Department S Episode 6: The Man in the Elegant Room

Department S_The Man in the Elegant Room Title Shot

A man is found in an elegant room, barred from the world and with blood on his hands.The police are baffled and Department S is brought in to figure out why a mock up room is found in a suburban warehouse. The young man found inside is incoherent but must know why this setup was made. Jason is convinced their is a connection with the painting on the wall and points to the clue that is staring them in the face. Annabelle finds the subject of the painting after letting Jason loose from his binds. The fake room was not for show but something *sniff* a bit more sinister. Annabelle follows her nose and finds a gun pointed at her. There’s a flight to catch so Department S must hurry to send the crook(s) to an inelegant room, a prison cell.

Personal Synopsis

This episode starts out with very dark undertones. You somehow know theres more involved than just the pool of blood and the blabbering crazed man in the elegant room. There also is no mystery as to who is the villain in this episode, in fact its almost as if the director purposely allowed a full glimpse into the story unfolding. I do find that this is a new twist to a somehow similar story line that many other crime fiction television shows have used, this is different however. Thoroughly enjoyed and a gem amongst the series.


Islington, London, England


Original Air-Date: April 13, 1969

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Terry Nation

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Paul Trenton- Stratford Johns

Selina Trenton- Toby Robins

Doug Martin- John Hallam

Trish- Juliet Harmer

Danny Terrill- Clive Colin Bowler

Burton- Michael Robbins

Police Inspector- Frank Gatliff

Steven Radlett- Peter Reynolds

Harry Finch- Martin Boddey

Professor Bryant- Anne Blake

Secretary to Seretse- Peter Brett

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Department S DVD

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