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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

Leo Genn
SIR HUGO CHALMERS

Nicola Pagett
CARLA WILKS

Noel Willman
THEOPOLOS

Madeline Smith
CARLA 1

Anouska Hempel
CARLA 2

Geoffrey Cheshire
TAXI DRIVER

Brian Jackson
JENSON

Glynn Edwards
BORIS

Peter Sallis
PIPER

Valerie Leon
SPACE QUEEN

Deborah Moore
LITTLE GIRL

Uncredited cast

Derek Chaffer
POLICEMAN


THE LONG GOODBYE

Screenplay by MICHAEL PERTWEE
Directed by ROGER MOORE

"He's using us as bait, Brett. Daniel in the lions den - again"

UK TRANSMISSION DATES:
Thursday 9th December 1971 - GRANADA and ANGLIA - 8pm
Friday 10th December 1971 - ATV Midlands, HTV, LONDON, SOUTHERN and YORKSHIRE - 7.30pm

When three attractive girls all lay claim to the same identity, two are obviously imposters. Equally certainly, several people are determined to obtain the secret formula discovered by Danny and Brett.

The discovery of the skeleton in a crashed light 'plane provides dramatic developments for Danny Wilde (TONY CURTIS) and Lord Brett Sinclair (ROGER MOORE). They find the dead man while vacationing in Scotland, and he is identified as Brian Wilks, a missing scientist who had made some remarkable strides in the field of synthetics. It was rumoured that he was defecting when he disappeared twelve years ago.

Several people, opines Judge Fulton (LAURENCE NAISMITH), will be interested in the discovery, especially as Danny and Brett have found some papers which indicate that they are a formula of some sort, together with a last letter written by Wilks.

Sure enough, it is not long before Danny is abducted and taken to a house near London. Even in his dazed state, he tries to memorise sounds which might indicate the direction he is being taken. Once there, he is addressed by a foreigner whose voice can be heard without his being seen. But he is released when contact is made with Brett, and the next request is for them to visit Sir Hugo Chalmers (LEO GLENN), an oil tycoon, who offers them ú50,000 a year each to join the board of the company he represents, revealing that the formula is a high grade synthetic motor fuel which could be manufactured for next to nothing.

Next, a girl named Carla (MADELINE SMITH), claiming to be Wilks' daughter, arrives at Brett's apartment. At the same time, another Carla (ANOUSKA HEMPEL) contacts Danny, making the same claim. After this, a man named Andrea Theopolos (NOEL WILLMAN), who says he was Wilks' partner, demands the formula, followed by the appearance of another interested party named Boris (GLYNN EDWARDS), who says Wilks' was on his way to deliver the formula to the people he represents when he crashed.

Then the third Carla (NICOLA PAGETT) arrives, and Danny and Brett are satisfied that she is genuine. She is shocked when Fulton tells her that her father was murdered: his plane blown up.

While Danny goes in search of the house to which he was abducted, Brett and Carla go to see Theopolos, who tries to persuade Carla to sign a contract with him. Before she can do so, Chalmers arrives, putting forward the argument that the economics of numerous countries, and also accuses Theopolos of being the killer.

Meanwhile, Danny has found the house where he was held and another name appears on the scene: a man named Piper (PETER SALLIS), who admits that he was paid to place a bomb in Wilks' 'plane. He was working for Chalmers.

And the dramatic climax to the bewildering events is reached in the house when Danny telephones Brett...

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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
Musical Supervision by DON KIRSHNER

In charge of Production - JOHNNY GOODMAN
Story Consultant & Associate Producer - TERRY NATION
Director of Photography - TONY SPRATLING
Production Manager - MALCOLM CHRISTOPHER
Art Director - HARRY POTTLE
Editor - BERT RULE G.B.F.E.
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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