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The Protectors Season 2 Episode 26: Blockbuster

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A cunning robbery of an armored vehicle and the police are left none the wiser. The Protectors are hired by the security company’s CEO about the series of robberies that his company has been experiencing lately. There have been substantial amounts of Platinum that have been stolen during these robberies. Harry’s suspicions look towards a particular address, the auto dump, and in it Glen Bailey. The platinum is the focus of the Protectors investigation which leads them to unexpected places.

Personal Synopsis

I couldn’t help but realise that this episode and story make me think of an old sinister Batman villian with his acid boiling in the background. The flamboyant Glen Bailey adds a touch to this episode which makes a good episode in to a great episode. His wacky attire and his arrogant attitude is a great character to come up against the Protectors. Do watch and enjoy the last episode of The Protectors.


Original Air-Date: 15 March 1974

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Written by Shane Rimmer

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Police Inspector- Peter Jeffrey

Birch- Stanley Meadows

Glen Bailey- Christopher Neame

Slater- Maurice O’Connell

Doyle- Eric Dodson

Barney- Raymond Skipp

Workman- Ron Pember

Policeman- Paul Antrim

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

Strange Report Episode 9: Report 1021: Shrapnel – The Wish in the Dream

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There is a party being held but Paul Webber is not interested in going, even at his wife’s persistence. His work at Halliday’s Chemicals  is far more important. That evening, there is a large explosion that engulfs the entire laboratory that Paul Webber was working in, and all thats left are the ashes and the charred remains of a man. Carol Webber is horrified at the loss of her husband and Mr Halliday, the owner of the chemical plant, is all too eager to help in the investigation. Strange investigates some peculiar pieces of evidence that do not coincide with the judgment that this explosion was an accident.  George Halliday is no longer so cooperative which stirs the pot of suspicion even further for Strange. Carol is met by occurrence after occurrence that scares her to perceive something is amiss, enough to believe her life is in danger. But why?

Personal Synopsis

Shrapnel is a fantastic episode in this series. It has all the elements that create an interesting murder mystery. A love affair, a explosion, a sketchy trail to answers, and a mystery body. I loved this episode because of these pieces to the story. Gerald Flood was incredibly creepy in this episode and pulled off a stunning performance that Strange Report has only a splattering of throughout the series.


Original Air-Date: 23 November 1969

Directed by Brian Smedley-Aston

Written by Jan Read

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Carol Webber- Sylvia Syms

Paul Webber- Gerald Flood

Leo Genn- Leo Genn

Inspector Purcell- Bryan Marshall

Joey Bengamin- Barry Fantoni

Professor Marks- Charles Lloyd Pack

The Jeweller- Ian Gray

The Coroner- John Dunbar

Valet Manager- Reginald Barratt

Messenger Boy- Michael Holden

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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Strange Report DVD

The Baron Episode 9: And Suddenly You’re Dead

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In a laboratory a powerful chemical weapon has been made that would change the entire world if it was to get out. A potential buyer has come in to see it but after making the deal, the virus is stolen by an American agent. When the agent is found dead when his car drove of a cliff, the suspicions are strong, so Mannering is set to find out whats up. John is obviously on the right trail because he finds himself knocked out. This chemical weapon being stolen creates a strife between all the potential buyers making a deadly playground for governments.

Personal Synopsis

Chemical warfare has long been a fear of many government and this story shows a wonderful example of hows these weapons can be made and distributed. This is a good episode with some wonderful fake german accents to emphasize the cold war fears of the time. I particularly like the philosophy of the scientists reasoning for the creation of such a horrible bacterial. The death scene of the scientist is frightfully wonderful.


Original Air-date: March 31st 1966

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by John Creasey and Terry Nation

The Baron- Steve Forrest

David Marlowe- Paul Ferris

 Ingar Sorenson- Kay Walsh

Larry Holmes- Alan MacNaughton

Reiner- Vladek Sheybal

Kruger- Bernard Kay

Bishop- John Collin

Inspector Strauss- George Pravda

Peter Franklin- Jerry Stovin

Neuman- Ernst Walder

Garage Attendant- Conrad Monk

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The Baron DVD

Department S Episode 21: A Small War of Nerves

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A rogue chemical warfare scientist has walked off the job with enough nerve gas to kill over 1 million people. This is a risk for the people of London as well as the possibility of the Russians getting their hands on the nerve gas. Halliday has been missing for over a week and Department S is struggling to find him. Halliday is kidnapped and tortured to get the stolen nerve gas from him, the crooks find that harder than they imagined. He escaped his captors hands and his rescuers hands. He wont be caught because his anger towards society for allowing the manufacturing of such chemical weapons. The only way the world or at least London is saved is by the small war of nerves.

Personal Synopsis

Anthony Hopkins is stunning in this intriguing story of the ethics of nuclear weaponry. You could imagine the real possibility of scientist questioning their own governments action in developing weapons of catastrophic proportions. This story is intense in its consciousness. Weapons are on such large scales, can produce complete devastation and the exploration of the ethics would do us some good. I was engage in this story to see how the fight against the manufacturing of deadly chemical weapons, would translate in a Department S format.


Wiltshire, England


Original Air-Date: January 21, 1970

Directed by Leslie Norman

Written by Harry W. Junkin

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Greg Halliday- Anthony Hopkins

Major Harwood- Frederick Jaeger

Doctor Stickney- Colin Gordon

Mrs. Evans- Eleanor Summerfield

Ruckert- Brian Worth

Corbett- Mark Elwes

Reggie- Peter Graves

Mechanic- Larry Martin

The Porter- Charles Lamb

Policeman- David Rendall

Carl Young- Nosher Powell

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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Department S DVD

Department S Episode 20: The Last Train to Redbridge

The Last Train to Redbridge and  the last car on the train have reached the end of the line. All are dead in the carriage but not from wounds. The suspicious deaths are on the top of the list of cases for Department S. The foul play was airborne and in the form of a nerve gas. Luckily the Department could source where the nerve gas was created, unluckily the source is a chemical company that is run by Sir Curtis Seretse’s good friend. When Jason and the wife of one of the ill-fated passengers go missing, Annabelle and Stuart take desperate measures to find the reason for this tragedy. Jason is found nearly dead and “drunk”. His recollection of the hideout is foggy but it eventually becomes clear whats happening underground.

Personal Synopsis

A golden episode. I found this episode quite fun for a few reasons. I think the nerve gas approach is a wonderfully unique approach to the criminal intent. This is when there were no known events, in real life, of nerve gas being used on the public. The running scene with Stuart and Sir Curtis is a classic amateurish example of rear projection screen magic. The storyline does fail a bit in depth as the reason for this criminal activity is to tap into the gold market. I believe there could have been a far more sinister reason to use the nerve gas but all in  all the story holds well.


London, England


Original Air-Date: January 14, 1970

Directed by John Gilling

Written by Gerald Kelsey

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Draper- Leslie Sands

Mrs. Taylor- Patricia English

Clark- Derek Newark

Rogers- Harvey Hall

Taxi Driver- Tommy Godfrey

Bray- Inigo Jackson

The Doctor- Neil Arden

Sawyer- Frank Forsyth

The Policeman- Victor Brooks

The Porter- Reginald Barratt

Hooper- Roger Avon

Police Driver- Lionel Wheeler

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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Department S DVD