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Episode Guide

    • Hard Times
      Hard Times
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      2/17/75
      10
      Marker, now relocated to Chertsey, is hired by two shady businessmen to trace a former partner.
    • How About It, Frank?
      How About It, Frank?
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      1/20/75
      10
      Marker reluctantly decides to gets his own back on the people who attacked him. An ex-policeman has a business proposal.
    • How about a Cup of Tea?
      How about a Cup of Tea?
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      1/13/75
      10
      Marker considers a change of career after his beating, but agrees to take on a case involving tenants who are in arrears.
    • Nobody Wants to Know
      Nobody Wants to Know
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      1/6/75
      10
      Marker tangles with some gangsters over a horse-doping racket.
    • Many a Slip
      Many a Slip
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      11/29/72
      10
      Marker is hired to investigate the credit-worthiness of a young doctor's wife.
    • John VII, Verse 24
      John VII, Verse 24
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      9/29/71
      9.7
      Marker helps a suspended policeman but he has to act carefully when he discovers that the officer is consorting with known criminals.
    • The Beater and the Game
      The Beater and the Game
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      8/4/71
      9.2
      A missing person case turns sour when Marker suspects that he's being used to get to someone.
    • The Fall Guy
      The Fall Guy
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      2/3/75
      9.0
      A woman asks Marker to gather evidence of her husband's adultery.
    • The Man Who Said Sorry
      The Man Who Said Sorry
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      12/13/72
      9.0
      A man calls to ask Marker to find out whether his wife is having an affair, but ha has a hidden agenda.
    • What's to Become of Us?
      What's to Become of Us?
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      2/10/75
      8.9
      A man hires Marker to trace his missing wife.
    • Shades of White
      Shades of White
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      9/22/71
      8.9
      Marker is asked to keep an eye on a daughter whose suspect friends may be responsible for a string of petty thefts.
    • I Always Wanted a Swimming Pool
      I Always Wanted a Swimming Pool
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      7/28/71
      8.9
      Marker has to bone up on the fine arts when he is asked to investigate a counterfeit paintings scam.
    • Lifer
      Lifer
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      3/10/75
      8.9
      A middle-aged man engages Marker to trace his wife, whom he claims is living with another man, but he has lied and it is the man he is really interested in.
    • Ward of Court
      Ward of Court
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      9/8/71
      8.8
      Marker encounters conflicted loyalties when he's asked to track down a father who has abducted his own son.
    • Don't Forget You're Mine
      Don't Forget You're Mine
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      7/9/66
      8.8
      Marker moves into new offices in Birmingham, and is engaged to track down a missing husband.
    • Unlucky For Some
      Unlucky For Some
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      4/7/75
      8.7
      A hotelier hires Marker to investigate her daughter-in-law's suspicious behaviour.
    • The Trouble with Jenny
      The Trouble with Jenny
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      2/14/73
      8.7
      Marker saves a hotel resident who has attempted suicide, then tries to find out why an apparently privileged young woman would want to die.
    • The Man Who Didn't Eat Sweets
      The Man Who Didn't Eat Sweets
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      9/1/71
      8.6
      Marker is asked to check on a suspected infidelity, but his investigations turn up something altogether more unexpected.
    • It's a Woman's Privilege
      It's a Woman's Privilege
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      1/24/73
      8.6
      Marker's ex-landlady asks him to investigate her son's new employer.
    • The Comedian's Graveyard
      The Comedian's Graveyard
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      9/3/69
      8.5
      Marker has to find a runaway who has come to Brighton in search of fame and fortune.
    • A Fixed Address
      A Fixed Address
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      9/10/69
      8.5
      Marker decides to re-establish his own enquiry agency.
    • Slip Home in the Dark
      Slip Home in the Dark
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      7/21/71
      8.4
      A case of blackmail puts Marker in the firing line and he gets his office turned over as a result.
    • The Bromsgrove Venus
      The Bromsgrove Venus
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      3/16/68
      8.3
      A librarian suspects that his wife posed for The Bromsgrove Venus, and asks Marker to find out whether she has been having an affair with the photographer.
    • Who Wants to be Told Bad News?
      Who Wants to be Told Bad News?
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      8/25/71
      8.3
      A routine background check leads Marker into the murky world of credit fraud.
    • Horse and Carriage
      Horse and Carriage
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      12/20/72
      8.2
      A regular client asks Marker to investigate his wife for alleged adultery… while she engages an amateur detective to keep tabs on her husband.
    • Mrs. Podmore's Cat
      Mrs. Podmore's Cat
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      12/6/72
      8.1
      Marker is hired to look after a cat while its wealthy owner visits a health farm, and discovers that someone has been robbing her.
    • The Fatted Calf
      The Fatted Calf
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      3/3/75
      8.1
      A businessman asks Marker to trace his radical activist son.
    • Case for the Defence
      Case for the Defence
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      8/27/69
      8.0
      Marker joins a local detective agency, and has to gather evidence to help a man accused of murdering a local garage owner.
    • Works with Chess, Not with Life
      Works with Chess, Not with Life
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      8/13/66
      8.0
      Marker investigates a food poisoning claim.
    • My Life's My Own
      My Life's My Own
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      8/20/69
      8.0
      Marker tries to save a fellow lodger who tries to kill herself.
    • Well - There Was this Girl, You See...
      7/14/71
      8.0
      A suspect proposition brings Marker into contact with stolen goods.
    • And When You've Paid the Bill You're None the Wiser
      Marker is hired to investigate the motives behind a suicide, but the more he digs the more sinister the situation becomes.
    • A Mug Named Frank
      A Mug Named Frank
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      7/7/71
      7.9
      Marker follows a lead on a shoplifting case from Brighton to Windsor, straight into the arms of the police.
    • Divide and Conquer
      Divide and Conquer
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      8/6/69
      7.7
      Marker gains employment on a building site and exposes a swindle by a rocker.
    • The Bankrupt
      The Bankrupt
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      11/8/72
      7.7
      Marker investigates the questionable bankruptcy of a local businessman who continues to enjoy the high life.
    • Fit of Conscience
      Fit of Conscience
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      3/24/75
      7.5
      Marker is engaged to track down a former council employee who has accepted bribes from a corrupt property developer.
    • Egg and Cress Sandwiches
      Egg and Cress Sandwiches
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      2/7/73
      7.5
      A church warden hires Marker to find out who is behind a series of "poison pen" letters accusing the new vicar of sexual impropriety.
    • Girl in Blue
      Girl in Blue
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      11/15/72
      7.4
      A businessman asks Marker to track down his missing daughter after seeing her in a soft-porn film.
    • No Orchids for Marker
      No Orchids for Marker
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      2/24/75
      7.2
      An eccentric old woman hires Marker to protect some rare orchids from theft or interference.
    • The Golden Boy
      The Golden Boy
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      1/10/73
      7.2
      A former public schoolmaster asks Marker to trace a missing student.
    • Take No for an Answer
      Take No for an Answer
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      3/17/75
      7.1
      A concerned woman asks Marker to investigate her father, the chief clerk at an engineering firm.
    • Paid in Full
      Paid in Full
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      8/13/69
      7.0
      A pay packet is stolen at the building firm where Marker works, and he finds himself under suspicion by both his workmates and the local police.
    • Come into the Garden, Rose
      Come into the Garden, Rose
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      8/11/71
      7.0
      Marker has to be very discreet indeed when he investigates a theft at an exclusive home for genteel ladies.
    • Home and Away
      Home and Away
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      1/31/73
      7.0
      A woman asks Marker to find out whether her football-fanatic husband has been "playing away".
    • Transatlantic Cousins
      Transatlantic Cousins
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      9/15/71
      6.9
      Marker is hired by a rich American to track down the English branch of his family tree.
    • The Morning Wasn't So Hot
      The Morning Wasn't So Hot
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      4/10/65
      6.9
      Marker searches for a young runaway.
    • Welcome to Brighton?
      Welcome to Brighton?
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      7/30/69
      6.5
      Let out on remand from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Marker relocates to Brighton and finds that adjusting back to normal life is harder than he first thought.
    • The Windsor Royal
      The Windsor Royal
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      1/17/73
      6.5
      Marker investigates the apparent theft of a new breed of rose.
    • Nobody Kills Santa Claus
      Nobody Kills Santa Claus
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      1/30/65
      5.9
      An unlikeable businessman hires Marker to protect him when his life is threatened.
    • A Family Affair
      A Family Affair
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      1/3/73
      4.6
      Marker is hired to establish why a housekeeper received a large bequest from her late employer.
    • There's No Future in Monkey Business
      4/6/68
      0.0
      A young man tries to pull the wool over his employer's eyes.
    • You Think It'll Be Marvellous - but It's Always a Rabbit
      A footballer hires Marker to investigate a hit-and-run incident.
    • Protection Is a Man's Best Friend
      Protection Is a Man's Best Friend
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      4/3/65
      0.0
      A bookmaker is threatened by a protection racket.
    • You Should Hear Me Eat Soup
      You Should Hear Me Eat Soup
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      4/17/65
      0.0
      A dowager hires Marker to thwart an 'unsuitable' marriage.
    • You Have to Draw the Line Somewhere
      4/24/65
      0.0
      A woman hires Marker to find out whether her husband is having an affair.
    • Have It on the House
      Have It on the House
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      5/1/65
      0.0
      Marker tries to track down a confidence trickster.
    • All the Black Dresses She Wants
      All the Black Dresses She Wants
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      7/2/66
      0.0
      Marker tries to prove that a wheelchair-bound man is faking his incapacity.
    • I Could Set It to Music
      I Could Set It to Music
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      7/16/66
      0.0
      A company director is worried that a past infidelity might be used to jeopardise his position.
    • My Life, That's a Marriage
      My Life, That's a Marriage
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      3/20/65
      0.0
      Marker searches for a husband who has disappeared in mysterious circumstances.
    • "And a Very Fine Fiddle Has He"
      "And a Very Fine Fiddle Has He"
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      3/13/65
      0.0
      A politician finalising his divorce seeks Marker's assistance when he receives a blackmail letter.
    • Dig You Later
      Dig You Later
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      2/13/65
      0.0
      An ambitious police inspector fears that his missing daughter has fallen in with some drug dealers, and asks Marker to find her.
    • Cross that Palm When We Come to It
      Cross that Palm When We Come to It
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      4/13/68
      0.0
      Marker acts as a go-between for some jewel thieves who want to trade their haul for the reward money.
    • All for a Couple of Ponies
      All for a Couple of Ponies
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      1/23/65
      0.0
      Down-at-heel private investigator Frank Marker gets a hard time from Detective Inspector Leith.
    • They Go off in the End – Like Fruit
      2/6/65
      0.0
      Marker is hired to trace an extravagant woman who has fallen behind with her payments to a finance company.
    • I Went to Borrow a Pencil and Look What I Found
      2/20/65
      0.0
      Marker is asked to find evidence of a wife's infidelity but discovers some unexpected links with his client's employers.
    • But the Joneses Never Get Letters
      But the Joneses Never Get Letters
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      2/27/65
      0.0
      Marker tries to track down the author of some poison-pen letters sent to the parents of a young woman who has recently married a Jamaican solicitor.
    • A Harsh World for Zealots
      A Harsh World for Zealots
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      3/6/65
      0.0
      A bookshop owner asks Marker to investigate a once-loyal employee.
    • It's a Terrible Way to Be
      It's a Terrible Way to Be
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      7/23/66
      0.0
      Marker searches for a missing son and uncovers complicated family relationships and deception.
    • You Can Keep the Medal
      You Can Keep the Medal
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      7/30/66
      0.0
      A mother retains Marker to reinvestigate her daughter's apparent suicide.
    • You're Not Cinderella, Are You?
      You're Not Cinderella, Are You?
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      8/6/66
      0.0
      Marker is retained to look after security at a hotel but a customer is robbed.
    • Have Mud, Will Throw
      Have Mud, Will Throw
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      2/10/68
      0.0
      A routine assignment becomes complicated after an accident in the High Street.
    • But They Always Come Back for Tea
      But They Always Come Back for Tea
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      2/17/68
      0.0
      Marker investigates a case of corruption.
    • Mercury in an Off-White Mac
      Mercury in an Off-White Mac
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      2/24/68
      0.0
      The police put some business Marker's way, and he moves into new lodgings.
    • Strictly Private and Confidential
      Strictly Private and Confidential
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      3/2/68
      0.0
      Marker searches for a young runaway.
    • Honesty Is The Best Policy - But Who Can Afford the Premiums?
    • It Must Be the Architecture – Can't Be the Climate
      Marker investigates when a female patient dies under the care of a doctor with whom she had had a relationship.
    • They All Sound Simple at First
      They All Sound Simple at First
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      1/27/75
      0.0
      Marker, now working with Ron Gash in Walton, pursues a debt owed to a local craftsman by his brother-in-law.
    • Memories of Meg
      Memories of Meg
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      2/3/68
      0.0
      Marker helps a man track down his sweetheart from forty years before.
    • But What Good Will the Truth Do?
      But What Good Will the Truth Do?
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      1/27/68
      0.0
      Marker investigates the sinking of the Morristown fourteen years earlier.
    • It Had to Be a Mouse
      It Had to Be a Mouse
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      8/20/66
      0.0
      A newspaper proprietor hires Marker to trace his missing wife.
    • Tell Me about the Crab
      Tell Me about the Crab
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      8/27/66
      0.0
      A woman turns to her estranged husband after a brick is thrown through her window.
    • No, No, Nothing like That
      No, No, Nothing like That
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      9/3/66
      0.0
      Marker is asked to find out whether a vicar's wife has been unfaithful. Her husband is readily convinced of her innocence, but Marker has his doubts.
    • There Are More Things in Heaven and Earth
      9/10/66
      0.0
      Marker is tasked with persuading an elderly widow to sell her home. A journalist accuses him of trying to scare her away.
    • Twenty Pound of Heart and Muscle
      Twenty Pound of Heart and Muscle
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      9/17/66
      0.0
      Marker searches for a stolen racing whippet.
    • What's the Matter? Can't You Take a Sick Joke?
      9/24/66
      0.0
      Marker is hired to trace a man who illegitimately sold a plot in a graveyard then disappeared.
    • If This Is Lucky, I'd Rather Be Jonah
      1/20/68
      0.0
      A husband is anxious to please his wife, but she has expensive tastes.
    • It's Learning about the Lies that Hurts
      3/30/68
      0.0
      Marker uncovers the secret life of a dead husband.