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Codename: Opening Gambit (S1EP12 BBC One 23 Jun 1970, Kate O’Mara)



Opening Gambit: Goric, a foreign agent, comes to Britain to attend a chess tournament where he will receive some top secret microfilm.

Unfortunately he becomes indisposed so Philip West goes in disguise – having hopefully brushed up on his knowledge of chess.

Regular Cast: Clifford Evans (Sir Iain Dalzell), Anthony Valentine (Philip West), Alexandra Bastedo (Diana Dalzell), Brian Peck (Culliford)

Guest Cast: Geoffrey Bayldon, Kate O’Mara, Tony Wright, Rio Fanning, Bill Treacher, Vernon Dobtcheff, Anthony Gardner, John Byron, Christopher Robbie, Bill McCabe

Writer: Tony Williamson / Director: Peter Graham Scott

Original Airdate: 23 Jun 1970 on BBC One
Series: Codename Season 1 Episode 12