The Master (ITV Scifi, Olaf Pooley, Adrienne Posta)

In family scifi drama The Master a pair of teens, Nicky (Paul Guess) and Judy (Adrienne Posta) get marooned on an island that has fallen under the tyrannical rule of a sinister 150 years old leader called The Master (Olaf Pooley) who is just about to launch his plan for world domination. The Master’s right hand henchman was the sinister Chinaman (Terence Soall) meanwhile a man called Frinton (George Baker) knows what the Master is up to and is out to stop him.

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The series was based on a novel by T.H. White of Sword in the Stone fame. There was a strong cast with a young Adrienne Posta (billed as Poster) as one of the teen leads and also roles for Morris Perry, Richard Vernon and Mr Sky at Night himself Patrick Moore.

John Laurie played scientist McTurk who was helping The Master in his bid for world domination.
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Cast: OLAF POOLEY as The Master; TERENCE SOALL as Chinaman; PAUL GUESS as Nicky; ADRIENNE POSTA as Judy; GEORGE BAKER as Frinton; JOHN LAURIE as McTurk; RICHARD VERNON as Father; MORRIS PERRY as Jo; PATRICK MOORE as Himself

Writer: Rosemary Hill / Novel: T.H. White / Producer: John Braybon

UK / ITV – TVS / 6×25 minute episodes / 11 January – 15 February 1966

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