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Cal and Thorn,two Americans,go deep sea diving on the Costa Del Sol and,having brought ashore a fish,proceed to double-cross and kill each other. The fish turns out to be plastic and contains a hundred thousand dollars in notes. The Department team arrive and Stewart and Annabelle pose as a married couple interested in diving to discover the drop-off whilst Jason heads for Madrid in pursuit of the engraver who is making the counterfeit notes.

David Prowse is dubbed.

David Gregory is dubbed by David Graham

This was George Pastell's final acting role before his death on April 4, 1976 at the age of 53.

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    • Author: Marr
    As with most Dept. S. shows, this one has a good opening, with a plot that has some loose points as the story develops. Here, our Dept. S. trio heads to the scenic Costa del Sol of Spain for an investigation. One of the better things about this episode is that you get a nice, outdoors feeling of Spain, partly through the good use of stock shots.

    This episode was similar in plot and tone to the kind of story one might have seen on The Saint with Roger Moore. Not surprising, since The Saint was such as big hit in the 1960's. In this episode we get some of the characteristic, fun banter among the three leads, which is perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of the whole series. Jason does not get as many witty zingers here as in some other episodes. We do get some good shots of Jason's wonderful Bentley driving along the roads. Stewart and Annabelle are likable, as usual. Watching this episode is like visiting some pleasant friends. No big surprises, but you enjoy the company.
  • Episode complete credited cast:
    Peter Wyngarde Peter Wyngarde - Jason King
    Joel Fabiani Joel Fabiani - Stewart Sullivan
    Rosemary Nicols Rosemary Nicols - Annabelle Hurst
    Dennis Alaba Peters Dennis Alaba Peters - Sir Curtis Seretse
    George Pastell George Pastell - Camilo Garria
    Isla Blair Isla Blair - Elaine
    John Louis Mansi John Louis Mansi - Maxime
    Peter Thomas Peter Thomas - Achille
    David Prowse David Prowse - Adolfo
    June Abbott June Abbott - Estelle
    Olivia Hamnett Olivia Hamnett - Anita
    Peter J. Elliott Peter J. Elliott - Thorn (as Peter Jay Elliott)
    David Gregory David Gregory - Cal
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