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The Power Game Patrick Wymark as Sir John Wilder flanked by the two women in his life. His wife Pamela (played by Barbara Murray) and his mistress Susan Weldon (Rosemary Leach) The Power Game Patrick Wymark as Sir John Wilder flanked by the two women in his life. His wife Pamela (played by Barbara Murray) and his mistress Susan Weldon (Rosemary Leach)

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The Power Game: Confound Their Politics (ITV 20 Jun 1966, with Basil Henson)

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In Confound Their Politics, the season finale, the situation at the National Export Board and Caswell and Wilder both being members of it, finally comes to a head. It’s a situation that has been building all season.

It seems like all of Wilder’s enemies are ganging up against him. Gillingham, Chairman of the NEB, has arranged a weekend in the country for all interested parties. Including Caswell but deliberately excluding Wilder. Sir John is not going to give in without a fight.

Again this was an episode that had been postponed because of the 1966 General Election. Originally scheduled to air on 7 March it went to air on 20 June instead.

classic quote
Executive procedure number one: Always kick a man when he is down, it’s the best chance you will get.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 20 June 1966 at 8.00pm

Writer: Edmund Ward / Production Design: Bill McPherson / Director: Rex Firkin

Series: The Power Game Season 1 Episode 13

cast
Patrick Wymark as John Wilder
Barbara Murray as Pamela Wilder
Rosemary Leach as Susan Weldon
Peter Barkworth as Kenneth Bligh
Clifford Evans as Caswell Bligh
Jack Watling as Don Henderson
Ian Holm as Sefton Kemp
Ralph Michael as Gillingham
Rachel Herbert as Justine Bligh
Norma Ronald as Miss Lingard
Basil Henson as Sandy Warren
Norman Tyrrell as Sir Gordon Rividge
Llewellyn Rees as Minister
Alan Lawrance as George Westland
Jayne Sofiano as Pat Henderson
David March as BBC Newsreader
Stephanie Lacey as Secretary

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