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The Adventurer Season 1 Episode 17: Going, Going…

There is a bidding war for a Ming Dynasty vase which Gene Bradley outbids the many bidders and takes home the chinese treasure. This vase has a secret that holds greater value than its reputation as an antiquity. Gene looks like he’s playing a double game after a foreign scientist goes missing and Bradley isn’t willing to divulge any information to Mr. Parminter. The auction of the vase was a ruse concocted to instead transfer some very important scientific formulas. Bradley seeks to get his money back and to solve the mystery of the Ming Vase.

Personal Synopsis

I must admit that I will be kinder to this episode. Going, Going.. works in some ways most of the preceding episodes have not by incorporating a more complex storyline, one about a scientist who embeds his formula on a fake Ming dynasty vase, this is by far more creative. Burt Kwouk, guest appears in this episode as a Japanese goverment official and an unfortunate stereotype of asian businessmen. A good episode worth a watch.

Original Air-Date: 1973

Directed by Val Guest

Written by Gerald Kelsey

Gene Bradley- Gene Barry

Mr. Parminter- Barry Morse

Yvette- Bridget Armstrong

Brooks- Norman Bird

Bolton- Mischa De La Motte

Eisen- Arnold Diamond

Lynsky- Norman Ettlinger

Gavin Jones- Garrick Hagon

Auctioneer- Robert James

Taiho- Burt Kwouk

Rostov- George Little

Diane Marsh- Catherine Schell

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The Adventurer Season 1 Episode 6: Counterstrike

Gene is adamant to free Andrei Korony, a renown scientist, from the iron curtain despite what Mr. Parminter wants. The task will be harder than Gene thinks. First to get in then to infiltrate the local village and speak with Korony’s niece to find out Andrei’s whereabouts. Upon speaking with the villagers, Gene eventually finds out where Korony is hiding but he is hiding from some pursuing thugs that are trying to use Gene to find Korony for themselves. Outsmarting these thugs will mean not only find Korony but also to escape without losing his own life.

Personal Synopsis

The iron curtain has long been used as the antagonist mythical government faction that gets in the way of the covert spy. This episode uses this premise for the escape attempt of a known scientist, Korony, from the grasp of the iron curtains soldiers. I felt more comfortable with this episode as it aligned esthetically with a considerable amount of other ITC shows. The overall quality was better than previous episodes but still shines a light on its weak plot and poor execution of the acting crew.

Original Air-Date: 1972

Directed by Paul Dickson

Written by Tony Williamson

Gene Bradley- Gene Barry

Mr. Parminter- Barry Morse

Diane Marsh- Catherine Schell

Gavin Jones- Garrick Hagon

Andrei Korony- John Herrington

Waitress- Anna Kilpinen

Jansen- John Malcolm

Lanik- George Mikell

Woodsman- Frederick Schiller

Karen Voriska- Kara Wilson

Prokov- Martin Wyldeck

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The Protectors Season 2 Episode 4: The Last Frontier

The Protectors_The Last Frontier Title Shot

The International Conference on Medicine for Peace has come together, Irena Gayevska, a world renown scientist in nuclear science and radiation, chairs the conference. Irena was once the love interest of a parliament member who wishes for her to be taken back with him to England. However this is not possible in any normal sense since the Russian government is watching Irenas every move.  The Protectors are contracted to help Irena’s escape from the governments grasp. The escape is well planned and executed but now to fulfill the contract.

Personal Synopsis

An episode about a talented scientist not allowed to leave the country by her government. I would imagine that this is closer to reality than most stories in The Protectors repertoire.  This episode ends almost unexpectedly with an unfortunate outcome.  I can appreciate this type of episode because it shows the inevitable fallibility of the Protectors.  A good episode with a tough ending.

Location

Salzburg

Starring

Original Air-Date: 12 October 1973

Directed by Charles Crichton

Written by Tony Barwick

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Irena Gayevska- Hildegard Neil

Eastbrook- William Lucas

Zhukov- Yuri Borionko

Jones- Peter Cellier

British Delegate- Dennis Clinton

First Girl- Manuela Renard

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Protectors Season 1 Episode 11: Balance of Terror

Balance Of Terror Title Shot

Harry and the team are hastily forced into work with the KGB. A rogue scientist has stolen a chemical compound that could take out entire cities. Desperation causes the KGB to hire Harry to stop the scientist from allowing the compound to get into the wrong hands or accidentally being released. The scientist, Professor Schelpin, is fed up with society creating weapons to destroy large numbers of people so to show the world its folly he will show the effects of the germ warfare by starting it. The Protectors will need to stop this man from enacting out his rage against the governments of the world.

Personal Synopsis

This episode is about the worlds Balance of Terror by all parties developing the means for large scale destruction in order to compete with other countries. Laurence Naismith plays the fed up scientist in this episode,where his portrayal shows his definite skill in acting. This story grabs at the heart of many of the non violence advocates around the world. A great watch.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 8 December 1972

Directed by Don Chaffey

Written by John Goldsmith

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Suki- Yasuko Nagazumi

KGB Man- Janos Kurucz

Colonel Vasili Krassinkov- Nigel Green

Professor Grodny- Angus Lennie

Professor Alexander Schelpin- Laurence Naismith

Russian- Delegate- Milos Kirek

Hotel Receptionist- Barry Warren

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Protectors Season 1 Episode 1: 2000 Feet to Die

2000ft to Die Title Shot

The team of Harry Rule, Contessa Caroline and Paul Buchet are the Protectors. They are hired by Freddie Reiwald, a scientist working on perfecting synthetic gold, to find out the reason for the mysterious deaths of all of his colleagues. Freddie wants to fake his own death to stop the killers from trying to get him but this backfires into blackmail. The Protectors will need to stop the skydive before its too late and solve the mystery of the dead science team.

Personal Synopsis

The start of the Protectors is a fun episode. The story about a team of scientist creating synthetic gold is an original concept, one that you could only assume would stir up the criminal possibilities. A nice entry episode but without much background on each of the characters, however was fun to watch. Harvey Hall, an old ITC favourite from shows like The Persuaders, Department S and The Champions, plays the scientist Freddie Reiwald.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 29 September 1972

Directed by John Hough

Written by Terence Feely

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Suki- Yasuko Nagazumi

Chino- Anthony Chinn

Freddie Reiwald- Harvey Hall

Ransome- Nicholas Jones

Susan- Jacqueline Stanbury

Captain Carozza- Paul Stassino

Civil Servant- John Scott

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete