In The Diplomat James is in Germany to conduct some business with the Prager family. The family are currently being filmed by a Swedish TV unit for a documentary. The director is a man called Max Frank and when Hadleigh meets him he recognises him as a former University friend. Frank though claims not to recognise Hadleigh.
Once they get chance to talk in private Max tells James he is really investigating the Prager family’s ties to the Nazi party. Oskar Prager, who was a diplomat before entering into business, is about to be sent to re-enter diplomatic service with a prime posting to Washington.
Frank has uncovered evidence about the Prager factory using forced labour during the second world war, he knows it will have a massive impact if the info gets out. Frank is determined to stop Oskar’s posting and he want’s Hadeligh’s help to do so.
Quite a non-typical episode, James may as well not be in it, having very little to do but look concerned at the revelations produced by Frank.
Barry Dennen is Max Frank.
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 5 March 1971 at 9.00pm
Writer: Stephen Rich / Production Design: Roger Cheveley / Director: Tony Wharmby
Series: Hadleigh Season 2 Episode 9
Gerald Harper as James Haleigh
Dawn Addams as Suzanne Prager
Tom Chadbon as Wolf Prager
Jack Woolgar as Gustav Prager
Eric Pohlman as Oskar Prager
Barry Dennen as Max Frank
Carl Duering as Muller
Carlos Douglas as Victor
Douglas Nottage as Horst
Carole Erich as Ilse