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Screenplay by
DONALD JAMES
 
Directed by
ROBERT ASHER
 
 
A mission for tramps provides a cover for a macabre organisation providing an escape route for wanted war criminals and other crooks—and Sharron very nearly has her features changed...
 
 
How are so many escapes being organised for so many still-wanted war criminals and other crooks? They apparently disappear off the face of the earth. The latest is Emil Boder (PAUL HANSARD), a former Nazi, and it is believed that he has arrived in London.
 
And for Craig Stirling (STUART DAMON) it means a complete change of personality when he assumes the guise of a deported American Mafiosa gangster of Italian birth, with Sharron Macready (ALEXANDRA BASTEDO) as his tarty girl-friend. American and British authorities co-operate in publicising his “deportation,” and the escape-route organisation falls into the trap. Craig is duly contacted with offers of help to make him disappear.
 
The organisation is run by a former Nazi prison camp surgeon named Dreuchman, who now calls himself Dr. Pedersen (ANTHONY BATE), using a tramps’ mission as a cover. Pedersen’s clients undergo advanced plastic surgery which provides them with entirely new faces enabling them to disappear into thin air.
 
The new arrival provides Pedersen with the opportunity he has been awaiting for a long time: someone who can afford to pay a lot for the physical transformation... enough to enable Pedersen to retire at last.
 
Plans go ahead for operations on both Craig and Sharron, and Sharron is the first to go into the operating theatre. By now, Richard Barrett (WILLIAM GAUNT) has also arrived on the scene, and it’s touch and go whether they can save Sharron before she is operated on. But there is also little time left in which to collect all the evidence required against Pedersen and the details about the wanted men whose faces he has already changed.
 
Unexpectedly, it is Emil Boder who proves to be the key-man when he discovers what sort of new face he has been given and that Pedersen has been deliberately planning his death. There is one thing a plastic surgeon cannot do: he cannot operate on his own face...
 
 
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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
 
 
Dermot Kelly
 
Anthony Bate
 
Patricia Haines
 
Harry Towb
 
Robert Russell
 
Paul Hansard
 
 
Hogan
 
Pederson
 
Sophia
 
George
 
Maltman
 
Emil Boder
 
 
Associate Producer
 
Director of photography
 
Art director
 
Editor
 
 
Johnny Goodman
 
Frank Watts
 
Charles Bishop
 
Inman Hunter
 
 
Musical director
 
Theme composed by
 
Post-production supervisor
 
Production manager
 
Casting
 
Stunt arranger
 
 
Edwin Astley
 
Tony Hatch
 
Philip Aizlewood
 
Malcolm Chistopher
 
John Owen
 
Bill Sawyer
 
 
Sound editor
 
Sound recordists
 
 
Music editor
 
Associate art director
 
Set dresser
 
Construction manager
 
 
Roy Lafbery
 
Len Abbott
Dave Bowen
 
Alan Willis
 
John Graysmark
 
Brian Rider
 
Bill Greene
 
 
Second unit director
 
Second unit cameraman
 
Camera operator
 
Assistant director
 
Continuity
 
Special effects
 
 
John Hough
 
James Allen
 
John Winbolt
 
Ken Baker
 
Annabel David-Goff
 
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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