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Season 1 1964 - 1965

  • 1964-10-16T23:00:00Z on ITV1
  • 60 mins
  • 13 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Drama

The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

13 episodes

1x01 It's What Comes After

  • Series Premiere

    1964-10-16T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

Mann's investigation of a soldier going AWOL uncovers a sexual attack on an officer's wife, and that officer's inexplicable reluctance to do anything about it.

1x02 A Town Called Love

  • 1964-10-23T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

In West Berlin, a British solder has injured a call girl, and rather than face charges, defects to the East Germans. To spare the soldier's wife, Mann goes "Over The Wall" too in an attempt to bring him back.

1x03 Epitaph For A Sweat

  • 1964-10-31T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

In Aden, a tough Sargent badly beats a native boy,enough to hospitalize him. Mann is sent to look into it, but midway through the investigation, the Sargent meets with a deadly accident.

1x04 Misfire

  • 1964-11-07T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Mann is asked to make an independent inquiry into the case of a soldier who has confessed to robbery. Despite the soldier's insistence, Mann is led to believe that he is innocent.

1x05 Corporal McCann's Private War

  • 1964-11-14T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Mann is sent to Cyprus to investigate a serving soldier who has gone AWOL with three Sterling sub-machine guns and six magazines of ammo.

1x06 The Orderly Officer

  • 1964-11-21T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

New Year's Eve: An unpopular and weak-willed officer of the 1st Kings Own Lancers is browbeaten by a wily NCO into driving him to a party. On returning to the base, both drunk, they smash into a wall.

1x07 Nightwatch

  • 1964-11-28T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Returning a deserter to a regiment that has recently returned from Borneo, Mann is concerned when he is told that his prisoner's dementia is due to the soldiers being haunted by a ghost.

1x08 The Boys Of B Company

  • 1964-12-05T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

At a base where boys are trained as would-be soldiers, one has nearly committed suicide and another several petty crimes in the nearby town. Mann learns that an overzealous boy officer may have pushed them to the breaking point.

1x09 A Regiment Of The Line

  • 1964-12-12T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A Scots contingent serves duty in a west German town, but they fight and bully their way amongst the locals. When three of them murder the owner of a pub, Mann must discern who is responsible.

1x10 The Man They Did

  • 1964-12-19T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

When a soldier dies of exhaustion on a routine hike with pack, The officers above him are at odds with whether he was intentionally overworked or if he was unfit for service to begin with.

1x11 A Question Of Initiative

  • 1965-01-02T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

When a German civilian is run down by a group of British soldiers in a stolen car, Mann finds out the pressures on the men that pushed them to do it, and those involving the base and it's personnel with local politics.

1x12 A Place Of Refuge

  • 1965-01-09T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

In West Germany, an officer's suicide leads to a supposed refugee hospital, where almost twenty years after the war, there's few residents, but dangerous drugs in abundance.

1x13 The Patrol

  • 1965-01-16T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Mann joins a patrol in Borneo to get statements from three soldiers regarding an upcoming appeal. His zeal lands him in trouble, however, when the patrol comes under fire.