QB VII (1974– )
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Part One & Two 

A respected Polish doctor, knighted for his humanitarian but accused of war atrocities and collaborating with the Nazis, sues an American writer for libel.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Kelno
Samantha Cady
David Shawcross
Robert Highsmith
Kristoffer Tabori ...
Ben Cady (as Kris Tabori)
Morris Cady
Lady Margaret
Sheik Hassan (as Gregoire Aslan)
Sue Scanlon


In 1945 Dr. Adam Kelno, a Polish anti-Communist, escapes from a Nazi death camp near the War's end. He becomes a naturalized British citizen and devotes himself to a pro bono medical clinic. His French nurse Angela falls in love with this dedicated physician and they marry. A Polish Communist agent accuses Kelno of participating in war crimes while in the concentration camp and petition the court to grant him extradition back to Poland to stand trial. However, when the key witness cannot identify Kelno as the man who castrated him, the charges are summarily dropped. The doctor becomes paranoid that the Communists will continue to persecute him, so he leaves the U.K. to take a job running a clinic for impoverished Third World Arabs in Kuwait. There, his dedication to his patients earns him a knighthood in 1959. Convinced that no one would come after him because of his hard-earned title, he returns to Britain to start private practice. The same year Kelno escaped, American writer Abe ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Drama | Mystery






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29 April 1974 (USA)  »

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This was the last program made under the name of Columbia's television branch, Screen Gems. See more »


Although set in London in 1946, double yellow lines and television aerials are clearly visible and an overhead view on London shows motor vehicles for the early 1970's. See more »


Adam Kelno: [as the sheik's men are firing] I didn't know you hunted.
Sheik Hassan: Oh, yes, but not only for food but also for the quality of understanding between men and death.
Adam Kelno: Then it's sophisticatted...
Sheik Hassan: [L aughs] ... for a primitive people.
Adam Kelno: Oh, no, I didn't mean that way.
Sheik Hassan: Yes, but you think that.
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God Save the Queen
(uncredited) (aka "God Save the King")
Music by unknown composer (adopted 1745)
Lyrics by Henry Carey (1790)
[Played at Queen's Birthday in Kuwait]
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