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The Professionals  [View Series 2 Episodes]
Unsavoury fellow, they say he runs women

WRITTEN BY:
Wilfred Greatorex
Louis Marks
DIRECTED BY:
Michael Truman
FIRST BROADCAST:
20/10/1964

CAST:
John Drake  ............   Patrick McGoohan
Mrs Pearson  ............   Helen Cherry
Ira  ............   Nadja Regin
Desmond Pearson  ............   Jerry Stovin
Milos Kaldor  ............   Alex Scott
Rhodes  ............   John Welsh
Ambassador  ............   Noel Johnson
Miss Burnham  ............   Joan Young
Interrogator  ............   Steve Plytas
Czech Receptionist  ............   Hana Pravda
Landlord  ............   Jan Conrad
Nadia  ............   Stella Courtney
Czech Policeman  ............   John G Heller
Secretary  ............   Brenda Dunrich
Police Motorcyclist  ............   Charles Laszlo

EPISODE DETAILS:
This episode created by Wilfred Greatorex and Louis Marks highlights the beginning of the 1960s’ so called ‘permissive society’. The core of the story involves Ira, a high-class call girl sharing her sexual favours between a communist government minister and Desmond Pearson, a British Intelligence agent, which is a reversal and dramatisation of the Profumo Scandal which had helped to end the Tories run in office in 1963.

‘The Professionals’ was the 4th episode in the second series to go into production and the first in which Patrick McGoohan used a consistently British accent for John Drake. The episode was filmed between 20th April and 1st May 1964 at MGM Borehamwood and also on location in North Wales.
Episode Titles:
Opening Title Caption

TV Magazine Listings:
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Anglia Edition
Oct 17th - 23rd 1964

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Filming Locations:
  • Llyn Gwynant, Gwynedd
  • Llyn Gwynant, Gwynedd
  • Capel Curig, Gwynedd
  • Betws-y-Coed, Gwynedd
  • Betws-y-Coed, Gwynedd
  • Pen-y-Gwryd
  • Pen-y-Gwryd
  • Rhaeadr Ogwen
  • Track leading from Pont Ty'n y Maes off the A5 near Bethesda, North Wales
  • Tan Aeldroch Farm, Pony-y-Pant, Conwy
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