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Motor-racing has hazards off the track as well as on, as Brett and Danny discover when Brett receives macabre threats to his life after entering his new car for a race.
The English seaside resort of Brighton has more than health-giving ozone for Danny Wilde (TONY CURTIS) and Lord Brett Sinclair (ROGER MOORE). It has night life as well and Danny finds himself doing remarkably well at the roulette tables of a local club. He even tries to lose, just to show how Lady Luck is with him, but still wins.
Ryker, the club manager (ED DEVEREAUX), doesn't appear to be worrying at the vast sums Danny is winning - but he is definitely put out when, just as Danny and Brett are leaving, a man named Rupert Heather (DUDLEY FOSTER) arrives, apologises for being late and identifies himself with codewords.
Danny, it seems has quite accidentally used those codewords on his arrival and has thus been accepted as Heather. And Heather is a Communistic network paymaster. Danny has not only collected the money which is to be paid to the key agents but is jeopardising the entire network.
All of which accounts for the bewildering events that follow. It seems very nice for Danny when approached by an extremely beautiful girl named Lyn Ashford (CYD HAYMAN), though this isn't her real name, who gives him a mysterious list of names. She is Heather's contact. Unfortunately, the security is such that members of the network are all complete strangers to one another, so Heather is faced with the task of trying to find Lyn through Danny.
Brett is inevitably involved and it's not long before he and Danny realise that they are unpopular with a lot of people. Efforts are made to blow Danny to smithereens.
British Intelligence in the shape of Sir Maxwell Dean (RICHARD VERNON) is frustrated because Danny has ruined everything for him just as he was on the point of discovering the paymaster's identity and breaking the network.
Some extremely uncomfortable things happen to both Brett and Danny, though the latter has the pleasure of the exciting Lyn's company as she conducts him to the rendezvous, which is apparently located near Brighton Central Station. It is only when Brett remembers the list of names Lyn handed to Danny that their significance becomes clear. They are the names of railway stations. And Danny is already travelling on the West of England train from Brighton, trying desperately to avoid revealing his real identity.
DEVISED AND PRODUCED BY ROBERT S. BAKER
"The Persuaders!" theme by JOHN BARRY
In charge of Production - JOHNNY GOODMAN
Lord Sinclair's clothes designed by Roger Moore.
Assistant Director - PETER PRICE
Sound Recordist - CLAUDE HITCHCOCK
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