The Protectors (Series One)

Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet lead an elite international detective organisation dedicated to the protection of the innocent.

Group Three/ITC

26 episodes x 25 minutes

Producers: Gerry Anderson and Reg Hill

Director of Photography: Brendan J. Stafford BSC and Frank Watts BSC

Art Director: Bob Bell

Script Editor: Tony Barwick

Music Composed and Directed by John Cameron

Theme Music and Lyrics by Mitch Murray and Peter Callender

Episodes List
1 2000 ft To Die

Freddie Reiwald is the last of a five man research team working on the molecular structure of metals to create synthetic gold. The other four members of the team have died in mysterious circumstances and Reiwald could be next. Harry joins Reiwald and his friend Ransome on a dangerous film stunt – a daredevil parachute fall – while on the ground, Paul and the Contessa race to save Ransome’s kidnapped fiancÈe, whose captors have threatened to kill her unless Ransome allows Reiwald to die!

Written by Terence Feeley

Directed by John Hough

Original UK Airdate: 29th September 1972 (ATV)

Edited by David Lane

On Location:

  • Denham Aerodrome, Denham, Buckinghamshire
  • The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW7

Additional Cast:

  • Freddie Reiwald Harvey Hall
  • Ransome Nicholas Jones
  • Susan Jacqueline Stanbury
  • Captain Carozza Paul Stassino
  • Civil Servant John Scott
2 Brother Hood

Harry is offered an assignment by the reclusive industrial magnate Bela Karoleon: to engineer his brother Sandor’s escape from a prison on a Mediterranean island where he has been jailed on a trumped-up charge. The jail-break goes according to plan, but now Sandor’s life is in danger: his brother wants him dead because he is one of the few men to know that behind the respectable facade of the Karoleon Corporation, Bela is running the world’s biggest illegal drugs operation.

Written by John Goldsmith

Directed by Don Chaffey

Original UK Airdate: 6th October 1972 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

On Location:

  • Barcelona, Spain

Additional Cast:

  • Sandor Karoleon Vladek Sheybal
  • Bela Karoleon Patrick Troughton
  • Maria Karoleon Jill Balcon
  • Heller John Cazabon
  • Governor Robert Brown
  • Pannides Leon Lissek
  • Yanos Antony Stamboulieh
3 Disappearing Trick

Brad Huron, son of multi-millionaire Carl Huron, bets his companion Malloy that he can disappear without trace and approaches the Protectors to help him to do so. Harry rejects the assignment, but Caroline – stung by a recent argument over the professionalism of women – decides to accept the apparently harmless commission and goes on the run with Brad. Then Harry is contacted by Carl Huron, who reveals that his son is a murderous manic-depressive paranoiac, and Caroline is in deadly danger…

Written by Brian Clemens

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Original UK Airdate: 20th October 1972 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

On Location:

  • Paris, France

Additional Cast:

  • Carl Huron David Bauer
  • Brad Huron Derren Nesbitt
  • Malloy Chris Malcolm
  • Walters Don Henderson
  • CafÈ Owner Michael Da Costa
  • Garage Mechanic David Calderisi
  • Joe Lomax Roy Evans
4 Your Witness

The Protectors are hired by George Dixon to guard his ward, Christie, the key witness to a murder at Dixon’s Paris nightclub. After an attempt on her life by a gunman at Le Bourget Airport, Christie is hidden at Paul’s flat while Harry and Caroline investigate the identity of the gunman and his employer. Then Christie disappears and Caroline learns that she is linked to a bullion robbery organised by the principle members of three Paris gangs, one of whom is now dead, while a second is charged with his murder. But who is the third man?

Written by Donald James

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Original UK Airdate: 9th March 1973 (ATV)

Edited by John S. Smith

On Location:

  • Paris, France

Additional Cast:

  • George Dixon George Baker
  • Christie Stephanie Beacham
  • Monique Judith Arthy
  • Bayard Georges Lambert
  • Barman Gordon Sterne
  • Croupier Hugo de Vernier
  • Carter Sherwood Price
5 The Quick Brown Fox

The Protectors are hired by the West German government to discover who is operating a Nazi pension fund for five ex-Nazis wanted for war crimes. Suspecting millionaire Hans Keller, Caroline intercepts a letter sent by him to a poste restante address in Geneva, but it only features the wrong date – August 14th – and a typewritten line: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Realising that this is a coded message that holds the key to the funds held in a Swiss account, Harry and Paul fly to Geneva, but Caroline is captured by Keller…

Written by Donald James

Directed by Don Chaffey

Original UK Airdate: 10th November 1972 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

On Location:

  • Barcelona, Spain

Additional Cast:

  • Hans Keller Morris Perry
  • Osuna MarkMalicz
  • Helga Gratz Anna Matisse
  • Monica Angie Grant
  • Banker Christopher Benjamin
  • Spanish Official Kenneth Hendal
6 The Numbers Game

Hired to ensure the return home of a wayward daughter, Harry and Caroline discover that the girl has been employed to pass a series of numbers, coded messages detailing car licence numbers. Trailing a car belonging to eminent heart surgeon Lawrence Savage, they learn that the vehicle is being used in an elaborate heroin smuggling operation. Tracking down the brains behind the racket takes Harry back to Spain and a grim confrontation with Mario Giocovetti, the head of the organisation…

Written by Ralph Smart

Directed by Don Chaffey

Original UK Airdate: 29th December 1972 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

On Location:

  • Edwarebury Hotel, Barnet Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire
  • A1, Borehamwood
  • Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW7
  • Eastern Docks Car Ferry Terminal and Hoverport, Dover, Kent
  • Barcelona, Spain

Additional Cast:

  • Susan Crediton Margareta Lee
  • Frank Henry McGee
  • Sir Walter Crediton Frederick Treves
  • Mario Giocovetti Peter Arne
  • Luigi George Innes
  • Lawrence Savage Richard Easton
  • Man in White Sherwood Price
7 Triple Cross

Paul is kidnapped by jewel thief Charlie and held captive at a disused farmyard. Charlie threatens to kill Paul by detonating a time bomb by radio transmitter unless Harry and Caroline help in the theft of priceless jewels, which have been entrusted to Harry by the owner during a transfer at London Airport. With no alternative, Harry switches the packet containing the gems but later he and Caroline find Charlie dead with the jewels missing – and the clock is still ticking on the bomb that threatens Paul’s life!

Written by Lew Davidson

Directed by John Hough

Original UK Airdate: 15th December 1972 (ATV)

Edited by David Lane

On Location:

  • High Canons, Buckettsland Lane, Well End, Hertfordshire
  • Deeves Hall Cottage, Deeves Hall Lane, near Ridge, Hertfordshire
  • A1, Borehamwood
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW7
  • Aythorpe Roding Mill, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex

Additional Cast:

  • Charlie John Neville
  • Linda Angharad Rees
  • Kofax Peter Bowles
  • Gem Setter John Barrard
  • Detective Del Henney
  • Garage Attendant Bill Stewart
8 A Kind Of Wild Justice

Two attempts on Harry’s life are made by Kate Lindeman, the daughter of a racketeer whom Harry was responsible for imprisoning. Kate believes that Harry framed her father who has since died behind bars, but Harry persuades her to give him twelve hours to convince her that Lindeman was indeed a gangster, introducing her to the men at the heart of Lindeman’s gang. But when Caroline and Paul learn that Kate’s attempts to kill Harry were bogus, Harry realises that he has been duped…

Written by Donald James

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Original UK Airdate: 1st December 1972 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

On Location:

  • Associated British Elstree Studios, Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • Paul’s Cathedral, St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC1
  • Westminster Bridge, Westminster Bridge Road, London SW1
  • Whitehall, London SW1
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW7

Additional Cast:

  • Reagan Patrick O’Connell
  • Kate Lindeman Anna Palk
  • Jill Kubi Chaza
  • Soaper Barry Stanton
  • Mechanic Paul Freeman
  • Turf Accountant Brian Jackson
  • Health Clinic Proprietor Lewis Jones
9 One And One Makes One

The Protectors are hired to track down Bennett, a missing Canadian agent who holds valuable information about a new American-Canadian sky project. Harry, Caroline and Paul trace the injured Bennett to a private clinic near Paris where he is being held by Shkoder, a Soviet agent. The trio engineer a fake road accident to gain access to the clinic, but is the man they rescue really Bennett or is he Kosneff, a foreign agent surgically altered to resemble Bennett and take his place?

Written by Jesse and Pat Lasky

Directed by Don Chaffey

Original UK Airdate: 2nd February 1973 (ATV)

Edited by John S. Smith

On Location:

  • Buckettsland Lane, Well End, Hertfordshire
  • Whitehall, London SW1
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW7
  • Paris, France

Additional Cast:

  • Shkoder Michael Gough
  • Maria Ghardala Georgia Brown
  • Yanos Anthony Stamboulieh
  • Bennett Neil McCallum
  • Kramer Christopher Dunham
10 See No Evil

Harry and Caroline are assigned to keep tabs on a Senator who is investigating the activities of Il Gufo – ‘The Owl’ – for a Senate report on organised crime in Rome. The Senator is abducted, but turns up again in a cafÈ on the Via Veneto – he has been drugged and in his pocket are a packet of incriminating photographs which could ruin him. The only witness to the Senator’s abduction is a blind man and the search for him takes Caroline to the tawdry Piazza Costaguti and a terrifying encounter with Il Gufo…

Written by Donald Jonson

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Original UK Airdate: 13th October 1972 (ATV)

Edited by David Lane

On Location:

  • Rome, Italy

Additional Cast:

  • Max Toller James Bolam
  • Lucello Alan Webb
  • Waiter Al Mancini
  • Senator Leonard Sachs
  • Mario Phillip Hinton
  • Driver Anthony Haygarth
  • Thug Alan Lake
11 Balance Of Terror

The Protectors are approached by K.G.B. agent Krassinkov to help them find defecting Russian scientist Professor Schelpin, a top bio-chemist who has disappeared with a phial of germ warfare toxin which could wipe out the population of London. To their surprise, Schelpin turns up at a conference where he confirms his intentions to alert the world to the horrors of germ warfare, but he disappears again before he can be stopped. Realising that Schelpin plans to unleash the toxin on the anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima, Harry, Caroline and Paul have only nine hours to avert disaster…

Written by John Goldsmith

Directed by Don Chaffey

Original UK Airdate: 8th December 1972 (ATV)

Edited by David Lane

On Location:

  • Hungerford Bridge, Victoria Embankment, London SW1
  • Houses Of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1
  • Trafalgar Square, London SW1
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW1

Additional Cast:

  • Colonel Vasili Krassinkov Nigel Green
  • Professor Schelpin Laurence Naismith
  • G.B. Man Janos Kurucz
  • Grodny Angus Lennie
  • Russian Delegate Milos Kirek
  • Hotel Receptionist Barry Warren
12 King Con

Caroline’s friend Irena Gleskova has been swindled out of a 12th century ivory icon by suave confidence trickster Alan Sutherland, so Caroline sets out to avenge her, buying the icon back at an auction to present herself to Sutherland as his next target. With Harry in the guise of a rich American with money to burn, the Protectors coax Sutherland to put up a loan of £85,000 with a diamond ring, valued at £200,000 as security, as part of an elaborate confidence trick of their own.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Original UK Airdate: 17th November 1972 (ATV)

Edited by John S. Smith

On Location:

  • Buckettsland Lane, Well End, Hertfordshire
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW1

Additional Cast:

  • Alan Sutherland Anton Rodgers
  • Irena Gleskova Isabella Telezynska
  • Cribbs Ronald Lacey
  • Emil Markov Michael Da Costa
  • Auctioneer Peter Cellier
  • Salesman Brian Worth
13 The Big Hit

An attempt on Paul’s life follows the deaths of Protectors in New York and Tokyo, and Caroline realises that someone is out to destroy the Protectors Organisation. She and Paul attempt to warn Harry, but they are too late – he has already been kidnapped. The assassin’s trail leads Caroline and Paul to a swimwear factory owned by Jason Howard who has been given the contract to wipe out the Protectors. There, they learn that Harry has been incarcerated in a crate suspended from a crane – unless Harry agrees to name all the other members of the organisation, he will be crushed to death…

Written by Donald James

Directed by Roy Ward Baker

Original UK Airdate: 26th January 1973 (ATV)

Edited by David Lane

On Location:

  • Associated British Elstree Studios, Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW1

Additional Cast:

  • Jason Howard Derek Smith
  • Fencing Master Arthur Howell
  • ‘Assassin’ Bob Anderson
  • Suzanne Morag Hood
  • Barman Toyn Bateman
  • Howard’s Henchmen Carl Rigg and Phil Woods
14 Thinkback

Harry recovers consciousness in hospital and is told that he has been involved in a head-on collision with another car. The police arrive and Harry is interviewed by Inspector Wilson, revealing that the Protectors have been engaged to guard Frank Gilling, a vital witness due to testify before an international commission. Wilson urges him to reveal Gilling’s location so that he can ensure his protection, but Harry comes to realise that he and Caroline are the victims of an elaborate plot to erase Gilling…

Written by Brian Clemens

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Original UK Airdate: 24th November 1972 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

On Location:

  • Associated British Elstree Studios, Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Additional Cast:

  • Inspector Wilson Ian Hendry
  • Sergeant Peters Keith Bell
  • Frank Dilling Geoffrey Morris
  • Doctor Page Donald Burton
  • Nurse Penny Sugg
  • Ginter James Culliford
15 The First Circle

Tormented by his experiences while in command of a U.S. air base in Vietnam, Colonel John Hunter has suffered a mental breakdown, shooting a security guard at a disused airfield in the belief that he is back in Vietnam. Pursued by the police, Hunter goes to ground in the airfield control tower and his wife calls in Harry Rule to help him. Harry finds himself at odds with the trigger-happy Inspector Slade, and attempts to talk Hunter back to sanity by presenting himself as one of Hunter’s Vietnam colleagues. But the encounter tips Hunter over the edge…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Don Chaffey

Original UK Airdate: 23rd March 1973 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

Additional Cast:

  • Colonel John Hunter Ed Bishop
  • Slade John Collin
  • Karen Hunter Sally Bazely
  • Security Man Frederick Bennett
  • Policeman George Roubicek
16 Chase

Harry and Caroline celebrate Harry’s birthday with a holiday at Caroline’s family lodge in Northern Europe. While Caroline is shopping at a village store, Harry is surprised by the arrival of an injured man whom he recognises as the noted South American diplomat Douglas Perston. Perston has been kidnapped and held hostage by his political opponents, but has managed to escape his captors who are hot on his trail. When Harry tries to run for help, he is pursued by the ruthless Gardner and his henchmen…

Written by Brian Clemens

Directed by Harry Booth

Original UK Airdate: 2nd March 1973 (ATV)

Edited by David Lane

On Location:

  • The Bridgewater Memorial, Aldbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Edgwarebury Hotel, Barnet Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire

Additional Cast:

  • Gardner Patrick Magee
  • Kurt Keith Buckley
  • Douglas Perston Donald Eccles
  • Vent Tom Chadbon
  • Gromeld Gertan Klauber
  • 2nd Tracker Graham Mallard
  • Ingrid Isabella Telezynska
17 ...With A Little Help From My Friends

The Protectors have been assigned to guard a visiting Eastern President during his stay in London when Harry’s estranged wife Laura arrives at his mews apartment in a distressed state. Their son Johnny has been kidnapped by the President’s rival, Kahan, who wants Harry to help him in his political ambitions by killing the President. Harry has no choice but to go through with Kahan’s plans and shoots the President in cold blood – only to be gunned down by Caroline!

Written by Sylvia Anderson

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Original UK Airdate: 23rd February 1973 (ATV)

Edited by John S. Smith

On Location:

  • Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire
  • Aldenham Grange, Letchmore Heath Road, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire
  • Neptune House, BBC Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood
  • London Airport, Heathrow, London
  • Trafalgar Square, London SW1
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW7

Additional Cast:

  • Kahan Jeremy Brett
  • Laura Rule Hannah Gordon
  • President Martin Benson
  • President’s Aide Saeed Jaffrey
  • Johnny Rule Daron Barnham
  • Pursuer Roshan Seth
  • Butler John Gatrell
  • Doctor Desmond Jordan
  • Kahan’s Henchmen Julian Sherrier and Marc Zuber
18 For The Rest Of Your Natural...

Caroline is kidnapped by Colin Grant, an escaped murderer who was convicted partly on Caroline’s evidence. He stages a mock trial for Caroline with himself as prosecuting counsel and a grotesque jury of cut-out cardboard figures. While Paul and Suki desperately search for her, Caroline is terrorised by the psychopathic Grant as he outlines his case against her and she suddenly realises that he is reliving the tragic death of his mother that unhinged his mind..

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by John Hough

Original UK Airdate: 5th January 1973 (ATV)

Edited by David Lane

On Location:

  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW7

Additional Cast:

  • Colin Grant Norman Rodway
  • Visitor Damien Thomas
  • Detective Kenneth Gilbert
  • Mary Cooper Susan Travers
19 The Bodyguards

Harry and Caroline are hired by Inspector Newman to guard the body of Ralph Corder, in the hope of drawing his associates in a series of bank robberies out into the open. One of the men, Robard, offers Harry £5,000 if he can confirm that Corder is dead, while a second, Mason, breaks into Corder’s house to find out for himself. Mason is photographed by a hidden camera, enabling Caroline to identify him and trail him to a disused crypt while Harry and Paul track down Robard. Both men want their share of the hidden proceeds from the robberies and will stop at nothing to claim it…

Written by Dennis Spooner

Directed by Don Chaffey

Original UK Airdate: 12th January 1973 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

On Location:

  • Edgwarebury Hotel, Barnet Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire
  • The King William IV, 111 Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, London SW1

Additional Cast:

  • Robard Freddie Jones
  • Alan Mason Manning Redwood
  • Inspector Jack Newman Ken Watson
  • Butler Harry Hutchinson
20 Talkdown

Harry is kidnapped by Colin Foster, a mentally unbalanced criminal who seeks to exact his own macabre form of vengeance on Harry for the death of his brother. Taken up in a light aircraft, Harry is left at the controls when Foster jumps out with the only parachute, intending to disappear and frame Harry for his own murder. But Foster’s plan has backfired in one vital respect: Harry doesn’t know how to pilot the ‘plane and unless Paul can talk him down, he won’t live to be charged with Foster’s murder…

Written by Jesse and Pat Lasky

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Original UK Airdate: 9th February 1973 (ATV)

Edited by John S. Smith

On Location:

  • Elstree Aerodrome, Hogg Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire
  • Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3
  • New Scotland Yard, Victoria Street, London SW1
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW7

Additional Cast:

  • Colin Foster Derren Nesbitt
  • Inspector Hill John Nettleton
  • Air Traffic Control John Joyce
  • Rifle Range Supervisor William Moore
21 A Case For The Right

Harry is asked to deliver a dispatch case to Prince Carpiano’s villa in Rome. En route, two attempts are made to wrest the case from him, but when Harry and Caroline discover that the case contains a bomb they realise that Harry has been used as a decoy while another courier carries the real consignment. Investigating further, Caroline manages to acquire tickets to a fancy dress party being hosted by the Prince at an ancestral tomb outside Rome, where she and Harry discover that the courier is delivering funding for the Prince’s neo-Fascist revolutionary movement.

Written by Jesse and Pat Lasky

Directed by Michael Linday-Hogg

Original UK Airdate: 30th March 1973 (ATV)

Edited by John S. Smith

On Location:

  • Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1
  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW7
  • Rome, Italy

Additional Cast:

  • Prince Carpiano Milo O’Shea
  • Fabrizzio Jacques Sernas
  • Extremist Officer Jeffrey Segal
22 A Matter Of Life And Death

Investigating the death in North Africa of an English hippy, Peter Hendricks, Harry stumbles on a smuggling racket when he is mistaken by Hendricks’ employer, Goran, to be his contact for a shipment to Malta. With little to go on after Goran’s death, Harry is joined by Caroline and Paul and tracks the operation back to James Leroy Mallory, an Australian plying an illegal trade in blood plasma. Masquerading as a buyer, Caroline offers to outbid the purchaser of Mallory’s latest consignment but Mallory is alerted to her deception…

Written by Donald James

Directed by Don Chaffey

Original UK Airdate: 19th January 1973 (ATV)

Edited by John S. Smith

On Location:

  • Malta

Additional Cast:

  • James Leroy Mallory Patrick Allen
  • Baruna Maxwell Shaw
  • Goran Barrie Houghton
  • Doctor Cyril Shapps
  • Mallory’s Girl Julie Crossthwaite
23 It Could Be Practically Anywhere On The Island

In Malta on a routine assignment, Harry becomes entangled in the theft of Linda McCall’s Muffin. The poodle has been stolen by Felix Costa and his girlfriend Madeline, who intend to use the little dog in a plot to smuggle microfilm out of the country. Too late, they discover that the microfilm will not be arriving for several days and the pair must keep Muffin fed and quiet until then, which proves to be difficult. Unfortunately, when the microfilm finally arrives, it falls into Muffin’s dog food and he eats it…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Robert Vaughn

Original UK Airdate: 16th March 1973 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

On Location:

  • Malta

Additional Cast:

  • Felix Costa Sherwood Price
  • Linda McCall Linda Staab
  • Jonathan P. Hacket Dervis Ward
  • Joe Flynn Vernon Dobtcheff
  • Jonathan P. Hacket Wendy Hutchinson
  • Doctor David Glover
  • Hotel Man Michael Da Costa
  • Bartender Peter Fontaine
24 Vocal

Temporarily blinded by gun fire, Paul is the only eye-witness able to identify John Azon and Gregg as the men behind a drug-running racket after the Protectors’ operation to entrap the men in a car-park goes horribly wrong. To ensure that they are able to cover their tracks, Azon and Gregg hire Vickers, an extraordinary mimic, to impersonate Harry and learn the identity of the other person who was in the car-park with Paul, who might also be able to identify them. Completely fooled by Vickers, Paul unwittingly reveals that it was Caroline…

Written by Brian Clemens

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Original UK Airdate: 16th February 1973 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

On Location:

  • 2 Courtfield Mews, South Kensington, London SW7

Additional Cast:

  • John Azon David Buck
  • Gregg Ian Hogg
  • Vickers Shane Rimmer
25 It Was All Over In Leipzig

The Protectors agree to assist with investigations into a plot to overthrow the government of a Mediterranean island. Harry, Caroline and Paul are joined by Jim Palmer, another member of the Protectors organisation, to whom Caroline was once romantically attached. Caroline goes along with Palmer’s suspicions that businessman Adam Markos is the man behind the plot and evidence mounts against him when arms are discovered during raids on his nightclubs. Harry, however, pursues his own investigation and learns the identity of the true culprit…

Written by Donald James

Directed by Don Chaffey

Original UK Airdate: 3rd November 1972 (ATV)

Edited by David Lane

On Location:

  • Malta

Additional Cast:

  • Jim Palmer Ron Randall
  • Lintar Paul Weston
  • Adam Markos Phil Brown
  • Maria Diane Mercer
  • Young Girl Tanya Bayona
26 Ceremony For The Dead

The Protectors are engaged by Madame Rue, the wife of a foreign President, to safeguard her husband when he arrives in the Mediterranean for medical treatment. With a double of the President and Caroline masquerading as Madame Rue, Harry arranges an elaborate deception at the airport to decoy the President’s enemies, enabling the real President to be smuggled safely from a chartered yacht. But the plan misfires when the President’s ambulance is ambushed and the abductors escape with him to sea…

Written by Donald James

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Original UK Airdate: 27th October 1972 (ATV)

Edited by Mike Campbell

On Location:

  • Malta

Additional Cast:

  • Madame Rue Toby Robins
  • Medina Stanley Lebor
  • Police Inspector Charles Thake
  • Skipper Robert Sessions
  • Julie Jennie Lee Wright
Cast List
Harry Rule Robert Vaughn
Contessa Caroline di Contini Nyree Dawn Porter
Paul Buchet Tony Anholt
Chino Anthony Chinn
Suki Yasuko Nagazumi