Callan (1967–1972)
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First Refusal 

When a third-party broker offers to sell the names of British agents in Eastern Europe for £100,000, Callan suspects a leak in London and races to find it before the broker's proposal expires.

Director:

Jim Goddard

Writers:

Bill Craig (by), James Mitchell (Callan created by)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Edward Woodward ... Callan
Russell Hunter ... Lonely
Patrick Mower ... Cross
Anthony Valentine ... Meres
Geoffrey Chater ... Bishop
Martin Wyldeck ... Kitzlinger
Coral Atkins Coral Atkins ... Myra Kessler
Christopher Owen Christopher Owen ... Bristac
Lisa Langdon Lisa Langdon ... Liz - Hunter's Secretary
Carl Bohen Carl Bohen ... Vopo Officer (as Carl Bohun)
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When a third-party broker offers to sell the names of British agents in Eastern Europe for £100,000, Callan suspects a leak in London and races to find it before the broker's proposal expires.

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When Callan plays the reel-to-reel recording of Myra Kessler to Bristac, Edward Woodward accidentally leans on a switch, momentarily stopping the tape playback on the machine. The prerecorded soundtrack continues, as it is being played on another machine off-set. See more »

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First Refusal
7 May 2021 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Callan is section chief and he wants his own radio controlled car. In short a taxi with Lonely as his personal driver.

That way Lonely is forced to sign the Official Secrets Act.

Callan soon finds that being Hunter is to deal with trouble.

A list of British agents in Eastern Europe has been leaked. A broker is willing to sell it back for £100,000 and the KGB are very interested.

Callan is convinced that there is a leak in the bureau and is determined to find it.

An old face is bought in and there is some needle between both men.

Anthony Valentine returns as Meres but his name should had been left out of the opening credits. Meres is not convinced by both Callan's abilities as the new boss and Cross as the new junior.

However this is an episode where everyone makes basic errors including Meres.

Callan finds out that at times there are no easy answers and everyone wants your job.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1972 (UK) See more »

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