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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Episode complete credited cast:
Roy Marsden ...
Ray Lonnen ...
Michael Cashman ...
Mike Wallace
Alan MacNaughton ...
Sir Geoffrey Wellingham (as Alan MacNaughtan)
Dennis Burgess ...
Tower Gibbs
Elizabeth Bennett ...
Diane Lawler
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Bob Sherman ...
Jeff Ross
Jana Shelden ...
Karen Milner
Peter Laird ...
Edward Tyler
Sue Holderness ...
Marianne Straker
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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: Do you want my resignation, sir?
Sir Geoffrey Wellingham: And save you from suffering under Gibbs? Certainly not. Serves you right.
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