CI5 agent Fraser, shadowing a drugs gang based in a bowling alley, stumbles on 'something bigger' but is killed before he can explain to Cowley. Bodie and Doyle are sent to stake out the ... See full summary »




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Turner
Attractive Blonde
Jack Lynn ...
Blackie - Fat Man
Ray Kerrigan - Peanut Eater
Handsome Negro
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Doctor Binney
Gerald James ...
Brian Hawksley ...
Man in Raincoat
Malcolm Hayes ...
Jack Thorwold
Barry Stokes ...
Major Tilden
Trevor Adams ...
Benny, CI5 Agent


CI5 agent Fraser, shadowing a drugs gang based in a bowling alley, stumbles on 'something bigger' but is killed before he can explain to Cowley. Bodie and Doyle are sent to stake out the bowl, where they find a dying man whose last word is "Swallows". He has been poisoned with plutonium by the Swallows Bowling Club, the cover for a disgruntled band of white supremacists who aim to blow London up with a bomb planted in the bowling alley. CI5 must locate it. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Action | Comedy | Crime




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3 March 1978 (UK)  »

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Bodie: Hey, why don't we just, uh, run everybody in?
Doyle: And give Cowley a late night questioning them all?
Bodie: Yeah, that's right. We could go home.
Doyle: He'd be full of praise, too.
Bodie: Praise?
Doyle: Well, I wouldn't want to take the credit for an idea as good as that, would I?
Bodie: Yeah, you'd admit it was me.
Doyle: Yeah. Well, grudgingly. And with just the right touch of... admiration.
Bodie: Know what you are, don't you?
Doyle: I know what you *think* I am.
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A Dirty Bomb
29 September 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE PROFESSIONALS – Stake Out – 1978

This is episode ten 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.

A CI-5 agent, Andy Bradford is working undercover at a bowling alley. He is keeping an eye on a possible drug importation link. What he stumbles on is far more dangerous. A group of white supremacists is annoyed with the current immigration policies of the government. They plan on setting off a couple of massive "dirty" bombs in a section of London.

Fraser calls Jackson to set up a meet but is killed before he can make it. Jackson sends Lewis Collins and Martin Shaw to the same bowling alley for a look see. They play a few games, hit on some women and finally catch a break. They catch several of the nasty types preparing to assemble the last of the bombs.

A rather vigorous round of third degree soon has the location of the one completed bomb. Now it is a race against the clock to disarm the thing. Shaw is needed to help with the bomb disarming bit. The beast has its teeth pulled with seconds to spare and London is saved.

Good episode. (color)

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