Man in a Suitcase

Season 1 Episode 2

The Sitting Pigeon

Aired Wednesday 9:10 PM Oct 04, 1967 on ITV
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The Sitting Pigeon

McGill is given the task of protecting a weakling crook, Rufus Blake, who is prepared to give evidence in court against his vicious brothers.

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Robin Bailey

Robin Bailey


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Lois Daine

Lois Daine

Valerie Walmont

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George Sewell

George Sewell

Rufus Blake

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When McGill is picked up by the police, their squad car's registration number is 649CLC, by the time it reaches the police station it has changed to XYU464.

    • At the police station, we see the officer and McGill mounting the stairs to the headquarters. It is not Richard Bradford in this scene, but a double sporting a grey wig.

    • In the hot house, McGill is wearing a coat against the cold. As he throws pots at Geordie, the coat disappears between shots and never reappears. That's not enough time for McGill to remove the cold between shots, and no reason for him to do so in the middle of a firefight.

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (4)

    • The pre-recorded video of "The Sitting Pigeon" coupled with "Which Way Did He Go, McGill?" was released by ITC in 1992 (Catalogue # 1572). It was reissued in 2000 by Carlton this time with the episode "Day of Execution" (Catalogue # 30074 20933).

    • One-time Tony nominated actor James Grout (Franklin) said that he learnt a lot about screen acting through working with Richard Bradford.

    • George Sewell (Rufus Blake) told me that Richard Bradford was a really nice man to work with and very professional. He never understood why he didn't go further in the acting world.

    • London locations - Brompton Rd SW1, The Albert Bridge SW3, Kynance Mews SW7, Thurloe Place SW7, Onslow Square SW7, Brixton Rd SW9, Outer Circle NW1, Prince Albert Rd NW8, Park Rd NW8, Old Bailey EC4, Launceston Mews W8, Wormwood Scrubs Prison W12, Stokesley St W12.
      Buckinghamshire location - Heatherden Hall Gates, Pinewood Rd.