Scotland Yard’s Chief Inspector Rose, portrayed by the charismatic William Mervyn , was first introduced in The Odd Man and It’s Dark Outside, Granada’s cult crime series of the early ’60s, and this sequel sees the acerbic detective emerging from a restless retirement to take on a further series of cases. Gillian Lewis plays Rose’s beautiful secretary, Drusilla, and Donald Webster his enigmatic manservant, John; guest stars include Terence Alexander, Allan Cuthbertson, John Le Mesurier and Barrie Ingham.
Bomber Bolt threatens to kill ex-Chief Inspector Rose if he mentions the Bomber Bolt case in his memoirs.
A newspaper proprietor offers Mr Rose money to find out who is trying to kill him.
A man tries to reach Mr Rose to tell him the truth about an unsolved murder case.
Mr Rose comes to the aid of a friend accused of murder, and clashes with his old enemy, Chief Inspector Entwhistle.
Mr Rose takes a complimentary trip on a luxury cruise liner and meets up with two old friends... and an old enemy.
Mr Rose becomes embroiled in a scandal about the Brazzoni case... only there never was such a case.
Ex-con David Maxton turns up, but does he plan to confess, or to exact his revenge?
Mr Rose comes face-to-face with an old adversary, while his secretary, Drusilla keeps a secret rendezvous.
An old villain calls on Mr Rose with news about an escaped murderer.
Mr Rose finds himself implicated in a murder when a beautiful girl comes to stay.
Mr Rose searches for Drusilla, who has gone missing.
A beautiful girl gets Nigel Chinnery into trouble. Mr Rose's manservant and secretary don't escape unscathed.