The Secret Service
EPISODE GUIDE

Episodes listed in production order with production number in brackets

Regular Voice Cast

Father Stanley Unwin Stanley Unwin
Matthew Harding Gary Files
Mrs. Appleby Sylvia Anderson
The Bishop Jeremy Wilkin
Agent Blake Keith Alexander


Episode List

  1. A Case For The Bishop
  2. A Question Of Miracles
  3. The Feathered Spies
  4. To Catch A Spy
  5. Last Train To Bufflers Halt
  6. Errand Of Mercy
  7. The Deadly Whisper
  8. Hole In One
  9. Recall To Service
  10. The Cure
  11. School For Spies
  12. May-Day, May-Day!
  13. More Haste Less Speed


A Case For The Bishop (#1)

Written by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson
Directed by Alan Perry

"Disobey my instructions and your Ambassador will never return to normal. He will remain as small as the country he represents."
A Healey KX20 mini-computer has been stolen by Dreisenberg agents and is believed to be in the hands of the Dreisenberg Ambassador, who plans to leave the country with the device. Father Unwin leaves immediately for Heathrow to plant a maniaturised Matthew aboard the Ambassador's private jet...

Original UK Airdate: September 21st, 1969 (ATV Midlands)

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Mrs. Appleby

Additional Voice Cast:
Dreisenberg Ambassador David Healy
Ambassador's Aide Keith Alexander
Patterson Jeremy Wilkin
Saunders Keith Alexander
Captain Keith Alexander
Policeman Jeremy Wilkin
London Tower Controller Keith Alexander
Co-Pilot Gary Files
Healey Automation Guard Jeremy Wilkin
Telephone Voice Sylvia Anderson

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A Question Of Miracles (#2)

Written by Donald James
Directed by Leo Eaton

"Gentlemen, I promise you, I've just had a warning - a premonition if you like. Concerning an explosion."
Two British-designed desalination plants have exploded as they neared 250 hours of operation and an order for ten plants in the United States now hangs in the balance. Suspecting sabotage, the Bishop assigns Unwin and Matthew to ensure that the last remaining plant, at Port Trennick, stays operational.

Original UK Airdate: September 28th, 1969 (ATV Midlands)

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Mrs. Appleby, Blake

Additional Voice Cast:
Hartley Keith Alexander
Tom Williams Jeremy Wilkin
Shaw David Healy
Doctor Keith Alexander
Nielson David Healy
Brooks Keith Alexander
Green Gary Files
Guard Gary Files
1st Frogman Jeremy Wilkin
Car Enthusiast Gary Files
1st Technician (North Africa) Jeremy Wilkin
2nd Technician (North Africa) David Healy
1st Technician (Burgossa) David Healy
2nd Technician (Burgossa) Jeremy Wilkin
1st Technician (Port Trennick) Jeremy Wilkin
2nd Technician (Port Trennick) Gary Files
3rd Technician (Port Trennick) Keith Alexander
4th Technician (Port Trennick) David Healy

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The Feathered Spies (#3)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Ian Spurrier

"Then nightly sings the staring owl: 'Tu-who; Tu-whit, tu-who' - A merry note."
Aerial photos of a secret experimental World Air Force fighter plane are being offered on the black market, so Father Unwin and Matthew are assigned to determine how the photographer has managed to breach the restricted overhead access to Crayfield airbase. Their investigations lead them to pigeon fancier John Masden, who seems an unlikely candidate for espionage...

Original UK Airdate: October 12th, 1969 (ATV Midlands)

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Mrs. Appleby

Additional Voice Cast:
John Masden Jeremy Wilkin
Dr Groot David Healy
Carl Gary Files
Agent Keith Alexander
Officer Jeremy Wilkin
Operator Gary Files

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To Catch A Spy (#4)

Written by Pat Dunlop
Directed by Brian Heard

"Come now. You know the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill.'"
"I'm afraid you and I live by different codes, Father."
Enemy agent George Grey is believed to be being hidden by the influential Sir Humphrey Burton at his country residence. Father Unwin pays Sir Humphrey a visit, enabling a miniaturised Matthew to discover that Grey is to be smuggled out of the house by helijet - if he effects a successful escape, he will take with him details of anti-missile defences and the locations of all reprisal bases!

Original UK Airdate: October 5th, 1969 (ATV Midlands)

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Mrs. Appleby

Additional Voice Cast:
Sir Humphrey Burton Keith Alexander
George Grey Jeremy Wilkin
Saunders Keith Alexander
Patterson Jeremy Wilkin
Manservant Gary Files
Skipper Gary Files
Pilot Gary Files
1st Guard Keith Alexander
2nd Guard Jeremy Wilkin

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Last Train To Bufflers Halt (#5)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Alan Perry

"I never handled one of these new fangled devices. How do you stop it?"
1 million in used bank notes is travelling to London by express train. One attempt to steal the notes has already been made, so the Bishop assigns Father Unwin and Matthew to protect the train's cargo. After the train is hi-jacked, Unwin finds himself unable to stop the vehicle as it hurtles towards London at 80mph...

Original UK Airdate: October 19th, 1969 (ATV Midlands)
Original Titles: "The Train In The Vicar's Library", "The Train"

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Blake

Additional Voice Cast:
Reed Keith Alexander
Albert Hobson Gary Files
Calow Jeremy Wilkin
Jackie Sylvia Anderson
Guard Jeremy Wilkin
McGrath Gary Files
Agent Keith Alexander
Signalman Keith Alexander

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Errand Of Mercy (#6)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Leo Eaton

"A pot of tea, two eggs three-minute boiled. Is that right, Effendi?"
Suffering from sunstroke, Father Unwin is retired to bed and prescribed sleeping pills by Dr. Brogan. In his fevered dreams, Unwin finds himself on a dangerous mission to deliver medical supplies to Bishopsville, flying in Gabriel to Africa where he and Matthew are captured by natives and attacked by mercenary fighter jets...

Original UK Airdate: November 9th, 1969 (ATV Midlands)

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Mrs. Appleby

Additional Voice Cast:
Officer Keith Alexander
General Keith Alexander
Operator Jeremy Wilkin
Pilot (Mercenary 1) Jeremy Wilkin
1st Native Keith Alexander
2nd Native Jeremy Wilkin
3rd Native Gary Files

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The Deadly Whisper (#7)

Written by Donald James
Directed by Leo Eaton

"The value of a good book is often underestimated."
Professor Soames has developed a sonic rifle, capable of projecting destructive waves of ultrasonic vibration, accurate to within a centimetre over thirty feet. But three unscrupulous saboteurs intend to use Soames' rifle to bring down an experimental aircraft, holding the Professor's daughter hostage to ensure his complicity. When Father Unwin becomes suspicious and investigates, he too is held prisoner in Soames' house...

Original UK Airdate: November 16th, 1969 (ATV Midlands)

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Mrs. Appleby, Blake

Additional Voice Cast:
Kroner Gary Files
Mark Slater David Healy
Anne Soames Sylvia Anderson
Professor Soames Keith Alexander
Eastman Jeremy Wilkin
Controller Jeremy Wilkin
Pilot Gary Files

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Hole In One (#8)

Written by Shane Rimmer
Directed by Brian Heard

"Oh dear. Dear me. You played the wrong ball."
Top secret plans to correct the orbit of the errant G9 satellite are falling into the hands of the opposition and sabotaged. The Bishop suspects that General Brompton is unwittingly leaking the information at his golf course, so Father Unwin tees off with the General to determine how the secrets are being passed to the other side.

Original UK Airdate: October 26th, 1969 (ATV Midlands)

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Mrs. Appleby

Additional Voice Cast:
General Brompton Keith Alexander
Kromer Jeremy Wilkin
Forrester Gary Files
Dr. Hawthorn Jeremy Wilkin
Blake Keith Alexander
Operator Keith Alexander

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Recall To Service (#9)

Written by Pat Dunlop
Directed by Peter Anderson

"Sorry about this, Gabriel, but we're both in the army now."
The Aquatank, a new computer-controlled military vehicle, is to be demonstrated to the NATO heads of defence at the World Army Experimental Vehicle Division base. Anticipating sabotage, the Bishop assigns Father Unwin and Matthew to check security arrangements at the base, and Matthew is on board the Aquatank when it is re-programmed to target the oberservers' blockhouse!

Original UK Airdate: November 2nd, 1969 (ATV Midlands)
Original Title: "You're In The Army Now"

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Mrs. Appleby

Additional Voice Cast:
Colonel Blair Jeremy Wilkin
Captain Mitchell Gary Files
Professor Graham Keith Alexander
Sergeant Walsh Gary Files
French General Gary Files

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The Cure (#10)

Written by Pat Dunlop
Directed by Leo Eaton

"I'm afraid the Klam Therapy Theatre is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy."
Sakov, one of Europe's most astute freelance agents, is trailed by Blake to Greenways Nursing Home, a health farm run by chief therapist Dr. Klam, and the Bishop assigns Father Unwin to find out what his plans are. Sakov engineers the crash of a GK2 test car at a nearby race track, but Unwin is baffled as to how he managed to escape the confines of Klam's theray theatre to carry out his sabotage...

Original UK Airdate: November 23rd, 1969 (ATV Midlands)

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Mrs. Appleby, Blake

Additional Voice Cast:
Dr. E.H. Klam Gary Files
Sakov David Healy
Burrows Keith Alexander
Pete Mackintosh Jeremy Wilkin
Nurse David Healy
Kalin Gary Files
Dave Marden Keith Alexander
Minister Jeremy Wilkin

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School For Spies (#11)

Written by Donald James
Directed by Ken Turner

"Explosives should be treated like a lion tamer treats the big cats - show 'em you're not afraid."
Father Unwin discovers that a gang of bogus vicars are responsible for a series of sabotage attacks on military installations and vehicles. After one ofthe gang is hospitalised after their latest venture, Unwin masquerades as his replacement, a demolition expert, to infiltrate the gang, but he is soon exposed as an imposter...

Original UK Airdate: November 30th, 1969 (ATV Midlands)

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop

Additional Voice Cast:
Brother Thomas Keith Alexander
Brother Gregory Jeremy Wilkin
Archdeacon Keith Alexander
Brother Simon Gary Files
Brother Jess Gary Files
Fifth Brother Gary Files

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May-Day, May-Day! (#12)

Written by Bob Kesten
Directed by Alan Perry

"The people who hurt us most are those who profess to love us and yet deliberately deceive us for their own ends."
The Bishop assigns Father Unwin to protect the King of Muldovia during his visit to London, joining his retinue for a flight to New York where the King plans to visit his son. An attempt on the King's life is foiled by Matthew, but the Prince of Muldovia has hidden a bomb aboard the King's private plane and rigged a device that incapacitates the pilot and co-pilot...

Original UK Airdate: December 7th, 1969 (ATV Midlands)
Original Title: "Bombs Away!"

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop

Additional Voice Cast:
Prince of Muldovia Gary Files
Achmed Jeremy Wilkin
King of Muldovia David Graham
Joe Keith Alexander
Joe's Father Jeremy Wilkin
Assassin Keith Alexander
Captain Gary Files
Master Jeremy Wilkin
Air Traffic Controller David Graham
Air Traffic Assistant Gary Files
Commentator Keith Alexander

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More Haste, Less Speed (#13)

Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Ken Turner

"Slow and steady wins the race - not the one that sets the pace."
Lord Edward and Lady Martha Hazlewell have inherited a counterfeit plate from their father, but the location of the second plate is known only to their father's accomplice, Mullins. Unwin and Matthew trail Mullins to Hazlewell Manor and join a frantic chase to retrieve the second plate from an old barn at Greenacre Farm.

Original UK Airdate: December 14th, 1969 (ATV Midlands)

Regular Cast:
Father Unwin, Matthew, The Bishop, Mrs. Appleby

Additional Voice Cast:
Lady Martha Hazlewell Keith Alexander
Lord Edward Hazlewell David Graham
Spiker Gary Files
Mullins Jeremy Wilkin
Charlie Gary Files
Pete Gary Files
Attendant Gary Files

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