Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

The Case of the Crystal Ball 

When a fortune-teller solves one crime, Cork feels there is no choice but to take her warning of an impending robbery seriously.


Valerie Hanson


Michael Pertwee, Ted Willis (creator)


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Episode credited cast:
John Barrie ... Sergeant Cork
William Gaunt ... Bob Marriott
Charles Morgan Charles Morgan ... Superintendent Rodway
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Battley ... James Starkey
Mischa De La Motte Mischa De La Motte ... Wilkins
Freddie Fowler Freddie Fowler ... Chalky White
Alan Lake Alan Lake ... Mr. Johnson
Barbara Leake ... Madam Zina
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Lord Westworth
Doy Young Doy Young ... Susie


Starkey, a journalist in search of his lost watch, is taken by a colleague, Johnson, to see fortune-teller Madam Zina, and instead gets a clue to the whereabouts of a stolen diamond. He visits Cork, who is sceptical but follows the lead and recovers the diamond in an abandoned building. Cork visits Madam Zina posing as 'Mr Boggis', a fishmonger, and is puzzled when she asks if he has had any dealings with the police; Superintendent Rodway then calls in an official capacity in case she can provide any further insight into the actual theft, but she foretells the theft of a valuable necklace from Lord Westworth. Rodway is rather embarrassed to warn Westworth of the danger but finds him a strong believer in mysticism and prepared to take the threat seriously, wishing to see Madam Zina in person.

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17 September 1966 (UK) See more »

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