The Rat Catchers (1966–1967)

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A highly secret British Intelligence Unit is set up to deal with enemy menaces, staffed by three tough & capable operatives - the flamboyant Peregrine Smith, cold & logical Davidson, and ... See full summary »

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1967   1966  
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Gerald Flood ...
 Peregrine Smith (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Glyn Owen ...
 Richard Hurst (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Philip Stone ...
 Brigadier Davidson / ... (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
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A highly secret British Intelligence Unit is set up to deal with enemy menaces, staffed by three tough & capable operatives - the flamboyant Peregrine Smith, cold & logical Davidson, and tough ex-cop Richard Hurst. All licensed to kill - and pledged to protect the nation! Written by Anonymous

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2 February 1966 (UK)  »

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(25 episodes)

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The total number of editions currently known to exist on film or videotape stands at just two (season one's "Ticket To Madrid" and "The Unwitting Courier", along with an incomplete copy of season two's "The Heel of Achilles") out of 25. Additionally, six largely-complete off-air audio editions are known to exist. The rest of the series is missing presumed wiped. See more »

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I also fondly remember this series (I am 48). I think it was one of the earliest TV shows that presented British intelligence agents not as square-jawed heroes but as ruthless operators prepared to resort to any measure to eliminate enemies of the state. Glyn Owen's character was the conscience of the team, agonising over how to reconcile each dirty mission with his own moral code, and how to extract himself from an organisation that did not countenance resignation. Counterpoised against him was Gerald Flood as a cold-blooded assassin.

The series also operated against the background of the British class system, with Owen's character the working-class ex-policeman with a heart of gold, and Gerald Flood the urbane, mannered ex-public schoolboy with the granite centre. Excellent stuff!


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