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Special Branch: A Date With Leonidas (ITV 8 Oct 1969, with Michael Keating)



Special Branch A Date With Leonidas

In A Date With Leonidas, the son of a Cypriot terrorist arrives in England to get married, his arrival immediately arouses the interest of Special Branch. Jordan thinks the wedding might just be a secondary event and that he is really out to get revenge on Detective Sergeant Madgwick who he considers responsible for the death of his father.

When Leonidas goes underground the whole team must work hard to track him down. Despite getting him into custody there is no real evidence to hold him so SB allow his wedding day to go ahead. Meanwhile with the wedding in full swing Madgwick receives a strange parcel…

Special Branch do eventually get their man but at no small cost to the team.

Derren Nesbitt is proving to be excellent as Jordan, very laid back but quite precise in his actions.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 8 October 1969 at 9.00pm

Writer: C. Scott Forbes / Production Design: Peter Le Page / Director: Dennis Vance

Series: Special Branch Season 1 Episode 4

Derren Nesbitt as Jordan
Wensley Pithey as Eden
Jennifer Wilson as D.S. Helen Webb
Damien Thomas as Alexis Leonidas
Kenneth Gilbert as D.S. Rowney
Tamara Hincho as Katina Kalergarapolous
Harry Tardios as Mr Kalergarapolous
Malya Woolf as Mrs Kalergarapolous
Michael Beint as D.S. Madgwick
Robert Webber as Mr Snell
Monica Vassiliou as Sophia Peta
Keith Washington as D.C. Morrissey
Michael Keating as D.C. Pearce
Brenda Cowling as Mrs Madgwick
Zuleika Robson as Sheila Madgwick
Nigel Clayton as Police Constable
Roland Pargeter as Teenager
Andreas Markos as Greek Priest
Michael Zorba as Cypriot Official
Michael Harding as Postman
Jon Croft as Immigration Official
Joan Hooley as Lady at airport