The Sandbaggers: Season 2, Episode 6

Operation Kingmaker (3 Mar. 1980)

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When "C" announces that he is stepping down for health reasons, speculation is rife that the job will go to John Tower Gibbs, a one-time senior officer of the SIS who has in recently years ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Roy Marsden ...
Ray Lonnen ...
Alan MacNaughton ...
Sir Geoffrey Wellingham (as Alan MacNaughtan)
Elizabeth Bennett ...
Diane Lawler
Bob Sherman ...
Jeff Ross
Dennis Burgess ...
Tower Gibbs
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Cashman ...
Mike Wallace
Sue Holderness ...
Marianne Straker
Peter Laird ...
Edward Tyler
Jana Shelden ...
Karen Milner
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When "C" announces that he is stepping down for health reasons, speculation is rife that the job will go to John Tower Gibbs, a one-time senior officer of the SIS who has in recently years been working at the Foreign Office. Burnside and Gibbs have anything but a cordial relationship going back to when Burnside, as a Sandbagger, investigated Gibbs who was at that time abroad as a Head of Station. Burnside decides to play kingmaker by promoting the prospects of the Deputy Chief, Matthew Peele. He subtly tries to influence Wellingham who demonstrates that he is still far superior to his former son-in-law when it comes to the game of office politics. Written by garykmcd

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Neil Burnside: Will you stop throwing Karen at me?
Jeff Ross: Well, how else are you two going to get it together?
Neil Burnside: I'm not interested.
Jeff Ross: Well, Karen is. She's kind of fond of you.
Neil Burnside: She doesn't know me.
Jeff Ross: Yeah, well, that's why she's fond of you.
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