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...  Jason King 28 episodes, 1969-1970
...  Stewart Sullivan 28 episodes, 1969-1970
Rosemary Nicols ...  Annabelle Hurst 28 episodes, 1969-1970
Dennis Alaba Peters ...  Sir Curtis Seretse 28 episodes, 1969-1970
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An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who wrote mystery novels and solved real-life crimes by projecting himself into the shoes of his fictional hero, Mark Caine. American Stewart Sullivan was the fighter and pragmatist of the group--as down to earth and cynical as Jason was flighty and flamboyant. Annabelle Hurt was their scientist and analyst, whom Jason often accused of loving nothing in the world except her computer. Although there was strong loyalty among the trio, there was also a lot of competition, especially between Annabelle and Jason, who seldom agreed on any theory and were continually trying to show each other up by solving the case using their preferred methods. The head of Department S was Sir Curtis Seretse. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Director Cyril Frankel recalled that the production team's first choice for Jason King was Kenneth More. See more »

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There was an instance where a Jaguar automobile had crashed. The burning wreck was a Corvair. See more »

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Jason King: Stealing? Its a sure sign of frustration in a woman.
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Department S, ahead of it's time
29 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I think that in all the imagination of the ITC writers, Department S was ahead of it's time. First of all, although it was set in the cold war world years,the series really thought of a global society,the crimes were no longer the responsibility of local police but of a higher authority that had to be involved ( thus the chief Sir Seretse, which shows his position seems to be a sort of a U.N appointment). Then the crimes were not only state secrets but industrial and financial. I can't think of too many shows that would involve themselves with the work of Interpol ever since. In addition the mysteries are so bizarre that all the computer and imaginative efforts have to be thrown into the case to solve it. The Lone Ranger theory would be no longer feasible, it would seem we live in a society that has to pull resources together in order to figure out what is going on.


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