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The Mind Of The Enemy (BBC Thriller, Mike Pratt)

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In five part BBC spy thriller The Mind of the Enemy agent Brian Calder (Mike Pratt) has to stem the tide of a series of leakages at the Security Executive and has further problems following a murder.

Another of the forgotten thriller that the BBC turned out in the 1960’s. Michael Gilbert, the writer of this one, had a long career writing for TV beginning in 1956 with a thriller called The Crime of the Century but his last credit was for a couple of episodes of Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries in 1973 and 1974. He was actually much better known as a novelist with 30 full length novels and several collections of short stories between 1947 and 1999. Gilbert was also a full time solicitor and only wrote on his train commute between Ken and Lincoln’s Inn.

Cast: MIKE PRATT as Brian Calder; ANNA CROPPER as Anthea Fairside; JOHN WELSH as General Fairside; CYRIL LUCKHAM as Sir Henry Blake; NORMAN MITCHELL as Max Underwood; MANNING WILSON as Gerald Gould; BLAKE BUTLER as Mr Wild; MICHAEL BILTON as Truscott

Writer: Michael Gilbert / Story Editor: John Wiles / Producer: Alan Bromly / Director: Paddy Russell

UK / BBC Two / 5×25 minutes / 14 June – 12 July 1965