Van der Valk (1972–1992)
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When a young thief admired by Van der Valk suddenly becomes wealthy and appears to have connections in high places, the Dutch detective must find out how the miracle occurred - without treading on too many toes.

Director:

Mike Vardy

Writers:

Leslie Sands (by), Nicolas Freeling (Van Der Valk originally created by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Barry Foster ... Van Der Valk
Joanna Dunham Joanna Dunham ... Arlette
Nigel Stock ... Samson
Richard Pasco ... Albert de Vink (as Richard Pascoe)
Helen Ryan ... Eva Maris
Madeleine Christie Madeleine Christie ... Helene Webber
Ken Kitson ... Jan Hoffman
Maurice O'Connell Maurice O'Connell ... Kurt
Wilfred Grove Wilfred Grove ... Josef
Robert Gillespie ... Doop
John Scholes John Scholes ... Dolf Maartens
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When a young thief admired by Van der Valk suddenly becomes wealthy and appears to have connections in high places, the Dutch detective must find out how the miracle occurred - without treading on too many toes.

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Action | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1977 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Runt
2 August 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Richard Pasco was always such a smooth actor. It is hard to take him as a vagrant. It is a bit like seeing Laurence Olivier as a seedy music hall comedian.

Pasco plays Albert the runt of the family litter. He comes from a well to do family and was well educated but lives the life of a down and out by the canal.

Albert has come into some money, large notes and there is a man missing. We see the man fall in the canal in the beginning of the episode.

Van der Valk wants to trace the money and it takes him to a late wealthy benefactor and a high class madam.

We see a rather nasty side to Van der Valk here. He certainly picks on poor Albert. He threatens to interrogate Albert for however long it takes knowing he is afraid of confined spaces. He even denies Albert a lawyer when he requests one. A sign that justice was not always on the side of the weak and the oppressed especially as we know that Albert had nothing to do with the man falling in the canal.

In the end this episode is more about lost love and and time you will never get back.


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