Department S Episode 17: The Duplicated Man

Department S_The Duplicated Man Title Shot

A MI5 agent is suspected dead when his plane explodes over the English Channel. Evidence was found that may have suggested the agent had parachuted from a plane. There is an obvious risk of the Russians finding him and getting information out of him. Its a long road to Moscow and Department S are in need of some definite clues. Once the parachute was found the pieces of clues began to create a picture. But someone doesn’t want him to be found.

Personal Synopsis

A faked death to live a new life leaving the sins of the past behind you. Sounds good in thought but not very practical, especially when you leave too many clues. This story is intriguing because it hints to some corruptions within the British Intelligence Office and the double agent who may talk. There was good acting in this episode I particularly like Kirov played by Guy Deghy, a fantastic fake russian accent. This episode is a good watch and a fairly fascinating story as well. Jason has a scene with a flashy suit jacket that only he could pull off, all with good taste of course.


Foreign Office, London


Original Air-Date: December 3, 1969

Directed by Paul Dickson

Written by Harry W. Junkin

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Anthony James Harvey/Andrew Heywood- Robert Urquhart

May Heywood- Ann Bell

Kirov- Guy Deghy

Miss Wexler- Sarah Lawson

Henry Smith- Basil Dignam

Mrs. Harvey- Winifred Evans

Karnack- Oliver MacGreevy

Volodin-Constantin De Goguel

Hallam- Edward Cast

Gerald- James Donnelly

Parkinson- Patrick Westwood

Cranmore- Robert Mill

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Department S DVD

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