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 Westermans escape car is intercepted. The camera is found, but there is no trace of the film and, because of the political implicationsthe country concerned is negotiating a new defence treaty with BritainNemesis 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. Nemesiss 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.
Craigs 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 Bookers hands and Booker, in turn, tries to double-cross Garcianbut 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 strangersand on his next move depends the success or failure of the coming conference...
Series created by
Monty Berman and Dennis Spooner
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A.J. Van Montagu
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