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Season 03, Episode 01 Lucky Accident

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Sep 4, 1963
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Lucky Accident Sep 4, 1963 An attempted burglary and a hit-and-run accident - PC Lynch sees the connection first. Proving it is a job for the whole of Victor Division.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Made For Each Other

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Sep 11, 1963
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Made For Each Other Sep 11, 1963 Two arrests, two court cases - and also two people, in one of whom Fancy Smith takes a personal interest.

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Season 03, Episode 03 A La Carte

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Sep 18, 1963
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A La Carte Sep 18, 1963 Chief Inspector Barlow is known locally as something of a gourmet, but not even the chef believes that he is interested only in food.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Light The Blue Paper

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Sep 26, 1963
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Light The Blue Paper Sep 26, 1963 The bang is loud in the night. The conspiracy of silence which follows is more sinister. When an explosion destroys Bill Webster's betting shop CID runs up against a blank wall. No clues and there is nobody willing to talk. Webster himself stubbornly maintains it was an accident, but Barlow is convinced there is a connection between the explosion and the fact that Webster intends to compete with his rivals by opening more shops in the area.

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Season 03, Episode 05 A Quiet Night

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Oct 2, 1963
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A Quiet Night Oct 2, 1963 PCs Lynch and Graham find that a quiet night can be just as busy as any other, but for some of the people they encounter it is also a night of tragedy.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Hit And Run

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Oct 9, 1963
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Hit And Run Oct 9, 1963 A slight collision between two cars, a bad-tempered blow, and a young man finds himself involved in serious trouble - both for himself and for those close to him.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Hide - And Go Seek

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Oct 16, 1963
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Hide - And Go Seek Oct 16, 1963 A young rookie constable cannot hold his liquor. In his cups he reveals the whereabouts of a 'safe house' holding a vital witness, with disastrous consequences.

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Season 03, Episode 08 The Kiter

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Oct 23, 1963
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The Kiter Oct 23, 1963 An outbreak of thefts from offertory boxes, a flood of dud cheques - and Victor Division's crime figures begin to soar. Barlow and Watt try to identify a petty criminal with an interest in churches.

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Season 03, Episode 09 Special Duty

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Oct 30, 1963
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Special Duty Oct 30, 1963 Lynch and Graham investigate a domestic tragedy. And for Barlow there's the urgent problem of saving a man's life.

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Season 03, Episode 10 Remembrance Of A Guest

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Nov 6, 1963
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Remembrance Of A Guest Nov 6, 1963 Complaints about a fast-moving, fast-talking door-to-door salesman give Weir and Smith a busy day, while Sgt. Watt prepares the trap.

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Season 03, Episode 11 Daylight Robbery

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Nov 13, 1963
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Daylight Robbery Nov 13, 1963 When a Newtown pillar box begins to belch smoke Graham's first reaction is that someone has been posting red hot love letters. But by the time thirteen pillar boxes have been burned out he and Lynch are on the trail of an unusual kind of pyromaniac. Meanwhile Sgt. Watt is keeping an eye on Oliver Snow, a visitor from London who goes out of his way to be offensive.

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Season 03, Episode 12 Running Milligan

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Nov 20, 1963
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Running Milligan Nov 20, 1963 Freddy Milligan is servinga prison sentence for robbery with violence. With six weeks of his sentence to run, he is given compassionate parole to attend his wife's funeral. He fails to report back, and the Newtown police get the job of bringing him in.

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Season 03, Episode 13 Choose Your Partners

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Nov 27, 1963
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Choose Your Partners Nov 27, 1963 A report of breaking and entering at Mallory Hall and soon Lord Tenterden's home is swarming with policemen from the ACC right down to Fancy Smith. The thieves have taken something far more valuable than the money they were after. Is espionage involved?

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Season 03, Episode 14 Tuesday Afternoon

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Dec 4, 1963
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Tuesday Afternoon Dec 4, 1963 A case of shoplifting, the disappearance of 3,000 bricks and some unbuilt houses give Barlow and the boys in Z-Victor One a busy day.

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Season 03, Episode 15 Supper In The Morning

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Dec 11, 1963
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Supper In The Morning Dec 11, 1963 Dave Graham is used to sorting out the problems of other people, but only as a policeman. He finds it much more difficult to cope with a crisis in his own home.

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Season 03, Episode 16 Wait For It

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Dec 18, 1963
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Wait For It Dec 18, 1963 Some crimes are solved by logic. Barlow finds one but Smith and Weir look like upsetting him in their persistent search for a stolen purse.

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Season 03, Episode 17 It Never Rains ...

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Dec 25, 1963
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It Never Rains ... Dec 25, 1963 On Christmas Eve Lynch and Graham are as full of goodwill to all men as any police officers can be - with a garage robbery to deal with and other people's celebrations getting in the way.

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Season 03, Episode 18 .. And A Happy New Year

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Jan 1, 1964
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.. And A Happy New Year Jan 1, 1964 The revelry of New Year's Eve has its normal problems for the Newtown police and its special opportunities for a lone marauder in the streets. Sgt. Blackitt, leaving PC Sweet on the desk, is on the beat himself for a change. Down by the canal is a nurse from the Cottage Hospital and she is out on a cold night without a cloak over her uniform.

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Season 03, Episode 19 Happy-Go-Lucky

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Jan 8, 1964
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Happy-Go-Lucky Jan 8, 1964 When a happy-go-lucky thief refuses to confess to a simple breaking and entering job Barlow continues enquiries. This starts an avalanche of evidence and soon Barlow fears that everyone in Newtown is implicated somewhere along the line.

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Season 03, Episode 20 Promise Made

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Jan 15, 1964
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Promise Made Jan 15, 1964 It can't possibly be blackmail - the old lady seems much too innocent and can have nothing to hide. But Lynch and Graham are sure that something has happened and Barlow decides to set a trap.

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Season 03, Episode 21 I Mean...Where Does It Stop?

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Jan 22, 1964
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I Mean...Where Does It Stop? Jan 22, 1964 Weir finds that being a policeman doesn't stop when he goes off duty, particularly as his girl friend Sally has shady connections.

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Season 03, Episode 22 A Stroll Along The Sands

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Jan 29, 1964
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A Stroll Along The Sands Jan 29, 1964 A chance encounter is soon forgotten by Lynch and Graham. But remembering a face becomes vital when Barlow orders a search for missing money - and a missing man.

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Season 03, Episode 23 No Malice

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Feb 5, 1964
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No Malice Feb 5, 1964 Barlow loses a case against a known criminal. He believes the man is guilty but he is ordered to re-investigate the crime and finds a problem he doesn't want to face.

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Season 03, Episode 24 Profit By Their Example

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Feb 12, 1964
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Profit By Their Example Feb 12, 1964 A mysterious meeting at a sports pavilion attracts the attention of Z-Victor Two. John Watt investigates. When a sharp warning to a friend is unheeded Watt finds himself at the centre of hostilities.

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Season 03, Episode 25 A Question Of Storage

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Feb 19, 1964
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A Question Of Storage Feb 19, 1964 Barlow's attendance at a police conference starts a spring cleaning at Newtown station. But the arrest of an elderly drunk by Smith and Weir upsets the efficiency drive.

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Season 03, Episode 26 Fun And Games

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Feb 26, 1964
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Fun And Games Feb 26, 1964 When a seemingly harmless practical joke goes wrong and leads to a disturbance Lynch finds himself involved in a very personal problem.

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Season 03, Episode 27 A Man...Like Yourself

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Mar 4, 1964
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A Man...Like Yourself Mar 4, 1964 When a young offender escapes from custody he is seen hiding on a roof and DC Hicks is detailed to bring him down.

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Season 03, Episode 28 A Straight Deal

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Mar 11, 1964
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A Straight Deal Mar 11, 1964 When Josh Tansfield tries to make a deal with the police John Watt is worried - but Barlow gets the best of a good bargain.

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Season 03, Episode 29 Happy Families

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Mar 18, 1964
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Happy Families Mar 18, 1964 A mother finds her schoolboy son in possession of pornographic photographs. Then the lad goes missing and Smith and weir have the job of finding him. Meantime Barlow tracks down the source of the photographs. John Watt deals with his marital problems. JOSS ACKLAND appears here as the villain: four years later he became a cast regular as DI Todd.

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Season 03, Episode 30 Inside Job

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Mar 25, 1964
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Inside Job Mar 25, 1964 A mail van raid - a quick getaway - and no description of the raiders. When an easy arrest is made Barlow finds a new angle on the 'inside job'.

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Season 03, Episode 31 Clues Are What You Think

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Apr 1, 1964
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Clues Are What You Think Apr 1, 1964 The search area is wide and time is short - for Barlow is in charge of a murder enquiry for the first time. He places his faith in two seemingly harmless questions.

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Season 03, Episode 32 The Whole Truth...

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Apr 8, 1964
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The Whole Truth... Apr 8, 1964 'Punchy' Palmer is not too bright. When he tries to help Newtown police it isn't easy to know what is truth and what is daydreams. In this guesswork lies the answer to a series of crimes.

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Season 03, Episode 33 Whistle, And Come Home

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Apr 22, 1964
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Whistle, And Come Home Apr 22, 1964 Two children are the only witnesses of a robbery. It seems that the men concerned will get away with it - until Barlow takes over.

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Season 03, Episode 34 First-Class Citizen

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Apr 29, 1964
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First-Class Citizen Apr 29, 1964 Old Eli Mosscrop was once the best spiderman in the north. Now no-one will employ him. When he tries to show his skill he makes a problem for John Watt, who has no head for heights.

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Season 03, Episode 35 Seconds Away

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May 6, 1964
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Seconds Away May 6, 1964 It is a routine job - a break-in at a jeweller's shop. But Barlow believes the owner is in danger.

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Season 03, Episode 36 Centre Of Disturbance

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May 13, 1964
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Centre Of Disturbance May 13, 1964 A brutal mid-afternoon shooting in the middle of a shopping area leaves a store full of people dumbfounded and the Newtown police force shaking its head in disbelief.

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Season 03, Episode 37 You Get All Kinds

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May 20, 1964
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You Get All Kinds May 20, 1964 A baby is taken from a pram near a bingo hall. Graham and Lynch are involved in a long search.

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Season 03, Episode 38 Happy Birthday

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May 27, 1964
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Happy Birthday May 27, 1964 A wrist-watch and a camera. Not unusual gifts for a twenty-first birthday, but they make a busy Saturday for Smith and Weir and upset a wedding.

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Season 03, Episode 39 Somebody ... Help

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Jun 3, 1964
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Somebody ... Help Jun 3, 1964 Frank Wood is a homosexual, unable to go to the police when a man sets out to blackmail him. If he does go to the police he faces trial, possible conviction, even prison, not to mention local scandal and the end of his business career.

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Season 03, Episode 40 Cage Until Tame

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Jun 10, 1964
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Cage Until Tame Jun 10, 1964 Arty Timmins is out of jail. Chief Supt. Robins put him away when he was an Inspector and Sgt. Blackitt was a constable. With Barlow away on a course Robins makes it his personal business to keep a close watch on one of the hardest characters ever to cross his path. For there are three citizens of Newtown who, even after ten years, have good cause to be frightened.

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Season 03, Episode 41 Family Reunion

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Jun 17, 1964
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Family Reunion Jun 17, 1964 When Danny Sullivan, boisterous and irresponsible, returns to Newtown Z-Victor Two is alerted. When he goes into the used car business there is trouble.

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Season 03, Episode 42 A Place Of Safety

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Jun 24, 1964
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A Place Of Safety Jun 24, 1964 Smith and Weir are called to a disturbance in a tenement block. An unemployed black man has attacked a bailiff with an axe, then barricaded himself in his flat with his wife and children. Barlow is called and eventually persuades the man to come out, whereupon he is promptly arrested. It looks like an open and shut case of attempted murder, but Barlow is not satisfied. Later that evening Smith and Weir find the man's wife and children sleeping in a bus shelter: they have been evicted without notice.

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