Department S Episode 22: The Bones of Byrom Blain

Department S_The Bones of Byrom Blain Title Shot

A chauffeur has failed his job by allowing the disappearance of his passenger and whats left is a pile of bones. A VIP from the diplomatic political world has gone missing, but it appears that he is dead and the bones are proof of that. A baffling case initially, however when Sir Curtis also goes missing, Department S is destined to focus all their attention to the bones mystery. There was a diplomatic meeting scheduled for Mr. Blain, Sir Curtis and a still to arrive American diplomat, to discuss exchanging espionage finding between the US and the UK.  Jasons snooping gets him into trouble, opening the door for Stuart and Annabelle to find the missing diplomats. After a hypnotic evening, a coup was averted by a crafty Department S investigation.

Personal Synopsis

An interesting story about missing people but a full skeleton of the missing person is bound to bring at least some interest to the story. Its hard to say whether it has that effect on me. This episode was a fair enough compilation of missing diplomats, hypnosis and skeletal remains. I did find it hard to correlate the various elements to this story without the disbelief of its possibility.


Marling Dale, Cheshire, England


Original Air-Date: January 28, 1970

Directed by Paul Dickson

Written by Tony Williamson

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Kilvern- John Carson

Byrom Blain- John Barron

Crawley- Patrick Barr

Eldon- Gerald Campion

Supt. Collins- Michael Griffiths

Head Waiter- Richard Durden

Logan- Davyd Harries

Lomax- Albert Shepherd

Police Sergeant- Julian Herrington

Miss Garwood- Katharine Schofield

Special Branch Man- Ian Cullen

Stewardess- Anoushka Hempel

Delivery Man- Ben Howard

Captain of Aircraft- John Acheson

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Department S DVD

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