Tagged smuggling

Department S Episode 26: The Soup of the Day

A warehouse has been burgled and the only thing stolen was a carte of fish soup. Following up the reasons to why this would happen brings to light a few suspicious characters. And all the while Jasons publisher is pushing to get the next Mark Cain novel out on the market. When the stolen soup cans show up, the attention is focused on the crate and its owner. A mistake was made by the burglars, one that would expose the true reason for the soup heist.

Personal Synopsis

This is episode is at times hard to follow, but the premise is amusing. I have always been a fan of stories with an unassuming package carrying some smuggled good(s) this one in particular is a unique example of that. I come from watching the episode thinking that the writers were forced to cobble together another episode with some very cliche’ events. This episode being towards the end of the series does point to the lackluster efforts made by the production crew, after a grueling schedule of churning out episode after episode of “quality” spy-fi television. There are some familiar faces which was enough to keep my interest.

Location

Liverpool, England

Starring

Original Air-Date: March 4, 1970

Directed by Leslie Norman

Written by Leslie Darbon

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Rupert Fallon- Michael Coles

Gregory- Anthony Valentine

Jeremy Standish- Ronald Lacey

Villiers- John Ronane

Greene- Patrick Mower

Maria- Isobel Black

Segres- Peter Arne

Ramos- David Healy

Lavinia- Ann Holloway

Trish- Pippa Steel

Melissa- Pamela Ann Davy

Dominic- Sandor Eles

Albert- Patrick Durkin

Police Inspector- Robert Cawdron

Finlay- Ellis Dale

Driver- David Morrell

Rogers- Michael Guest

The Waiter- Cecil Cheng

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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Department S Episode 25: A Fish Out of Water

Department S_A Fish Out of Water Title Shot

When a close friend of Stewart is found drowned near Beirut anger and revenge is in the hearts of Department S. Sir Curtis calls on Jason to investigate the matter particularly since Stewart is emotionally attached to the victim. Jason is seduced into an attempt on his life by a Michele Duplay but Jasons charm may be at work with her. The mystery reveals itself as a drug smuggling racket that Department S stands in the way of. Stewart finally makes his way to Beirut to avenge the murder of his friend. A large shipment has been planned and there isn’t much time to squash this enterprise.

Personal Synopsis

Personal feelings behind an investigation can cause a foul up. A story of drug smuggling is all to familiar but the international twist, beautiful woman and the personal connection to the victim does add a bit of flair to this episode. Interestingly enough, this episode does touch upon the now dead wife of Jason whom died in a automobile accident, this bringing on the similarities he finds with Michele.

Location

Beruit, Lebanon

Starring

Original Air-Date: February 25, 1970

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Philip Broadley

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Rafic- Lee Montague

Michele Duplay- Magda Konopka

Esplin- Cyril Shaps

Takla- Wolfe Morris

Chemist- John Cazabon

Sandra- Maggie Wright

Bridge Player- Alex Gallier

Bridge Player- Elma Soiron

Nazib- John Keston

Filipo- Yuri Borienko

Girl- Beverly Winn

Boy- Richard Essame

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Department S DVD

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_S

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/512800/index.html