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  • Warning: Spoilers
    If you are a Londoner, you will enjoy the glimpses of London as it used to be. Swirling fog, and buildings covered with Victorian-era soot. Little cafes with hand-painted signs. Warehouses and working docks. London was emptier then, too.

    This is a particularly good episode. A handsome but scarred man, Bosker, steals a diamond necklace and then disappears. He is tracked to a sinister hotel in Gower Street (there are still hotels there, but they're quite respectable now). It's dimly lit, and hasn't had a facelift since the reign of Edward VII. It is run by the gravelly voiced Madame Linger, a handsome woman of about 50. Bosker's girlfriend wants to know where he is.

    As things fall out, the detective must fly to Amsterdam, where he meets a rather over friendly Dutch colleague and a Dutch couple (much of the interrogation takes place in that language).

    But then everybody disappears. The Dutch couple fly to London, where Bosker's girlfriend has flitted, leaving nothing but a bleach mark on the carpet of her bedroom...

    Meanwhile the hotel's oven is kept busy - baking croissants. Was this based on a real case? Did such grim goings-on ever transpire next to the British Museum?
  • A robbery involving a valuable jewel necklace goes wrong. The thief ends up killing a woman and is also seen by the owner of the house.

    The scar on his face means that the thief Bosker is quickly identified. His present whereabouts though are unknown.

    He was last seen in a small seedy hotel run by Madame Langer. The police also meet Bosker's girlfriend at the hotel. She is also worried about his whereabouts.

    Although the trail has gone cold. Inspector Carron chases a lead in Amsterdam where the necklace turns up. He meets the gem trader and his wife.

    Carron should had guessed that the Dutch wife looked familiar.

    Another episode where some stock footage is used to show Amsterdam. There is a mastermind behind the theft of some jewellery and the dead victims really felt the heat.
  • Sometimes these quota quickies give a unique insight into a vanished world before Londoin went global: a rather archaic world of clearly delineated class divisions where the crooks reported to the boss, who spent most of his life in the most fashionable Mayfair parties. The huge cars - Bentleys and Rovers - contributed to this atmosphere. The plot of this episode involves much stock footage, but director Ken Hughes livens it up with an astutely filmed car chase.