The Sentimental Agent Episode 11: The Scroll of Islam

A professor Fletcher and his assistant seeks out Carlos Varela to facilitate some pictures of an ancient Islamic scroll. Carlos’s association with Prince Mahmoud allows him relatively easy access to the scroll and offers to find a way to help them. Through the desert heat, treachery becomes more appealing and Carlos’s reputation is stuck in a sand storm.

Personal Synopsis

Chronically the 11th episode in this series, The Scroll of Islam has Carlos back in the spotlight as the lead of Mercury International.  This desert themed episode, despite the obvious racist undertones, is a departure from the European jet setting locations of the previous episodes but still maintains the overall simplicity of the series.  The scroll of islam ultimately offers a new space in which Carlos can be the main attraction.

Original Air-Date: December 7th 1963

Directed by John Paddy Carstairs

Written by Jack Davies

Carlos Varela- Carlos Thompson

Chin- Burt Kwouk

Miss Carter- Clemence Bettany

Shaw- William Sylvester

Fletcher- Alan Gifford

Sheikh- Patrick Troughton

Mahmoud- Clifford Elkin

Dancer- Lisa Peake

Hanif- John Dimech

Tailor- Frank Thornton

Pilot- Terence Brook

Commissionaire- Joe Enrikie

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