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The Protectors

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by Alan Morton

Last updated:
Sat, 14 May 2005 03:00

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aired from: Sep 1972 to: Mar 1974 52 eps ITV 30 min mono ________________

regulars:

  • Robert Vaughn as Harry Rule
  • Nyree Dawn Porter as Contessa Caroline di Contini
  • Tony Anholt as Paul Bouchet

    recurring characters:

  • Yasako Nagazumi as Suki
  • Anthony Chinn as Chino


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      1st Series 1972

    1. _"2000 Feet to Die"
      gs: Harvey Hall [ Unknown ], Nicholas Jones [ Unknown ], Paul Stassino [ Unknown ]

      A friend of Harry's insists on doing a dangerous skydiving trick despite the fact that gold smugglers are trying to kill him.

      b: 29 Sep 72 pc: _________ w: Terence Feely d: Johnny Hough
    2. _"Brother Hood"
      gs: Patrick Troughton [ Unknown ], Vladek Sheybal [ Unknown ]

      A wealthy recluse hires the Protectors to break his brother out of prison.

      b: 6 Oct 72 pc: _________ w: John Goldsmith d: Don Chaffey
    3. _"See No Evil"
      gs: Leonard Sachs [ Unknown ], Alan Webb [ Unknown ]

      While in Rome the Protectors try to help a senator who is being blackmailed.

      b: 13 Oct 72 pc: _________ w: Donald Johnson d: Jeremy Summers
    4. _"Disappearing Trick"
      gs: Derren Nesbitt [ Unknown ], David Bauer [ Unknown ], Chris Malcolm [ Unknown ]

      The Contessa ends up putting her life in danger when she agrees to help an old friend win a wager by making him disappear.

      b: 20 Oct 72 pc: _________ w: Brian Clemens d: Jeremy Summers
    5. _"Ceremony For the Dead"
      gs: Toby Robbins [ Unknown ], Stanley Lebor [ Unknown ]

      The wife of a president hires the Protectors to guard her critically ill husband whom she fears may be kidnapped.

      b: 27 Oct 72 pc: _________ w: Donald James d: Jeremy Summers
    6. _"It Was All Over Leipzig"
      gs: Ron Randell [ Unknown ], Paul Weston [ Unknown ], Phil Brown [ Unknown ]

      While investigating a plot to overthrow the government of a Mediterranean nation the Protectors end up confronting two old friends of the Contessa, one whom with she was romantically involved with.

      b: 3 Nov 72 pc: _________ w: Donald James d: Don Chaffey
    7. _"The Quick Brown Fox"
      gs: Anna Matisse [ Unknown ], Morris Perry [ Unknown ], Mark Malicz [ Unknown ]

      The West German government hires the Protectors to put a pension fund that is supporting fugitive Nazi's out of business.

      b: 10 Nov 72 pc: _________ w: Donald James d: Don Chaffey
    8. _"King Con"
      gs: Anton Rodgers [ Unknown ], Isabella Telezynska [ Unknown ], Michael Da Costa [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors devise an elaborate con to recover a priceless antique which a woman had been conned out of.

      b: 17 Nov 72 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Jeremy Summers
    9. _"Thinkback"
      gs: Ian Hendry [ Unknown ], Donald Burton [ Unknown ], Penny Sugg [ Unknown ]

      Harry and the Contessa are the victims of a car crash that was engineered to get information out of them.

      b: 24 Nov 72 pc: _________ w: Brian Clemens d: Cyril Frankel
    10. _"A Kind of Wild Justice"
      gs: Anna Palk [ Unknown ]

      The daughter of a gangster whom Harry helped put in prison fails twice in her efforts to kill Harry.

      b: 1 Dec 72 pc: _________ w: Donald James d: Jeremy Summers
    11. _"Balance of Terror"
      gs: Nigel Green [ Unknown ], Laurence Naismith [ Unknown ]

      The KGB hires the Protectors to capture a renegade Russian scientist who plans on destroying London with a new virus to show the world how dangerous biological warfare can be.

      b: 8 Dec 72 pc: _________ w: John Goldsmith d: Don Chaffey
    12. _"Triple Cross"
      gs: John Neville [ Unknown ], Peter Bowles [ Unknown ]

      A kidnapped Paul will be blown to bits unless Harry and the Contessa help steal jewels which they have been hired to safeguard.

      b: 15 Dec 72 pc: _________ w: Lew Davidson d: John Hough
    13. _"The Numbers Game"
      gs: Henry McGee [ Unknown ], George Innes [ Unknown ], Frederick Treves [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors only hope of putting a drug smuggling ring out of business lies in being able to decode a coded letter.

      b: 29 Dec 72 pc: _________ w: Ralph Smart d: Don Chaffey
    14. _"For the Rest of Your Natural ..."
      gs: Norman Rodway [ Unknown ], Damien Thomas [ Unknown ]

      The Contessa is captured by a psychotic killer who puts her on trial for her life.

      b: 5 Jan 73 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Johnny Hough
    15. _"The Bodyguards"
      gs: Freddie Jones [ Unknown ], Manning Redwood [ Unknown ]

      The police hire the Protectors to guard the corpse of a bank robber as part of a ruse to capture his accomplices.

      b: 12 Jan 73 pc: _________ w: Dennis Spooner d: Don Chaffey
    16. _"A Matter of Life and Death"
      gs: Patrick Allen [ Unknown ], Marshall Shaw [ Unknown ], Barrie Houghton [ Unknown ]

      In Malta, with only the body of a dead hippie as a clue, the Protectors go after smugglers despite having no idea what it is that is being smuggled.

      b: 19 Jan 73 pc: _________ w: Donald James d: Don Chaffey
    17. _"The Big Hit"
      gs: Derek Smith [ Unknown ], Morag Hood [ Unknown ]

      After unsuccessful attempts on their lives, Paul and the Contessa are too late to warn Harry that someone is out to kill him.

      b: 26 Jan 73 pc: _________ w: Donald James d: Roy Ward Baker
    18. _"One and One Makes One"
      gs: Michael Gough [ Unknown ], Georgia Brown [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors are hired to rescue a captured Canadian agent before he breaks, unaware that he is really an enemy agent impostor.

      b: 2 Feb 73 pc: _________ w: Jesse Lasky and Pat Lasky d: Don Chaffey
    19. _"Talkdown"
      gs: Derren Nesbitt [ Unknown ], John Joyce [ Unknown ]

      Harry must land a small plane on his own when the pilot dies.

      b: 9 Feb 73 pc: _________ w: Pat Lasky and Jesse Lasky d: Jeremy Summers
    20. _"Vocal"
      gs: Dick Buck [ Unknown ], Ian Hogg [ Unknown ], Shane Rimmer [ Unknown ]

      Drug dealers plan on using someone who can impersonate Harry's voice in order to get information out of a blinded Paul.

      b: 16 Feb 73 pc: _________ w: Brian Clemens d: Cyril Frankel
    21. _"... With a Little Help From My Friends"
      gs: Jeremy Brett [ Unknown ], Hannah Gordon [ Unknown ], Martin Benson [ Unknown ]

      Harry finds his family being threatened after he agrees to guard a visiting president in London.

      b: 23 Feb 73 pc: _________ w: Sylvia Anderson d: Jeremy Summers
    22. _"Chase"
      gs: Patrick Magee [ Unknown ], Don Eccles [ Unknown ], Isabella Telezynska [ Unknown ]

      The Contessa gives Harry a shotgun for his birthday which he soon puts to good use when while investigating political blackmail he becomes the quarry in a manhunt.

      b: 2 Mar 73 pc: _________ w: Brian Clemens d: Harry Booth
    23. _"Your Witness"
      gs: Stephanie Beacham [ Unknown ], George Baker [ Unknown ]

      An important witness to a murder who doesn't want the Protectors protection, vanishes soon after she is placed in the Protectors charge.

      b: 9 Mar 73 pc: _________ w: Donald James d: Jeremy Summers
    24. _"It Could Be Practically Anywhere on the Island"
      gs: Linda Staab [ Unknown ], Sherwood Price [ Unknown ]

      A poodle that has swallowed a valuable diamond is kidnapped.

      b: 16 Mar 73 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Robert Vaughn
    25. _"The First Circle"
      gs: Ed Bishop [ Unknown ], John Collin [ Unknown ], Sally Bazely [ Unknown ]

      Harry is hired to protect a disturbed Vietnam war veteran.

      b: 23 Mar 73 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Don Chaffey
    26. _"A Case For the Right"
      gs: Milo O'Shea [ Unknown ], Jacques Sernas [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors end up in trouble in the Roman tombs.

      b: 30 Mar 73 pc: _________ w: Jesse Lasky and Pat Lasky d: Michael Lindsay-Hogg

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      2nd Series 1973

    27. _"Quinn"
      gs: Peter Vaughn [ Unknown ], Brian Glover [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors travel to Spain in order to track down one of the world's most ruthless men.

      b: 21 Sep 73 pc: _________ w: Trevor Preston d: Don Leaver
    28. _"Bagman"
      gs: Stephen Chase [ Unknown ]

      In Copenhagen, the Protectors chase a criminal and end up confronting him in an old fort.

      b: 28 Sep 73 pc: _________ w: Terry Nation d: Johnny Hough
    29. _"Fighting Fund"
      gs: Lisa Daniely [ Unknown ], Mischa de la Moth [ Unknown ]

      In order to get money to purchase weapons a terrorist organization steals a priceless art collection which they intend to sell to the highest bidder.

      b: 5 Oct 73 pc: _________ w: John Kruse d: Jeremy Summers
    30. _"The Last Frontier"
      gs: Hildegard Neil [ Unknown ], William Lucas [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors smuggle a Russian scientist into England.

      b: 12 Oct 73 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Charles Crichton
    31. _"Baubles, Bangles and Beads"
      gs: Frederick Jaeger [ Unknown ], Yvonne Antrobus [ Unknown ]

      In Denmark, a double cross in a jewel theft places a man and his daughter on the most wanted lists of the partners they swindled and of the Protectors.

      b: 19 Oct 73 pc: _________ w: Terry Nation d: Jeremy Summers
    32. _"Petard"
      gs: Iain Cuthbertson [ Unknown ], John Kane [ Unknown ], Basil Dignam [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors go after industrial spies.

      b: 26 Oct 73 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Cyril Frankel
    33. _"Goodbye George"
      gs: Paul Jones [ Unknown ], Geraldine Moffat [ Unknown ], David Suchet [ Unknown ]

      The Contessa goes to Venice in order to find out what happened to George.

      b: 2 Nov 73 pc: _________ w: Brian Clemens d: Michael Lindsay-Hogg

      NOTE: David Suchet commented once he was in an episode shot in Italy. Was it this one?
    34. _"Wam (1)"
      gs: Prentis Hancock [ Unknown ], Jill Townsend [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors must rescue a group of vacationers whom are being held hostage on top of an Austrian mountain- yet have no idea that they are being held hostage.

      b: 9 Nov 73 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Jeremy Summers
    35. _"Wam (2)"
      gs: Prentis Hancock [ Unknown ], Jill Townsend [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors must rescue a group of vacationers whom are being held hostage on top of an Austrian mountain- yet have no idea that they are being held hostage.

      b: 16 Nov 73 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Jeremy Summers
    36. _"Implicado"
      gs: Patrick Mower [ Unknown ], Peter Firth [ Unknown ]

      An English boy is framed and arrested on drug charges in Spain refuses to cooperate with the authorities in his own defense.

      b: 23 Nov 73 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Jeremy Summers
    37. _"Dragon Chase"
      gs: Donald Houston [ Unknown ]

      Harry must protect a Russian writer who has just been smuggled into England.

      b: 30 Nov 73 pc: _________ w: John Kruse d: Charles Crichton
    38. _"Decoy"
      gs: Ronald Radd [ Unknown ], Mark Daman [ Unknown ]

      Harry and the Contessa are threatened by a man both thought was dead.

      b: 7 Dec 73 pc: _________ w: Brian Clemens d: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
    39. _"Border Line"
      gs: Georgina Brown [ Unknown ], Oscar Homolka [ Unknown ]

      A Hungarian actress seeks the Protectors help in smuggling the body of her father, an exiled patriot, back into Hungary for burial.

      b: 14 Dec 73 pc: _________ w: Anthony Terpiloff d: Charles Crichton
    40. _"Zeke's Blues"
      gs: Shane Rimmer [ Unknown ], Paul Curran [ Unknown ], Ray Lonner [ Unknown ]

      A pianist whom Harry was friend's with in college gets blackmailed by an underworld boss into setting Harry up.

      b: 21 Dec 73 pc: _________ w: Shane Rimmer d: Jeremy Summers
    41. _"Lena"
      gs: Judy Parfitt [ Unknown ], Mario Depita [ Unknown ], Roger Pack [ Unknown ], David Suchet [ Unknown ]

      Harry and the Contessa must find a man who is presumed to be dead to help a female journalist who is investigating a Venician politician who is a suspected murderer.

      b: 28 Dec 73 pc: _________ w: Trevor Preston d: Don Leaver

      NOTE: David Suchet commented once he was in an episode shot in Italy. Was it this one?
    42. _"The Bridge"
      gs: Richard Morant [ Unknown ], Michael Goodliffe [ Unknown ], Diana Quick [ Unknown ]

      Harry must masquerade as an explosives expert to rescue a kidnapped girl and prevent a bridge from being blown up.

      b: 4 Jan 74 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Jeremy Summers
    43. _"Sugar and Spice"
      gs: Debbie Rus [ Unknown ], Derek Andes [ Unknown ], Phil Woods [ Unknown ], Norman Ettinger [ Unknown ]

      In order to protect the girl, Harry poses as the tutor to the daughter of a rich industrialist who has received threats against her life.

      b: 11 Jan 74 pc: _________ w: David Butler d: Charles Crichton
    44. _"Burning Bush"
      gs: Sinead Cusack [ Unknown ], Ken Hutchinson [ Unknown ], Anthony Steel [ Unknown ]

      Harry becomes involved with the occult when he investigates the disappearance of a Canadian heiress.

      b: 18 Jan 74 pc: _________ w: Trevor Preston d: Don Leaver
    45. _"The Tiger and the Goat"
      gs: Douglas Wilmer [ Unknown ], Derek Godfrey [ Unknown ]

      The Contessa ends up as the bait in a trap to lure an assassin out into the open.

      b: 25 Jan 74 pc: _________ w: Trevor Preston d: Jeremy Summers
    46. _"Route 27"
      gs: Michael Coles [ Unknown ]

      Harry confronts drug runners at a harbor brewery.

      b: 1 Feb 74 pc: _________ w: Terry Nation d: Don Leaver
    47. _"Trial"
      gs: Richard Hurndall [ Unknown ], Joss Ackland [ Unknown ], Gwen Cheryl [ Unknown ], Paul Kelly [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors go after the demented man who they believe is responsible for an attempt on the life of the judge who is on the bench of his son's murder trial.

      b: 8 Feb 74 pc: _________ w: Robert Banks Stewart d: Charles Crichton
    48. _"Shadbolt"
      gs: Tom Bell [ Unknown ], Georgina Hale [ Unknown ]

      A train ride gives Harry little time to relax when one of the other passengers turns out to be a professional assassin who has accepted a contract to kill Harry.

      b: 15 Feb 74 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: Johnny Hough
    49. _"A Pocketful of Posies"
      gs: Eartha Kitt [ Unknown ], Kieron Moore [ Unknown ], Kate O'Mara [ Unknown ]

      A popular singer thinks that she is going crazy when ghosts start to terrorize her.

      b: 22 Feb 74 pc: _________ w: Terry Nation d: Cyril Frankel
    50. _"Wheels"
      gs: Dinsdale Lansden [ Unknown ], George Pravda [ Unknown ]

      While on the trail of thieves who have stolen secret Swiss bank account information Harry ends up as at a motor rally where he becomes a participant.

      b: 1 Mar 74 pc: _________ w: Tony Barwick d: David Tomblin
    51. _"The Insider"
      gs: Stuart Wilson [ Unknown ], Donald Hewlett [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors must recover the negative and all the prints of a movie that are being held for ransom by a mysterious man.

      b: 8 Mar 74 pc: _________ w: Trevor Preston d: Don Leaver
    52. _"Blockbuster"
      gs: Peter Jeffrey [ Unknown ], Stanley Meadow [ Unknown ]

      The Protectors go after a missing platinum shipment.

      b: 15 Mar 74 pc: _________ w: Shane Rimmer d: Jeremy Summers

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