Last updated : 23rd Deember 2005
|Episode Title||Cry Wolf|
|Story Synopsis||The police think a young woman who claims she is being harassed is crying wolf.|
|UK Episode #||E07|
|UK Tx Date||09 January 1983|
|Production #||Block 5, Ep 1|
|Approx Filming Dates||16th - 27th March 1981|
|Guest Stars||Sheila Ruskin, Alan McNaughton, Rona Anderson|
Pretty routine but it has its moments. Lewis looks half-asleep through most of it!
To be honest, the plot premise doesn't really make sense: why bother to merely scare the girl when surely the most effective thing to do would be to kidnap her? Anyway, I'm giving the story away a bit, so I'll not comment on that further.
Overlooking that point, the tension of the situation is effectively maintained all the way through.
And we have the welcome return of the much-missed Daft-In-the-Car Banter!! Like 'First Night' Doyle teases Bodie over his eating habits: "Some poor old pig got the chop to provide that!". And more humour at Bodie's expense when Susan describes Doyle as being "the good-looking one"!
Best action scene comes when Smith tries to kill Bodie in Susan's apartment. (BTW, I think Lew is being doubled when he jumps from one balcony to another.)
Not a bad episode but there are far better ones. Neat little twist at the end, though.
Tony Mackay advises me that Shenley Road in Borehamwood was used for one of the meetings between B, D and Susan.
The office block was located in Bentinck Road, Yiewsley, Middlesex, according to Harry Devine who was a young copper at the time. When Martin and Lewis arrived on-set, Harry recalls having to advise them they were driving the wrong way along this one-way street! (Thanks to Bob Rocca for the pic!)
Oliver Lomax thinks the police station where Cowley and Doyle meet up ("Cyanide." / "Neat!" / "Yes, neat cyanide.") was a building along Wealdstone's High Street. (near Harrow).
Michael Little suggests that Doyle pretends to be a park-keeper in Ravenscourt Park, near Hammersmith.
After the title sequence Bodie is seen wearing a light green shirt in the Capri. After the collision with Susan, however, it has magically transformed into a brown-red colour! (Well spotted, Jesper Antvorskov!)
In the scene where the lads are arguing over the sandwich, the surrounding cars seem to keeping moving about! (Thanks to Holger Schmitz)
Doyle's clothes keep changing in the scenes surrounding the meeting between Bauer and Laughlin's solicitor in the park.
During the scene when Bodie is waiting for Susan to leave work towards the end of the episode. a man (bald with moustache) and woman (wearing a fur coat) are clearly seen emerging from the building but a minute or so later are seen walking down the stairs still inside the building when Bauer is on the phone. (Well spotted, Rob Mathews)
In the runway scene a bullet-hole appears in Bauer's windscreen before Doyle has actually taken a shot at him! (Thanks to Jesper Antvorskov)
Also if you watch the scene carefully you'll see that although the aircraft has supposedly exploded behind a building, it actually carries on out of shot! (Thanks to Kevin Bricknall)
|BTW||Rona Anderson was Gordon Jackson's wife (now widow, sadly). In fact according to one of the annuals, Gordon didn't even know Rona was going to be in it until she suddenly turned up on set one day! She and casting director Esta Charkham had deliberately kept the whole thing a secret in order to surprise Gordon!|
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