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The Sentimental Agent Episode 8: The Height of Fashion

A shipload has been returned after being refused at its destination. Transturkamania’s calvary  was due to get coats for their horses but after a change in government they no longer need them. Without any way out of this bad deal, Bill Randall tries his salesmanship skills to recoup some of this loss. How can one sell horse coats which do not fit normal horses? If he cannot it will be a royal debacle.

Personal Synopsis

Carlos is off to the USA but business must still go on. Mercury International is entrusted to Bill Randall who must take the lead. In reality, Carlos Thompson who plays the lead of The Sentimental Agent decided he did not want to continue on with the filming schedule along with the tantamount issue of having very little English skills. Nonetheless this episode still shows the ITC production teams were capable of carrying on. One nice benefit of Carlos’s departure is the added screen time of Burt Kwouk and Clemence Bettany, this episode also has an addition of Sue Lloyd a regular ITC actress on this blog.

Original Air-Date: November 16th 1963

Directed by Charles Frend

Written by Betty Paul

Bill Randall- John Turner

Victor Frey- Dennis Price

Chin- Burt Kwouk

Miss Carter- Clemence Bettany

Jackie- Sue Lloyd

Mr. Fripp- Anton Rodgers

Dr. Abu- Marne Maitland

Sally Clare- Judy Parfitt

Mr. Giddy- Noel Howlett

Miss Smyth Wilberforce- Judith Furse

Anita- Hazel Hughes

Mac- Fred Griffiths

Ship’s Officer- Denys Graham

 

Strange Report Episode 6: Report 3906: Cover Girls – Last Year’s Model

Cover Girls Title Shot

A collection of fashion items has been stolen from a famous fashion designer, Madeleine. Evelyn is working as a model for Madeleine and brings Strange into the case of the missing collection.  In a strange circumstance, the collection suddenly reappears much to the astonishment of the police and even Madeleine. The collection looks exactly like the clothing that was missing except for a few suspicious articles that are copies. Evelyn notices the guys that stole the collection at a friends house but then is stopped in her tracks. Strange is worried about  Evelyns disappearance and is set to find out what has happened. The trail is found by a typewriter but to get the real culprit with take some swiftness.

Personal Synopsis

A tame story that doesn’t involve murder but clothes. This is an interesting twist to the crime fiction television storyline that was prevalent in the late 60’s early 70’s.In this story, the fashion designer, who seems guilty herself, is placed in a whodunnit that involves the typical undercutting by the fashion elites, is definitely a new story for me. I did enjoy the episode for its simplicity however it is likely realistic to believe that this sort of crime has and still exists today.

Starring

Original Air-Date: 26 October 1969

Directed by Peter Duffell

Written by Terence Maples

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Cricket- Elaine Taylor

Madeleine- Lisa Daniely

Bruce- Richard Vanstone

Mr. Alsbury- David Healy

The Shop Manager- Ron Pember

Mrs. Oglivie- Doreen Mantle

Hayes- Albert Shepherd

Sloan- Christopher Malcolm

Miss Gray- Doris Nolan

Lou Oliver- John Rees

Mimi- Bobbie Oswald

Bert- Daniel Moynihan

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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