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A Room in the Basement  [View Series 2 Episodes]
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WRITTEN BY:
Ralph Smart
DIRECTED BY:
Don Chaffey
FIRST BROADCAST:
02/02/1965

CAST:
John Drake  ............   Patrick McGoohan
Susan  ............   Jane Merrow
Bernhard  ............   William Lucas
Military Attaché  ............   Michael Gwynn
British Ambassador  ............   Mark Dignam
Dr Huber  ............   Gerard Heinz
Keith Turnbull  ............   John Breslin
Luke  ............   Edward Cast
British First Secretary  ............   John Welsh
Third Secretary  ............   Jack May
Sister Rousseau  ............   Margo Johns
Annette  ............   Kate O'Mara
Man Receptionist  ............   John Cater
Servant  ............   Jose Berlinka
Sergeant  ............   Peter Elliott

EPISODE DETAILS:
Ralph Smart’s third fifty-minute instalment ‘A Room in the Basement’ was the 18th episode to be filmed at MGM Borehamwood studios between Monday 23rd November and Friday 4th December 1964.

It was the second episode to star Jane Merrow, this time playing Susan Turnbull whose husband Keith has been kidnapped and is being held in a basement room within the Romanian embassy in Switzerland. Susan turns to Drake, a friend of her husbands for help, but Drake’s superiors say that there’s nothing they can do and to keep out of it. Drake however has other ideas and devises an escape plan that soon has Keith out of the embassy.
Episode Titles:
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TV Magazine Listings:
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TV World
Feb 1st - 5th 1965

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Filming Locations:
  • Groom Place SW1
  • 3 Wadham Gardens, NW3
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