Tagged spying

The Sentimental Agent Episode 3: Express Delivery

The Sentimental Agent_Express Delivery Title Card

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 Protectors Season 2 Episode 6: Petard

The Protectors_Petard Title Shot

A big company’s secrets keep being leaked to the competition, the Universal company. Every time a product is to be launched the competition releases beforehand a cheaper and larger product. This time its Hair Lacquer. Harry is called in to find out where the leak is and how to stop it. Harry ends up hiring his own help in unmasking the person responsible, an eccentric fellow known for his knowledge in electronics. The team now are up in the office, much to the dismay of the staff.

Personal Synopsis

Corporate espionage is a new one for this series and I liked it. Finally straying from the classic private eye work and moving towards something we know happens in real life.  The addition of Ludo Jones played by John Kane was a nice touch to what would have been a mediocre story. His character provides quirky comedic relief to a static detective escapade. Basil Dignam is always good to watch as well.


Original Air-Date: 26 October 1973

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Tony Barwick

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Wyatt- Iain Cuthbertson

Alec Weston- Cyril Luckham

Linda, Wyatts Secretary- Angela Douglas

David Lee- Ralph Bates

David Cameron- Clinton Greyn

Ludo Jones- John Kane

Conway- Milton Johns

Scudder- Mark Jones

Charles Engleton- Basil Dignam

Night Security Man- Lewis Wilson

Cleaning Lady- Carmel McSharry

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Protectors Season 1 Episode 24: It Could Be Practically Anywhere on the Island

It Could Be Practically Anywhere On The Island Title Shot

A young American actress arrives at a Hotel when her poodle is stolen from her in the lobby.  Harry was nearby and decides to help the actress. The dog thieves have taken the dog as a carrier of some important microfilm but their own bumbling causes trouble for themselves. Harry finds the thieves but they point him in the direction of an even greater problem that Harry will have to face.

Personal Synopsis

A goofy episode directed by Robert Vaughn himself and it shows. There are some great characters in this show such as Michael Da Costa as a over the top hotel manager and Sherwood Price as a bumbling low level crook worried about his hair. The episode ends with a “were having fun” concept where everyone ends in the pool. You could miss this episode but was still fun to watch just for the laughs.


Original Air-Date: 16 March 1973

Directed by Robert Vaughn

Written by Tony Barwick

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Felix Costa- Sherwood Price

Linda McCall- Linda Staab

Mary Laroche- Madeleine Hinde

Hotel Man- Michael Da Costa

Bartender- Peter Fontaine

Johnathan P. Hacket- Dervis Ward

Joe Flynn- Vernon Dobtcheff

Mrs. Hacket- Wendy Hutchinson

Doctor- David Glover

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete