Episode #76 - 5-5

The Helpful Pirate

CAST:
Erika Remberg - Eva
Paul Maxwell - Kolben
Vladek Sheybal - Nikita Roskin
Anneke Wills - Fran Roeding
Redmond Phillips - Professor Roeding
George Pravda - Uhrmeister
Jack Gwillim - Major Carter
Michael Wolf - Hotel Receptionist
Laurence Herder - Alexi
Ray Austin - Erich Brauer
(Gerard Heinz - uncredited)

Directed by Roy Baker; Screenplay by Roy Russell (pdf Screenplay on Umbrella DVD) 

STORY:
Professor Roeding has disappeared during an antiques shopping trip in Hamburg. The British secret service seeks Simon's help. When Templar tries to reconstruct Roeding's path he finds a plot to take in wealthy travellers with a story about pirate Störtebeker. But why has nobody seen the professor again?

NOTES:
* Redmond Phillips also appears in Episode #54 "The Set-Up"
* George Pravda also appears in Episode #9 "The Effete Angler" and #55 "The Rhine Maiden". He also had a role in "Thunderball"
* Jack Gwillim also appears in Episode #9 "The Effete Angler" and #82 "Paper Chase" (same role as here)
* Laurence Herder also appears in Episodes #69 "The Saint Bids Diamonds"
* Ray Austin also appears in Episode #13 "The Fellow Traveller", #22 "The Rough Diamonds" and #52 "The Damsel in Distress". He would later direct Episodes #102 "The Desperate Diplomat" and #111 "The People Importers"
* Michael Wolf also appears in Episode #55 "The Rhine Maiden"
Although not credited Gerard Heinz who also appeared in Episode #25 "The Sporting Chance", #69 "The Saint Bids Diamonds" and #75 "The Reluctant Revolution" has a short cameo in this scene.
* This episode makes strong use of the backlot - each corner serves as a different spot in Hamburg.
The name of the hotel is slightly misspelled -it should be "NEUE ZEITEN" instead of "NEUEZEITEN". (0:08)
This is a slightly redesigned fake corridor painting as seen in Episode #72 "The Queen's Ransom" and #75 "The Reluctant Revolution" (0:08)
The German translation is wrong - neither "Kompliments" nor "Antiken" is correct. It should rather read "Mit den besten Empfehlungen" and "Antiquitäten". (0:10)
  The black Mercedes was used twice during this episode on the backlot set - look for the number plate. (0:13 and 0:16)
This view of Hamburg is just a painting - and it almost looks black & white. (0:16)
Since this is a painting, the window in Templar's room doesn't show a night scene. (0:23)
Another appearance of the Mercedes. (0:46)

AIRDATE:
UK: 28th October 1966

GERMAN TITLE:
Piratenstück in Hamburg

AVAILABLE ON:
* DVD (NTSC): AAE-70230 (2001)

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Last Updated: 12/29/2017