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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9 March 1969 (UK)  »

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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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TYPICAL OF ITS TIME.
23 October 1999 | by (CARDIFF, WALES) – See all my reviews

"DEPARTMENT S" is typical of the ITC action/adventure shows of the 60's but has more intriguing plots than most and it had a good cast who worked well together. Peter Wyngarde as flamboyant hero Jason King was over the top even for those days and now looks like a buffoon. When it became public in the 70's that Wyngarde was something considerably less in real life than the suave ladykiller he portrayed then the "campness" of the character took on a whole different meaning.So much so in fact that it is difficult to take this once enthralling show seriously any more. The follow up series "JASON KING" dispensed with all the supporting characters and is too awful to be described.


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