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Special Branch: Exit A Diplomat (ITV 26 Nov 1969, with Barbara Leigh-Hunt)



Special Branch Exit a Diplomat

In Exit A Diplomat, Mira Kobylnova is caught shoplifting from a department store, she made it very obvious what she was doing. She turns out to be a Czech diplomat’s wife who wants to stop her husband from returning home because she believes he will be in serious trouble over comments he made during a TV interview.

She wants to stay in the UK and Jordan wants to help her thinking that it would be quite a feather in his cap if her husband defects. It’s a difficult situation and could spark a serious diplomatic incident. When Mr Kobylnova does make the decision to defect the SB team have to stage a tricky “snatch” operation at the airport.

classic quote
“What the hell is going on.” – Morrissey
“No need for you to know… Or me for that matter.” – Jordan

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 26 November 1969 at 9.00pm

Writer: C. Scott Forbes / Production Design: Colin Andrews / Director: Voytek

Series: Special Branch Season 1 Episode 11

Derren Nesbitt as Jordan
Fulton Mackay as Inman
Morris Perry as Moxon
Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Mira Kobylnova
Keith Washington as Morrissey
Etain O’Dell as Policewoman
Gary Watson as Bilak
David Joyce as Young Czech
Hamilton Dyce as Dr Cisar
George Pravda as Jan Kobylnova
Cherly Hall as Blonde
Margot Field as Second Policewoman
Donald Bisset as Colonel
Keith Taylor as Sauna Attendent
Joseph Morris as Detective
Billy Milton as Store Detective
Hugh Morton as Store Manager
Anthony Baird as Police sergeant