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TV Crime: The Knock – S01 E06 (1994) – Show Your Metal


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Eddie’s life continues to spiral out of control. He suspects his wife of having an affair, and follows her to an impromptu meeting with Gerry, unaware that she is simply offloading her marital problems to a friendly ear. Meanwhile, Webster has ambitious plans to smuggle gold bullion across Europe, and asks Gerry if he wants in. Gerry reluctantly agrees, and gives Webster some invaluable inside information on where to store the illegal cargo. Meanwhile, Andreotti is given an opportunity to show what he is made of in the Mullvany case. When the team raid Mulvanny’s safety deposit box, they discover a further £40,000 in counterfeit notes. Bewildered at how Mulvanny and his cohort have managed to re-enter the country seven times without being caught, Gerry suspects that they may have swapped their vehicle’s number plates whilst out on the continent, a fact which is later confirmed by CCTV footage. A search of Mulvanny’s car also uncovers a clever scam involving a botched petrol tank, which is being used to hide the cargo. Meanwhile, Jersey customs continue their surveillance of Webster’s operation, but Diane is shocked to discover that one of their prime suspects is none other than Eddie.

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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