The Professionals: Season 1, Episode 8

Everest Was Also Conquered (17 Feb. 1978)

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The death bed confession of a former MI6 head reveals that Suzie Carter,key witness in a major corruption trial a couple of decades earlier, did not commit suicide by jumping out of a ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Denison ...
Lord Derrington
Richard Greene ...
Neil Turvey
Ann Lynn ...
Ann Berry
Mrs. Turner
Gary Waldhorn ...
Helen Cotterill ...
Roy Boyd ...
Frank Hamer
Llewellyn Rees ...
Sir Arden French
Bridget Brice ...
Betty, Cowley's secretary
Jeremy Hawk ...
Sir Frederick Tallen
Andrew Downie ...


The death bed confession of a former MI6 head reveals that Suzie Carter,key witness in a major corruption trial a couple of decades earlier, did not commit suicide by jumping out of a window as imagined but was pushed - by the police officers who were supposed to protect her. The case is re-opened but the officers themselves are now being targeted by an assassin. Bodie and Doyle with new young colleague Tony, must find out who is ordering the hits and why. Written by don @ minifie-1

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17 February 1978 (UK)  »

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In the scene where Goodman fires at Bodie's Ford Capri as Bodie and Doyle are chasing him, the car is seen to swerve violently. This is because it suffered a genuine blow-out while stuntman Peter Brayham was driving it. This was explained in the story by an unscripted shot of Goodman firing at the car's tyre. See more »


At Ann Berry's kennels, Bodie's Capri's windscreen is shot out, yet it is perfectly intact when they leave. See more »

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Charles Keating's character was referred to throughout the episode as Frank Goodman but he was credited as Sammy. See more »

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THE PROFESSIONALS – Everest Was Also Conquered – 1978

This is episode eight of the 1977 to 1983, UK, action-crime series, THE PROFESSIONALS. Gordon Jackson is in charge of CI-5, a group of men drawn from the SAS, Police and other law enforcement agencies. Their mandate is to stop acts of terrorism and threats against the UK.

MI-5 Chief Jackson is paid a visit from political bigwig, Michael Denison. Denison tells Jackson that a former head of MI-6 made a deathbed confession about the 20 year old murder of a government witness in a corruption case. Denison is in line for a high government post and wants the confession looked into quietly.

Jackson assigns agents Martin Shaw and Lewis to look into the matter. They go through all the records and come up with the name of multi-millionaire Richard Greene. Greene it seems was involved with plenty of underhanded arms deals and the like. There had been a witness to these deals that took a convenient 6 floor dive out a hotel window. At the time it was ruled a suicide.

Collins and Shaw of course dig further and find several cops on the protection detail at the time are rather well off now in the cash department. Questions are asked and more murders begin to happen. This all leads back to Dennison and Greene. Dennison has been on the Greene payroll for years. He had hoped for a swift under the carpet investigation by Jackson and his boys. This of course is not what Denison gets as both he and Greene are taken into custody.

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