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The Challengers: The Salesman (S1EP5 ITV Mon 31 Jan 1972, with Edward Hardwicke)



In The Salesman, the penultimate episode of the series, Killane and Brodie are forced to join forces when one of the main contractors pulls out of the Andersley factory estate project. Jobs are at stake and the pair need to work fast to find a replacement.

A young Edward Hardwicke pops up in a guest role. Joanna Van Gyseghem doesn’t appear in this episode.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 31 January 1972

Series: The Challengers Episode 5 (of 6)

Writer: Edmund Ward / Production Design: Vic Symonds / Director: Marc Miller

Michael Gambon as John Killane
Colin Blakely as Sam Brodie
Hilary Dwyer as Janie Killane
William Gaunt as Peter Chapman
Margaret John as Elizabeth Brodie
Bill Owen as Sir Joseph Conran
Edward Hardwicke as Bill Froebel
Richard Hampton as Cliff Lambert
Eric Thompson as Joe Delaney
Alex Scott as Joe Garsfield
Ralph Michael as Sir George Pendleton
Bernard Archard as Minister
David Waller as Eddy Vandergraf
Nicholas Hoye as Andrew Brodie