Department S

Season 1 Episode 4

The Pied Piper of Hambledown

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Aired Unknown Sep 30, 1969 on ITV
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The Pied Piper of Hambledown
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LOCATION: Hambledown, Hampshire, England DATE: April 16th A woman goes to bed early, taking a sedative, to get enough sleep for a beauty contest. When she wakes up the next morning her entire village is deserted. The only clues Department S can find are a man with a shotgun in a home on the outskirts of the village and a freshly-painted mailbox post.moreless

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  • A New Mystery To Be Solved

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    'The Pied Piper of Hambledown' is episode No. 4 of Department S and a new dimension of mystery.

    This time, the population of an entire village goes missing over night - with one exception. Consequently, the case goes straight to he Department. (As Sir Curtis remarks to Stewart in briefing him on the case, "This time they asked for you directly. Usually they only do so when everyone else has failed.. Your Department is getting quite famous!" - Whereupon Stewart replies, "I'm not sure whether to be pleased about that or not!"). So, sure enough, the Department's pooled resources once more prove superior to even the most insane criminal masterminds - Annabelle's keen eye for details early on notices the clue of the missing paint, Jason's theorizing ("What would they do?") leads in the right direction, Stewart's decisive action (setting himself up to be kidnapped by the villains, then provoking the main criminal into a confession, and revealing the double-cross that has been going on) finally provides the answer. Everything is well-plotted, and watching the unraveling of the mystery is a real treat.

    Another great episode from this very 'special' Department.

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