The Persuaders
 
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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

Geoffrey Keen
THADDEUS KRANE

Suzan Farmer
ANN SUMMERS

Alan Cuthbertson
COLONEL WRIGHT

Juliet Harmer
PRUE

Terence Edmond
CLIFF TURNER

Neil Hallett
PRENTICE

Peter Gilmore
MATHER

Derek Newark
LLOYD

John Stone
AUCTIONEER

Patrick Newell
FAT MAN

Uncredited cast

 


THAT'S ME OVER THERE

Screenplay by BRIAN CLEMENS
Directed by LESLIE NORMAN

"You know, it's not so tough doing Brett - all you have to do is think 'ugly'."

UK TRANSMISSION DATES:
Thursday 2nd December 1971 - GRANADA and ANGLIA - 8pm
Friday 3rd December 1971 - ATV Midlands, HTV, LONDON, SOUTHERN and YORKSHIRE - 7.30pm

An American masquerades as an English Lord - and the American is Danny Wilde, pretending to be Lord Brett Sinclair! It happens when they are trying to expose a crooked millionaire.

The story behind Lord Brett Sinclair (ROGER MOORE) unexpectedly acquiring an Egyptian mummy starts with a 'phone call from a man named Cliff Turner (TERENCE EDMOND), who is working for millionaire Thaddeus Krane (GEOFFREY KEEN).

Krane's millions have been acquired in a dubious manner; a man who has grown fat on famine, wealthy on war. Idealistically, Cliff is determined to expose him and in so doing has the help of Ann (SUZAN FARMER), Krane's secretary. Cliff has heard of Brett and feels that, by passing information to him, Brett will be more able to take action than Cliff himself.

All the evidence has now been collected except for one final link, but Cliff is unlucky enough to be detected when filming the necessary documents and pays for it with his life. He succeeds in passing the film to Ann, telling her to 'phone Brett.

But Krane has not become a millionaire for nothing. Cliff's actions have been tape-recorded by a hidden camera, and this shows Cliff telephoning Brett. Krane's right-hand man, Device Prentice (NEIL HALLETT), is able to make out the dialled digits, which leads to Brett being identified and abducted and efforts made to force him to reveal what evidence he has collected.

So it is Danny Wilde (TONY CURTIS) who receives the call from Ann saying that she has to be at a London auction room that afternoon with Krane. She will hand the final vital evidence to him there. Not knowing where Brett is, Danny is on the spot until Judge Fulton (LAURENCE NAISMITH) suggests that he should impersonate Brett and gives him some hurried lessons on how to speak and look like an English Lord. No easy task for a man from the New York slums! But Danny is willing to have a go, and arrives at the auction room, where he contacts Ann and is introduced to Krane.

Both, of course, believe him to be Brett and this makes Krane jump to the conclusion that his strong-arm men have bungled Brett's abduction. Further action must therefore be taken, and he gives these orders to Prentice.

There are further complications. A society girl named Prue (JULIET HARMER), who knows Brett, has Danny pointed out to her as being Lord Brett Sinclair. Danny gets out of this by telling her who he is and saying that Brett is somewhere around. She goes to look for him.

Meanwhile, Danny unwittingly puts in a very high bid for an Egyptian mummy, which is knocked down to him just as Brett, having escaped, arrives on the scene. Realising what is happening, he takes his cue to pretend that he is Danny, but Prue gives the game away, just as Ann has succeeded in passing over the film.

Ann immediately jumps to the conclusion that the whole business is a set-up on the part of Krane and in doing so gives herself away. Now all are in acute danger as Krane's henchmen line themselves up. Danny and Brett are forced to give way and accompany Krane and Prentice because they have Ann in their power.

It is Prue who makes up for it all by saving them in a spectacular manner. And that explains how Lord Brett Sinclair is now the possessor of an Egyptian mummy...

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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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