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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

TV Express Scrapbook: No Hiding Place

'No Hiding Place' was based on the long-running TV series which was broadcast between 1959 and 1967, a total of 236 episodes. The show starred Raymond Francis as Det. Chief Supt. Tom Lockhart and Eric Lander as Det. Sgt. Harry Baxter, who were also the stars of the comic strip. After 140 episodes, Lander was replaced in 1964 by Johnny Briggs as Det. Sgt. Russell.

The strip version of 'No Hiding Place' also had a reasonable run of 81 episodes between 1960-62, drawn initially by Mike Western but later handed over to others when it switched to complete stories. In its latter days it introduced a spot-the-clue feature by which time Gerry Embleton had taken over the artwork. Below are a few episodes by Mike Western, along with the preview published a week ahead of the strips' debut.

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