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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

Hannah Gordon
LUCY SCOTT

John Ronane
RUPERT HATHAWAY

Leon Greene
ABEL GRANT

Michael Wynne
POLICEMAN

Talfryn Thomas
THE POACHER

Michael Sheard
WALDEN

Uncredited cast

Dinny Powell
HATHAWAY'S HEAVY 1

Joe Dunne
HATHAWAY'S HEAVY 2


A HOME OF ONE'S OWN

Screenplay by TERRY NATION
Directed by JAMES HILL

"I really stole it, you know. $20,000 was like highway robbery."
 "It certainly was.
"

UK TRANSMISSION DATES:
Thursday 31st December 1971 - GRANADA and ANGLIA - 8pm
Friday 1st January 1972 - ATV Midlands, HTV, LONDON, SOUTHERN and YORKSHIRE - 7.30pm

Danny buys a country cottage - but he is also buying himself and Brett into dire danger!

The cottage is undoubtedly old. At one time, it may have been picturesque. But it's now empty and derelict, standing forlornly alone in the middle of a field.

But Danny Wilde (TONY CURTIS) sees it through rose-tinted glasses. This most Anglophile of Americans has just purchased it. The cottage is his little bit of England.

Brett Sinclair (ROGER MOORE) sees it in its true colours - a ramshackle old place that's going to need a lot done to it to make it habitable. But he goes along with Danny in promising to give him a helping hand in the renovations.

Neither suspects the menace that lurks within its four walls and the first hint of danger comes when the local squire, Rupert Hathaway (JOHN RONANE), turns nastily threatening when Danny refuses to sell. Rupert owns all the land around and had no idea that the cottage had been sold.

The mystery deepens when Brett meets an attractive girl named Lucy (HANNAH GORDON) who says she is a bird-watcher on holiday. But why should a bird-watcher possess a gun?

There's a shock for Danny when he goes to the well for some water and hauls up a corpse. The spinning handle knocks him unconscious, and it is Lucy who pulls him to safety when Rupert and his men are searching for him. When he regains consciousness, Danny finds scenes of terrible destruction in the cottage, the word "DEATH" inscribed on a wall and, in his car, a crudely made wax figure with nails driven into it. All the signs of black magic and, in the local inn, Brett hears frightening stories of the cottage being haunted.

Yet when the local policeman, Constable Harvester (MICHAEL WYNNE) investigates, no body is to be found in the well!

Lucy's activities become even more suspicious until, after Danny has been menaced by hooded figures and tied up, she reveals that she is a member of the Fraud Squad. She guesses that the body in the well was that of one of her colleagues who had been working with her on a case in which Rupert Hathaway is believed to be the central figure with the cottage playing a vital part in the racket he is running.

Danny and Brett have a lot to overcome before Danny can enjoy his little piece of England!

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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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