Episode #20 - 2-8


Barbara Murray - Iris Lansing
David Bauer - Rick Lansing
Cyril Luckham - Jack Hardy
Ferdy Mayne - Stratford Keene
John Ronane - Mark Belden
Anthony Wager - Calder
Barry Linehan - Thatcher
Meadows White - Harry Blundel
April Wilding - Mary Hardy

Directed by John Gilling; Screenplay by Bill Strutton

To please his wife villain Rick Lansing is financing destined-to-become-flops-theatre-plays where she is part of the ensemble. While trying to get protection money from news paper shop owner Harry Blundel Lansing and his men set fire to the shop. After they leave Blundel dies from heart attack.
Lansing soon gets a telephone call where someone tries to blackmail him... the voice sounds remarkably like the voice of a certain Simon Templar...

* Barbara Murray also appears in Episode #33 "The Good Medicine"
* David Bauer also appears in Episodes #8 "The Element of Doubt", #15 "Judith", #38 "The Ever-Loving Spouse" and #93 "Island of Chance"
* Ferdy Mayne also appears in Episodes #28 "The Wonderful War", #84 "Flight Plan" and #95 "A Double in Diamonds"
* John Ronane also appears in Episode #118 "The World Beater". He also appears in the episode "A Home of One's Own" of The Persuaders
* Anthony Wager also appears in Episodes #54 "The Set-Up" and #82 "Paper Chase"
* Barry Linehan also appears in Episode #65 "The Crooked Ring"
* Meadows White also appears in Episode #26 "The Bunco Artists"
* One of the thugs who work for Rick Lansing is the uncredited Larry Taylor. He also appears in Episode #30 "The Romantic Matron" (as Laurence Taylor), #51 "The Unkind Philanthropist", #66 "The Smart Detective", #72 "The Queen's Ransom", #104 "Iris" and #117 "Portrait of Brenda"
* Larry Taylor appears in the series "The Persuaders" in the episode "Chain of Events".
Margaret Nolan, uncredited, plays a secretary in this episode. She's probably best known for her role as Dink in the James Bond movie "Goldfinger". [Submitted by Wojciech Trojanowski]
* Bill Strutton was the writer of the "Ivanhoe" series... starring Roger Moore!

UK: 7th November 1963

* DVD (PAL): Umbrella DAVID0500 (2003)

Last Updated: 09/07/2011