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Kessler: Episode 1 (S1EP1 BBC1 13 Nov 1981, Bernard Hepton)



Episode 1: In 1975, four people arrive in Brussels to hold a meeting. They are following leads on the whereabouts of the former SS officer Ludwig Kessler, and their aim is to find him and unmask him as a war criminal.

Regular Cast: Clifford Rose (Ludwig Kessler / Herr Dorff), Alan Dobie (Richard Bauer), Nitza Saul (Mical Rak), Ralph Michael (Colonel Hans Rückert), Alison Glennie (Ingrid), Nicholas Young (Franz)

Guest Cast: Bernard Hepton (Albert), Jeremy Wilkin (Gidney), Robert Morris (Leider), Angela Richards (Monique), Juliet Hammond-Hill (Natalie), Jerome Willis (Hugo Van Eyck), Harold Innocent (Deakin), Royston Tickner (Maurer), Reg Woods (Agent), Ishia Bennison, Hugh Sullivan, John Dearth, Anna Mottram, Terence Conoley, Cynthia Grenville, Maurice Quick, Elisabeth Choice

Writer: John Brason/ Director: Michael E. Briant

Airdate: 13 Nov 1981 on BBC1

Series: Kessler Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: Six part thriller serial made for BBC One and a spin off from Secret Army. 35 Years after the end of World War II, former SS Officer Kessler is traced to his South American hideaway.