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Special Branch

Season 4 1974

  • 1974-02-14T21:00:00Z 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

4x01 Double Exposure

  • Season Premiere

    1974-02-14T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

Craven and Haggerty are assigned to investigate if a photographer is a threat to national security.

4x02 Catherine the Great

  • 1974-02-21T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

The team are on the trail of Rehfuss - a deadly assassin who has managed to get into the country.

4x03 Jailbait

  • 1974-02-28T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

Craven and Haggerty are hot on the trail of a traitor has broken out from prison.

4x04 Stand and Deliver

  • 1974-03-07T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

An experimental weapon is stolen from a military research facility, but the thieves are unaware the weapon is unstable.

4x05 Something about a Soldier

  • 1974-03-14T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

Tensions run high as Craven and Haggerty investigate two army officers.

4x06 Rendezvous

  • 1974-03-21T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Craven provides security for the debriefing of a captured KGB agent.

4x07 Sounds Sinister

  • 1974-03-28T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Craven and Haggerty investigate the broadcasting of compromising information about public figures on a pirate radio station.

4x08 Entente Cordiale

  • 1974-04-04T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Craven is appalled to find himself implicated in his ex-wife's terrorist activities.

4x09 Date of Birth

  • 1974-04-11T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Craven must unravel the connection between a recently-killed spy and an au pair.

4x10 Intercept

  • 1974-04-18T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Craven has to investigate a morally dubious but strategically important foreign VIP who has been robbed of a fortune in diamonds.

4x11 Alien

  • 1974-04-25T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

A German student revolutionary has been allowed into Britain under the strict condition that he does nothing political. Craven and Haggerty are made to ensure that he sticks to the terms of his deal.

4x12 Diversion

  • 1974-05-02T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Is Strand's erratic behaviour a result of the pressure he is under or is he playing a much more dangerous game?

4x13 Downwind of Angels

  • 1974-05-09T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Craven and Haggerty are working against the clock to find a gunman stalking the London streets.