The Silent Gun
Episode No.   Series
75 1988x040
Original Airdate
1st December 1988 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
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Episode Chronology:

P.C. Haynes arrives at a house to investigate what seems like a routine disturbance. Instead he finds a bailiff who has been shot in the hand while trying to evict the lodger in the upstairs room. Ch. Supt. Brownlow cancels his weekend away and takes charge of the siege, Ch. Insp. Conway and several armed police from Sun Hill and the TSG move in to try and negotiate the gunman's surrender with no response. A Polish interpreter is brought in when it is realised that the man is Polish, not Irish as reported by the landlady. There is still no response, and a local shopkeeper tells P.C. Smith that the man, Lublin, is also deaf. With no chance of him hearing them approach, armed police and a police dog storm the room and arrest the man. The local residents are getting antsy about being denied access to their homes. P.C. Edwards is sent to turn a woman's oven off, but he breaks into the wrong house. It appears from this episode that Ch. Insp. Derek Conway also has a "pink card" (firearms license), in addition to D.I. Burnside, Sgt. Cryer, D.C. Dashwood and P.C. Stamp (Running Late).

  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Tony Scannell as D.S. Roach
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters
  • Eamonn Walker as P.C. Haynes
  • Robert Hudson as P.C. Smith
  • Kelly Lawrence as W.P.C. Brind
  • Colin Blumenau as P.C. Edwards
  • Nula Conwell as W.P.C. Martella
  • Mark Powley as P.C. Melvin
  • Ashley Gunstock as P.C. Frank
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