The Professionals: Season 1, Episode 5

Heroes (27 Jan. 1978)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy, CI5 Agent
Rufus Collins ...
Tin Can
Ralph Michael ...
Estate Car Driver
Dorothy White ...
Mrs. Lewis
Thomas Baptiste ...
Damien Thomas ...
Robert McBain ...
Mr. Lewis
Jim McManus ...
Lorry Driver's Mate
David Baron ...
Mr. Sumner
Chris Dillinger ...
Neil Kennedy ...
Luan Peters ...
Lady in Sports Car


American senator John Jerry Patterson is assassinated in daylight in bogus roadworks in full view of other motorists. To flush out the killers Cowley prepares a newspaper story claiming that their faces have been recognised but the witnesses' identities are erroneously disclosed and two are murdered. Working with loose cannon operative Tommy, Bodie and Doyle must protect the others and identify the gang, in which they are helped by a witness who offers himself as bait. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Although they had significant speaking parts, for some reason the characters of Latymer (Anthony Bailey), John Jerry Patterson (Bruce Boa) and The American (Kenneth Nelson) were not credited. See more »


When Tommy questions the loading-bay worker, we see him close the door of the black Capri. When he returns to the car a second later, the door is open See more »

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17 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE PROFESSIONALS – "Heroes" - 1977 Episode five of the 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.

CI–5 get involved when an American Senator, Bruce Boa, is bumped off in broad daylight at a road block. Five armed gunmen had stopped his van and emptied a twin-barrelled shotgun into Boa. The murder is witnessed by a half dozen other motorists at the traffic stop.

CI-5 boss, Gordon Jackson arranges for the newspapers to release a story stating that the gunmen had been identified by these same witnesses. The papers however, go one further and also publish the names and addresses of the witnesses.

CI-5 now must now hurry to find and protect the witnesses before the gunmen find them. Two of the people in question are killed before CI-5 reaches them. The remaining witnesses are quickly hidden away for their own protection.

Now how do they flush out the gunmen? One of the witnesses, Robert McBain, an ex- Royal Marine offers to act as bait. The offer is accepted and CI-5 place carious men around McBain's house. Sure enough, the gunmen come a calling. A fairly big firefight happens with the villains and one CI-5 agent going for the deep six.

Not the best episode I've seen of the series by any means, but it still delivers plenty of violence and action.

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