The Protectors Season 1 Episode 25: The First Circle

The First Circle Title Shot

A war damaged army man named Hunter is terrorising the army base. His hallucinations are taking him back to vietnam but is really back home in a state side military base. Harry is called in to defuse the situation but harry knows far too well that this will be an extremely difficult job. He must attempt to trick Hunter into believing that he is with him along with his hallucinations and manipulate him into giving himself up. Harry wants to bring Hunter back into safety but is afraid his madness may have taken him completely over and he may be right. As Hunter tries to make his escape from the base being attacked by the Vietnamese, Harry must try to bring him back to his wife safe and sound and bring peace to the army base.

Personal Synopsis

A telling story of the effect of military service during a war. The character played by John Collin has suffered PTS and has gone off his head. This story is all too true for ex-soldiers and their families, because sometimes the war doesn’t really stop or go away. A good show and is worth the watch.


Original Air-Date: 23 March 1973

Directed by Don Chaffey

Written by Tony Barwick

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Security Man- Frederick Bennett

Slade- John Collin

Policeman- George Roubicek

Colonel John Hunter- Ed Bishop

Mrs. Hunter- Sally Bazely

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: