............. Norman Arnold
Supervising Editor ....... Peter Seabourne
Editor ................... Gerald Levy
Sound Editor ............. Harry Booth
Sound Recorder ........... Cecil Thornton
2nd Unit Photography ..... Gerald Moss
Production Supervisor .... George Mills
Assistant Director ....... Clive Midwinter
2nd Unit Asst. Director .. Claud Hudson
Continuity ............... Joanna Busby
Make-up .................. Aldo Manganaro
Hairdresser .............. Joan Carpenter
Special Music Composed & Conduction by Eric Spear
Solo Harmonica .... Tommy Reilly

Made by Trinity Productions, Ltd.
by arrangement with Antony Beauchamp (RCA sound recording)
This has been a Charles Wick- Telefilm Enterprises Presentation


[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE POISON MACHINE
13Apr55 BBC Wed 8:30pm
(1st repeat 9Sep55 Fri 3:00pm) (2nd repeat 26Mar56 Mon 7:30pm)
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Brock Williams
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Patricia Driscoll ..... Agatha
Nicholas Tannar ....... Mr. Kinney
John Salew ............ Mr Pontifex
Brenda Hogan .......... Deborah
Richard Gale .......... Peter Lanceford
Alan Rolfe ............ Police Superindendent
Jack Melford .......... Typewriter Expert (recurring)
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE GOLDEN PEACOCK
(one of the first 5 produced)
20Apr55 BBC Wed
Directed by Alfred Travers
guest cast:
Kieron Moore
Basil Lord
Wensley Pithey

[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE MAN FROM BLACKPOOL
4May55 BBC Wed 8:15pm (repeat 3Oct55 Mon 3:15pm)
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Brock Willaims
From a Story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
John Trevor ........... Hon. Victor Leggett
Elspet Jane Gray ...... Lady Jane Shaw
Alexander Gauge ....... Harry Disbrow
John Orchard .......... Big Fred
Robert Raglan ......... Det Sgt Wyatt (recurring)

[--] Fabian of the Yard: ROBERRY IN THE MUSEUM
(one of the first 5 produced)
11May55 BBC Wed 8:30pm
(1st repeat 17Oct55 Mon 4:15pm) (2nd repeat 26Oct55 3:15pm)
Script ???
Directed by John Harlow
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
John Stuart ........... Jarvis
Emrys Leyshon ......... Masters
Josephine Griffin ..... Mrs Masters
Jacqueline Con ........ Child
Charles Lloyd Pack .... Prof Wynn Jones
Ian Samson ............. Supt Forbes
Menhardt Mauer ......... Dutchy
Charles Wade ........... Nick
Note: This story unlike the others Iíve seen does not name Charles Wick
in the closing credit. However it does state it was made at
Carlton Hill Studios. [DMoore]

[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE DEADLY POCKET HANDKERCHIEF
(one of the first 5 produced)
18May55 BBC Wed

[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE VANISHING CAT
25May55 BBC Wed 7:45pm (same tx date as "The Hand of Terror")
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Brock Williams
From a Story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Tim Turner ......... James Ridley
Jean Ireland ....... Monica Ridley
Robert Raglan ...... Det Sgt Wyatt (recurring)
Ruth Gower ......... Robbed Woman
Robert Sydney ...... Yard Expert
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE HAND OF TERROR
25May55 BBC Wed 7:45 pm (same tx date as "The Vanishing Cat")
(1st repeat 17Aug55 Wed 8:30pm)(26Mar56 Mon 4:15pm)
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Screenplay by Ian Stuart Black/
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Colette Wilde .......... Cynthia Barker
Michael Craig .......... Ted Enfield
Patrick Westwood ....... Larry Redman
Arthur Young ........... Mr Barker
Betty Cooper ........... Mrs Barker
Allan Jones ............ Reedy
Robert Raglan .......... Det Sgt Wyatt (recurring)
Christina Forrest ...... BOAC Clerk
Jessica Cairns ......... Maid
James Gilbert .......... Expert
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: PIN-POINT SIGNATURE
1Jun55 BBC Wed 8:15pm
(1st repeat 19Oct55 Wed 3:20pm)(2nd repeat 28Nov55 Mon 4:15pm)
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by F.X. Balmoral/
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Jean Ireland ......... Edna Kent
Madge Brindley ....... Mrs Daisy
Maurice Kaufman ...... Jerry Strong
Allen Sheldon ........ Arthur Flagg
Harry Fine ........... Bill Beckford
Robert Raglan ........ Det. Sgt. Wyatt (recurring)
Jack Melford ......... Expert (recurring)
Max Brimmell ......... Psychiatrist
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE INNOCENT VICTIMS
8Jun55 BBC Wed 8:15pm
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Ian Stuart Black
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Dorothy Alison ...... Mary Walton
Arthur Howard ....... Jim Graham
Joan Newell ......... Mrs Mortlake
Philip Ray .......... Dr Walton
Robert Raglan ....... Det Sgt Wyatt (recurring)
Victor Wood ......... Expert
Robert Sandford ..... Peter
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE JADE BLADE
15Jun55 BBC Wed 7:45 pm (repeat 2Nov56 Fri 3:15pm)
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Geoffrey Wicomb/
From a story by former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Montgomery Tully
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Betty McDowall ........ Mary Soong
Martin Boddey ......... Fat Harry
Alan Tilvern .......... Sen Shan
Wanda Balcon .......... Lotus Yung
Charles Mortimer ...... Professor Hughes
Reginal Hearne ........ Detective Sgt

[--] Fabian of the Yard: APRIL FOOL
22Jun55 BBC Wed 7:45pm
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Ian Stuart Black/
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Wolf Rilla
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Robert Raglan ........ Det Sgt Wyatt (recurring)
Betty McDowall........ Angela Hollis
Garard Green ........ Major Randall
William Mervyn ....... Ronald James
Jean Wilkinson ....... Barbara James
Gaylord Cavallaro .... Jack Hollis
Marjorie Rhodes ...... Mrs Flinge
Elaine Dundy ......... Chorus Girl
 
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"Fabian of the Yard" takes a break
during the Summer of 1955
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[--] Fabian of the Yard: NO ALIBI
12Nov55 BBC Sat
Trinity Productions/ Telefilm Enterprises/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Geoffrey Wicomb
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Montgomery Tully
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Tim Turner .......... Bill Jaggers
Robert Raglan ....... Det Sgt Wyatt (recurring)
Sylivia Marriott .... Mary Sedney
James Raglan ....... Prison Governor
Pat Connor ......... Madden
John Boxer .......... Pathologist (recurring)
Dermot McMahon ...... Dalton
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: ESCORT FOR DEATH (aka ESCORT TO DEATH)
19Nov55 BBC Sat
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Geoffrey Wicomb
From a Story By Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Montgomery Tully
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Alan Tilvern ......... Carlac
Cecile Chevreau ...... Teresa
Colette Wilde ........ Silvara
Gerhard Heinz ........ Ambassador
Kenneth Edwards ...... Carter
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE SIXTH DAGGER
26Nov55 BBC Sat 4:00pm
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Script by Ernest Borneman/
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring:
Bruce Seton as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian
Guest Cast:
Avice Landone ......... Amanda Malloy
Kenneth Griffiths ..... Heywood
Michael McKeog ........ Student
Roddy Hughes .......... Pawnbroker
Philip Dale ........... Detective Sergeant (recurring)
James Drake ........... City Sergeant
Jack Melford .......... Metal Expert (recurring)
Lloyd Lamble .......... Dr Brighton
Martin Boddey ......... Graphologist
Max Brimmell .......... Psychiatrist (recurring)
 
[--] 3Dec55/ 10Dec55 / 17Dec55 / 24Dec55/ - BBC Saturdays- no details
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"Fabian of the Yard"
- transmission days on BBC now vary
- some episodes may have slipped through the net here ...
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[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE LOVER'S KNOT 
1955 tx date not known
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Screenplay by Ian Stuart Black/
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring:
Bruce Seton (as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian)
Guest Cast:
Thomas Heathcote ....... Selby
Shelagh Fraser ......... Emma Horton
Jessica Dunning ........ Mrs Addison
Douglas Muir ........... Doctor
Larry Cross ............ Fleddon
Jennifer Browne ........ Waitress
Philip Dale ............ Detective Sergeant (recurring)
John Boxer ............. Laboratory Expert (recurring)
Martin Boddey .......... Graphologist
George Woodbridge ...... Supervisor (recurring)
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE RIBBON TRAP
17Jan56 BBC Tue
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Screenplay by Jan Read/
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring:
Bruce Seton (as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian)
Guest Cast:
Philip Dale ............. Detective Sergeant (recurring)
George Woodbridge ....... Supervisor (recurring)
Valerie Jene ............ Julie
Patrick Jordan .......... Sandy Evans
Marjorie Stewart ........ Mrs Manners
Margot Van Der Burgh .... Madame Amata
Frederick Piper ......... Railway Foreman
John Witty .............. Map Expert
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: COCKTAIL GIRL
30Jan56 BBC Mon 7:30pm
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Screenplay by Ian Stuart Black/
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring:
Bruce Seton (as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian)
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Byron ....... Helen Kervan
Hugh Latimer ......... Roger Kervan
Ewan Roberts ......... Galney
Wensley Pithey ....... Jerry Watson
Conrad Phillips ...... Raynell
Philip Dale .......... Detective Sergeant
Jack Melford ......... Wood Expert (recurring)
Frank Forsyth ........ Museum Custodian
 
[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE MASTERPIECE
6Feb56 BBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring:
Bruce Seton (as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian)
Guest Cast:
Anna Turner ........... Kitty Penley
Antoinette Cellier..... Magda
Ivan Craig ........... Bateman
John Cazabon ........ Chemist
Patrick MacJordan
Philip Dale .......... Detective Sergeant
Frank Forsyth ........ Museum Custodian
John Witty ........... Map Expert
John Boxer ........... Laboratory Expert (recurring)
George Woodbridge .... Supervisor (recurring)
David Yates .......... Radio Operator

[--] 13Feb56/ 20Feb56/ 27Feb56/ - BBC Mondays - no details
5Mar56/ 12Mar56/ 19Mar56/ - BBC Mondays - no details


[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE HAND OF TERROR
26Mar56 BBC Mon

[--] Fabian of the Yard: THE KING'S HAT (1955) (aka "Nell Gwynn's Tear")
orig tx date not known
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Teleplay by Brock Williams/
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring:
Bruce Seton (as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian)
*
Guest Cast: "The King's Hat" [BFI]
Alexander Gauge ........ Nicholas Bardwell
Noel Howlett ........... Jeremiah Rugeley
Derek Aylward .......... Sir Michael Garvem
Charles Lepper ......... Edmund Burrows
Dorinda Stevens ........ Lady Edith Garvam
Ian Fleming ............ Sir Digby Button
C. Dennier Warren ...... Robert Meekers
Michael Craig .......... Roger Garvam
Robert Raglan .......... Det Sgt Wyatt (receurring)

Guest Cast: "Nell Gwynn's Tear" (possibly the same episode)
Kathleen Byron ....... Janet Tedford
Alexander Gauge ...... Nicholas Bardwelt
Isabel Dean .......... Doris Tedford
Noel Howlett ......... Jeremiah Rugeley
Robert Raglan ........ Det Sgt Wyatt
Jack Melford ......... Expert
 
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[--] aka - BLACKMAIL
Synopsis:
A rich businessman, a candidate for Parliament, confides to Fabian that he
is being blackmailed. He is becoming desperate. Fabian lays a trap for the
blackmailer in the lounge of an hotel. The brains behind the crime turns
out to be an actor.

[--] aka - MARITA AND THE COUNT
Synopsis:
The daughter of an American millionaire has eloped with a foreign count.
Fabian exposes the 'count' as a trickster by checking up on his shabby
flat; then stops the wedding.

[--] aka - ONE WAY OF LEARNING THE CHARLESTON
Synopsis:
A middle-aged businessman removes his jacket to learn the steps of the
Charleston. From a roof, Fabian watches the dancing teacher's accomplice
rob his wallet.

[--] aka - CELLULOID ALF AND THE SERGEANT-MAJOR
Synopsis:
There have been a number of successful robberies at a block of Chelsea
flats. A hunch leads Fabian to suspect the commissionaire.

[--] aka - THE BLACK BUTTERFLY
Synopsis:
Fabian examines tinfoil from a gin bottle, found in the room of a murdered
nightclub singer. Later her sister identifies the killer from photographs
at the Criminal Record Office.

[--] aka - THE BEER-BOTTLE BURGLAR
Synopsis:
A hotel has been burgled. The thief has left a suitcase full of beer-bottles
behind. By a mark on the bottle - and the help of the hall- porter - Fabian
catches up with the thief.


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[--] FABIAN OF THE YARD (1954)(75min)
(1st feature length compilation of 3 episodes of "Fabian of the Yard")
Distributed by Eros
Anthony Beauchamp Productions/ Produced by Anthony Beauchamp
Screenplay by Rex Rienits, John Davenport/ From a Book by Robert Fabian
Directed by Anthony Beauchamp ("Bombs in Piccadilly")
Directed by and Edward Thompson ("Death on Portsmouth Road" & "The Actress & the Kidnap Plot")
features 3 episodes:
(i) DEATH ON THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD:
A lorry driver strangles a hitchhiker, but is traced by the law
(ii) THE ACTRESS AND THE KIDNAP PLOT
An actress is blackmailed by a threat
(iii) BOMBS IN PICCADILLY
The plot concerned the I.R.A's attempt to bomb London in 1939.
Starring : Bruce Seton (as Det. Insp. Robert Fabian)
Combined Cast:
Sarah Churchill ..... The Actress "The Actress & the Kidnap Plot")
Victor Maddern
Howard Connell
Gwen Cherrill
Viola Lyel
Diana Beaumont
Howard Connell
Victor Maddern
Margaret Boyd
Malcolm Kindell

Ann Hanslip ("Bombs in Piccadilly")
Jack Crowley (or John Rowley?) ("Bombs in Piccadilly")
James Raglan ("Bombs in Piccadilly")
Richard Pearson ("Bombs in Piccadilly"
*
Superintendent Fabian, based on a real Scotland Yard detective, was one
of the first of a new breed of intellectual detectives who preferred to
solve a crime using his brain rather than pure muscle.
Three episodes of the BBC TV series released as a film.
Three cases solved by Chief Superintendent Bob Fabian during his career at
Scotland Yard. Three of the television series episodes run
together to make up the body of the film.

############# Handcuffs, London ##############
##### 2nd theatrical compilation film #######
##############################################

[--] HANDCUFFS, LONDON (1955)(76 min)
(2nd feature length compilation of 3 episodes of "Fabian of the Yard")
("The King's Hat")
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin  
Teleplay by Brock Williams/
From a story by Former Inspector Robert Fabian
Directed by Bernard Knowles
*
Cast: (Handcuffs London - compilation)
Donald Bisset ..... Stamp Expert
Gladys Boot ....... Lady Franchard

(i) A man finds a rare stamp and takes it to an expert to find out what
it's worth. He discovers it is a forgery and starts to find out who
is behind it.
Cast:
Kathleen Byron
Michael Craig (I)
Isabel Dean
Ursula Howells ........ Madeleine Perry
Maurice Kaufmann ...... Philip Le Neve
*
Cast: "The King's Hat"
Alexander Gauge ...... Nicholas Bardwell (episode "The King's Hat")
Derek Aylward ......... Sir Michael Garvem (episode "The King's Hat")
Noel Howlett .......... Jeremiah Rugeley (episode "The King's Hat")
Robert Raglan ......... Det. Sgt.Wyatt (episode "The King's Hat")
Dorinda Stevens ....... Lady Edith Garvam (episode "The King's Hat")
C. Denier Warren ...... Robert Meekers (episode "The King's Hat")
 
############# Fabian of the Yard #############
################# the end ##################
##############################################

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