A racketeer and his beautiful actress wife are among those concerned in a scheme to involve Simon in an ingenious blackmailing plot.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Barbara Murray ...
Iris Lansing
Rick Lansing
Jack Hardy
Stratford Keene
John Ronane ...
Mark Belden
Calder (as Anthony Wager)
Barry Linehan ...
Meadows White ...
Harry Blundel
April Wilding ...
Mary Hardy


Iris Lansing is a bad actress whose plays are financed by her criminal husband Rick who runs a protection racket and has caused the death of an elderly shop-keeper who has refused to pay him. Lansing receives a call from the Saint threatening to expose him unless he pays him a large sum of money though the Saint denies any part in it. Then a friend of the Saint, an actress called Mary who is also in Iris's play, tells him that her father is being blackmailed, allegedly by him.It is apparent to the Saint that his name is being used in vain. Whilst he hates Lansing he realizes that they are being played off against each other and the suspects are a cast of actors. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

7 November 1963 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The third appearance in the television series of Simon Templar's occasional nemesis, Inspector Teal, now played by Ivor Dean (two other actors had essayed the role in previous episodes). See more »


Simon Templar: Was it necessary to be so rude about it?
Rick Lansing: When I want a lesson in manners from you Templar, I'll ask for it.
Simon Templar: Well, Lansing, whenever I think you need a lesson in manners, you'll get it, whether you ask for it or not!
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