Department S (1969–1970)

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An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who ... See full summary »

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 Jason King (28 episodes, 1969-1970)
Joel Fabiani ...
 Stewart Sullivan (28 episodes, 1969-1970)
Rosemary Nicols ...
 Annabelle Hurst (28 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dennis Alaba Peters ...
 Sir Curtis Seretse / ... (28 episodes, 1969-1970)
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An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who wrote mystery novels and solved real-life crimes by projecting himself into the shoes of his fictional hero, Mark Caine. American Stewart Sullivan was the fighter and pragmatist of the group--as down to earth and cynical as Jason was flighty and flamboyant. Annabelle Hurt was their scientist and analyst, whom Jason often accused of loving nothing in the world except her computer. Although there was strong loyalty among the trio, there was also a lot of competition, especially between Annabelle and Jason, who seldom agreed on any theory and were continually trying to show each other up by solving the case using their preferred methods. The head of Department S was Sir Curtis Seretse. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Inexplicable... Illogical... No Solution.

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Kate O'Mara successfully tested for the role of Annabelle Hurst and was then offered it by Monty Berman. According to her memoirs however the American backers refused to cast her after describing her as too 'exotic'. See more »

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Jason King: Stealing? Its a sure sign of frustration in a woman.
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A 2006 re-run and re-appraisal
19 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The reason why there are so many men called 'Jason' and to a lesser extent 'Stewart' are about, of a certain age. This popular series was highly influential in its time. So how does it stand up in 2006? The good points are,the leads are just great! the outfits, style and look of the series are still superb and when Dennis Spooner and his writing team's wonderful imagination is allowed to strain at the leash of the budget , then we get some wacky villains and ahead of its time plots and gadgets. Here we come to the main problem of the series, the stingy, always looking for ways to cut corners budget. You can see that Spooner wanted to take the series towards fantasy, while the producer was happy with B picture style crime. The result is when the producer uses his own ensemble pals of directors. some of the dullest and tatty (plot wise) episodes are produced. While in the hands of brought in directors we see Dept S at its best.

Rosemary Nichols apparently got the humph making this series and its not hard to see why , as an intelligent actress she is terribly underused, however we get to see her legs quite a bit, which is perhaps a delightful compensation?.


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