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Season 02, Episode 01 On Watch - Newtown

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Sep 19, 1962
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On Watch - Newtown Sep 19, 1962 Both crews are forced to realise the narrow margin between life and death on a busy night in which Barlow and Twentyman miss one crime and catch two criminals.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Full Remission

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Sep 26, 1962
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Full Remission Sep 26, 1962 A pretty girl out alone and late at night leads Steele and Lynch to a robbery and to a tearaway more dangerous than any they have encountered before.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Truth Or Dare

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Oct 3, 1962
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Truth Or Dare Oct 3, 1962 The violent death of a small shopkeeper brings Supt. Miller into Victor Division and into conflict with Barlow, who has his own solution to offer.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Information Received

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Oct 10, 1962
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Information Received Oct 10, 1962 Z-Victor Two gets an alarm call to a jeweller's shop. Sgt. Watt gets the information that leads to an arrest, but the case is not as simple as it seems.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Friendly Relations

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Oct 17, 1962
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Friendly Relations Oct 17, 1962 The trail of a walk-in thief leads Smith and Weir to a locked room in Newtown and on to a night in Blackpool - but not to see the illuminations!

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Season 02, Episode 06 Corroboration

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Oct 24, 1962
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Corroboration Oct 24, 1962 Lynch and Steele investigate a break-in at a factory where the night watchman has been attacked and injured. They bring in a man the Newtown police have long wanted to see behind bars. But bringing him in is one thing, keeping him in is another.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Thin Girl

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Oct 31, 1962
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The Thin Girl Oct 31, 1962 A neat operation in car stealing begins to go wrong when the thief tries mixing business with pleasure.

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Season 02, Episode 08 Johnny Sailor

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Nov 7, 1962
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Johnny Sailor Nov 7, 1962 Johnny attacks a man in a pub - the wrong man. Steele and Lynch have to find him before he finds the right man.

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Season 02, Episode 09 Person Unknown

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Nov 14, 1962
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Person Unknown Nov 14, 1962 Detective Superintendent Miller, aggressive as ever, leads the local Newtown force as they attempt to find a man who has attacked several young girls.

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Season 02, Episode 10 Ambush

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Nov 11, 1962
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Ambush Nov 11, 1962 Dick Davis comes out of Walton jail and immediately plans his first job. But after two years in prison Davis cannot match the quality of his planning with the quality of his new accomplices.

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Season 02, Episode 11 Known To The Police

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Nov 28, 1962
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Known To The Police Nov 28, 1962 Hilda Simmons reports that her car has been stolen. But she omits to tell the police that the man who took it is her husband. Smith and Weir have the task of rounding up the 'thief' only to find that the charge has been withdrawn. However, Sgt. Watt recognises Simmons of old, and soon tumbles to what is happening.

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Season 02, Episode 12 The Navigators

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Dec 5, 1962
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The Navigators Dec 5, 1962 Lynch and Steele are called to a pub fight. Who started it? As Geraghty said: ""Hollis is always starting fights. Too clever for himself this time, though - far too clever"".

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Season 02, Episode 13 Business Trip

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Dec 12, 1962
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Business Trip Dec 12, 1962 A London gang move north. They plan a short and profitable visit to Newtown. Smith and Weir spend a busy night trying to cut down their profits and lengthen their stay.

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Season 02, Episode 14 Five Whistles

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Dec 19, 1962
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Five Whistles Dec 19, 1962 A quantity of drink and five suits are missing. Steele and Lynch spend a long night looking for the drink while the rest of the Newtown police are at the Christmas party.

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Season 02, Episode 15 Search

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Dec 26, 1962
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Search Dec 26, 1962 When a child is reported missing on Christmas Day Smith and Weir are first in what becomes a countrywide hunt for him. They search all day and into the night in a desperate attempt to find him.

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Season 02, Episode 16 All Up By Seven

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Jan 2, 1963
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All Up By Seven Jan 2, 1963 Arrest usually pile up at night - except in this case that involves a safe, the Army, a divorce and a potted plant.

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Season 02, Episode 17 Trumpet Voluntary

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Jan 9, 1963
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Trumpet Voluntary Jan 9, 1963 Eddie plays the trumpet badly and on the streets, so his contacts with the police are frequent. This time, however, there is more than music involved.

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Season 02, Episode 18 Five And A Match

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Jan 16, 1963
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Five And A Match Jan 16, 1963 Export cigarettes are being imported into the Newtown area. Lynch and Steele pick up some fag-ends of information.

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Season 02, Episode 19 The Hitch-Hiker

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Jan 23, 1963
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The Hitch-Hiker Jan 23, 1963 A casual lift as the rain pours down - and for Winnie Parker it means a drive of terror. Her kindness in persuading her husband to pick up a hitch-hiker puts her in danger and gives a long night of anxiety and work for Smith and Weir.

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Season 02, Episode 20 A Simple Case

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Jan 30, 1963
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A Simple Case Jan 30, 1963 Bob Steele is late for work. And because of this he becomes accidentally involved in a case concerning a petty thief. He is going through the town's shopping centre when a middle-aged woman comes running out of one of the stores, closely pursued by a security guard. She has apparently been shoplifting. But what seems at first sight to be a 'simple case' confronts Steele with the biggest decision of his life. (This was Jeremy Kemp's last appearance as PC Bob Steele.)

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Season 02, Episode 21 Act Of Vengeance

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Feb 6, 1963
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Act Of Vengeance Feb 6, 1963 The act is sudden, brutal and corroding. The problem facing Barlow is what the victim has done to warrant it.

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Season 02, Episode 22 The Listeners

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Feb 13, 1962
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The Listeners Feb 13, 1962 Lynch goes out on patrol with PC Dave Graham, the former dog-handler who has been chosen to replace Bob Steele. With Lynch missing the companionship of Steele, the relationship between the new pair is not easy. They quickly run into trouble - with each other and with a pair of thieves with an ear to police business.

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Season 02, Episode 23 The Main Chance

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Feb 20, 1963
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The Main Chance Feb 20, 1963 Cock-fighting is cruel, bloody and illegal. Its promoters have to work in secret, and so do the police in trying to catch the perpetrators.

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Season 02, Episode 24 Follow My Leader

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Feb 27, 1963
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Follow My Leader Feb 27, 1963 The trail of counterfeit notes begins in a chemist's shop. Following it is more complicated than Lynch and Graham would ever have believed.

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Season 02, Episode 25 Members Only

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Mar 6, 1963
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Members Only Mar 6, 1963 The men want the new club to be peaceful and palatial. John Watt's concern is with the way it is being financed and furnished.

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Season 02, Episode 26 Matter Of Conviction

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Mar 13, 1963
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Matter Of Conviction Mar 13, 1963 A serious crime has to be reported to Headquarters. Barlow's main worry is that the crime may not have been committed at all.

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Season 02, Episode 27 The Bad Lad

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Mar 20, 1963
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The Bad Lad Mar 20, 1963 In an attempt to improve the crime statistics Barlow has Smith and Weir devoting valuable time to the theft of a bicycle lamp and John Watt is set to clear up an affair of lead castings pilfered from a factory. Both seem trivial, but Barlow thinks that they are worth some trouble - and as usual he is proved right in the end.

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Season 02, Episode 28 Enquiry

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Mar 27, 1963
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Enquiry Mar 27, 1963 Despite all the anger and resentment they arouse nothing must deflect Inspector Bamber from the most difficult enquiries of his career - into suspicions that Victor Division contains a policeman who is a thief.

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Season 02, Episode 29 Pay By Results

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Apr 3, 1963
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Pay By Results Apr 3, 1963 Glossop is a name all too familiar to Newtown CID. His record includes larceny, assault, shopbreaking, gaming and assault on police. So when he escapes from prison and is reported to be back in Newtown Barlow makes it his personal business to find him. But knowing Glossop's reputation, the informers are reluctant to talk.

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Season 02, Episode 30 The Peterman

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Apr 10, 1963
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The Peterman Apr 10, 1963 A big bump in the night and the hunt for the safebreakers is on. But the safebreakers are hunting too - for the expert.

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Season 02, Episode 31 The Birds Of The Air

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Apr 17, 1963
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The Birds Of The Air Apr 17, 1963 Only when the birds have flown does Z-Victor One get called to the Atlantic Hotel, where a man and woman are wanted for not paying their bill. Barlow has to set snares to catch them.

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Season 02, Episode 32 Train Of Events

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Apr 24, 1963
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Train Of Events Apr 24, 1963 A mailbag robbery in Newtown and Barlow is in his element as the masterly organiser at the centre of operations. He sends Lynch and Graham to set up a road block, chivvies John Watt into scouting for information and reminds Sgt. Blackitt of the golden rule: ""Can't afford to let things stop or get bogged down"".

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Season 02, Episode 33 By The Book

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May 1, 1963
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By The Book May 1, 1963 ""Crimes like this, there's always two, always. I've never known it otherwise"". And DCS Robins is talking about murder.

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Season 02, Episode 34 Nothing Serious

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May 8, 1963
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Nothing Serious May 8, 1963 A vicious bunch of thugs and a young couple in love. Lynch and Graham are involved with both while their own working relationship reaches flash point. PC Sweet and the relative newcomer DC Hicks also get caught up in the action.

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Season 02, Episode 35 Alarm Call

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May 15, 1963
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Alarm Call May 15, 1963 The alarm rings and the police dash to the scene. This is the reflex action a clever crook can calculate on - except when PC Jock Weir decides to take charge.

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Season 02, Episode 36 A Try By Weir

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May 22, 1963
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A Try By Weir May 22, 1963 It's the night after a big rugby football match. Lynch and Graham get a surprise when they are sent to investigate a spot of trouble at a pub on the Newtown to Seaport road, for there they find Jock Weir. He is having a drink with friends to celebrate playing on the winning side, but with the arrival of Lynch and Graham the evening turns out to be anything but a happy one.

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Season 02, Episode 37 Quiet Confidence

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May 29, 1963
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Quiet Confidence May 29, 1963 Fancy Smith's devotion to duty takes him, on his night off, to visit a young offender's father, with results that make him bitterly and furiously angry.

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Season 02, Episode 38 Scare

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Jun 5, 1963
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Scare Jun 5, 1963 The crew of a merchant ship about to dock at Seaport are looking forward to shore leave. They have money to burn and an itch to burn it in Rosie's Club. When a smallpox scare leads to all leave being stopped, two sailors have other ideas and sneak ashore. Lynch and Graham have to find them to prevent a possible smallpox epidemic.

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Season 02, Episode 39 Caught By The Ears

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Jun 12, 1963
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Caught By The Ears Jun 12, 1963 Cattle are identified by marks on their ears. Sgt. Watt and Z-Victor One have to find their own way of identifying the people responsible for a large-scale fraud.

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Season 02, Episode 40 Come On The Lads

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Jun 19, 1963
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Come On The Lads Jun 19, 1963 In soccer mad Newtown tickets for the big match are at a premium. Everyone wants to go, villains and police alike. Con man Johnson has eight tickets to distribute to people who might be useful to him, but mistakenly hands them to Paddy, a fixer who has his own ideas about who to give them to. Lynch and Graham also have tickets and are on their way to the stadium when they come into violent contact with a gang of men in a stolen lorry.

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Season 02, Episode 41 The Whizzers

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Jun 26, 1963
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The Whizzers Jun 26, 1963 A team of pickpockets and the attempt to track them down leads Jock Weir into serious trouble with the public and with the Chief Constable.

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Season 02, Episode 42 Police Work

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Jul 3, 1963
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Police Work Jul 3, 1963 The Coroner's demand for the presence of a witness sends Smith and Weir to a lonely cottage, to be greeted with a kind of violence even they do not expect.

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