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Quiller (BBC-1 1975 with Michael Jayston and Moray Watson)

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UK / BBC One – Twentieth Century Fox / 13×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 29 August – 28 November 1975

Creator and Producer: Peter Graham Scott / Stories: Adam Hall / Script Editor: John Maynard / Theme Music: Richard Denton and Martin Cook

Spy drama series. Cases of tough secret agent Quiller who worked for a specialist government section called The Bureau. The existence of which is kept a closely guarded secret.

The character of Quiller appears in the spy novels of Adam Hall and there was also a 1966 feature film called The Quiller Memorandum which starred George Segal.

Quite a high profile series it has been completely forgotten about today, writers were high profile including the likes of Brian Clemens, Michael J. Bird, Anthony Read and Roger Parkes. Guest stars were well known too and included Sinead Cusack, Ed Bishop, Prunella Gee, Nigel Stock, Isla Blair, Richard Heffer, Richard Johnson, Patrick Magee, George Cole, Lee Montague and Celia Gregory.

cast
Michael Jayston as Quiller
Moray Watson as Angus Kinloch

The Episodes
1. The Price of Violence
2. Tango Briefing
3. Any Last Requests
4. Sacrifice to Survival
5. Assault on the Ritz
6. Objective Caribbean
7. Target North
8. The Thin Red Line
9. Political Jungle
10. Mark the File Expendable
11. Safe Conduct
12. Thundersky
13. Night of the Father