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Episode Guide
Full Circle
 
Screenplay by
DONALD JAMES
 
Directed by
JOHN GILLING
 
 
Craig poses as a prisoner and embarks on an escape plan with a fellow-prisoner. But it leads to torture, not freedom......
 
 
A safe is broken into in a foreign embassy in London. A security tape records the sounds of photographs being taken. But the intruder, Paul Westerman (PATRICK ALLEN), escapes.
 
The Ambassador, Garcian (MARTIN BENSON), ’phones the police, and Westerman’s escape car is intercepted. The camera is found, but there is no trace of the film and, because of the political implications—the country concerned is negotiating a new defence treaty with Britain—Nemesis is called in.
 
If Westerman has been photographing top secret instructions to the Ambassador, only the British Government would be interested. So is Westerman working for British Intelligence? And if he is, this could lead to the break-off in the defence negotiations, which would be welcome news to any country hoping to move into the arms market. Nemesis’s job is to prevent an arms race.
 
Westerman finds himself in prison and Craig Stirling (STUART DAMON), masquerading as a fellow-prisoner, becomes his cell-mate, gradually putting over the suggestion that he can help them both escape. But Craig is not the only one planning an escape for Westerman. Garcian is doing so as well, using as his intermediary a fix-it crook named Booker (JOHN NETTLETON) whose girl-friend Sarah (GABRIELLE DRAKE) is helping him.
 
Craig’s plan goes ahead, with Richard Barrett (WILLIAM GAUNT) helping in the guise of a prisoner padre; but the plan goes awry. Both Craig and Westerman find themselves in Booker’s hands and Booker, in turn, tries to double-cross Garcian—but he believes Craig to Westerman and vice versa. Believing that there is more money to be gained if he can find out what lies behind it all, Booker tortures Craig in efforts to make him talk. Failure to do so, eventually leads him to handing him over to Garcian, and thus discovering that he has been torturing the wrong man.
 
Craig in turn, is in for a surprise when he discovers that Garcian and Westerman are anything but strangers—and on his next move depends the success or failure of the coming conference...
 
 
AN
ITC
PRODUCTION
 
Series created by
Monty Berman
and Dennis Spooner
 
© Copyright Incorporated Television Co. Ltd. MCMLXVII
 
 
Stuart Damon
 
Alexandra Bastedo
 
William Gaunt
 
Anthony Nicholls
 
 
Craig Stirling
 
Sharron Macready
 
Richard Barrett
 
Tremayne
 
 
Patrick Allen
 
Martin Benson
 
John Nettleton
 
Gabrielle Drake
 
Jack Gwillim
 
James Donnelly
 
Lawrence James
 
Victor Brooks
 
 
Westerman
 
Garcian
 
Booker
 
Sarah
 
Carrington
 
Pickering
 
Sergeant Fairfax
 
Collins
 
 
Associate Producer
 
Director of photography
 
Art director
 
Editor
 
 
Johnny Goodman
 
Frank Watts
 
Charles Bishop
 
Derek Hyde-Chambers
 
 
Musical director
 
Theme composed by
 
Post-production supervisor
 
Production manager
 
Casting
 
Stunt arranger
 
 
Edwin Astley
 
Tony Hatch
 
Philip Aizlewood
 
Malcolm Chistopher
 
Judith Jourd
 
Bill Sawyer
 
 
Sound editor
 
Sound recordists
 
 
Music editor
 
Associate art director
 
Set dresser
 
Construction manager
 
 
Ray Lafbery
 
Len Abbott
Claude Hitchcock
 
Alan Willis
 
John Graysmark
 
Brian Rider
 
Bill Greene
 
 
Second unit director
 
Second unit cameraman
 
Camera operator
 
Assistant director
 
Continuity
 
Special effects
 
 
Ray Austin
 
Jimmy Harvey
 
Harry Gillam
 
Denny Lewis
 
Sally Ball
 
Sid Pearson
 
 
Scenic artist
 
Production buyer
 
Make-up supervisor
 
Hairdressing
 
Wardrobe supervisor
 
Supervising electrician
 
 
A.J. Van Montagu
 
Sid Palmer
 
Gerry Fletcher
 
Michael Jones
 
Laura Nightingale
 
Ted Hallows
 
 
The Champions
 
Made on location and at
ASSOCIATED BRITISH ELSTREE STUDIOS
ENGLAND.
 
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