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The Sentimental Agent Episode 3: Express Delivery

Travelling through Poland, Carlos is harassed by the authorities far too often. Whilst being troubled he meets with Katrina whom is trying to escape the regime by heading to Vienna. After getting himself in trouble he begins to suspect that things are not what they seem with Katrina or with his own safety.  He decides to take the express train to Vienna to get out of this mess but does he?

 

Personal Synopsis

In a world of suspicious types, there may be nowhere to turn. Carlos is off again trying to get more business for his company when he becomes unnerved by the treatment he receives. His only solace is a young woman whom is trying to escaped from the terror as well. Finally fed up, he leaves for Vienna on the express train and has some suspicious followers.

Original Air-Date: Oct 12th 1963

Directed by Charles Frend

Written by Lindsay Hardy

Carlos Varela- Carlos Thompson

Katrina- Gabriel Woolf

Major- Patrick Magee

Anders- Gabriel Woolf

Priest- Donald Morley

Captain- Lawrence Davidson

Police Sergeant- Frederick Schiller

Man in Trenchcoat- Robin Chapman

Official- Philo Hauser

Hotel Clerk- Sandor Elès

Policeman on Train- Michael Goldie

Sergeant- John Stark

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 14: The Trap

Robin Hoods loyalty is typically uncontested by the merry men and the villagers but when a new stranger joins the outlaws this appears to change. He tells tales of dishonesty, where Robin has not upheld the principles of the outlaws. Now that an outlaw has been captured by the sheriff, the other outlaws are torn between believing this new charismatic stranger in their midst or having faith in Robin Hood truest intentions.

 

Personal Synopsis

Funny thing trying to entrap Robin Hood. After so many attempts by the sheriff to foil the outlaws plans, the sheriff began to concoct a trap by infiltrating the outlaws in the sherwood forest. The circumstances lead to doubt of Robins sincerity in staving off the sheriffs will upon the villagers. However no matter how much evidence mounts against Robin, his heart shines through.

Original Air-Date: December 31st 1956

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Charles Early

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sir Simon- Alfred Burke

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Eldred- Peter Bennett

Tom O’Gaunt- Andrew Downie

Monk- Alastair Hunter

Helen- Helen Forrest

Sheriff’s Guard- George Murcell

Man-at-arms- Michael Collins

Archer- Shaun O’Riordan

Foppish Lord- Edward Mulhare

 

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The Adventurer Season 1 Episode 26: The Good Book

The code book is a fake? or not? Gene Bradley is sent off to convince Armand that the code book he has is the real one and to discredit Nita whom claims that it is the fake.  Nita is being confused by Gene’s manipulation of her memory of their time together, ultimately showing her to be a forgetful lady and Armand is noticing. The safe which holds the “genuine” code book is broken into and a swap is made. Armand is certain that Nita has tried to fool him and she is promptly restrained. Gene Bradley will need to get Nita away from harm especially since he’s the one that put her in danger.

Personal Synopsis

The Good Book starts slow and choppy but the story begins to make sense as the true plan of Gene develops. Gene Barry plays the Adventurer who is sent to disrupt Nita’s intentions with Armand and to bring her back for Mr. Parminter. But this plan fails as Nita is able to get away from the spotlight and so she should. There is a humourous scene when Diane Marsh played by Catherine Schell flings herself into the safe room but the fill-in actor is an obviously buff male. LOL moment.

Original Air-Date: 1973

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Monty BermanLou Shaw

Gene Bradley- Gene Barry

Nita- Adrienne Corri

Vince- Stuart Damon

Marian- Gabrielle Drake

Pierre- Ben Kingsley

Armand- John Moffatt

Mr. Parminter- Barry Morse

Diane Marsh- Catherine Schell

Gigilo- Perry Soblosky

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The Adventurer Season 1 Episode 24: Icons Are Forever

A friend of Bradley’s is buried to rest, after following a trail to an Italian castle in regards to a stolen antiquity. Gene is compelled to take up this case. The castle is harbouring a Russian icon and some other activity that peaks Bradley’s interest. The amount of security seems overblown for a castle just simply protecting the valuable Russian icon, there must be other reasons.

Personal Synopsis

Russian icons are indeed valuable and do have a history of thefts and forgery crimes associated with them. Icons have shown up often in ITC shows like The Baron and Department S likely because of its notoriety in society and come on, its Russian. Bradley is out trumped by some cool criminal characters in Icons are Forever, and I enjoyed watching it.

Original Air-Date: 1973

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Tony Williamson

Gene Bradley- Gene Barry

Mr. Parminter- Barry Morse

Contessa Maria- Stephanie Beacham

Miguel- Marc Boyle

Carlo- Alan Lake

Darron- Alfred Marks

Security Man- Richardson Morgan

Holvera- Noel Willman

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The Adventurer Season 1 Episode 20: Double Exposure

Bradley is re-routed to Amsterdam because of a coded message he receives. A friend of Bradleys, Jan de Groote, unaware that he married an agent was taken in by his wifes fellow agents to be sent back to her country. What was not known is that a double was put in place of Jan de Groote after the kidnaping. Bradley has his own tricks to play to expose this double and release his old friend from captivity.

Personal Synopsis

A strange episode where the look-a-like double idea is taken a bit overboard. There are two Donald Houston who plays Jan de Groote and two Gene Bradley’s, if one wasn’t enough for you. This convoluted story plot is held together by duct tape by the great performance by consistently good Donald Houston, who is a regular guest cast member in a ton of ITC shows and Ingrid Pitt from Hammer Film Productions fame. Honestly, I had to re-watch this episode to clarify the gaps in my comprehension of the plot, which is not a good sign but Donald Houston redeems this episode.

Original Air-Date: 1973

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Martin Roth

Gene Bradley- Gene Barry

Mr. Parminter- Barry Morse

Colonel Kazan- Carl Duering

Gavin Jones- Garrick Hagon

Jan de Groote- Donald Houston

Elayna- Ingrid Pitt

Diane Marsh- Catherine Schell

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