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Episodes listed in ITC production order


OVERTURE

TO THE DEATH, BABY

FIVE MILES TO MIDNIGHT

ANGIE... ANGIE

POWERSWITCH

THE GOLD NAPOLEON

THE OLD, THE NEW AND THE DEADLY

TAKE SEVEN

SOMEONE LIKE ME

CHAIN OF EVENTS

GREENSLEEVES

THE OZEROV INHERITANCE

THE MORNING AFTER

ELEMENT OF RISK

SOMEONE WAITING

ANYONE CAN PLAY

THE TIME AND THE PLACE

THE LONG GOODBYE

A HOME OF ONE'S OWN

THAT'S ME OVER THERE

READ AND DESTROY

NUISANCE VALUE

A DEATH IN THE FAMILY

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Compilation movies


THE PERSUADERS

MISSION: MONTE CARLO
SPORTING CHANCE

THE SWITCH
LONDON CONSPIRACY


 

The Persuaders!




Cast

Tony Curtis
DANNY WILDE

Roger Moore
LORD BRETT SINCLAIR

Laurence Naismith
JUDGE FULTON

Imogen Hassall
MARIA

Alex Scott
COLEY

Michael Godfrey
ROBERT DUPONT

Bruno Barnabe
MAITRE DE

Neal Arden
INSPECTOR FLAVEL

John Acheson
TRIVER

Uncredited cast

Maxwell Craig
AIRCRAFT CAPTAIN

Maria O'Brien
AIR HOSTESS 1

Christine Rodgers
AIR HOSTESS 2

Andrea Lloyd
AIR HOSTESS 3

Nina Baden-Semper
AIR HOSTESS 4

Françoise Leriche
BLONDE HITCH-HIKER 1

Beulah Hughes
BRETT'S GIRL IN BAR

Christine Smith
DANNY'S GIRL IN BAR

Gordon Rawlings
BAR TENDER

Jan Rennison
OTHER GIRL IN BAR

Alf Joint
WAITER

Nosher Powell
ENGLISH TOURIST

Olivia Mela
GIRL IN BIKINI

Richard Lester
COLEY'S 1st HENCHMAN

Terry Maidment
COLEY'S 2nd HENCHMAN

Cliff Diggins
DUPONT'S HENCHMAN

OVERTURE

Screenplay by BRIAN CLEMENS
Directed by BASIL DEARDEN

"Nitro and glycerine... and I light the fuse"

UK TRANSMISSION DATES:
Thursday 16th September 1971 - GRANADA and ANGLIA - 8pm
Friday 17th September 1971 - ATV Midlands, HTV, LONDON, SOUTHERN and YORKSHIRE - 7.30pm

Anonymous invitations to a luxurious Cote d'Azure hotel bring a wealthy American and an aristocratic Englishman together - tricked into teaming-up for what is to be a new and challenging career of adventure and danger.

Danny Wilde (TONY CURTIS) and Brett Sinclair (ROGER MOORE) provide a striking contrast. Danny is a rough diamond, self-polished - a man who has emerged from a tough New York slum background, now moves in high society, has made and lost several fortunes and never has to worry about being able to make another one if necessary. Brett, on the other hand, is a real live Lord from a long line of aristocrats, has the languish and polished perfection of his class and is very much a member of the caviar and champagne set.

Nevertheless, they have a lot in common. Both are handsome and highly personable, and both are magnetic to beautiful women.

Their meeting is unexpected, but planned. Each receives an anonymous invitation to a luxurious Cote d'Azure hotel. Their first encounters are skilfully manipulated, climaxing in a good-humoured but none-the-less vigourous fight which almost reduces the hotel restaurant to rubble.

Facing the prospect of imprisonment, they find themselves at the mercy of their mysterious host, a former Judge named Fulton (LAURENCE NAISMITH) who berates them for being playboys but says he can help them. As an active judge, he had applied justice according to the law which meant that many criminals escaped. In retirement, he has resolved to correct the balance between law and justice and Danny and Brett are his chosen instruments for righting legal wrongs.

Prison is their only alternative to complying with his wishes. So they comply. And their first task has its appealing aspects: to check out a lovely brunette by the name of Maria Lorenzo (IMOGEN HASSALL) who can be identified by a clothes-covered birthmark.

This is easier said than done. Judge Fulton has set a trap to test them. They're attacked by a couple of thugs and they're shot at. But they do manage to identify Maria and discover - as Fulton already knows - that she is the sister of a crime syndicate boss said to have been shot two years earlier. But the usual battle for power following a top "hood's" death did not materialise. Why not?

Danny and Brett find that Maria really does believe that her brother is dead and that she had no idea what his business was. She is staggered when she discovers that her brother is still alive and is the most wanted man in the Mediterranean.

Danny and Brett, as well as Maria and Judge Fulton himself, are now in real peril...

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THE PERSUADERS!

DEVISED AND PRODUCED BY ROBERT S. BAKER

"The Persuaders!" theme by JOHN BARRY
Music composed and conducted by KEN THORNE
"Gotta Get Away" by JACKIE TRENT and TONY HATCH
Musical Supervision by DON KIRSHNER

In charge of Production - JOHNNY GOODMAN
Story Consultant & Associate Producer - TERRY NATION
Co Story Consultant - MILTON S. GELMAN

Director of Photography - TONY SPRATLING
Production Manager - MALCOLM CHRISTOPHER
Art Director - CHARLES BISHOP
Editor - DEREK HYDE CHAMBERS
Made on location and at Pinewood Studios, London, England.

Lord Sinclair's clothes designed by Roger Moore.

Assistant Director - PETER PRICE
Location Manager - ARNOLD ROSS
Camera Operator - JIMMY DEVIS
Set Dresser - KEN TAIT
Continuity - DORIS MARTIN
Production Secretary - ANN M. PATERSON

Sound Recordist - CLAUDE HITCHCOCK
Dubbing Editor - JIM SIBLEY G.B.F.E.
Dubbing Mixer - TED KARNON
Music Editor - DEVERIL GOODMAN
Make-Up - GERRY FLETCHER
Hairdressing - MIKE JONES
Wardrobe Supervisor - JOHNNY BRIGGS

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