The Protectors Season 1 Episode 8: King Con

King Con Title Shot

A 12th century Icon has been sold in auction to the Contessa. She has purchased it for a friend whom she knew had had it seductively bribed away from. Contessa gives the icon to her friend and then enacts a plan to get back at the conman that took it from her. Harry and Paul have been brought in on the scheme while Contessa play the bait for the conman. The Protectors plan is to settle the score but also to hurt the conman even more into never wanting to con another woman out of anything. Theres a race to the end and possibly some profit.

Personal Synopsis

Anton Rodgers plays the conman Alan Sutherland, which makes this episode for me and also Ronald Lacey both being stereotype of the “bad guys” in a lot of British Television. This episode is a payback for a con that is elaborate in scale and you love watching it happen. Good story and good episode.


Original Air-Date: 17 November 1972

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Written by Tony Barwick

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Auctioneer- Peter Cellier

Emil Markov- Michael Da Costa

Irena Gleskova- Izabella Telezynska

Alan Sutherland- Anton Rodgers

Cribbs- Ronald Lacey

Salesman- Brian Worth

Chino- Anthony Chinn

Suki- Yasuko Nagazumi

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

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