A war damaged army man named Hunter is terrorising the army base. His hallucinations are taking him back to vietnam but is really back home in a state side military base. Harry is called in to defuse the situation but harry knows far too well that this will be an extremely difficult job. He must attempt to trick Hunter into believing that he is with him along with his hallucinations and manipulate him into giving himself up. Harry wants to bring Hunter back into safety but is afraid his madness may have taken him completely over and he may be right. As Hunter tries to make his escape from the base being attacked by the Vietnamese, Harry must try to bring him back to his wife safe and sound and bring peace to the army base.
A telling story of the effect of military service during a war. The character played by John Collin has suffered PTS and has gone off his head. This story is all too true for ex-soldiers and their families, because sometimes the war doesn’t really stop or go away. A good show and is worth the watch.
Original Air-Date: 23 March 1973
Directed by Don Chaffey
Written by Tony Barwick
Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn
Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter
Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt
Security Man- Frederick Bennett
Slade- John Collin
Policeman- George Roubicek
Colonel John Hunter- Ed Bishop
Mrs. Hunter- Sally Bazely
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John nearly runs down a woman running away from armed men. Upon picking her up his vehicle is shot at and the car runs off the road. The only thing John remembers is picking up the girls, running off the road and some random hallucinations. John was found wandering on a road when a passer by picked him up. The police can not find any evidence to corroborate his story and they suspect that John was drunk. Mannering knows that whomever shot at him has also tampered with the evidence to confuse the authorities. The investigation begins and stirs up a bigger issue than the car crash. A plot to assassinate a visiting General is showing its face and Mannering will need to make sense of what is a hallucination or reality.
This episode is great. I love the efforts to bring in all the key elements to this good crime mystery: murder,hallucinations and a golf course. I find this maze episode very much like a standard The Avengers episode. The plot made to confuse the authorities was ingenious and believable. Its a fun watch.
Original Air-date: 14 December 1966
Directed by Jeremy Summers
Written by John Creasey and Brian Clemens
The Baron- Steve Forrest
Cordelia- Sue Lloyd
Gaydon- Alan MacNaughtan
Walter Farrow- Don Borisenko
Det. Insp. Walsh- Glynn Edwards
Det. Sgt. Miller- David Morrell
Jill Prentice- Judith Arthy
Marvin- John Orchard
Landlord- Arthur Pentelow
Griffiths- Royston Tickner
Marsh- Patrick Durkin
Mark Prentice- Richard Mathews
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