The Protectors Season 2 Episode 6: Petard

The Protectors_Petard Title Shot

A big company’s secrets keep being leaked to the competition, the Universal company. Every time a product is to be launched the competition releases beforehand a cheaper and larger product. This time its Hair Lacquer. Harry is called in to find out where the leak is and how to stop it. Harry ends up hiring his own help in unmasking the person responsible, an eccentric fellow known for his knowledge in electronics. The team now are up in the office, much to the dismay of the staff.

Personal Synopsis

Corporate espionage is a new one for this series and I liked it. Finally straying from the classic private eye work and moving towards something we know happens in real life.  The addition of Ludo Jones played by John Kane was a nice touch to what would have been a mediocre story. His character provides quirky comedic relief to a static detective escapade. Basil Dignam is always good to watch as well.


Original Air-Date: 26 October 1973

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Tony Barwick

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Wyatt- Iain Cuthbertson

Alec Weston- Cyril Luckham

Linda, Wyatts Secretary- Angela Douglas

David Lee- Ralph Bates

David Cameron- Clinton Greyn

Ludo Jones- John Kane

Conway- Milton Johns

Scudder- Mark Jones

Charles Engleton- Basil Dignam

Night Security Man- Lewis Wilson

Cleaning Lady- Carmel McSharry

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

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