Z-Cars Series 1

Series 1

Z-Cars Series 1

First Air Date: January 02, 1962

First Aired on    :   1962
Episodes    :   31 episodes



Episodes

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1x31 Unconditional Surrender (July 31, 1962)


Barlow initiates a campaign against the Cruddock brothers and their gang. The Z-Cars engage in 'Operation Harassment' and a state of total war develops.


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1x30 Sunday Morning (July 24, 1962)



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1x29 Assault (July 17, 1962)


Barlow is investigating a case of assault. Betty Ancoats accuses four youths of attacking her, but one of them, Hogan, who has a reputation for violence, denies any knowledge of the crime.


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1x28 Appearance In Court (July 10, 1962)


Catching a thief is only the beginning as far as the police are concerned. When Smith and Weir have to justify their action in court the truth is made to look slightly less than the whole truth.


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1x27 Teamwork (July 03, 1962)


Just when the crime figures are levelling out one man pushes them up and up with a series of aimless break-ins. When Steele and Lynch lay hands on him but let him escape Barlow, Watt and Dunn are ready to lay hands on them!


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1x26 Contraband (June 26, 1962)


The prospect of a 'finder's reward' in a dockland smuggling case makes Smith and Weir eager volunteers for extra duty.


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1x25 Affray (June 19, 1962)


Two men claim the same prize and trouble begins. When Lynch and Steele are called there is an unexpected development and a policeman dies.


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1x24 Day Trip (June 12, 1962)


A charabanc outing, a halt at a pub and an exponent of the three-card trick: this is how a day at the seaside begins. It ends in violence.


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1x23 Never On Wednesday (June 05, 1962)


For two years Barlow has been trying to catch a Newtown thief. When DCS Robins takes a personal interest the pressure is on for everyone - particularly Steele and Lynch.


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1x22 Incident Reported (May 29, 1962)


Fancy Smith first meets Stan Carron in the Tabernacle pub where Carron is causing a disturbance. They have an argument. The second time they meet Carron is in no state to argue and Smith starts a long night's work.


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1x21 Hi-Jack! (May 22, 1962)


At Pete's Caff Steele and Lynch report ""off watch for refreshments"". While they are eating and talking to Steele's friend Les Fielding his lorry is hi-jacked.


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1x20 People's Property (May 15, 1962)


It's a busy night for Smith, Weir and Sergeant Watt when burglary is rife.


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1x19 Winner Takes All (May 08, 1962)


A race track tout forgets to pay his alimony, and Steele and Lynch discover an ingenious fraud to beat the bookies.


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1x18 Further Enquiries (May 01, 1962)


Weir stops a car driving without lights, the first event in a night which brings 'important' people in the county to Newtown police station.


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1x17 Down And Out (April 24, 1962)


A drunk causes a disturbance, two thieves break into a pet shop - and Steele and Lynch end the night at knife-point.


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1x16 Invisible Enemy (April 17, 1962)


When a gas meter is broken into in a big block of flats Weir and Smith think their hunt is only for a petty thief. What they encounter, though, is someone much more dangerous.


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1x15 The Best Days (April 10, 1962)


Lynch and Steele have their hands full when a gang of boys break into a school and smash up the headmaster's study. But the hooliganism doesn't stop there. When they are disturbed by the caretaker the oldest member of the gang attacks him and leaves him seriously injured.


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1x14 Found Abandoned (April 03, 1962)


Smith and Weir answer a call and find an abandoned baby. They bring it along to the station, where Inspector Dunn is in charge in Barlow's absence.


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1x13 Sudden Death (March 27, 1962)


When a case of murder is reported Lynch and Steele are the first policemen on the scene. But the main responsibility for organising the hunt for the killer falls on Barlow, whose toughness is backed by vast experience and an intuitive mind.


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1x12 What Kind Of Hero? (March 20, 1962)


A young man risks his life to save that of an accident victim trapped under an overturned road tanker, then disappears quietly. One of the bystanders, a retired army officer, pesters Barlow to trace the man and see that he gets the recognition he deserves. Barlow eventually finds the reluctant hero, only to discover that he is an army deserter wanted by the Military Police!


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1x11 Jail Break (March 13, 1962)


What is a mysterious stranger from Soho doing in Victor Division? John Watt would like to know, and keeps a close watch on him. Smith and Weir are heavily involved in the tracking down of money previously stolen in a mailbag robbery. Both events are triggered by a successful jail break.


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1x10 Threats And Menaces (March 06, 1962)


In Victor Division the police often live next door to unruly members of the community. Bob and Janey Steele find that this can have unpleasant, even dangerous, consequences.


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1x09 Fire! (February 27, 1962)


The report of a burning barn takes Smith and Weir into the country, searching for a fire-raiser.


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1x08 Family Feud (February 20, 1962)


When two feuding families go to war Lynch and Steele find themselves in the front line.


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1x07 Suspended (February 13, 1962)


The crew of Z-Victor One waste no time in arriving at the scene of a burglary. Their reward is to be suspected of theft themselves.


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1x06 Friday Night (February 06, 1962)


""It's going to be one of those nights"", pronounced Sgt. Percy Twentyman, and he wasn't far wrong. Steele and Lynch have to cope with the aftermath of a traffic accident in which a drunken driver has killed a motor cyclist and his pillion passenger. Small time felon Grandpa Maddigan blows up the safe in the Gas Company office, Watt and DCS Robins are hot on the trail of the notorious Comber gang, and Twentyman himself gets more than he bargained for when he tries to break up a free-for-all in the Tabernacle pub.


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1x05 Big Catch (January 30, 1962)


When the whalers hit Seaport after a good season Smith and Weir have their work cut out to keep trouble to a minimum.


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1x04 Stab In The Dark (January 23, 1962)


A wounding case brings top brass into Victor Division to investigate. Lynch and Steele work overtime to find the villain.


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1x03 Handle With Care (January 16, 1962)


An explosion in a quarry disturbs two lovers. It also disturbs Detective Sergeant John Watt when he finds out what caused it.


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1x02 The Limping Rabbit (January 09, 1962)


A girl disappears, and Steele and Lynch are faced by a conspiracy of silence in her broken family.


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1x01 Four of a Kind (January 02, 1962)


The search is on for four young men to ""crew"" the new cars in the tough and troubled district of Newtown, a North of England overspill estate. A mixed community, displaced from the larger towns by slum clearance, has been brought together and housed on an estate without amenities.