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Special Branch

Season 3 1973

  • 1973-04-04T21:00:00+01:00 on ITV
  • 60 mins
  • 13 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Drama, Crime

Spies, assassins, surveillance, and sudden death are business as usual for the Special Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police. A classic British drama from the 1970s, this gritty police procedural focuses on the veteran cops and brash newcomers dedicated to stopping terrorism and countering espionage in the nation’s capital.

13 episodes

3x01 A Copper Called Craven

  • Season Premiere

    1973-04-04T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Craven find himself under suspicion of accepting a bribe.

3x02 Round the Clock

  • 1973-04-11T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Haggerty's appointment to Special Branch immediately brings him into conflict with Craven - he believes that Craven is on the trail of a man who is already dead.

3x03 Inquisition

  • 1973-04-18T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Craven finds the tables turned when he is accused of hounding a self-confessed fraud.

3x04 Assault

  • 1973-04-25T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Haggerty and Craven target a team of vicious muggers.

3x05 Polonaise

  • 1973-05-02T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

The Special Branch team are assigned to protect the captain of a Polish passenger and cargo ship who believes he is going to be killed.

3x06 Red Herring

  • 1973-05-09T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Special Branch joins forces with a bomb-disposal expert to stop a terrorist bombing campaign in the heart of London.

3x07 Death by Drowning

  • 1973-05-16T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

The body of a young girl is found floating in the Thames - is it murder, suicide or something worse?

3x08 All the King's Men

  • 1973-05-23T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

A deranged man has taken a hostage and threatens to blow up a block of flats. Craven must act quickly to avert disaster.

3x09 Threat

  • 1973-06-06T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

British-born Hollywood star Sue Arden arrives in London to rehearse a play, accompanied by a tip-off from the F.B.I that she could be a target of a murder attempt. Craven, Haggerty and North are assigned to protect the actress, but the job and the murder threats are not all they appear to be…

3x10 The Other Man

  • 1973-06-13T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Craven finds himself investigating a man accused of being a traitor, but has his doubts as to the truthfulness of the accusations.

3x11 You Won't Remember Me

  • 1973-06-20T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Craven is puzzled as to why he has been asked to carry out twenty-four hour surveillance on a couple who are engaged to be married.

3x12 Hostage

  • 1973-06-27T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Craven and Haggerty are under the gun to find a kidnapped diplomat's daughter before she is killed.

3x13 Blueprint for Murder

  • 1973-07-04T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

The team is assigned to protect a visiting foreign diplomat.

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