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Series 2

14 :02x01 - The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway

A girl is found dead on a seat in an underground railway train. Journalist Polly Burton attempts to solve the case.
Guest Stars: Michael Rose as Stationmaster | John Savident as Sir Arthur | Michael Sheard as Dr. Jones | Richard Smith (2) as James Travis | Christopher Timothy as Solicitor | George Tovey as Porter | Frank Wyle as Prosecutor | Tom McCarthy (1) as Frank Errington | Reg Lye as Mortuary Superintendent | Simon Lock as Andrew Campbell | Sidney Johnson (1) as Court Clerk | Judy Geeson as Polly Burton | Lois Baxter as Beatrice Hazeldine | Richard Beckinsale as Richard Frobisher | Dennis Blanch as Inspector Thornton | James Cairncross as Coroner | Julian D'albie as Judge | Cyd Hayman as Laura Stanley | Anthony Higgins as William Hazeldine
Director: Graham Evans

15 :02x02 - Five Hundred Carats

Inspector Lipinski is placed in charge of the investigation into the theft of a 500 carat diamond.
Guest Stars: Peter Malam as Pianist | Richard Morant as Charlie Lomas | Geoffrey Morris (1) as De Beers Director | Aideen O'Kelly as Bridie Sullivan | Michael Redfern as Mac | Alan Tilvern as Cornelius | Martin Jarvis as Philip Marsden | Geoffrey Davion as Company Guard | Barry Keegan as Inspector Lipinski | Barry Ashton as Head Waiter | Bill Bailey (1) as Drunk | Patrick Barr as Arundel | Richard Bond as Drunk | Brian Cobby as De Beers Director
Director: Jonathan Alwyn

16 :02x03 - Cell 13

Professor Van Dusen, aka the Thinking Machine, brags that he can think he way out of a prison cell.
Guest Stars: Derek Ware as Escaping Prisoner | Ray Smith as Chief Prison Officer | Clifford Rose as Ransome | Donald Pickering as Fielding | Michael Meacham as Ballard | Peter Jolley as Officer | Davyd Harries as Officer | Michael Gough as Governor | Richard Eden (2) as Officer | Janet Davies as Perkins | Nicholas Courtney as Hutchinson Hatch | Douglas Wilmer as Professor Van Dusen
Writer: Julian Bond

17 :02x04 - The Secret of the Manifique

Laxworthy and two pals find themselves having to protect the safety of French torpedo plans from enemy agents.
Guest Stars: Christopher Neame as Sydney Wing | John Nettleton as Admiral Christopher | Maggie Peacock as Marie | Mitzi Rogers as Madame Bertrand | Gary Watson (1) as Marquis LeFant | Neil McCarthy as Anderson | Joan Heath as Mrs. Farrow | Larry Cross as Foster | Michael Cadman as Naval Officer | Bruce Boa as Poignton | Peter Birrel as Helder | Bernard Hepton as Laxworthy
Director: Derek Bennett

18 :02x05 - The Absent-Minded Coterie

French detective Eugene Valmont tries to break up a counterfeiting ring.
Guest Stars: Ronnie Masterson as Housekeeper | George Moon as Cabbie | Suzanne Neve as Miss Mackail | Stuart Sherwin as Sgt. Carew | Derek Tansley as Colonel | Jerold Wells as Phelps | Thick Wilson as Joe | Barry Linehan as Inspector Hale | George Howe as Lord Semptam | Charles Gray (1) as Eugene Valmont | Anthony Allen as Rogers | David Battley as Podgers | Roger Bizley as Gauntlet | Dennis Clinton as Summertrees | Stella Courtney as Shop Assistant | Michael Goldie as Fred
Director: Peter Duguid

19 :02x06 - The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Holst

A Danish lieutenant comes to the aid of a Russian countess who claims that her brother-in-law plans to murder her.
Guest Stars: John Thaw as Lt. Holst | Tony Shibbald as Police Captain | Susanna East as Girl | Julian Fox as Nicolai Wolkinski | Ian Stirling as Policeman | John Gatrell as Jeweller | Peter Whitbread as Hotel Receptionist | Paul Whitsun-Jones as Fat Man | Michael Beint as Police Sergeant | Virginia Stride as Ulla Holst | Catherine Schell as Maria Wolkinski | Philip Madoc as Dimitri Wolkinski | Anthony Newlands as Vorodov | Vernon Dobtcheff as Molbech | Michael Turner as Inspector Andersen
Director: Jonathan Alwyn

20 :02x07 - The Superfluous Finger

Why did a young damsel have a perfectly good finger removed during an operation performed by an eminent surgeon? That's the question for Professor Van Dusen, aka the Thinking Machine.
Guest Stars: Veronica Strong as Mrs. Morey | Laurence Payne as Prescott | Charles Morgan (1) as Mallory | William Mervyn as Sir Hector Drummond | Margaret John as Receptionist | Robert Hartley as Doctor | Michael Guest (1) as Constable | Mark Eden as Varley | Wallas Eaton as Sterling | Dennis Chinnery as Morey | Douglas Wilmer as Professor Van Dusen
Director: Derek Bennett
Writer: Julian Bond

21 :02x08 - Anonymous Letters

Dagobert Trostler investigates a case of poison pen letters in turn-of-the-century Vienna.
Guest Stars: Harold Kasket as Dr. Heinrich Weinlich | Michael Mulcaster as Count Czernik | Nicola Pagett as Comtessa Nadja | Brian Protheroe as Deubner | Dennis Thorne as Berthold | Carolyn Jones (2) as Countess Leys | Bill Horsley as Wiegand | Francis De Wolff as Walter Frankenburg | Alan Cullen as British Ambassador | Geoffrey Colville as Lenke | Michael Aldridge (1) as Archduke Othmar | Ronald Lewis as Dagobert Trostler
Director: Dennis Vance

22 :02x09 - The Moabite Cypher

In order to prevent the assassination of a Russian Grand Duke, Dr. Thorndyke must decipher a difficult code.
Guest Stars: Peter Sallis as Dr. Jervis | Graham Seed as Porter | Nicholas Selby as Superintendent Millen | Derek Smith as Professor Popplebaum | Keith Taylor (2) as Fierce Little Man | Clive Rogers as Victim | Eric McCaine as Inspector Badger | George Innes as Adolph Schonberg | Michael Harding (2) as Ticket Collector | Barrie Ingham as Dr. John Thorndyke | Peter Beton as James | Max Faulkner as Policeman | Julian Glover as Alfred Barton

23 :02x10 - The Secret of the Foxhunter

William Drew, an agent of the foreign office, finds himself assigned to investigate a most unusual crime.
Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as William Drew
Director: Graham Evans

24 :02x11 - The Missing Q.C.s

The aftermath of a sensational murder trial sends Charles Dallas on an eerie and dangerous adventure.
Guest Stars: Jack May as James Ladbroke | Jay Neill as Matthew | John Phillips as Professor Dyne | Maurice Quick as Bailiff | Mark Rogers as Newsboy | Michael Stainton as Brander | Margot Thomas as Lady Revell | Antony Viccars as Driver | Robert Webber (2) as Clergyman | Charles Lloyd Pack as Judge | Gordon Gostelow as Inspector Mayhew | Robin Ellis as Charles Dallas | Celia Bannerman as Milly Revell | Ken Barker as Clerk of Court | John Barron as Sir Revel Revell | Clifford Cox as Sergeant | John Crocker as Vincent Goyle | Joe Dunlop as Constable Oates | Jack Galloway as Journalist | Howard Goorney as George Wilson
Director: Jonathan Alwyn

25 :02x12 - The Looting of the Species Room

The purser of an ocean liner tries to recover gold which has disappeared from the storeroom of his ship.
Guest Stars: Bill Herbert as Third Officer | Melanie Jane as Mrs. Clayton | Annette Kerr as Mrs. Pallin | Jean Marsh as Mrs. Vanrenan | John Sterland as Shipping Clerk | John Tardoff as Fox | Stephen Yardley as First Officer Clayton | Paul Hardwick as Lord Altington | Edward Dentith as Sir Edward Markham | John Barcroft as Gaylord | Ronald Fraser as Harrocks | Normand Bird as Inspector Trent | Douglas Blackwell as Taylor | Lindsay Campbell as Captain Handmay | Michael Cashman as Robbins | John Dawson (2) as Jacobs
Director: Jonathan Alwyn

26 :02x13 - The Mystery of the Amber Beads

A gypsy sets out to prove that a police detective is wrong about who killed a woman. Who murdered Mrs. Arryford? The answer is obvious to detective sergeant Grubber - but not to Hagar the gypsy. It takes all of her gypsy intuition to arrive at the solution.
Guest Stars: Frederick Radley as Charlie | Jackie Nolan as Dancer | Rosemary Lord as Kitty | Philip Locke as Vark | Patricia Gerrard as Woman | Sarah Craze as Rose | Stephan Chase as Freddy | Kathleen Byron (1) as Miss Lyle | Jonathan Adams (2) as Sgt. Finch | Joss Ackland as Grubber | Sara Kestelman as Hagar | Doris Rogers as Mrs. Arryford
Director: Don Leaver
Writer: Owen Holder
Warning: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Mystery
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv LONDON ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Premiere: September 20, 1971
Ended: April 23, 1973
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