Department S Episode 26: The Soup of the Day

A warehouse has been burgled and the only thing stolen was a carte of fish soup. Following up the reasons to why this would happen brings to light a few suspicious characters. And all the while Jasons publisher is pushing to get the next Mark Cain novel out on the market. When the stolen soup cans show up, the attention is focused on the crate and its owner. A mistake was made by the burglars, one that would expose the true reason for the soup heist.

Personal Synopsis

This is episode is at times hard to follow, but the premise is amusing. I have always been a fan of stories with an unassuming package carrying some smuggled good(s) this one in particular is a unique example of that. I come from watching the episode thinking that the writers were forced to cobble together another episode with some very cliche’ events. This episode being towards the end of the series does point to the lackluster efforts made by the production crew, after a grueling schedule of churning out episode after episode of “quality” spy-fi television. There are some familiar faces which was enough to keep my interest.


Liverpool, England


Original Air-Date: March 4, 1970

Directed by Leslie Norman

Written by Leslie Darbon

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Rupert Fallon- Michael Coles

Gregory- Anthony Valentine

Jeremy Standish- Ronald Lacey

Villiers- John Ronane

Greene- Patrick Mower

Maria- Isobel Black

Segres- Peter Arne

Ramos- David Healy

Lavinia- Ann Holloway

Trish- Pippa Steel

Melissa- Pamela Ann Davy

Dominic- Sandor Eles

Albert- Patrick Durkin

Police Inspector- Robert Cawdron

Finlay- Ellis Dale

Driver- David Morrell

Rogers- Michael Guest

The Waiter- Cecil Cheng

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Department S DVD

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