Patrick Troughton as John McBride in the Espionage episode “He Rises on Sunday And We On Monday”. (ITC, 1963)
I was expecting the dodgy Irish accent, but not the kissing:
James Maxwell as ‘Smith’ in Espionage (“The Final Question”, ITC 1963).
He gets to wear his glasses, have an American accent and he stalks the main character for a whole week, mostly into nightclubs, until he takes him home and makes him coffee in the morning before depressing him into being willing to die.
As you do. Just another day in the life of a character actor.
Richard Marner in Espionage (ITC, 1963) as the Russian ambassador. Or as he’s much better known - Colonel von Strohm. (He’s the one on the left.)
Espionage (ITC 1963) felt the world needed an extreme close up of James Maxwell in glasses. (And who am I to argue?)
Ann Lynch (and Alan Gifford) in Espionage (“The Final Question”, ITC, 1963).
More of James Maxwell as Charles Roland in The Racing Game. (ITV/Yorkshire TV, 1979).
Alfred Burke as Gustave Kolstrom in Espionage episode “Covenant With Death” (1963, ITC).
James Maxwell as Charles Roland in The Racing Game (ITV/Yorkshire TV, 1979).
Meera Syal in Drop The Dead Donkey (1996).
In the category of things I really didn’t expect: Stella Gonet randomly turning up as a prostitute in Drop The Dead Donkey (1996).
How to express the feeling that your commanding officer is an idiot who’s prejudiced against damned intellectuals and the Welsh in general and Richard Burton in particular. (Alfred Burke as Lt. Col. Michael Callander in Bitter Victory, 1957.)
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