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The Man Outside - Episode Guide

Season 1

The Last Target

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: May 12, 1972

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'People die all the time, every minute of the day, in every part of the world and in every conceivable manner...' The words of Erik Fritsch, retired assassin, called back to kill his last target...

Murder Story

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: May 19, 1972

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Major Routledge found a body... at least he said he found it...

The Birdwatcher

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: May 26, 1972

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Maj Richard Grimsby was mildly eccentric but harmless: that is until he met Harry Whichelow. The result... Murder.

A Persistent Coffin

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Jun 2, 1972

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Hidden in the Welsh foothills is a tiny township called Pswllab... where the manufacture of delicious scandal is everything to the inhabitants...


Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Jun 9, 1972

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Henry Griffen lived a quiet, ordered life working in the town bookshop, until one day he was seen stealing money from the till... And then everything started to go wrong.

Cuculus Canorus

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Jun 16, 1972

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Albert Watts comes to live on a large estate to study the local wildlife... but only because he is blackmailing his hosts. For Murder.


Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Jun 23, 1972

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Any visitors would be welcome to Sarah Peplow, recently married and living in the depths of Herefordshire, just so long as they are not bent on her destruction.

A Glass of Snake Wine

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Jun 30, 1972

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In the jungle are many strange things. Victor Cobb knows the jungle, he knows its power, the fear it can strike into men's hearts. The influence of civilisation sometimes does not run very deep and the primitive brutality and the need for survival often rise to the surface. Like the jungle, man's existence is full of life and death...

Hawk Street Horror

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Jul 7, 1972

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The Hawk - killer who struck and then vanished. But his victims were never found...

Bye, Bye, Mrs Bly

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Jul 14, 1972

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The village children thought Mrs Bly a witch; their elders regarded her as an unbalanced eccentric. But some sensed there was a dark secret in her life...

Doubts are Traitors

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Jul 21, 1972

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Frank doesn't mind his wife's passion for causes... until some of them conflict with his own professional duties, in British Security... And then the trouble begins...


Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Jul 28, 1972

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Philip Lockley never wished harm on anyone. But when the fear starts to grow in his mind that he is the killer whom the police are seeking, then conscience forces him to become his own detector. With surprising results.

Appointment to View

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Aug 4, 1972

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When a Major Vane arrives to inspect a large house which Myra is selling... she begins to suspect he has ulterior motives.

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