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Episodes listed in ITC production order


OVERTURE

TO THE DEATH, BABY

FIVE MILES TO MIDNIGHT

ANGIE... ANGIE

POWERSWITCH

THE GOLD NAPOLEON

THE OLD, THE NEW AND THE DEADLY

TAKE SEVEN

SOMEONE LIKE ME

CHAIN OF EVENTS

GREENSLEEVES

THE OZEROV INHERITANCE

THE MORNING AFTER

ELEMENT OF RISK

SOMEONE WAITING

ANYONE CAN PLAY

THE TIME AND THE PLACE

THE LONG GOODBYE

A HOME OF ONE'S OWN

THAT'S ME OVER THERE

READ AND DESTROY

NUISANCE VALUE

A DEATH IN THE FAMILY

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Compilation movies


THE PERSUADERS

MISSION: MONTE CARLO
SPORTING CHANCE

THE SWITCH
LONDON CONSPIRACY


 

The Persuaders!




Cast

Tony Curtis
DANNY WILDE

Roger Moore
LORD BRETT SINCLAIR

Laurence Naismith
JUDGE FULTON

Annette Andre
PEKOE

Terence Alexander
CRANE

Melissa Stribling
LISA

John Phillips
KOESTLER

Lionel Blair
QUINN TRAVERS

Paul Whitsun-Jones
INSPECTOR BLANCHARD

Les Crawford
RAVEL

Vicki Woolf
RENT-A-CAR GIRL

Uncredited cast

Angela de Bona
JULIE BLAKE

Pierre Bori
MAN AT PETROL PUMP

Wendy Lampard
GIRL IN DANCING GROUP

Paula Pert
GIRL IN CLUB DANCING 1

Diana Edghill
GIRL IN CLUB DANCING 2

Pauline Field
GIRL IN CLUB DANCING 3

POWERSWITCH

Screenplay by JOHN KRUSE
Directed by BASIL DEARDEN

"It's the kind of plan I would put into motion if I were going to retire... or die"

UK TRANSMISSION DATES:
Thursday 14th October 1971 - GRANADA and ANGLIA - 8pm
Friday 15th October 1971 - ATV Midlands, HTV, LONDON, SOUTHERN and YORKSHIRE - 7.30pm

The body of a beautiful girl found floating in a Cote d'Azure bay plunges Danny and Brett into even deeper water when it is discovered that she has been murdered.

The finding of a drowned girl in a Cote d'Azure bay has sinister implications for Brett Sinclair (ROGER MOORE) and Danny Wilde (TONY CURTIS) after they have come across the body and are tricked by Judge Fulton (LAURENCE NAISMITH) into helping unravel the strange circumstances which surround the girl's death.

But they have a lovely girl to help them in their inquiries. The girl is Pekoe (ANNETTE ANDRE), friend and flatmate of the dead girl, whom she identifies as Julie Blake. When he takes her home, Brett unsuccessfully chases an intruder who has torn a photograph from Julie's "trophy book" of boy-friends, and Pekoe tells him that Julie was excited about meeting someone, and that she had hired a car.

At the same time, Danny finds a photograph of Julie with a man he recognises when he visit the club where the girls were both members of a dance troupe run by Quinn Travis (LIONEL BLAIR).

The clues they have picked up take them all to a multi-millionaire's mountain retreat, where they meet Lanning Koestler (JOHN PHILLIPS) and his wife Lisa (MELISSA STRIBLING). Koestler has to admit that he had an affair with the dead girl, but the case takes a new turn when Brett and Danny find evidence that suggests the Koestler they have met is an imposter. He has, in fact, fooled everyone except Julie. Learning the truth has cost the girl her life.

Before further action can be taken, Brett, Danny an Pekoe are trapped by Koestler's aide, Crane (TERENCE ALEXANDER). Challenged by a guess that the real Koestler is dead, Mrs. Koestler confesses that this is true and that if his death had leaked out the entire fortune would have been wrecked. The stock is being moved secretly to corporations she controls.

The imposter is a small-time actor named Morgan Alcott, who is scared when Danny tells him of a plan to kill him when the time comes to produce the real Koestler's body and declare him officially dead. Scared, Alcott releases them and the four flee together.

But Mrs. Koestler's men are a move ahead. The escape car's brakes have been bled and the doors deliberately jammed. Death seems inevitable for the four of them as the car hurtles round hairpin bends with Danny at the wheel. Miraculously, he manages to bring it to a crash stop on the brink of a death drop...but they are still locked in as Ravel (LES CRAWFORD) slams his car at their's trying to send it over the top

It requires all Danny's ingenuity to save them.

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THE PERSUADERS!

DEVISED AND PRODUCED BY ROBERT S. BAKER

"The Persuaders!" theme by JOHN BARRY
Music composed and conducted by KEN THORNE
Musical Supervision by DON KIRSHNER

In charge of Production - JOHNNY GOODMAN
Story Consultant & Associate Producer - TERRY NATION
Co Story Consultant - MILTON S. GELMAN

Director of Photography - TONY SPRATLING
Production Manager - MALCOLM CHRISTOPHER
Art Director - CHARLES BISHOP
Editor - BERT RULE, G.B.F.E.
Made on location and at Pinewood Studios, London, England.

Lord Sinclair's clothes designed by Roger Moore.

Assistant Director - PETER PRICE
Location Manager - ARNOLD ROSS
Camera Operator - JIMMY DEVIS
Set Dresser - KEN TAIT
Continuity - DORIS MARTIN
Production Secretary - ANN M. PATERSON

Sound Recordist - CLAUDE HITCHCOCK
Dubbing Editor - JIM SIBLEY G.B.F.E.
Dubbing Mixer - TED KARNON
Music Editor - DEVERIL GOODMAN
Make-Up - GERRY FLETCHER
Hairdressing - MIKE JONES
Wardrobe Supervisor - JOHNNY BRIGGS

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