LORD BRETT SINCLAIR
Angela de Bona
MAN AT PETROL PUMP
GIRL IN DANCING GROUP
GIRL IN CLUB DANCING 1
GIRL IN CLUB DANCING 2
GIRL IN CLUB DANCING 3
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
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
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.
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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