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The Hunting Party  [View Series 3 Episodes]
Spice to you sir, is a fortnight’s wages to me’

WRITTEN BY:
Philip Broadley
DIRECTED BY:
Pat Jackson
FIRST BROADCAST:
27/01/1966

CAST:
John Drake  ............   Patrick McGoohan
Claudia Jordan  ............   Moira Lister
Basil Jordan  ............   Denholm Elliott
Max Dell  ............   Edward Underdown
Ross  ............   John Welsh
Edwards  ............   Alan White
Coleman  ............   William Ingram
Peer  ............   Oliver Johnston
Vernon  ............   John Barcroft
Gandon  ............   Michael Godfrey
Zepos  ............   Michael Peake
Annette  ............   Jean Shaw
Martine  ............   Barbara Graley
House of Lords Messenger  ............   John Dunbar
French Postman  ............   Wilfred Grove

EPISODE DETAILS:
The 40th fifty-minute episode ‘The Hunting Party’ was written by Philip Broadley and was the fourteenth episode to be filmed at Shepperton Studios, shot between Monday 6th and Thursday 16th December 1965.

Secret information known only by Gandon has been leaked, but Gandon cannot explain how. Whilst explaining his routine and recent activity Drake picks up on the fact that Gandon has recently spent a weekend at the high-class residence of Basil and Claudia Jordan and chooses to investigate this line of enquiry.

Similar to the episode ‘No Marks for Servility’, Drake takes on the guise of the new butler at the Jordan residence to try and determine if they are behind the leak. Soon into his new role, another house guest Max Dell arrives, who again has access to top secret information, so Drake suspects that one of the Jordan’s is somehow extracting the information from them, but how? The answer leads Drake to the guest bedroom and his employer’s perilous hobby.

‘I loved Denholm Elliott in The Hunting Party’, Philip Broadley recalls fondly, and the eminent British film star’s louche, sly and charmingly acerbic performance is another of Danger Man’s stand out guest performances and a further indication of the calibre of acting talent that was attracted to the series.
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Filming Locations:
  • Westminster
  • Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
  • Belgrave Square, London
  • Belgrave Square, London
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