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The Protectors Season 2 Episode 23: A Pocketful of Posies

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A singer is rehearsing for her comeback concert but is haunted by strange occurrences when she is alone. Her fears are affecting her singing and even more importantly her state of mind. The ever helpful husband hires the Protectors to identify the cause of these hallucinations. She is afraid of being alone but everyone is suspecting she has lost her mind. Harry finds suspicious evidence that he must follow in order to solve these mysteries.

Personal Synopsis

Eartha Kitt shines as Carrie Blaine, a scared and bewildered vocalist, who is taken to the point of insanity by brushes with death. Her performance is matched with Kieron Moore, a great actor on his own, playing Carrie’s husband Mario Toza. An enjoyable episode that is clearly one of the best of the series.


Original Air-Date: 22 February 1974

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Terry Nation

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Carrie Blaine- Eartha Kitt

Mario Toza- Kieron Moore

Joe- Terry Canner

Philip Bentley- Bernard Kay

Sara Trent- Kate O’Mara

Nelly Baxter- Gretchen Franklin

Theatre Doctor- John Law

Consultant- Michael Lees

Reporter- Jon Croft

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Protectors Season 2 Episode 21: Trial

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A young man is on trial for the death of a policeman. The judge presiding over the trial begins his verdict but suddenly falls ill. The father of one of the men on trial, named Arthur Gordon, is missing and has not been taking this trial very well, in fact attempted to handle the judge roughly. Harry is fully aware of the mental state of Arthur and is worried about what he is capable of doing. His torture mind isn’t able to deal with his son on trial and must do something about it but what is he capable of.

Personal Synopsis

A fascinating episode of a fathers love combined with an unstable mind. A parent would want to save their child from trouble but to what extent are we allowed to go. To wilfully obstruct justice is not going to help the matter. I feel this episode is a powerful one about the depressing and unimaginable experience of watching a son or daughter be on trial.


United Kingdom


Original Air-Date: 8 February 1974

Directed by Charles Crichton

Written by Robert Banks Stewart

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Arthur Gordon- Joss Ackland

Anne Gordon- Gwen Cherrell

Judge Cronin- Richard Hurndall

Prosecuting Counsel- John Ringham

John Gordon- Paul Kelly

Nurse- Margaret John

Gardener- Fred McNaughton

Gordon’s Secretary- Sally James

Police Inspector- Graham Ashley

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Protectors Season 1 Episode 4: Disappearing Trick

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A rich man comes to the protectors asking them to help him disappear from society to settle a bet with another man. Harry wants more time to decide whether he wants to do it or not but Contessa is more than willing to accept the challenge. But the man has questionable mental stability and could be dangerous however Contessa is not aware of that. Harry and Paul must get to her before the crazy man gets to her.

Personal Synopsis

An episode of deception by testing the detectives ability to work against themselves. Derren Nesbitt is great as the rich man who decides to trick the Protectors. A decent episode but not one of the strongest.  This turns into a test of Harry’s and Paul’s skill at knowing exactly what Contessa would do.


Original Air-Date: 20 October 1972

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Written by Brian Clemens

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Brad Huron- Derren Nesbitt

Carl Huron- David Bauer

Malloy- Christopher Malcolm

Walters- Don Henderson

Michael Da Costa- Michael Da Costa

David Calderisi- David Calderisi

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

Department S Episode 6: The Man in the Elegant Room

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A man is found in an elegant room, barred from the world and with blood on his hands.The police are baffled and Department S is brought in to figure out why a mock up room is found in a suburban warehouse. The young man found inside is incoherent but must know why this setup was made. Jason is convinced their is a connection with the painting on the wall and points to the clue that is staring them in the face. Annabelle finds the subject of the painting after letting Jason loose from his binds. The fake room was not for show but something *sniff* a bit more sinister. Annabelle follows her nose and finds a gun pointed at her. There’s a flight to catch so Department S must hurry to send the crook(s) to an inelegant room, a prison cell.

Personal Synopsis

This episode starts out with very dark undertones. You somehow know theres more involved than just the pool of blood and the blabbering crazed man in the elegant room. There also is no mystery as to who is the villain in this episode, in fact its almost as if the director purposely allowed a full glimpse into the story unfolding. I do find that this is a new twist to a somehow similar story line that many other crime fiction television shows have used, this is different however. Thoroughly enjoyed and a gem amongst the series.


Islington, London, England


Original Air-Date: April 13, 1969

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Terry Nation

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Paul Trenton- Stratford Johns

Selina Trenton- Toby Robins

Doug Martin- John Hallam

Trish- Juliet Harmer

Danny Terrill- Clive Colin Bowler

Burton- Michael Robbins

Police Inspector- Frank Gatliff

Steven Radlett- Peter Reynolds

Harry Finch- Martin Boddey

Professor Bryant- Anne Blake

Secretary to Seretse- Peter Brett

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Department S DVD