In Europe Confidential, Murton played Mike Connoy, a reporter based in "the Paris office of a famous American newspaper", because it's "where the news is made". Connoy is a serious but very human character; behind his world-weary presentation, he always seems mildly bemused by the intensity of each situation he's in. He's primarily an observer; very rarely are there Sam Spade-type moments where Connoy tussles with a villain. His specialty is awareness, and that's Mike Connoy's secret weapon.
As an artifact of the the post-WWII Cold War era, Europe Confidential is interesting from a modern perspective. That idea that Europe was the center of all manner of international intrigue is less valid today, after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. and rise of the United States as the top world power. Back then, Europe was the staging ground for hundreds of very real and dangerous games of political chess, and Mike Connoy was in the thick of it.
This is a very enjoyable suspense programme, and I commend it to you highly; if you enjoy the two episodes available below, there are more available free on the web.
Download Europe Confidential: The Whiplash Steele Affair HERE
Download Europe Confidential: The Time Machine Affair HERE