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Police Surgeon

All episodes aired Saturdays at 7:00 PM. "Easy Money" is the only episode known to survive.

1. 

Easy Money

10.09.60

2. 

Under the Influence...? 

17.09.60

3. 

Lag on the Run

24.09.60

4. 

Smash But No Grab

01.10.60

5. 

Wilful Neglect

08.10.60

6. 

Diplomatic Immunity  

15.10.60

7. 

A Home of Her Own  

22.10.60

8. 

You Won't Feel a Thing 

29.10.60

9. 

Sunday Morning Story

5.11.60

10. 

Three's a Crowd

12.11.60

11. 

Man Overboard

19.11.60

12. 

Operation Mangle

26.11.60

13. 

The Bigger They Are

03.12.60

TV Times

The Curious Case of the Missing Episode

Although documentation on only twelve episodes of Police Surgeon could be found, producer Leonard White has stated in print that thirteen episodes were produced. Some sources that list thirteen include the title "Dutchman's Reef." However, this is actually episode 10 of the Peter Graves series Whiplash (produced in Australia for ATV), airing 15 October at 6:30, just before "You Won't Feel a Thing"—which was also scheduled on 29 October in some listings—a source of much confusion! And so for years the identity of the thirteenth episode has remained a mystery.

But now this episode has at long last been identified: "Diplomatic Immunity." The information was unearthed by Simon Coward of the Kaleidoscope Organisation, who writes that it "was shown 15/10/60 instead of 'You Won't Feel A Thing' which was shown as per its second billing in the TV Times on 29/10/60." The information appears in a publication on which he worked, the Independent Television Drama Research Guide. Oddly, it is the only title in the listing with no cast information, so Simon has promised to rummage through his archives for anything else he can find; he is also in regular contact with Leonard White, and has asked him to do likewise.

Applying the process of elimination, it is possible to assume that Anthony Bate appeared in "Diplomatic Immunity" as his name has cropped up in some documents on Police Surgeon but is not in any existing TV Times cast list. (Anthony Bate also played Earle in The Avengers episode, "The Curious Case of the Countless Clues.")

We owe a huge thank-you to Pete Stampede as well as Simon Coward for their relentless research, which is helping to make this website the most accurate information source on this forgotten treasure.

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