Fact Based Crime series (1951 - 52)
"Whitehall 1212" is the number of Scotland
Yard, and the alarmed woman ringing the number of the
show sets the situation.
Presenting some of the "most baffling cases"
of the famed Scotland Yard is Chief Inspector John Davison,
caretaker of the Yard's famed "Black
Museum." Each artifact in the Black
Museum has seen its own crime, whether just or
premeditated. Now the simple objects are kept as sinister
reminders of the actual events and deeds.
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Wyllis Cooper, who had previously done the excellent
thriller show Quiet Please,
worked from research to write the scripts, which he then
directed, using a cast of London-based actors. The results are polished, thrilling, factual crime drama.
For more fact based crime drama, see also: Black
Museum, Dragnet, Tales of the Texas Rangers, and Unit 99.