Department S Episode 21: A Small War of Nerves

Department S_A Small War of Nerves Title Shot

A rogue chemical warfare scientist has walked off the job with enough nerve gas to kill over 1 million people. This is a risk for the people of London as well as the possibility of the Russians getting their hands on the nerve gas. Halliday has been missing for over a week and Department S is struggling to find him. Halliday is kidnapped and tortured to get the stolen nerve gas from him, the crooks find that harder than they imagined. He escaped his captors hands and his rescuers hands. He wont be caught because his anger towards society for allowing the manufacturing of such chemical weapons. The only way the world or at least London is saved is by the small war of nerves.

Personal Synopsis

Anthony Hopkins is stunning in this intriguing story of the ethics of nuclear weaponry. You could imagine the real possibility of scientist questioning their own governments action in developing weapons of catastrophic proportions. This story is intense in its consciousness. Weapons are on such large scales, can produce complete devastation and the exploration of the ethics would do us some good. I was engage in this story to see how the fight against the manufacturing of deadly chemical weapons, would translate in a Department S format.


Wiltshire, England


Original Air-Date: January 21, 1970

Directed by Leslie Norman

Written by Harry W. Junkin

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Greg Halliday- Anthony Hopkins

Major Harwood- Frederick Jaeger

Doctor Stickney- Colin Gordon

Mrs. Evans- Eleanor Summerfield

Ruckert- Brian Worth

Corbett- Mark Elwes

Reggie- Peter Graves

Mechanic- Larry Martin

The Porter- Charles Lamb

Policeman- David Rendall

Carl Young- Nosher Powell

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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