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Hannay: The Good Samaritan (S2EP4 ITV 21 Feb 1989, Sharon Maughan)

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The Good Samaritan: The place is Venice, Italy. Richard Hannay assists seductive artist Dore Nicholson to board the Trans-European train to London, on which he is also a passenger. Other passengers include Boy Morland, Hannay’s old friend, now a Diplomatic Courier, and Auguste Karrs, a Turkish Oil Tycoon. Hannay and Dore Nicholson spend a romantic evening together. However, Dore is being watched by Conrad Smith, Karrs’ personal secretary. Smith asks Boy Morland to use Hannay to get the information he wants from Dore.

Boy Morland warns Hannay, but Hannay does not take him seriously. Why is Auguste Karrs so interested in Dore Nicholson’s paintings, most particularly the ones that she painted in Mesopotamia? Dore refuses to show the paintings, but before going to bed, she secretly gives a notebook of her sketches to Hannay. The next morning she has disappeared. What was the mysterious Frau Steve doing in Dore’s compartment on that morning? Hannay decides to investigate, and is aided by Colonel Wormesl.

Regular Cast: Robert Powell (Richard Hannay)

Guest Cast: Sharon Maughan, Marc Zuber, Richard O’Callaghan, Derek Smith, David Haig, Peter Pacey, Valentina Yakunina, Paul Humpoletz, Steven Wickham, Chris Sanders, Daniel André Pageon, Rupert Bates, Colin Prockter, Henri Szeps, Charles Collingwood

Writer: Robin Miller / Director: Henry Herbert

Airdate: 21 Feb 1989 on ITV

Series: Hannay Season 2 Episode 4

Show Info: Period action adventure series. Exploits of derring do with adventurer Richard Hannay in the early part of the 20th Century.