The Professionals (1977–1983)
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American senator John Jerry Patterson is assassinated in daylight in bogus roadworks in full view of other motorists. To flush out the killers Cowley prepares a newspaper story claiming ... See full summary »

Director:

William Brayne

Writers:

Brian Clemens (creator), Peter Hammond (as James McAteer)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Jackson ... George Cowley
Martin Shaw ... Doyle
Lewis Collins ... Bodie
John Castle ... Tommy, CI5 Agent
Rufus Collins ... Tin Can
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... Estate Car Driver
Dorothy White Dorothy White ... Mrs. Lewis
Thomas Baptiste ... Huntley
Damien Thomas ... Raider
Robert McBain Robert McBain ... Mr. Lewis
Jim McManus Jim McManus ... Lorry Driver's Mate
David Baron David Baron ... Mr. Sumner
Chris Dillinger Chris Dillinger ... Raider
Neil Kennedy Neil Kennedy ... Raider
Luan Peters ... Lady in Sports Car
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American senator John Jerry Patterson is assassinated in daylight in bogus roadworks in full view of other motorists. To flush out the killers Cowley prepares a newspaper story claiming that their faces have been recognised but the witnesses' identities are erroneously disclosed and two are murdered. Working with loose cannon operative Tommy, Bodie and Doyle must protect the others and identify the gang, in which they are helped by a witness who offers himself as bait. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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27 January 1978 (UK) See more »

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Although they had significant speaking parts, for some reason the characters of Latymer (Anthony Bailey), John Jerry Patterson (Bruce Boa) and The American (Kenneth Nelson) were not credited. See more »

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When Tommy questions the loading-bay worker, we see him close the door of the black Capri. When he returns to the car a second later, the door is open See more »

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Heroes
29 November 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Before Donald Trump there was US senator John Jerry Patterson, a right wing demagogue.

There is a hit ordered on the senator and Cowley wants to bustle him out of the country. There is an attempted heist of silver bullion being carried actual on a truck. Members of the public foil it but the security guard is shot dead.

The murdered guard was Patterson in disguise. He was the target. the silver bullion was a cover story.

When a newspaper publish the names and addresses of the potential witnesses, their lives are put in danger. The bad guys go after them. (Leaving aside the question as why would a newspaper do this when the villains are still on the loose!)

Heroes is a disjointed episode. If Peter J Hammond disassociated himself from the episode is because it does have serious plotting and credibility issues. These bad guys go around and shoot all potential witnesses. How is it they managed to get to several of them sequentially and the various CI5 agents could not.

John Castle steals his scenes as the trigger happy CI5 agent, Tommy.


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