The Name of the Game: Season 2, Episode 20

The King of Denmark (20 Feb. 1970)

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Has a lost Shakespeare manuscript been discovered? Or is it an elaborate fraud? Researching a story for Jeff Dillon, Peggy Maxwell finds herself at the center of a mystery.



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Episode cast overview:
Jeff Dillon (as Tony Franciosa)
Henry 'Harry' Worthington Rayner
Steven Talbot
Louise Latham ...
Miss Digby
Margaret Leighton ...
Amelia Rayner
Lorraine Dancy
Mark Allen ...
Alan Vint ...
Jim Boles ...
Sally Henderson
Jonathan Farwell ...
Mr. Venables
Fredricka Meyers ...


Has a lost Shakespeare manuscript been discovered? Or is it an elaborate fraud? Researching a story for Jeff Dillon, Peggy Maxwell finds herself at the center of a mystery.

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Peggy Maxwell co-stars in this episode about a 'Lost' Shakespeare play...
11 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Spoiler Alert !

A 'Tony Franciosa' Segment Episode

Howard Publications Star Reporter for 'People' Magazine Jeff Dillon (Tony Franciosa) and his key Research Assistant 'Peggy Maxwell' (Susan Saint James) here for once share the Lead spotlight ....

...with Susan Saint James (future co-star of 'McMillan And Wife', 'Kate And Allie' etc ) receiving her first ever major Television series co-star billing in this second season episode.

The story is unusually credited as: Tony Franciosa...and Susan Saint James as Peggy Maxwell in...'The King of Denmark'.

When 'People' Magazine's Jeff Dillon decides to do a feature on major plays through the ages...from Shakespeare to 'Hair' ...he gets his trusty 'Girl Friday' Peggy Maxwell to start digging for him...

In the course of her research Peggy is lead to an most unusual household...and talk of a possible 'lost' Shakespeare manuscript for a play titled: 'The King of Denmark'...which if proved true would be the most astounding literary discovery for centuries...

but is Peggy putting her life in danger by visiting the old house...?

Jeff Dillon later follows Peggy to the house looking for her, but where is she...? The people at the strange house all seem decidedly odd....even sinister.

Top supporting guest cast include Joseph Cotton as 'Henry Worthington-Rayner', and Noel Harrison as 'Stephen Talbot' plus Louise Latham as 'Miss. Digby'

This episode concentrates largely on featuring the award winning Susan Saint James as 'Peggy Maxwell' - her biggest on screen role in the entire series - Jeff Dillon is seen initially assigning Peggy to dig up what information she can for his story....and then Peggy carries the lead role for about 40 minutes...

Tony Franciosa's 'Jeff Dillon' then turning up later on looking for her, and then Dillon and Peggy jointly investigate for the final 30 minutes or so of this unusual and interesting tale.

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