The Protectors Season 1 Episode 1: 2000 Feet to Die

2000ft to Die Title Shot

The team of Harry Rule, Contessa Caroline and Paul Buchet are the Protectors. They are hired by Freddie Reiwald, a scientist working on perfecting synthetic gold, to find out the reason for the mysterious deaths of all of his colleagues. Freddie wants to fake his own death to stop the killers from trying to get him but this backfires into blackmail. The Protectors will need to stop the skydive before its too late and solve the mystery of the dead science team.

Personal Synopsis

The start of the Protectors is a fun episode. The story about a team of scientist creating synthetic gold is an original concept, one that you could only assume would stir up the criminal possibilities. A nice entry episode but without much background on each of the characters, however was fun to watch. Harvey Hall, an old ITC favourite from shows like The Persuaders, Department S and The Champions, plays the scientist Freddie Reiwald.


Original Air-Date: 29 September 1972

Directed by John Hough

Written by Terence Feely

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Suki- Yasuko Nagazumi

Chino- Anthony Chinn

Freddie Reiwald- Harvey Hall

Ransome- Nicholas Jones

Susan- Jacqueline Stanbury

Captain Carozza- Paul Stassino

Civil Servant- John Scott

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

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