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

Anna Gael
SUZY WAGER

Derren Nesbitt
GROSKI

Kenneth J. Warren
VERNER

Juliet Harmer
PRUE

Patrick Troughton
LE COMTE MARCEAU

Gary Cockrell
FRANK WAGER

Jasmina Hilton
SERENA

Frederick Jaeger
LUTHER

Michael Segal
DENTON

Michael Anthony
HOTEL DESK CLERK

Uncredited cast

Les White
GROSKI'S MAN AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS IN CLUB

Michael Finbar
MAN DEVELOPING PHOTO

 

THE OLD, THE NEW AND THE DEADLY

Screenplay by BRIAN CLEMENS
Directed by LESLIE NORMAN

"Show him we are still dangerous, Verner."

UK TRANSMISSION DATES:
Thursday 11th November 1971 - GRANADA and ANGLIA - 8pm
Friday 12th November 1971 - ATV Midlands, HTV, LONDON, SOUTHERN and YORKSHIRE - 7.30pm

A fanatical ex-Nazi, a girl who is trying to clear her father's name of a wartime stigma and the statuette of a bird combine to put Danny's life in peril.

There are startling repercussions for the unfortunate Danny Wilde (TONY CURTIS) when he spots the glamourous Suzanne Wager (ANNA GAEL) with her newly-wed husband Frank (GARY COCKRELL). He collides with a man named Denton (MICHAEL SEGAL) whose despatch case falls to the hotel floor and bursts open. A newspaper picture being taken at the time shows him picking up a statuette of a German eagle.

The newspaper photograph is of great interest to an aged Frenchman, Le Comte Marceau (PATRICK TROUGHTON) a fanatical ex-Nazi who shifted his own guilt on to Suzanne Wager's father, whose name now has the stigma of having collaborated with the Nazis.

The photograph is Danny's execution warrant. Marceau orders, in the belief that he is the possessor of the statuette: "I want him dead." And one attempt after another is made on Danny's life, each time foiled by the alertness of Brett Sinclair (ROGER MOORE).

In the meantime, Suzy has been approached by Denton who tells her that he will sell her evidence which will clear her father's name. Suzy rebels at having to ask her husband for so much money, and appeals to Danny for advice. Unfortunately, her husband jealously (and with a thump on Danny's jaw) breaks up the conversation before she has managed to tell him much.

The thwarted Marceau then hires another killer, Groski (DERREN NESBITT), who 'phones Danny with the warning that the attempts on his life have not ended but has a proposition to make. The two men meet up with Brett nearby. It then becomes obvious that the lines are getting crossed. Danny has no idea what Groski is talking about when he says he wishes to buy the statuette. Once again, Brett is able to help Danny out of his latest predicament, and they now know that the statuette is the key to the mystery.

Close examination of the original newspaper photograph shows an address on some headed notepaper that had fallen out of the suitcase. Danny and Brett lose no time in making for the address, and arrive to find that Suzy has been lured there. But they are too late. Denton has been killed and the statuette is missing.

They have only one clue to work on. Brett has spotted a very old Rolls Royce several times. It provides the much-needed common factor. Once they can trace the owner, they can find the man responsible for the murder attempts on Danny and his reasons for them - and also the evidence Suzy has been seeking to clear her father's name.

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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
Co Story Consultant - MILTON S. GELMAN

Director of Photography - TONY SPRATLING
Production Manager - MALCOLM CHRISTOPHER
Art Director - HARRY POTTLE
Editor - DEREK HYDE CHAMBERS
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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