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Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1972 | 1973 | 1974


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: 2,000 Ft to Die.

29 September 1972
The Protectors are three independently wealthy private detectives - American Harry Rule, living in London, Caroline who was married to an Italian Count and Paris-based art expert Paul Buchet. They are approached by Freddie Reiwald, a scientist working on a means of perfecting synthetic gold, whose four colleagues have all died in mysterious circumstances. Freddie is about to perform a stunt parachute jump with a man called Ransome, and the killers have abducted Ransome's girl-friend, threatening to murder her unless he lets Freddie die. The Protectors must find her before the stunt takes place.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Yasuko Nagazumi ... Suki
Anthony Chinn ... Chino
Harvey Hall ... Freddie Reiwald

Nicholas Jones ... Ransome
Jacqueline Stanbury ... Susan
Paul Stassino ... Captain Carozza
John Scott Martin ... Civil Servant (as John Scott)
Joe Dunne ... Thug (uncredited)
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Brother Hood

6 October 1972
The Protectors are hired by millionaire business man Bela Karolian to spring his younger brother Sandor, who was imprisoned on trumped-up charges. Although the prison break is successfully accomplished it becomes apparent that Bela only wants Sandor back for one reason - to kill him and thereby stop him from exposing his elder brother as a large scale drug dealer.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet

Patrick Troughton ... Bela Karoleon
Vladek Sheybal ... Sandor Karoleon

Jill Balcon ... Maria Karoleon
John Cazabon ... Heller

Robert Brown ... Governor
Leon Lissek ... Pannides
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)
Anthony Stamboulieh ... Yanos (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: See No Evil

13 October 1972
A senator investigating organized crime in Rome, with a view to catching gang boss 'Il Gufo' or The Owl, is abducted and on release planted with photos which will incriminate him. The only witness to the abduction is an elderly blind man. Caroline goes in search of him but finds herself face to face with Il Gufo himself.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini

James Bolam ... Max Toller
Al Mancini ... Waiter
Leonard Sachs ... Senator
Phillip Hinton ... Mario
Alan Webb ... Blind Man

Tony Haygarth ... Driver (as Anthony Haygarth)
Anthony Chinn ... Chino
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)
Alan Lake ... Thug (uncredited)

Roger Lloyd Pack ... Paparazzo (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Disappearing Trick

20 October 1972
Brad Huron has made a bet with his friend - that he will be able to vanish off the face of the earth and nobody will be able to detect his whereabouts. He asks the Protectors to help him accomplish this but Harry refuses. Caroline, however, is keen to prove a point and goes on the run with Brad. Then Brad's father tells Harry that his son is a dangerous paranoiac with murderous tendencies and Caroline is in danger.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet

Derren Nesbitt ... Brad Huron
David Bauer ... Carl Huron
Christopher Malcolm ... Malloy (as Chris Malcolm)
Don Henderson ... Walters
Michael Da Costa ... Cafe Owner (as Michael De Costa)
David Calderisi ... Garage Mechanic
Roy Evans ... Joe Lomax (uncredited)
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: Ceremony for the Dead

27 October 1972
President Medina has come for urgent medical treatment in the Mediterranean and his wife fears that his political enemies will use the opportunity to abduct him. Harry arranges for decoys to impersonate the president and his wife whilst Medina is smuggled ashore secretly but clearly somebody has got wind of the plan as the ambulance carrying Medina to hospital is hi-jacked.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Stanley Lebor ... President Medina
Toby Robins ... Madame Rue
Charles Thake ... Police Inspector
Bob Sessions ... Skipper (as Robert Sessions)
Jenny Lee Wright ... Julie
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: It Was All Over in Leipzig

3 November 1972
In investigating the brains behind a plot to overthrow an island government, the Protectors are joined by Jim Palmer, an old flame of Caroline. He suspects the chief plotter is night club owner Adam Markos on whose premises guns are found but Harry believes that Jim is leading Caroline in the wrong direction and has his own suspicions as to the true culprit behind the plan.

Season 1, Episode 7: The Quick Brown Fox

10 November 1972
The West German government ask the Protectors' help to trace the mysterious benefactor providing pensions for five former Nazis. Prime suspect is wealthy Hans Keller and Caroline intercepts a letter from him, bearing only the words The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over the Lazy Dog. This proves to be a code leading to the source of the pensions but Keller abducts Caroline before she can get there.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Morris Perry ... Hans Keller
Anthony Chinn ... Chino
Mark Malicz ... Osuna
Anna Matisse ... Helga Gratz
Angela Grant ... Monica (as Angie Grant)
Christopher Benjamin ... Banker
Kenneth Hendel ... Spanish Official
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: King Con

17 November 1972
Caroline's friend Irena is swindled out of the possession of a twelfth century icon by Alan Sutherland, a suave con-man who preys on women. Caroline buys back the icon at an auction and, joined by Harry posing as a millionaire, they devise a con trick of their own to play on Sullivan, which involves his putting up eighty five thousand pounds of his own for possession of a supposedly priceless ring.

Season 1, Episode 9: Thinkback

24 November 1972
Whilst being engaged to protect Frank Dilling, a vital witness in a corruption case, Harry and Caroline are involved in a car crash. Harry wakes up in hospital, where he visited by a police inspector, who asks him about Dilling's location so that the police may guard him. However the whole situation has been manufactured and the man is a bogus cop, anxious to silence Dilling and Harry must go after him and stop him.

Season 1, Episode 10: A Kind of Wild Justice

1 December 1972
Harry is the target of a failed assassination attempt by Kate Lindermann, whose gangster father he helped bring to justice and who died in prison. She believes her father was innocent and that Harry framed him. In order for her to learn the truth, Harry arranges for Kate to meet two former associates of her father, only to discover that the so-called attempt on his life was a set-up and he has been led into a trap.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Yasuko Nagazumi ... Suki
Kubi Chaza ... Jill
Anna Palk ... Kate Linderman
Anthony Chinn ... Chino
Barry Stanton ... George Soaper

Paul Freeman ... Mechanic

Brian Jackson ... Turf Accountant
Lewis Jones ... Health Clinic Proprietor
Patrick O'Connell ... Reagan
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 11: Balance of Terror

8 December 1972
The Protectors are assigned to locate Professor Schelpin, a scientist who has defected from Russia to the West. In fact he surfaces at a conference where he declares his intention to demonstrate the evils of germ warfare, before disappearing again. The Protectors discover that he has a phial of germ warfare toxin, which he plans to release on the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing and must be stopped.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Yasuko Nagazumi ... Suki
Janos Kurucz ... KGB Man

Nigel Green ... Colonel Vasili Krassinkov
Angus Lennie ... Prof. Grodny
Laurence Naismith ... Prof. Alexander Schelpin
Milos Kirek ... Russian Delegate
Barry Warren ... Hotel receptionist
Maxwell Craig ... KGB Henchman (uncredited)
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: Triple Cross

15 December 1972
Paul is taken prisoner by a crook named Charlie, who connects him to a time bomb, which he will detonate unless Harry and Caroline steal a consignment of valuable jewels for which they are acting as couriers. A reluctant Harry makes the switch of the packet of jewels but, arriving at Paul's prison, finds Charlie dead and the bomb still ticking.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Yasuko Nagazumi ... Suki
Bill Stewart ... Garage Attendant

Angharad Rees ... Linda, Charlie's Girlfriend

John Neville ... Charlie

Peter Bowles ... Gregor Kofax
John Barrard ... Gem Setter
Del Henney ... Detective
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 13: The Numbers Game

29 December 1972
On the trail of runaway Susan Crediton, the Protectors find that she is involved in a strange numbers game, taking down the registration plate numbers of cars, one of which is owned by Laurence Savage, a noted heart surgeon. The cars are used to smuggle heroin and, after trailing Savage, Harry arrives in Spain to confront the boss of the organization.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Margaret Lee ... Susan Crediton
Henry McGee ... Frank
Frederick Treves ... Sir Walter Crediton
George Innes ... Luigi
Richard Easton ... Dr. Lawrence Savage
Peter Arne ... Mario Giocvetti
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)
Sherwood Price ... Man in White (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 14: For the Rest of Your Natural...

5 January 1973
Caroline is taken prisoner by escaped murderer Colin Grant, a man whom she helped to imprison. She is taken to Grant's hide-out where he has assembled a mock court-room, with himself as prosecutor and cardboard cut-out figures as jurors to decide if Caroline deserves to live. As the other Protectors hunt for her, she comes to see that Grant is playing out the events of the death of his mother, the cause of his insanity.

Season 1, Episode 15: The Bodyguards

12 January 1973
The Protectors are asked to keep a watch on the body of recently deceased robber Ralph Corder, in the hopes that the news of his death will flush out his former associates. Indeed two of them, Robard and Mason, turn up, to convince themselves that Corder is actually dead, Robard actually approaching Harry for the news. Mason is photographed with a hidden camera, entering Corder's house and both men are trailed by the Protectors to lead them to the loot.

Season 1, Episode 16: A Matter of Life and Death

19 January 1973
Investigating a suspicious death in North Africa Harry is mistaken for a drug smuggler and asked to take a consignment to Malta. Here he learns that the operation is organized by Australian James Leroy Mallory, who is also running an illegal trade in blood plasma. Harry is joined by Caroline, who poses as a client in order to meet Mallory. Unfortunately he discovers who she is and the other Protectors have to come to her rescue.

Season 1, Episode 17: The Big Hit

26 January 1973
Following the murders of two members of the Protectors in New York and Japan and an attempt to kill Paul, it is apparent that somebody is out to eliminate the Protectors organization. Next, Harry is abducted by the henchmen of Jason Howard, who is the man behind the killings. He is taken to a factory owned by Howard, where he is told that he will be crushed to death unless he supplies the names and locations of all members of the Protectors.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Arthur Howell ... Fencing Master
Anthony Chinn ... Chino
Bob Anderson ... Assassin
Morag Hood ... Suzanne
Yasuko Nagazumi ... Suki
Tony Bateman ... Barman
Carl Rigg ... Howard's Henchman
Phil Woods ... Howard's Henchman

Derek Smith ... Jason Howard
Gus ... Harry's dog (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: One and One Makes One

2 February 1973
The Protectors are out to rescue Bennett, a Canadian agent in possession of American-Canadian defence plans, who has been captured by the Russian Shkoder and taken to a clinic in Paris. After faking a car accident the Protectors gain access to the clinic and locate Bennett. However they must work out if it is Bennett himself or a Russian decoy made to resemble him through the use of plastic surgery.

Season 1, Episode 19: Talkdown

9 February 1973
In a story which unfolds in reverse, Harry is alone on an unpiloted plane and we see how he got there. He was abducted by Colin Foster, who blames Harry for his brother's death. Foster flew the plane to take-off but then he parachuted out, leaving Harry, who has no pilot skills, to require Paul's on the ground assistance to talk him down.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet

Derren Nesbitt ... Colin Foster
John Joyce ... Air Traffic Controller
Yasuko Nagazumi ... Suki
John Nettleton ... Inspector Hill
Anthony Chinn ... Chino
William Moore ... Rifle Range Supervisor
Gus ... Harry's dog (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 20: Vocal

16 February 1973
The Protectors are involved in ling gang but it all goes wrong. The gang escapes and Paul is left temporarily blinded. The gang, aware of Harry's association with Paul, employ Vickers, another American, to impersonate him in order to get the sightless Paul to give him as much information as he can about the Protectors, in particular Caroline.

Season 1, Episode 21: ... With a Little Help from My Friends

23 February 1973
Harry is appointed as the bodyguard for a visiting Middle Eastern president but his ex-wife Laura turns up in a frantic state. The president's political opponent Kahan has had the Rule's son Johnny kidnapped and he will be harmed unless Harry shoots the president. A charade follows in which Harry appears to do as he is ordered and Caroline then kills Harry.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet

Hannah Gordon ... Laura Rule

Roshan Seth ... Persuer
Yasuko Nagazumi ... Suki
Marc Zuber ... Kahan's Henchman
John Gatrell ... Butler

Jeremy Brett ... Kahan
Daron Barnham ... Johnny Rule
Anthony Chinn ... Chino
Martin Benson ... President

Saeed Jaffrey ... President's Aide
Desmond Jordan ... Doctor
Gus ... Harry's dog (uncredited)
Julian Sherrier ... Kahan's Henchman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 22: Chase

2 March 1973
Harry is celebrating his birthday at Caroline's house but whilst she is out shopping, an injured fugitive turns up. He is Douglas Perston, a South American diplomat being pursued by his political rivals, who intend to kill him. In protecting him Harry also becomes the hunted so it is a good job that Caroline gave him a shotgun as a birthday present.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Donald Eccles ... Douglas Perston
Patrick Magee ... Gardner
Keith Buckley ... Kurt

Tom Chadbon ... Vent
Gertan Klauber ... Gromeld
Grahame Mallard ... Second Tracker
Izabella Telezynska ... Ingrid - Gardner's Secretary (as Isabella Telezynska)
Gus ... Harry's dog (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 23: Your Witness

9 March 1973
Club owner George Dixon asks the Protectors to guard his niece Chrissie, the key witness in a murder trial after a killing at his club. However she is less than keen to be protected and when she disappears and is linked to a bullion robbery, two of whose perpetrators are shot, her relationship with the third man is called into question.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet

Stephanie Beacham ... Chrissie

George Baker ... George Dixon
Judith Arthy ... Monique
Georges Lambert ... Bayard
Gordon Sterne ... Barman
Hugo De Vernier ... Croupier
Anthony Chinn ... Chino
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)
Yasuko Nagazumi ... Suki (uncredited)
Sherwood Price ... Carter (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 24: It Could Be Practically Anywhere on the Island

16 March 1973
Ditzy American tourist Linda McCall is on holiday in Malta when her pet poodle is stolen. The thieves are Felix Da Costa and his girlfriend Mary Laroche who intend to use the dog in a plan to smuggle a secret microfilm off the island. However, by the time that Linda has enlisted Harry's help in retrieving her pooch, the dog has swallowed something that makes it the centre of an island-wide dog hunt.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Sherwood Price ... Felix Costa
Linda Staab ... Linda McCall
Madeleine Hinde ... Mary Laroche (as Madeline Hinde)
Michael Da Costa ... Hotel Man
Peter Fontaine ... Bartender
Dervis Ward ... Jonathan P. Hacket

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Joe Flynn
Wendy Hutchinson ... Mrs. Hacket
David Glover ... Doctor
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)
Alf Joint ... Flynn's Henchman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 25: The First Circle

23 March 1973
Unhinged by his experiences fighting in the war in Vietnam, Colonel John Hunter goes berserk at a disused air-base, killing security men whom he imagines to be the Vietcong. Whilst the police want to shoot him, his wife asks Harry, who knew him, to don an American uniform and talk him into giving himself up. However Hunter's deranged state of mind puts himself and Harry in jeopardy.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa di Contini (credit only)
Frederick Bennett ... Security Man
John Collin ... Slade
George Roubicek ... Policeman

Ed Bishop ... Colonel John Hunter
Sally Bazely ... Mrs. Hunter

Season 1, Episode 26: A Case for the Right

30 March 1973
In Rome Harry and Caroline are approached to deliver a case to Prince Carpiano at his villa but its contents are such that they have to fight off two attempts to obtain it. Then they realise that it is carrying a bomb; they have been used as decoys whilst another courier takes the genuine article to the prince. In fact its contents are the funding for a proposed right wing coup devised by the prince. The Protectors must stop him.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Quin

21 September 1973
The Protectors are approached by Laura Sutton, who is afraid that her brother Jimmy has been recruited to work for Quin, an internationally known ruthless mercenary whose only concern is money. Harry travels to Spain in search of Quin and ends up in a face to face confrontation with him.

Season 2, Episode 2: Bagman

28 September 1973
The Protectors are in Copenhagen, where their services are required by a wealthy widow, Madame Andersen. Her young daughter Eva has been kidnapped and is being held to ransom in a disused fort. Harry agrees to act as the bagman and delivers the ransom to the abductors. However, things do not go according to plan.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet

Stephan Chase ... Christian
Patricia Haines ... Madame Anderson

Lalla Ward ... Eva Anderson

Oliver Ford Davies ... Hansen
Paul Dawkins ... Davidson
Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt ... Beck (as Karl Ahlefeldt)
Gert Thynov ... Waiter

Season 2, Episode 3: Fighting Fund

5 October 1973
In Venice there has been a daring robbery, the spoils being a priceless art collection. The Protectors learn that the robbers are a terrorist gang who aim to sell their prize to the highest bidder in order to buy armaments for their cause. Helped by the river police Harry determines to thwart the gang.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Lisa Daniely ... Marquesa Visconti
Mischa De La Motte ... Dr. Blanco
Hugh Morton ... Bishop
Jack Lynn ... Professor Williams
Gladys Spencer ... Principessa Lilli

David Suchet ... Leo
Ben Howard ... Vincenzo
Gino Melvazzi ... Police Captain
Sal Pantelone ... Bank Manager

Season 2, Episode 4: The Last Frontier

12 October 1973
Irena Gayevska is a young Russian scientist who is anxious to defect to the West and to marry her boyfriend there. Because of her skills she is a valuable defector and the Protectors are assigned to smuggle her over the border. Inevitably her absence is detected, leading to a pursuit by the Soviet forces.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Hildegard Neil ... Irena Gayevska
William Lucas ... Eastbrook
Yuri Borienko ... Zhukov
Peter Cellier ... Jones
Dennis Clinton ... British Delegate
Manuela Renard ... First Girl

Joanna Lumley ... Liz (scenes deleted) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 5: Baubles, Bangles and Beads

19 October 1973
Following a jewel theft in Denmark, a con artist named Bergen is responsible for double-crossing a number of people. The swindled parties want revenge and seize Bergen's daughter, Kate, who is unaware of what has been happening and has played no part in the heist itself. The Protectors are engaged to rescue her but Caroline is also endangered.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Frederick Jaeger ... Bergen
Yvonne Antrobus ... Kate Bergen
John Barron ... Insurance Executive
Andy Bradford ... Motorcyclist (as Andrew Bradford)
Peter Porteous ... Gang Member
Martin Grace ... Gang Member
Robert Russell ... Gang Member
Jacqueline Stanbury ... Car Hire Receptionist
Paula Patterson ... Miss. Hansen

Season 2, Episode 6: Petard

26 October 1973
The Protectors are hired to combat industrial espionage after it becomes apparent that somebody is leaking information from a cleaning products factory. All the necessary precautions are put into play but nevertheless information from boardroom meetings is still getting out, pointing to an employee as the culprit. Harry decides to set a trap to hoist the traitor with their own petard.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Iain Cuthbertson ... Wyatt
Cyril Luckham ... Alec Weston
Angela Douglas ... Linda, Wyatt's Secretary
Ralph Bates ... David Lee
Clinton Greyn ... David Cameron

John Kane ... Ludo Jones
Milton Johns ... Conway
Mark Jones ... Scudder
Basil Dignam ... Charles Engleton
Lewis Wilson ... Night Security Man
Carmel McSharry ... Cleaning Lady

Season 2, Episode 7: Goodbye George

2 November 1973
Caroline undertakes a solo assignment on behalf of wealthy Cedric Parton. His son Caspar is living in Venice and is making a number of very considerable withdrawals from his bank account, all of which are in favour of somebody called George Milworth. On the face of it it would appear that Cedric is being blackmailed by George but when Caroline arrives, there is no George to be seen and the motive turns out to be wholly different.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule (credit only)
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Paul Jones ... Caspar Parton
Geraldine Moffat ... Maria Milworth
Barry Keegan ... Barney Mailer
Lionel Murton ... Cedric Parton
Arnold Diamond ... Policeman
Paul McDowell ... Bank Teller
Malcolm Hayes ... Intruder

David Suchet ... Det. at End (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 8: Wam: Part 1

9 November 1973
Monica Davies is cut out of her father's will for her behaviour and sends him a letter to say that she is about to come into a large amount of money nevertheless. The trail leads the Protectors to Austria where Monica is involved in a kidnap plot whereby a number of skiers are unknowingly held to ransom at the top of a mountain and the authorities are only able to guess the terrorist's identity from their voice.

Season 2, Episode 9: Wam: Part 2

16 November 1973
The holidaymakers are released after the ransom is paid and the Protectors join forces with Inspector Luhrs to try and work out which of the people in the party may have been involved in the terrorist group. Having done this they also have to find the possible link with Monica's letter and the extent of her involvement.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Prentis Hancock ... William Arthur Mackay
Jill Townsend ... Monica Davies

Michael Sheard ... Inspector Luhrs
John Herrington ... Attendant / Official
Olaf Pooley ... Commissioner Braun
Rudolf Barry ... Attendant (uncredited)
Anthony Chinn ... Chino (uncredited)
Bert Fortell ... Manager (uncredited)
Gus ... Harry's Dog (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 10: Implicado

23 November 1973
The poorly Mrs. Douglas enlists the aid of the Protectors after her young son Stephen is caught apparently smuggling a large amount of drugs in his back pack. When Harry goes to see Stephen in a Spanish jail the boy refuses to help himself but Harry is convinced that he is under the influence of Raphael Santana, the real drugs baron, and sets out to prove the link between the two.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Patrick Mower ... Raphael Santana

Peter Firth ... Stephen Douglas

Aldo Sambrell ... Jacques
Pat La Touche ... Patron
Carl Forgione ... Waiter

Stephen Greif ... Policeman - at Cafe
Ruth Trouncer ... Mrs. Douglas
Neil Hallett ... Dr. Dove
Ron Eagleton ... Assassin

Season 2, Episode 11: Dragon Chase

30 November 1973
A dissident Russian author is smuggled out of Russia into Britain, along with the manuscript of his book, which is severely critical of the Communists' political regime. Harry is hired to look after him but a pro-Communist group, anxious to burn the manuscript, come after and capture both men, requiring the intervention of Caroline and Paul.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet

Donald Houston ... Lockier
William Dexter ... Nickolai
Kenneth Colley ... Devlin

Bruce Robinson ... Peter Lockier
Mary Larkin ... Jenny [student]
Jack Galloway ... Jasper [student]
Gary Hamilton ... Mike [student]

Richard Marner ... Russian
Norman Atkyns ... Stage Door Keeper
Harry Fielder ... Transit Driver (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 12: Decoy

7 December 1973
Harry is amazed when an old friend of his whom he had assumed to be dead turns up in London. The man's 'death' was actually staged and is linked to a complicated and lucrative insurance fraud. This, in turn, leads Harry and Caroline to Venice, where the man is killed, this time for real. He has, however, left behind a letter which the Protectors must understand to scupper the deadly scam.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Ronald Radd ... Jerry Butler
Mark Damon ... Nick Archer
George Innes ... Marcus

Bruce Montague ... Police Captain
Stephen Sheppard ... Conyapepi
Pierre Bedenes ... Hotel Porter
George Little ... Desk Clerk
George von Moos ... Airline Steward
Erika Bergmann ... Girlfriend

Season 2, Episode 13: Border Line

14 December 1973
The Protectors are hired by the Hungarian actress Ilona Tabori, who wants them to help her take her father's body through the Iron Curtain and back to his natal village, where it was his wish that he should be buried. The funeral is successfully accomplished but Harry has had misgivings about this assignment all along and he could be proved right as it transpires that Ilona has another agenda to the one for which she first hired them.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Georgia Brown ... Ilona Tabori
Oskar Homolka ... Zoltan Kolas
Jon Laurimore ... Press Reporter
David Allister ... Customs Official
Gabor Vernon ... Hungarian Border Guard #1
Petar Vidovic ... Hungarian Border Guard #2
Elizabeth Balogh ... Hungarian Peasant Woman

Season 2, Episode 14: Zeke's Blues

21 December 1973
Harry is pleased to meet up again with an old college friend of his, Zeke, who is playing jazz piano in a local night club. Unfortunately Harry is unaware that Zeke's sudden re-entry back into his life is no coincidence. In actual fact Zeke is being blackmailed by mobsters with whom he has got into debt into setting Harry up as a target for his enemies. Will Zeke be able to go through with it or will he save his old friend from his fate?

Season 2, Episode 15: Lena

28 December 1973
In Venice the Protectors come to the aid of an old friend of Caroline, Lena Hayden, an investigative journalist. She has reason to believe that a supposedly respectable local politician was actually involved in a murder. Her suspicions place her life in danger and require the Protectors to seek out a man who is believed to be long dead to assist her case.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini

Judy Parfitt ... Lena Haydon
Mario Depita ... Pursuer

Roger Lloyd Pack ... Russi (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
Terence Plummer ... Gunman
Judy Bloom ... Maria Russi (as Judi Bloom)
Alexander Borin ... Vendor

John Thaw ... Mario Carpiano
Miki Iveria ... Helene Morleiter
Leo Dolan ... Barman
Frederick Peisley ... Paolo Morleiter

Season 2, Episode 16: The Bridge

4 January 1974
In Spain, young David Mitchell, son of a wealthy man, has joined an extreme revolutionary group and taken as a hostage Anna De Santos, a childhood friend. The group intend to blow up a bridge as an American diplomat passes over it. The Protectors are alerted and Harry masquerades as an explosives expert supposedly about to assist the group with their plan in order to infiltrate them.

Season 2, Episode 17: Sugar and Spice

11 January 1974
In the heart of the Home Counties business man Sir Charles Standish receives kidnap threats against his teen-aged daughter Vicky, possibly by aggrieved former business associates. Rather than involve the police and panic Vicky, Standish engages the Protectors but things must look as normal as possible and so Harry is passed off as her new tutor though he does not have the easiest of times with her.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet
Debbie Russ ... Vicky Standish
Derek Anders ... Manning
Phil Woods ... Colson
Norman Ettlinger ... Sir Charles Standish
John Normington ... Brian Dukes
Cicely Paget-Bowman ... Headmistress
Shane Shelton ... Kruger
Gerry Crampton ... Barnes

Season 2, Episode 18: Burning Bush

18 January 1974
Wealthy Canadian Adam Ferris gets in touch with the Protectors when his heiress daughter Anne goes missing in London and turns up again having joined a religious sect with sinister overtones of the occult. Ferris is concerned that the group will brain-wash her into giving them her considerable inheritance. Harry poses as a reforming alcoholic in need of spiritual guidance in order to join the sect.

Season 2, Episode 19: The Tiger and the Goat

25 January 1974
Caroline is asked by British Intelligence to act as a 'goat' to act as decoy to catch a 'tiger'. An ex-boyfriend of hers is a spy and she is told that he is the potential victim of an assassination plot, which she is brought in to foil. However, when the man tells her that he has resigned as an agent, Caroline sees that she has been employed under false pretences. She is indeed a decoy and only Paul can save her.

Season 2, Episode 20: Route 27

1 February 1974
Harry is on the trail of one of the largest heroin smuggling operations, a trail which leads him from London to Denmark where he comes to on a landfill site to discover that the gang involved in the smuggling has eluded him. However he is aware of the harbour port where the drugs are being stashed and, as he is the only man apart from the miscreants, who knows its location, it puts him very much in danger.

Season 2, Episode 21: Trial

8 February 1974
Anne Gordon seeks the help of the Protectors. Her son John is on trial for a crime that he did not commit though her fears are actually for her husband Arthur. He is a disturbed mental patient who has gone missing after hearing about the trial. The judge in charge of John's case is Judge Cronin and the Protectors must prevent Arthur from killing him.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet

Joss Ackland ... Arthur Gordon
Gwen Cherrell ... Anne Gordon
Richard Hurndall ... Judge Cronin
John Ringham ... Prosecuting Counsel
Paul Kelly ... John Gordon
Margaret John ... Nurse
Fred McNaughton ... Gardener
Sally James ... Gordon's Secretary
Graham Ashley ... Police Inspector

Season 2, Episode 22: Shadbolt

15 February 1974
Harry is on a train returning from Edinburgh to London. He gets into conversation with a fellow traveller. This man is the poetic Shadbolt, but there is something about him that Harry cannot possibly know. Shadbolt is also a professional assassin and his presence on the train is no coincidence. He has been paid to kill Harry at a given time, a fact to which Harry must tumble for the ultimate show-down.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini (credit only)
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet (credit only)

Tom Bell ... Shadbolt
Georgina Hale ... The Girl
Stanley Stewart ... Police Inspector
Neville Barber ... Attendant
Glenda Allen ... Shadbolt's Girl (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 23: A Pocketful of Posies

22 February 1974
Carrie Blaine is a professional singer about to make her come-back. However she is convinced that her house is haunted when the clocks start to run backwards and she keeps hearing a chorus of children singing 'A Pocketful of Posies'. Is she correct in her guess or is she about to have a break-down? Or is she being used as part of a sinister plot by one of her associates? Enter the Protectors to find out.

Robert Vaughn ... Harry Rule
Tony Anholt ... Paul Buchet

Eartha Kitt ... Carrie Blaine
Kieron Moore ... Mario Toza
Terry Canner ... Joe

Bernard Kay ... Philip Bentley

Kate O'Mara ... Sara Trent
Gretchen Franklin ... Nelly Baxter
John Law ... Theatre Doctor
Michael Lees ... Consultant
Jon Croft ... Reporter
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Contessa Caroline di Contini

Season 2, Episode 24: Wheels

1 March 1974
Harry joins a car rally as a driver whilst the Protectors are in pursuit of their toughest case to date. A Swiss bank hires them to go after stolen papers but they only want the copies, not the originals. This involves cracking a safe, photographing the contents of a locked brief-case - the details of a numbered bank account - and returning them to the bank without the account holder knowing that anything has happened.

Season 2, Episode 25: The Insider

8 March 1974
All the copies of a film have been stolen at the pre-production stage and Harry is called in by its director to try and recover them. Whilst they are talking in his office, they are joined by the alleged thief, who offers to return the prints in exchange for a ransom. The money is duly paid and the blackmailer steps into the lift. However, he is not seen to get out again, or to leave the building. How did he vanish into thin air?

Season 2, Episode 26: Blockbuster

15 March 1974
A gang of hi-jackers led by villains Birch and Slater are making off with security vans containing consignments of platinum in different European locations and the Protectors are called in to stop them. However the assignment is no easy task as the evidence, namely the vehicles containing the booty, seem to disappear. Could an old chemistry set experiment hold a clue as to what is happening?

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