The Protectors Season 2 Episode 21: Trial

The Protectors_Trial Title Shot

A young man is on trial for the death of a policeman. The judge presiding over the trial begins his verdict but suddenly falls ill. The father of one of the men on trial, named Arthur Gordon, is missing and has not been taking this trial very well, in fact attempted to handle the judge roughly. Harry is fully aware of the mental state of Arthur and is worried about what he is capable of doing. His torture mind isn’t able to deal with his son on trial and must do something about it but what is he capable of.

Personal Synopsis

A fascinating episode of a fathers love combined with an unstable mind. A parent would want to save their child from trouble but to what extent are we allowed to go. To wilfully obstruct justice is not going to help the matter. I feel this episode is a powerful one about the depressing and unimaginable experience of watching a son or daughter be on trial.


United Kingdom


Original Air-Date: 8 February 1974

Directed by Charles Crichton

Written by Robert Banks Stewart

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Arthur Gordon- Joss Ackland

Anne Gordon- Gwen Cherrell

Judge Cronin- Richard Hurndall

Prosecuting Counsel- John Ringham

John Gordon- Paul Kelly

Nurse- Margaret John

Gardener- Fred McNaughton

Gordon’s Secretary- Sally James

Police Inspector- Graham Ashley

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

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