A highly successful crime show from the late 1950s, Shadow Squad initially featured the adventures of Detective Vic Steele who, tired of being boxed in by rules and regulations, quit his job to form his own detective agency with the help of crafty Cockney Ginger Smart and their stalwart cleaning lady, Mrs. Moggs. Steele subsequently disappeared on a mission to Australia and the running of the Squad was then taken up by ex-DI Don Carter.
Its longevity and popularity provided a training ground for key television writers of the 1960s and ‘70s, including BAFTA-nominated Julian Bond and Coronation Street creator Tony Warren. 179 episodes were transmitted between 1957 and 1959, but only four now remain in the archive. These classic examples of a bygone age of television are featured on this set alongside the sole remaining episode of the Shadow Squad spinoff Skyport, which features Ginger Smart as an airport security guard.
Skyport: The Spanish Girl – the only existing episode of this Shadow Squad spinoff.