Episode #48 - 3-9

The Death Penalty

CAST:
Paul Stassino - Abdul Osman
Brewster Mason - Galbraith Stride
Wanda Ventham - Laura Stride
Scot Finch - Toby Halidom
Arnold Diamond - Colonel Latignant
Rory MacDermot - Clements
William Marlow - Smith
Alan Curtis - Trape
Arthur Gomez - Dali
Philo Hauser - Suza

Directed by Jeremy Summers; Screenplay by Ian Stuart-Black (pdf Screenplay on network DVD) 

STORY:
Templar is on holidays and travels through Marseilles when a man runs in front of his car - someone shot the man in the back. The day after he meets young Laura Stride on a country road and brings her home. Simon soon discovers that her father, Galbraith Stride, is not as innocent as Laura thinks - he is the boss of crime syndicate Latini. Abdul Osman, one of the Latinis, wants to take over the organisation. Osman tries to keep Stride quiet by approaching Laura.

NOTES:
* Paul Stassino also appears in Episode #9 "The Effete Angler", #22 "The Rough Diamonds", #73 "Interlude in Venice" and #115 "The Ex-King of Diamonds"
* Wanda Ventham also appears in Episode #85 "Escape Route"
* Arnold Diamond also appears in Episodes #26 "The Bunco Artists", #27 "The Benevolent Burglary", #67 "The Persistent Parasite", #70 "The Spanish Cow" and #80 "The Better Mousetrap" (every time the same role!). Diamond also appears in the episode "Five Miles to Midnight" of The Persuaders
* Alan Curtis also appears in Episode #58 "The Golden Frog"
* Philo Hauser also appears in Episode #89 "The Art Collectors"
Another appearance of the bad guys' Mercedes.
Osman's yacht looks like a bit like a model inserted into the background shot.

AIRDATE:
UK: 3rd December 1964

GERMAN TITLE:
S.T. und das Syndikat

AVAILABLE ON:
* DVD (PAL): Umbrella DAVID0503 (2003)

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Last Updated: 12/22/2007