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TV Crime: The Knock – S01 E05 (1994) – Reason for Concern

19/01/2020

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Kevin finally manages to track down the owner of the diplomatic cargo, and arranges for it to be collected. Diane organises a trail on the courier, which leads them back to the abandoned farmhouse where they first suspected the goods were being held. With the help of City and South, Diane orders a raid, and the owner is subsequently arrested. Meanwhile, Eddie continues to become weary of Tommy’s erratic behaviour. Bill alerts Jersey customs to the possibility of a gold smuggling operation working out of an antique coin shop operating on the island, and they subsequently place surveillance on the premises. Gerry tries to distance himself from Webster after a proposition to courier illegal gold bullion worth £4,000,000. However, Tommy isn’t prepared to let him get away without a stern warning. Andreotti continues pursuing his hairdresser in the hope of a romantic tryst, however, inadvertently accepts an offer of a date from her sister. However, the date proves to be more than fruitful when she offers up information on a shady customer holding a safety deposit box at the bank where she works. The team track him on a return flight through Heathrow and catch him in possession of £40,000.

The Knock is a British television crime drama, created by Anita Bronson and broadcast on ITV, which portrayed the activities of customs officers from the London City & South Collection Investigation Unit of HM Customs and Excise.[1] The series derived its name from the distinctive “Knock knock knock” command used over the radio to synchronise a raid.

Five series were broadcast from 10 April 1994, until 11 November 2000. The series had a rotating cast, with only a small number of cast members appearing throughout the series’ run. The only three cast members to appear in every series were Caroline Lee-Johnson, Trevor Byfield and Steve Toussaint. The series also adopted a number of different formats: while the early series interspersed various storylines and had running plots across the series; later series adopted a multi-part format resulting in two or three cases per series; while the final series adopted a stand-alone week by-week format.

The series was axed in 2001 following poor viewing figures for the final series. This was blamed on the loss of several main cast members, a change in the format and the overall look of the series which changed dramatically following an overhaul by ITV executives in 1999 MORE AT LINK

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