Blood Money (BBC-1 1981, Bernard Hepton, Michael Denison)

Espionage and thriller serial Blood Money was the first of three BBC productions to feature the character of Captain Percival who works for Special Intelligence. In this six parter he is drafted in to track down the kidnapped son of a prominent UN official.

It quickly becomes clear that a German terrorist group, headed by Irene Kohl, is behind the kidnapping. The cast featured two prominent ex-members of the Secret Army cast in the shape of Bernard Hepton and Juliet Hammond-Hill.

See also Skorpion and Cold Warrior.

production details
UK / BBC One/ 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 September – 11 October 1981

Writer: Arden Winch / Script Editor: John Brason / Music: Neil Richardson, Leslie Osborne / Production Design: Richard Morris / Producer: Gerard Glaister / Director: Michael E. Briant

Bernard Hepton as Chief Superintendent Meadows
Michael Denison as Captain Percival
Juliet Hammond-Hill as Irene Kohl
Stephen Yardley as James Drew
Cavan Kendall as Charles Vivian
Gary Whelan as Danny Connors
Grant Ashley Warnock as Rupert
Jack McKenzie as Chief Inspector Perry
Daniel Hill as Inspector Clarke
Reg Woods as Detective Sergeant Summers
Anna Mottram as Woman Police Sergeant Barratt
Nicholas Young as Detective Sergeant Baxter
David Rose as Bellamy

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