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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

Joss Ackland
FELIX MEADOWES

Nigel Green
JOHN CAVENDISH

Kate O'Mara
HEIDI

Magda Konopka
INGRID

George Merritt
CHIVERS

Elliot Sullivan
JOE PFEIFFER

William Mervyn
SIR CHARLES WORTHINGTON

Harvey Hall
IVANOV

Carl Bohun
DIETER SCHULTZ

Brian Hayes
BENSON

Uncredited cast

xxxxx
HATHAWAY'S HEAVY 1


READ AND DESTROY

Screenplay by PETER YELDHAM
Directed by ROY WARD BAKER

"I'm here to see your incestral home"

UK TRANSMISSION DATES:
Thursday 28th January 1972 - GRANADA and ANGLIA - 8pm
Friday 29th January 1972 - ATV Midlands, HTV, LONDON, SOUTHERN and YORKSHIRE - 7.30pm

Spies to the left of them, spies to the right of them - Danny and Brett are up to their ears in espionage when an international spy plans to publish his memoirs.

Felix Meadowes (JOSS ACKLAND) is very much of a wanted man after an audacious double-cross following a spy-exchange across the East-west German border when, instead of being grateful for his release, he makes a run for it and disappears.

The man he turns to for sanctuary is his old school-friend Lord Brett Sinclair (ROGER MOORE). Felix says he is having woman trouble and needs help, so Brett sends him to his stately home in Berkshire, where he is looked after by the old family retainer Chivers (GEORGE MERRITT).

Meanwhile, Danny Wilde (TONY CURTIS) is persuaded, much against his will, to co-operate with Pfeiffer (ELLIOT SULLIVAN), of the C.I.A., in the search for Felix. Pfeiffer explains that Felix has spied for the Americans, the English, the Germans, the French and probably the Russians over the past ten years, and has now written his memoirs which explode espionage secrets sky high. They could "blow" every agent of every power in NATO, SEATO, ANZUS and a few others.

Pfeiffer believes that Felix is interested in selling to the highest bidder and he wants to be sure that Uncle Sam gets those memoirs. He is drafting Danny because of his friendship with Brett Sinclair, and he knows that Brett is involved.

The idea of getting mixed up in such a dangerous game doesn't appeal to Danny; but the idea of working against Brett does!

Brett is, in fact, very involved because of his known former friendship with Felix. He is approached by Sir Charles (WILLIAM MERVYN) of the Foreign Office and Cavendish (NIGEL GREEN) of the Civil Service, who appeals to his patriotism to get the memoirs for Queen and Country.

Felix is wanted by others as well. Ivanov (HARVEY HALL) represents the Russians; Dieter Schultz (CARL BOHUN) is German; and there are two glamorous girls, Heidi (KATE O'MARA) and Ingrid (MAGDA KONOPKA), who represent themselves. Like a sailor with a wife in every port, Felix has married both of them; so, convinced that their mutual husband's hopes of survival are very remote, they have decided that if he wanted two wives, then he should make provision for two widows. They know, if they can find him, where Felix is hiding the memoirs and they are prepared to sell to the highest bidder.

Danny and Brett are caught up in the cross-fire of the opposing factions, with murder attempts, moves and counter-moves, jealous wives and the man Felix himself has negotiated with to publish the memoirs in Switzerland.

It's all very hair-raising. Literally, as they discover when they learn that the memoirs are on micro-film hidden in Felix's toupee! The fact that the old family retainer, Chivers, is a former burglar helps them in the end, just as they have learned to their dismay that the Civil Servant, Cavendish, has other than patriotic motives in trying to obtain the memoirs.

Danny and Brett have a lot to stomach...

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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 - PETER PITT 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.
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Music Editor - DEVERIL GOODMAN
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