In Mr Pulman and Mr Pershore, the final episode of the series, David Pulman’s plan to shift Peter Frame sideways has now taken full effect, giving him the official title of Head of Special Projects. It means there is now a position open for a new assistant director of the department.
Pulman thinks Richard Pershore would be the ideal man for the job, it’s considered all round to be something of a thankless task but it does come with a title. First though David needs to make sure that Eve and Rodney (who are the senior members of the department) are offered the job but turn it down.
Meanwhile Richard declares his love for Veronica (who thinks she may love him too) and asks her to marry him. She makes it plain she can’t marry him whilst they both work for the same Organization. Richard has also been given the unenvious job of organising the yearly Chairman’s dinner – he knows he may be in line for the promotion and thinks messing up the dinner could be his way out of Greatrick.
A fabulous final episode, Veronica knows Richard will never leave Greatrick and knows that in the end they are all puppets being worked by David.
In the end Richard accepts the promotion as we knew he always would. There could quite easily have been a second season but the end here is nicely satisfying anyway.
Cult favourite Valerie Leon pops up in the small role of David’s new secretary.
“He follows with the upmost skill. If I’m in a jokey mood he jokes, politely and discreetly and never tries to top me. Which would be a mistake…”
UK/ ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 28 May 1972 at 10.30pm
Writer: Philip Mackie / Production Design: Jane Martin / Director: James Ormerod
Series: The Organization Episode 7 of 7
Donald Sinden as David Pulman
Elaine Taylor as Veronica
Peter Egan as Richard Pershore
Bernard Hepton as Rodney Spurling
Jill Melford as Eve
Anton Rodgers as Peter Frame
Beth Morris as Heather
Valerie Leon as Prudence