The Protectors Season 2 Episode 13: Border Line

The Protectors_Border Line Title Shot

The death of Mr Tabori, a leader during the 56′ uprising in Hungary, stirs his daughter to bury her father in his motherland. This will not be so easy since the Hungarian government will not allow Illona Tabori a visa, because of the threat she poses. Harry has been asked to help take her father home for a proper burial but his conditions are for a strictly non political low key event. There are complications due to the old friends of Ilona’s father who are tempted to mix in politics with his legacy along with a prying news reporter. Illona’s passion for her fathers life would reflect in her willingness to risk imprisonment over her expression of his fight against the government. Harry has to step in to save her from further pain.

Personal Synopsis

This episode has strong parallels to quite a number of European refugees who escape the Soviet’s Iron Curtain. Many average and some above average citizens risked their lives fighting against the injustices of a cold hard regime. This story paints a picture of just this, but with the resignation of the proverbial hands are tied. When there is no opportunity to fight one must surrender for the longevity of themselves.  A good episode with a ultimate sadness that lingers throughout the half hour.




Original Air-Date: 14 December 1973

Directed by Charles Crichton

Written by Anthony Terpiloff

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Ilona Tabori- Georgia Brown

Zoltan Kolas- Oskar Homolka

Press Reporter- Jon Laurimore

Customs Official- David Allister

Hungarian Border Guard #1- Gabor Vernon

Hungarian Border Guard #2- Petar Vidovic

Hungarian Peasant Woman- Elizabeth Balogh

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

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