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Secret Service (ITV 1969, Stanley Unwin)

Secret Service

Supermarionation series Secret Service also utilised some live acting from Stanley Unwin as a priest investigating various spy capers in his role as an agent for B.I.S.H.O.P. Unwin only appeared in long shot whilst close up work was reserved for the puppets. Father Unwin also had a kind of partner in Agent Matthew whom was able to miniaturised.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV – ITC – Century 21 / 13×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 1969

Creators: Gerry & Sylvia Anderson / Characters: Sylvia Anderson / Supervising Visual Effects Director: Derek Meddings / Music: Barry Gray / Theme tune sung by The Mike Sammes Singers / Script Editor: Tony Barwick / Executive Producer: Peg Hill / Producer: David Lane

cast
Stanley Unwin as Father Stanley Unwin

voice cast
Keith Alexander as Matthew
Sylvia Anderson as Mrs Appleby
Gary Files
David Healy
Jeremy Wilkin as The Bishop

THE EPISODES 21 September – 14 December 1969 
1. A CASE FOR THE BISHOP (21 Sep 69)
2. A QUESTION OF MIRACLES (28 Sep 69)
3. TO CATCH A SPY (5 Oct 69)
4. THE FEATHERED SPIES (12 Oct 69)
5. LAST TRAIN TO BUFFERS HALT (19 Oct 69)
6. A HOLE IN ONE (26 Oct 69)
7. RECALL TO SERVICE (2 Nov 69)
8. ERRAND OF MERCY (9 Nov 69)
9. THE DEADLY WHISPER (16 Nov 69)
10. THE CURE (23 Nov 69)
11. SCHOOL FOR SPIES (30 Nov 69)
12. MAY-DAY, MAY-DAY! (7 Dec 69)
13. MORE HASTE, LESS SPEED (14 Dec 69)