Crime Buster

1968 | United Kingdom

Ray Saxon is a former professional cycling champion who, unjustly discredited, takes on the task of cleaning up sport through a newspaper column. Saxon has a nose for sports racketeers. Working for the Sunday Globe he investigates corruption and murder such as the reasons for a crash at Snetterton where the driver of a new racing car, the Volterra, is killed, or why a jockey would throw a race for "a few miserable quid." 

Mark Eden as Saxon enjoyed his first starring role in a TV series and was helped along the way by regular co-stars Ray Mort and Sonia Graham. Some of the shows featured true-life personalities as themselves (the horse racing episode featured John Rickman). Other sports covered included cycling and boxing. 

Published on December 5th, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.