The Gold Robbers (1969– )
6 Jun. 1969The Great Bullion Robbery
A bullion aircraft, carrying five-and-a-half million pounds of gold bars approaches an airfield in the South of England. Before the day is out. Det. Chf Supt Cradock will find himself assigned to track down the team behind 'the crime of the century'.
13 Jun. 1969Grounded
From his temporary headquarters on Westmarsh Airfield. Detective Cradock begins his unenviable task of discovering how the robbery was executed.
20 Jun. 1969Crack Shot
Pressurised by by his superiors - not to mention the Home Office - Cradock must make his move and deliver the marksman who shot out the tyres of the police car escorting the bullion.
27 Jun. 1969The Big Spender
'Hello, Tango One To Base. Hello Dave.' Cradock, is certain that the voice who mimicked a police operator's relay call belongs to Barry Porter, a second-rare conman. but how can he prove it?
4 Jul. 1969Dog Eat Dog
Did someone pay £30,000 to spring a convict to help pull off the job? It seems a high price to pay - but death is an even higher price, and the criminal fraternity aren't always to be relied on.
11 Jul. 1969Rough Trade
Cradock finds a weak line in the bullion robbers' armour. Peter Conroy, the man who drove the escape, has run to Austria to escape arrest. But he's left his wife behind - and Cradock can use her.
18 Jul. 1969An Oddly Honest Man
A ray of hope - or just another tough tough nut to crack? Tom Goodwin, the pilot who flew the robbery plane, appears to want to 'opt out' and is prepared to spill the beans. But can Cradock really trust the man's evidence?
25 Jul. 1969The Arrangement
A chance to get on the robbers' trail - or yet another clever counter-bluff? Cradock must decide if the outcome of a meeting is worth the risk of wading even deeper into the depths of the underworld.
1 Aug. 1969Account Rendered
A major turning point at last. Harry Oscrost, a brilliant accountant and paymaster to the gold robbers, is desperate when violence enters his safe suburban retreat and threatens his family. Perhaps with a little squeeze.
8 Aug. 1969The Cover Plan
Why should an informer put the finger on the Hon. Timothy Fry, DSO, who was found smuggling a girl out of the country. Of more interest to Cradock is how - is the Honourable Timothy mixed up in the bullion snatch?
15 Aug. 1969The Midas Touch
'Mr Big arrested in Paris' reads the newspaper headline. Cradock has got his man- the brain behind the golf robbery. But he knows all to well that there's someone bigger still at large and sets out to find him.
22 Aug. 1969The Man with Two Faces
The net tightens. The hunter closes in on his prey, but Nechros swallows the bait and not the hook, and Cradock comes under further pressure by powerful men behind his superiors.