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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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Peter Wyngarde ...  Jason King 29 episodes, 1969
Joel Fabiani ...  Stewart Sullivan 29 episodes, 1969
Rosemary Nicols Rosemary Nicols ...  Annabelle Hurst / ... 29 episodes, 1969
Dennis Alaba Peters Dennis Alaba Peters ...  Sir Curtis Seretse 29 episodes, 1969
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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 Hurst was their scientist and analyst, whom Jason often accused of loving nothing in the world except her computer. Although there was strong loyalty amongst 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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9 March 1969 (UK) See more »

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(28 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Jason King: Stealing? Its a sure sign of frustration in a woman.
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Spoofed in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

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A 2006 re-run and re-appraisal
19 January 2006 | by grunselSee all my reviews

The reason why there are so many men called 'Jason' and to a lesser extent 'Stewart' are about, of a certain age. This popular series was highly influential in its time. So how does it stand up in 2006? The good points are,the leads are just great! the outfits, style and look of the series are still superb and when Dennis Spooner and his writing team's wonderful imagination is allowed to strain at the leash of the budget , then we get some wacky villains and ahead of its time plots and gadgets. Here we come to the main problem of the series, the stingy, always looking for ways to cut corners budget. You can see that Spooner wanted to take the series towards fantasy, while the producer was happy with B picture style crime. The result is when the producer uses his own ensemble pals of directors. some of the dullest and tatty (plot wise) episodes are produced. While in the hands of brought in directors we see Dept S at its best.

Rosemary Nichols apparently got the humph making this series and its not hard to see why , as an intelligent actress she is terribly underused, however we get to see her legs quite a bit, which is perhaps a delightful compensation?.


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