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The Affair at Castelevara  [View Series 2 Episodes]
Why not let him die a martyr, and cash in on that too?

WRITTEN BY:
James Foster
DIRECTED BY:
Quentin Lawrence
FIRST BROADCAST:
09/02/1965

CAST:
John Drake  ............   Patrick McGoohan
Carlos Bisbal  ............   Eric Pohlmann
Ramon Torres  ............   Harold Goldblatt
General Ventura  ............   Martin Benson
Sir Duncan  ............   Andre Morell
Van Horn  ............   Alan Gifford
Fortunato Santos  ............   Aubrey Morris
El Ferro  ............   Brian Worth
Maite  ............   Sonia Fox
Kemp  ............   Charles Tingwell
Colonel Montes  ............   Richard Leech
Manual  ............   David Saire
Detective  ............   David Graham
Immigration Officer  ............   David Ritch
Prison Guard  ............   Clive Cazes
Policeman in Café  ............   Paul Armstrong

EPISODE DETAILS:
The 19th episode of the second series ‘The Affair at Castelevara’ was written by James Foster and appears to be his only television work. Originally entitled ‘The Affair at Castro’ and referred to real life events at Castro Evara in 1938. The script however was retitled on Monday 7th December 1964.

Former Republican leader ‘Ramos Torres’ returns to his own country under an assumed name and the current regimes leader and arch-enemy ‘General Ventura’ fears an uprising. Torres is caught and faces a death sentence which for political reasons is something neither Britain nor America wants. Drake’s mission is to free Torres using any means possible, excluding violence. He must also work in co-operation with American agent Kemp, something which he’s not overjoyed about having worked with him previously.

Torres, a former army commander during the Civil War was said to have ordered important hostages to be executed at Castelevara. But Drake learns that there is footage proving that it was actually Ventura that murdered defenceless woman and children and Torres had to execute his swaggering soldiers in retaliation. But has the film survived and can Drake use it before a full scale war breaks out?

This episode stars the actor Brian Worth who appeared in three episodes in total, the others being ‘The Outcast’ and ‘The Man Who Wouldn’t Talk’. He would later star in the Prisoner episode ‘Many Happy Returns’ as the Group Captain.

Filming began at MGM Borehamwood studios on Monday 14th December and was completed on Tuesday 19th January 1965.
Episode Titles:
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TV Magazine Listings:
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London Edition
Feb 13th - 19th 1965

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Filming Locations:
  • Hotel Saint Georges, Beirut, Lebanon
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