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Detective: The German Song


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A crime series.
This week: Denholm Elliott as H.C. Bailey's Reggie Fortune investigates the case of The German Song
Dramatised by Elwyn Jones
Also starring Felix Aylmer, Howard Marion-Crawford, Jack May, Ralph Michael, Brian Oulton and Elizabeth Shepherd

Reggie Fortune, plump, good-humoured, and perhaps just a little idle, is helping his friend Sidney Lomas of Scotland Yard to clear up a possible unnatural death, when they are presented with a problem which both intrigues and baffles them. It is not a murder but a robbery. Priceless and irreplaceable antique jewellery has been stolen from the house of Sir Henry Exon and there seems to be no trace of its whereabouts.
Reggie tears himself away from his favourite pursuits of eating and dozing long enough to astound the professional police investigators by solving the crime. But the vital clue upon which his deduction is based is given to him by his wife, Joan.


Author: H.C. Bailey
Dramatised by: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: John Frankau
Sidney Lomas: Ralph Michael
Superintendent Bell: John Horsley
Joan Fortune: Elizabeth Shepherd
Reggie Fortune: Denholm Elliott
Chief Constable Waldron: Howard Marion-Crawford
Simms: Arthur Hewlett
Sir Henry Exon: Felix Aylmer
Arch: Frederick Peisley
Landlady: Margaret Ashcroft
Inspector Wilson: Brian Oulton
Edward Meyer: Drewe Henley
Inspector Dubois: Jack May
Hamilton Tromp: Walter Gotell
Housekeeper: Kathleen St. John

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