The Case of Laker, Absconded

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The Case of Laker, Absconded

The Case of Laker, Absconded is the 13th episode in season 1 of the BBC TV series: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. Aired on 9 december 1971. 50 min.

Martin Hewitt is a fictional character created by Arthur Morrison en 1894.

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Plot summary

A junior bank clerk elopes with a fortune-but without his fiancee. The police reconstruct the absconder's route, from bank to train station to the Continent. However, Martin Hewitt believes the trail is a little too easy to follow. With the help of the jilted lover, he embarks on a search to discover what really happened to the missing man.


  • Martin Hewitt : Peter Barkworth
  • Jonathan Pryde : Ronald Hines
  • Emily Shaw : Jane Lapotaire
  • Inspector Plummer : Arthur Pentelow
  • Sam Gunter : Tim Hardy
  • Mr. Neal : Charles Lloyd Pack
  • Mr. Lister : Anthony Sharp
  • Parsloe : James Ottaway
  • Mr. Merston : Michael Lynch
  • Lost Property Man : Leslie Dwyer
  • Lost Property Assistant : Toke Townley
  • Estate Agent : John Kidd
  • Travel Clerk : Malcolm McFee
  • Henry Stevens : Michael Cashman
  • Wilkins : Joe Dunlop
  • Buller's Bank Clerk : Barry Ashton
  • Maid : Lynette Erving
  • Charles Laker : Roger Gartland
  • Peach : Brian Godfrey
  • Bank Porter : Wally Thomas

  • Director : Jonathan Alwyn
  • Screenplay : Philip Mackie
  • Producers : Robert Love, Lloyd Shirley
  • Music : Robert Sharples