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EPISODE

A Shot in the Dark

Season 9, Episode 18
A Shot in the Dark title card
Air date 23rd January 2000
Written by Peter Gibbs
Directed by Gerry Mill
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SynopsisEdit

Gladys' son, Gary, is shot in the shoulder by an unknown assailant and Jackie tries to help. Greengrass is offered a job at the Gazette.

Full SummaryEdit

Gary Tyler visits his girlfriend Lyn, who works as a maid at Ashfordly Hall. When he sneaks out under the cover of darkness he is shot at and wounded by Lord Ashfordly's state manager Reed. Or so they say, but PC Bradley is not quite sure. Things do not look good for Tyler, because he has a suspended sentence, but he does not want to involve Lyn although she can clear his name. Greengrass helps a stranger, who has run out of petrol. The stranger, Bill Austin, works at a local newspaper and to show his gratitude he offers Greengrass a weekly column in the paper. The old scoundrel does not hesitate to make the best of it for himself and make full use of the situation

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