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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
9 March 1969 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Inexplicable... Illogical... No Solution.
Plot:
An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve... See more »
User Reviews:
Outrageous sexism in pilot episode See more (13 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 28)

Peter Wyngarde ... 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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Series Directed by
Cyril Frankel (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
John Gilling (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ray Austin (4 episodes, 1969)
Paul Dickson (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Leslie Norman (3 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Writing credits
Monty Berman (19 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dennis Spooner (19 episodes, 1969-1970)
Philip Broadley (10 episodes, 1969-1970)
Tony Williamson (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Harry W. Junkin (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Leslie Darbon (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gerald Kelsey (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Donald James (2 episodes, 1969)
Terry Nation (2 episodes, 1969)

Series Produced by
Monty Berman .... producer (20 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Original Music by
Edwin Astley (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Cinematography by
Frank Watts (22 episodes, 1969-1970)
Brian Elvin (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Film Editing by
Derek Chambers (11 episodes, 1969-1970)
Philip Barnikel (10 episodes, 1969-1970)
Rod Nelson-Keys (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Casting by
Judith Jourd (23 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Art Direction by
Cedric Dawe (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
Charles Bishop (7 episodes, 1969)
John Graysmark (6 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gerry Fletcher .... makeup supervisor / make-up supervisor (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
Mike Jones .... hair stylist / hairdresser / ... (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Production Management
Ronald Liles .... production supervisor (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ray Frift .... production manager (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Lowin .... second unit director (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ken Baker .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1969-1970)
Mike Higgins .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gino Marotta .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Denny Lewis .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1969)
Colin Lord .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Art Department
Bill Greene .... construction manager (22 episodes, 1969-1970)
Sid Palmer .... production buyer (22 episodes, 1969-1970)
A.J. Van Montagu .... scenic artist (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dorothy Elliott .... set dresser / set designer (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
Brian Rider .... set dresser (6 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Sound Department
David Bowen .... sound recordist (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
Roy Lafbery .... sound editor (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
Len Abbott .... sound recordist (11 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bill Rowe .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Rydal Love .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dennis Whitlock .... sound recordist (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Russ Hill .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1969)
Peter Lennard .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1969)
Len Shilton .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Stunts
Frank Maher .... stunt coordinator / stunt co-ordinator (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Hallows .... supervising electrician (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
Tony White .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gerald Moss .... camera operator: second unit / photography: second unit / ... (15 episodes, 1969-1970)
Brian Elvin .... camera operator: second unit (5 episodes, 1969)
Stephen Dade .... camera operator: second unit / photography: second unit (3 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe supervisor / costume supervisor (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
Cojana .... wardrobe: Miss Rosemary Nicols (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Editorial Department
Philip Aizlewood .... post-production / post production (22 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Music Department
Deveril Goodman .... music editor (23 episodes, 1969-1970)
Edwin Astley .... musical director (22 episodes, 1969-1970)
Alan Willis .... music editor (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Other crew
Cyril Frankel .... creative consultant (22 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dennis Spooner .... executive story consultant / executive script consultant (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
Elizabeth Wilcox .... continuity (13 episodes, 1969-1970)
Janice Byles .... continuity (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Marjorie Lavelly .... continuity (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
 

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USA:60 min (28 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During filming lulls at ABC Elstree studios in Borehamwood, actor Joel Fabiani would often visit the "My Partner the Ghost" (1969) set, finding their atmosphere far more laid back than on that of his own series.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: There was an instance where a Jaguar automobile had crashed. The burning wreck was a Corvair.See more »
Quotes:
Jason King:Stealing? Its a sure sign of frustration in a woman.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in "Top Gear: Episode #17.5" (2011)See more »

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3 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Outrageous sexism in pilot episode, 7 January 2007
Author: SteveGreen from United Kingdom

Spawned by the same Monty Berman / Dennis Spooner partnership which produced The Champions and Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) - the latter retitled My Partner the Ghost for the US market - Department S remains a classic example of the action-adventure series which the UK produced in bulk during the late 1960s. Like those two shows, its internal dynamic of two guys and a girl might seem to indicate a progressive attitude towards equality (Dept S also has a black superior), but it's mostly facade: the launch episode, "Six Days", is barely halfway through before Rosemary Nichols is called upon to parade around in bra, panties and one (yes, one) stocking in order to extricate herself from a dodgy situation. Still, it's an interesting time capsule, even if the appalling fashion sense of Peter Wyngarde's character (which, amazingly, degenerated even further in the spin-off series Jason King) should definitely have remained buried.

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