Department S Episode 28: The Double Death of Charlie Crippen

Department S_Double Death of Charlie Crippen Title Shot

In Naples, a revolutionary group is trying to assassinate a dummy or at least someone at least that important. Department S is faced with the glaring face of a wax dummy and hes not answering any questions. The intended target was a foreign king but the dummy may show another line of deception. It just may be that a death has been covered up for monetary reasons or military reasons. An all out attack is made by the revolutionary group and Sir Curtis and Department S are caught in the middle of it.

Personal Synopsis

This is the second “dummy” episode of the series. I do like the mystery involved with this episode rather than the previous dummy episode “Who plays the Dummy”. An exiled king is all I need to grab my interest and a underground revolutionary group to boot. This is a fun story of a covered up death and an interesting twist of the ever present Mafia, especially in Naples.


Bay of Naples, Italy


Original Air-date: March 24, 1970

Directed by John Gilling

Written by Leslie Darbon

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Slovic- Peter Arne

Paul Dupont- Edward De Souza

Captain Svenoski- John Savident

Countess Von Streicher- Yolande Turner

Gina- Veronica Carlson

Stanic- Michael Godfrey

Nurse- Edwina Carroll

Maria Pilic- Hana-Maria Pravda

Car Salesman- Earl Green

Count Von Streicher- George Pravda

Petrangeli- Nicolas Chagrin

Antonio Mardi- Gertan Klauber

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Department S DVD

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