Episodes

The Hanged Man: Grail and Platter (ITV 22 Mar 1975, Frederick Jaeger)

Grail And Platter

In Grail and Platter Lew is still recovering from his interrogation at the hands of the Russians but finds that trouble is still right on his doorstep. Going in search of a crook/killer called Hans Dieter puts him out in the open like never before and very quickly a group of crooked businessmen from Detroit are on his tail and planning to kill him once and for all.

The key to the episode is an intelligence report that Burnett is desperate to get his hands on, it should give him some vital information on the money trail that seems to be at the heart of his death threats. Also another strong guest roster not least with the always excellent Frederick jaeger as the hitman Dieter.

classic quote
Burnett: “Use it well, perhaps it will turn clean, I sold six people to get it… Mind you I’ve sold people before, eggs in a crate, some of them get smashed. But that’s always later when I’m somewhere else. It’s never been anything to do with me.”

production details
UK | ITV Network – Yorkshire Television

RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes | AIRDATE: 22 March 1975

WRITER: Edmund Ward | DIRECTOR: Tony Wharmby

Series: The Hanged Man / Episode Six of Eight

cast
COLIN BLAKELY as Lewis Burnett
MICHAEL WILLIAMS as Alan Crowe
FREDERICK JAEGER as Hans Deiter
TONY JAY as Laszlo
MICHAEL J. SHANNON as Milton Webber
AL MANCINI as Joe Shapiro
GARY WATSON as John Quentin
NAOMI CHANCE as Jane Cowley
GORDON REID as Willie O’Keefe
MICHAEL HALSEY as Gert Hauser
JOHN F. LANDRY as Turtle
GEORGINE ANDERSON as Dorothy Graham