A shop owner complains to Richard that his entire stock of blue serge suits has been stolen. Even further, all his stock of blue serge cloth is gone while flannel and other materials are left untouched. Is this all just a practical joke? Richard thinks there’s more to it than that, and decides to lay a trap for the burglar. There’s only one suit left, and he uses it as bait. What better way to learn who the thugs are than by wearing the suit and waiting until they come to get you? Trouble is that it’s hard to be tough in your underwear when the suit is taken at gun point.
Evading the bad guys, Richard is just glad his undies aren’t made of blue serge. He has managed to get enough clues to take the case to the cops, and connections to something bigger than the local gangland scene emerges. Smugglers are operating, and using the suits to ship something out of the country. Gun battles await as Richard takes his police chief friend with him.
Will they learn what is being smuggled? How does the operation work?
PS: Dick Powel is Richard Diamond. Arthur Q Brian is Walt, the police chief. Also, I don’t do it often enough, but listeners should know that commercials are left in for entertainment purposes only. The Retro Radio Podcast does not endorse smoking, or get any sponsorship support from any of the ads you may hear, unless specifically mentioned by Keith or the Retrobots in person. … er, in our usual almost live comments on the Retro Original channel.