The Professionals: Season 3, Episode 1

The Purging of CI5 (27 Oct. 1979)

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After a bomb goes off in the CI5 building and an operative is killed, Cowley gets a sinister phone call to say there will be more deaths, which there are, including an attempt to murder ... See full summary »

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Simon Rouse ...
Phillips
Sally Harrison ...
Susan
Norman Gregory ...
Lake
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Billy (as Chris Fairbank)
Ian Gelder ...
King
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Matheson
Ben Thomas ...
Williams
James Smith ...
Pennington
Leo Dolan ...
Murray
Peter Jolley ...
Parks
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Dave
Martha Nairn ...
Lisa Wakeman
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After a bomb goes off in the CI5 building and an operative is killed, Cowley gets a sinister phone call to say there will be more deaths, which there are, including an attempt to murder Bodie. Through an informant a man named Wakeman is incriminated - but Cowley swears that he killed him years earlier. Clearly an old associate of Wakeman is out for revenge, leading Cowley and the boys to a caravan primed with explosives. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Bodie has a photo of Cowley's face in the centre of the telephone dial in the scene where he finds a bomb inside the phone. See more »

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In the driving scene after Bodie and Doyle have checked their car for bombs, there is an A-Z street map on the dashboard in front of Bodie in the close-up shots, but this is missing in the long shots of the car that are inter-cut. See more »

Quotes

Bodie: [passing a scanning device around the inside of a caravan] Any bright ideas?
Doyle: Yeah, check everything, mate.
Bodie: Everything?
Doyle: Yeah, everything!
[Bodie uses the scanning device on Doyle's hair]
Doyle: You know, I wonder about you sometimes!
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The best TV-series ever done!!!!!
25 July 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

All these TV-series are the very best ever done!!!!!!!. The principal actors are superb!!!!!!. Very real, and incredible actual in spite of it was written in '70!!!!!!!!. You have to see it!!!!. This particular episode is not the better one but almost it. I have to say that the actors performs are quite good in every one of the seasons and in all the 5 years that was on TV. Lewis Collins (Bodie) is the tuff guy and Martin Shaw (Doyle) is the clever one, and they are supervised by Gordon Jackson (Cowley) a very very very perfectionist man who is the chief of CI5 (an intelligence division of the Royal force) in United Kingdom.


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