The Adventurer Season 1 Episode 1: Miss Me Once, Miss Me Twice and Miss Me Once Again

A plan to assassinate Secretary Horvic has been discovered. His assassination would disrupt the alliances connected with his country and cause a revolt within the country. Gene Bradley is on the case, bringing his crew to thwart this attempt on the secretary’s life.  A bomb goes off, destroying the hotel room of the secretary but the danger is still present. It will take some ingenuity to stop the assassin’s persistence but also bring to the forefront the person responsible for the plot.

Personal Synopsis

This is the beginning episode for the Adventurer TV Series. There are no written introductions to the characters so we are placed within the storyline in a ever continuing saga. Gene Bradley is a movie star with a side job as an international agent. His contact Mr. Parminter played by Barry Morse, is the man in the office sending Gene out to save the day. Gene is joined by a cast of other agents that play small roles in these episodes, doing the hard work all while Gene laps up his celebrity. Episode 1, starts off with an assassination attempt, certainly not original but all the more entertaining due to the cast of Bernard Kay and Alex Scott. The episode’s writing wanes from clarity but I enjoyed watching the story unfold particularly the effort interject the claim of a double cross with the assassin.

Original Air-Date: 29 September 1972

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Martin Roth

Gene Bradley- Gene Barry

Mr. Parminter- Barry Morse

Diane Marsh- Catherine Schell

Manservant- Keith Ashley

Vladimir Horvic- John Barrie

Wayne- Ed Bishop

Hotel Clerk- Ray Chiarella

Aide- Paul Greaves

Zentner- Bernard Kay

Woman Delegate- Elaine Montgomerie

Man in Corridor- Stuart Nichol

Gregory Varna- Alex Scott

Lady Hargrom- Margaretta Scott

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