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Hannay: The Terrors Of The Earth (S2EP2 ITV 7 Feb 1989, Alex Kingston)



The Terrors Of The Earth: Richard Hannay is introduced to Dr. Nils Larssen and his daughter Kirsten by Lord Hurst, the owner of a Chemicals business which operates out of Hurst Grange, a manor house in the English countryside. Dr. Larssen is working on a serum which will produce a vaccine against ‘the terrors of the earth’ – typhus, tuberculosis and cholera, which may be needed in the event of germ warfare in any conflict with Germany. The idea is to produce vast amounts of the vaccine which Lord Hurst is prepared to back and then to market.

Also working in the laboratory at Hurst Grange is Edgar Voce, a German agent. Voce approaches Otto Von Schwabing, the murderous teutonic villain who is responsible for most, if not all of the treacherous activity of The Black Stone, the German Terrorist Organisation. Voce tells Von Schwabing that he is producing vaccine for German use in the event of warfare, and Von Schwabing keeps his ear to the ground.

Regular Cast: Robert Powell (Richard Hannay)

Guest Cast: Gavin Richards (Von Schwabing), Alex Kingston, Peter Halliday, Frank Moorey, David Howey, Jonathan Oliver, Jane Hollowood, Tony O’Callaghan

Writer: Michael Robson / Director: Ken Hannam

Airdate: 7 Feb 1989 on ITV

Series: Hannay Season 2 Episode 2

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