Department S


Dare I say, a TV series enveloped with a few faus pas yet passing hip cool styles into the future. Department S is this and more for a range of audiences. As this tv show being one of the main ingredients to my admiration for the craft and humour of Classic Spy/Detective/Quirk mystery show. It relied on some very stereotypical characters known all over the mystery world but there was a flair and smarts to this show that had no other before and rarely after had. Department S is an obscure cult television show that transcends the genre with lasting memories of the jet set playboys and girls that flew on high flying planes to highly exotic locations. But with some sinister edges.

Realistically speaking of course, Department S is a spy-fi adventure television series produced by ITC Entertainment.The series consists of 28 episodes which originally aired in 1969-70. It starred the flamboyent Peter Wyngarde as author Jason King (later featured in spin-off series Jason King), the upright American intelligence officer Joel Fabiani as Stewart Sullivan, and Rosemary Nicols as computer expert Annabelle Hurst. This collection were agents for a fictional special department (the ‘S’ of the title) of Interpol. The head of Department S was Sir Curtis Seretse (Dennis Alaba Peters), a groundbreaking decision for the casting as a black man would not have received this role especially with the racial strife in the UK at the time.



Episode 1 Six Days

Department S_Six Days Title Shot

Episode 2 The Trojan Tanker

Department S_The Trojan Tanker Title Shot

Episode 3 A Cellar Full of Silence

Department S_A Cellar Full of Silence Title Shot

Episode 4 The Pied Piper of Hambledown

Department S_The Pied Piper of Hambledown Title Shot

Episode 5 One of Our Aircraft is Empty

Department S_One of Our Aircraft is Empty Title Shot

Episode 6 The Man in the Elegant Room

Department S_The Man in the Elegant Room Title Shot

Episode 7 Handicap Dead

Department S_Handicap Dead Title Shot

Episode 8 Black Out

Department S_Black Out Title Shot

Episode 9 Who Plays the Dummy?

Department S_Who Plays the Dummy Title Shot

Episode 10 The Treasure of the Costa del Sol

Department S_The Treasure of the Costa del Sol Title Shot

Episode 11 The Man Who Got a New Face

Department S_The Man Who Got a New Face Title Shot

Episode 12 Les Fleurs du Mal

Department S_Les Fluers du Mal Title Shot

Episode 13 The Shift That Never Was

Department S_The Shift That Never Was Title Shot

Episode 14 The Man from X

Department S_The Man From X Title Shot

Episode 15 Dead Men Die Twice

Department S_Dead Men Die Twice Title Shot

Episode 16 The Perfect Operation

Department S_The Perfect Operation Title Shot

Episode 17 The Duplicated Man

Department S_The Duplicated Man Title Shot

Episode 18 The Mysterious Man in the Flying Machine

Department S_The Mysterious Man in the Flying Machine Title Shot

Episode 19 Death on Reflection

Department S_Death on Reflection Title Shot

Episode 20 The Last Train to Redbridge

Department S_The Last Train to Redbridge Title Shot

Episode 21 A Small War of Nerves

Department S_A Small War of Nerves Title Shot

Episode 22 The Bones of Byrom Blain

Department S_The Bones of Byrom Blain Title Shot

Episode 23 Spencer Bodily is 60 Years Old

Department S_Spencer Bodily is 60 Years Title Shot

Episode 24 The Ghost of Mary Burnham

Department S_The Ghost of Mary Burnham Title Shot

Episode 25 A Fish Out of Water

Department S_A Fish Out of Water Title Shot

Episode 26 Soup of the Day

Department S_Soup of the day Title Shot

Episode 27 A Ticket to Nowhere

Department S_A Ticket to Nowhere Title Shot

Episode 28 The Double Death of Charlie Crippen

Department S_Double Death of Charlie Crippen Title Shot

* There are conflicting details about the Air-Dates and the order from which these episodes ran.


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