Tagged revenge

The Protectors Season 1 Episode 19: Talkdown

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Foster was threatening Harry with a long jail term for killing him and another man named Farr, in some sort of blackmail scheme. The police are hounding Harry because the evidence points to his guilt but he knows he is being framed. Further evidence found through Harry’s house and clothes paint him as a criminal. After being called to the airport by Foster, Harry is knock out unconscious and wakes up on an airplane. Harry is left stranded in an airplane about 4000 feet in the air after Foster jumps out of the plane, as the last stage in the elaborate plan of revenge by Foster. Harry is walked through the landing of the plane which he does but right into the hands of the police.

Personal Synopsis

A wonderful story of blackmail and revenge. I was actually surprised by the depth of writing in this episode. The episode is well acted by the team of the Protectors and Derren Nesbitt.  I found the story lacking of credibility especially the skill behind the blackmail but an original complex story of blackmail. Loved it.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 9 February 1973

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Written by Jesse Lasky Jr

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Suki- Yasuko Nagazumi

Chino- Anthony Chinn

Colin Foster- Derren Nesbitt

Air Traffic Controller- John Joyce

Inspector Hill- John Nettleton

Rifle Range Supervisor- William Moore

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Protectors Season 1 Episode 17: The Big Hit

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When both the Contessa and Paul had each separate attempts on their lives and Harry nowhere to be found, the seriousness of these events becomes evident.  Luckily they have a hostage who may speak up about the assassination attempts but may need some incentive. Harry is holed up and could soon be convinced under duress to give up all the names of the Protectors. Harry is in trouble and there may not be enough time to get him out of this mess.

Personal Synopsis

This episode is an average take on a hit, I did particularly like the idea of the switched fencing teacher. The story in this episode is about the protectors having a hit put out on them but lacks the fear factor. The assassins were not believable.  As the story progress, I found myself wishing for more action and maybe a different cast. Sorry not too impressed.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 26 January 1973

Directed by Roy Ward Baker

Written by Donald James

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Suki- Yasuko Nagazumi

Chino- Anthony Chinn

Fencing Master- Arthur Howell

Assassin- Bob Anderson

Suzanne- Morag Hood

Barman- Tony Bateman

Howard’s Henchman- Carl Rigg

Howard’s Henchman- Phil Woods

Jason Howard- Derek Smith

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Protectors Season 1 Episode 10: A Kind of Wild Justice

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Harry is called mysteriously during a party. Contessa joins him as he investigates the call, once he meets his contact, a lady,  and is shot in the chest. He survives but in the hospital another attempt is made upon his life. Not one to stay lying in a hospital bed, Harry investigates himself. The trail leads to the hotel where the lady is staying. The lady is the daughter of a man that Harry got put away and she is now seeking revenge for his death in prison. However, it appears that this was a rouse so the daughter could find out who her fathers “business associates are and act out revenge. The leaves do not fall far from the tree in this crime garden.

Personal Synopsis

This episode has the beautiful Anna Palk playing the revenge minded daughter. The story of revenge acted out by the daughter is common within the crime fiction TV world but the Protectors added some twists and turns to hit Harry close to home. A good episode and one with a climax I did not expect at all.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 1 December 1972

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Written by Donald James

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Suki- Yasuko Nagazumi

Chino- Anthony Chinn

Jill- Kubi Chaza

Kate Linderman- Anna Palk

George Soaper- Barry Stanton

Mechanic- Paul Freeman

Turf Accountant- Brian Jackson

Health Clinic Proprietor- Lewis Jones

Reagan- Patrick O’Connell

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Protectors Season 1 Episode 8: King Con

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A 12th century Icon has been sold in auction to the Contessa. She has purchased it for a friend whom she knew had had it seductively bribed away from. Contessa gives the icon to her friend and then enacts a plan to get back at the conman that took it from her. Harry and Paul have been brought in on the scheme while Contessa play the bait for the conman. The Protectors plan is to settle the score but also to hurt the conman even more into never wanting to con another woman out of anything. Theres a race to the end and possibly some profit.

Personal Synopsis

Anton Rodgers plays the conman Alan Sutherland, which makes this episode for me and also Ronald Lacey both being stereotype of the “bad guys” in a lot of British Television. This episode is a payback for a con that is elaborate in scale and you love watching it happen. Good story and good episode.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 17 November 1972

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Written by Tony Barwick

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Auctioneer- Peter Cellier

Emil Markov- Michael Da Costa

Irena Gleskova- Izabella Telezynska

Alan Sutherland- Anton Rodgers

Cribbs- Ronald Lacey

Salesman- Brian Worth

Chino- Anthony Chinn

Suki- Yasuko Nagazumi

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

Strange Report Episode 8: Report 2475 Revenge: When a Man Hates

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Outside of prison awaits the loving wife of a convicted criminal with dreams of starting a new life together.  This is only a dream since the thought of revenge is the main focal point of her husband. Strange is made aware of a burglary at a gunsmith with a connection to Strange himself. The authorities are worried that someone is trying to take Strange out due to his history of putting criminals in prison. The wife of  the release criminal is becoming more and more suspicious about the activities of her husband and seeks to find out what is going on. Murders of a judge and prosecutor clearly point to the revenge being taken out by the released criminal. Its now important for Strange to find him if only to save his own life.

Personal Synopsis

This story is a classic theme of revenge towards the law enforcement whom put the criminal behind bars. The failure to blame oneself and blame others is a common act in human nature but rarely does it have such ramifications. The episode is filled with great performances by Rosemary Leach as Mary Hanson and by Julian Glover as the eccentric criminal James Hanson.  I found the story interesting to watch but its style is in the “dunnit” form where both sides of the story are played out nearly simultaneously leaving very little mystery as to what will happen.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 9 November 1969

Directed by Charles Crichton

Written by Martin Hall

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

James Hanson- Julian Glover

Mary Hanson- Rosemary Leach

Inspector Jenner- John Thaw

Churchill- James Cossins

Mrs Rogers- Gabrielle Hamilton

Brinkley- Alfred Bell

Secretary- Geraldine Sherman

Michael- Wade Barker

Bill- Richard Beaumont

Antrobus- Llewellyn Rees

Office Boy- Stephen Whittaker

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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