Tales of the Unexpected

Season 2 Episode 4

The Hitch-hiker

Aired Unknown Mar 22, 1980 on ITV
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Paul Duveen, a writer, gives a lift in his ultra-fast new BMW to a rat-faced elderly hitch-hiker who says he is on his way to Epsom for the Derby. Duveen, cajoled into taking the car to its limit, is promptly booked for speeding. During the rest of the journey, the passenger reveals his astonishing skills as a professional pickpocket - his name for himself is a fingersmith - and before they part, the fingersmith has a little present for Duveen...


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