The Professionals (1977–1983)
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Hampered by two cocky Drugs Squad officers, Doyle teams up with Hong Kong cop Esther, who is in London trailing a Triad gang supplying drugs to U.S. army personnel in Germany, a racket ... See full summary »

Director:

Douglas Camfield

Writers:

Brian Clemens (creator), Roger Marshall
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Jackson ... George Cowley
Martin Shaw ... Doyle
Lewis Collins ... Bodie
Chai Lee Chai Lee ... Esther
John Forgeham ... D.S. Colin
James Marcus James Marcus ... D.C. Jack
Gary Shail Gary Shail ... Jimmy
Phil Brown ... Callahan
Sharon Duce Sharon Duce ... Annie
Pik Sen Lim ... Chai Ling
Arnold Lee Arnold Lee ... Chi Sang
Fiesta Mei Ling Fiesta Mei Ling ... Siu Sang
George Little George Little ... Meyer
Andy Ho Andy Ho ... Ngan Hung
Richard Rees Richard Rees ... Johnny Chong
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Hampered by two cocky Drugs Squad officers, Doyle teams up with Hong Kong cop Esther, who is in London trailing a Triad gang supplying drugs to U.S. army personnel in Germany, a racket supported by certain East Germans who want to destroy Anglo-American relations. Esther gets a lead in a Chinese restaurant threatened by the Triad whilst Bodie goes undercover as a down-and-out in a squat where two young junkies have died. The two halves of the operation meet for a shoot-out in a motel, with a less than satisfactory result. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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12 October 1980 (UK) See more »

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When Cowley complains how hot it is in the American Embassy, the Ambassador says that it is like that to keep the computers running. However computers (especially large mainframes) need to be kept cooler, not warmer, than room temperature. See more »

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[Bodie is squatting in a filthy, run-down house, in order to infiltrate a group of drug smugglers]
George Cowley: What's the smell? Washing or cooking?
Bodie: Cooking. It's sock soup tonight! Yummy!
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Take Away
8 April 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Everybody is undercover. Doyle is a market trader. Bodie is a junkie in a dosshouse.

Cowley and the US Ambassador is concerned that the UK is a route for deadly heroin being shipped to the USA by Chinese Triad gangs in Hong Kong and in London. The East Germans are involved as well with the drugs going from Hong Kong to US serviceman in West Germany.

Elements of the plot is ahead of its time. Make a few changes and this could be basically be American Gangster or Tom Clancy's Without Remorse.

The plot here needed judicious editing. It is all over the place with superfluous characters. The angry young man looking for his American girlfriend. Two racist detectives harassing Doyle.

Still Doyle gets to do kung fu again and it is entertaining if confusing.


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