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Callan: Series Two

The second series of Callan was first screened in in the UK during 1969 on ITV by Thames Television

Episodes

Red Knight, White Knight (8 January, 1969): ".... in this game most of us are pawns. You and I, who have learned a little more, we are the Knights."
Writer - James Mitchell
Director: Peter Duguid
Producer: Reginald Collin
Associate Producer: John Kershaw
Designer: Neville Green
Cast: Burrin: Duncan Lamont, Meres: Anthony Valentine, Callan: Edward Woodward, Goncharov: George Ghent, Customs officer: Jon Croft,, Hunter: Michael Goodlife, Hanson: John Savident, Hunter's secretary: Lisa Langdon, Turman: Douglas Fielding, Lonely: Russell Hunter

The Most Promising Girl of Her Year (15 January, 1969):Love among scientist is always suspect-especially when the girl is English and the boy a German.
Director: Peter Duguid
Designer: Mike Hall
Producer: Reginald Collin
Associate Producer: John Kershaw
Cast: Hunter: Michael Goodliffe, Dr Bradford: Raymond Young, Meres: Anthony Valentine, Callan: Edward Woodward, Horst: Peter Blythe, Joan Mather: Elizabeth Bell, Lonely: Russell Hunter Snell: Clifford Rose, Sonia Prescott: Joan Crane, Karl Downer: David Hargreaves

You're Under Starter's Orders (22 January, 1969)(lost):Writer - Robert Banks Stewart
"If you want to get a head, get a pipeline". Has the strain proved too much for Secret Service man Callan? It would appear so when it is discovered that he has taken files from Head Office and is planning to escape from the country...
Producer: Reginald Collin
Director: Mike Vardy
Associate Producer: John Kershaw
Designer: Terry Gough
Cast: Hunter: Michael Goodliffe File clerk: Michael Hall, Nixon: Morris Perry, Meres: Anthony Valentine, Marmix: Warren Stanhope, Callan: Edward Woodward, Betting shop clerk: Frank Seton, Watt: Mark Kingston, Millett: Harold, Innocent Secretary: Lisa Langdon, Lonely: Russell Hunter, Receptionist: Jane Walker, Hannah: Kathleen Bryron

Little Bits and Pieces of Love (29 January, 1969):Writer - James Mitchell
"The worst days of your life may be years behind-but sooner or later you'll live them again". Fishing in dangerous waters, Callan attempts to persudae a wife to act as bait for her ex-husband, a distinguished scientist now working in East Germany. the Government wants him to take a holiday in Britain where he can be of use to them...
Director: Peter Sasdy
Series Creator: James Mitchell
Producer: Reginald Collin
Designer: Stan Woodward
Cast: Hunter: Michael Goodliffe Agnes Gregory: Fabia Drake Mrs Rule:Pauline Jameson Meres: Anthony Valentine Callan: Edward Woodward Mere'sAssistant: David Rose Dicer: Vladek Sheybal Brezhevski: Andy Devine First KGB man: David Garfield Secretary: Lisa Langdon Lonely: Russell Hunter Waitress: Vivien Sherrard Second KGB man: Joseph O'Connell

Let's Kill Everybody (5 February, 1969):by Ray Jenkins
Description: "However you play the cards someone must lose-it could be you "An unknown enemy is planning to eliminate systematically the members of Callan's department. Although they have no aces in their hand, Callan and his fellow agents must win the tricks if they are to survive the deadly game they are forced to play. When the score is totted-up, will the assassin have achieved his aim of "abundance declared"?
Director: Robert Tronson
Producer: Reginald Collin
Designer: David Marshall
Associate Producer: John Kershaw
Cast: Walker: Kenneth Gilbert Hunter: Michael Goodliffe Meres: Anthony Valentine Bremer: Peter Welch Callan: Edward Woodward Paula: Heather Canning Jenny: Hilary Dwyer Secretary: Lisa Langdon Lonely: Russell Hunter, Gould: Henry Knowles Fergusson: Stanley McGeagh

Heir Apparent (12 February, 1969):Writer - Hugh D'Allenger
Between Callan and Hunter-bitterness and a stretch of wasteland. Hunter is dead, long live Hunter! Callan is detailed to bring the new head of his department to England from behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany.
Director: Peter Duguid
Producer: Reginald Collin
Designer: Peter Le Page Associate
Producer: John Kershaw
Cast: Hunter: Derek Bond Meres: Anthony Valentine Callan: Edward Woodward, Sir Michael Harvey: John Wentworth Jenkins: Peter Cellier Hunter's secretary: Lisa Langdon Harvey's Secretary: Barbara Grimes Italian Guard: Mario Zoppollini East German Guards: Martin Lyder, Frans Van Norde

Land of Light and Peace (19 February, 1969) (Lost):Writer - James Mitchell
Callan sees the light but misses-out on the peace. Is the "League of Light" a bona fide spiritualist organisation, or do the extoplasm and unearthly manifestations cover more sinister activities? Callan dabbles in the occult to call-up the truth.
Designer: Mike Hall
Producer: Reginald Collin Associate
Producer: John Kershaw
Director: Piers Haggard
Cast: Miss Hogg: Betty Marsden Hunter: Derek Bond Det. Inps. Charwood: Wensley Pithey Meres: Anthony Valentine Callan: Edward Woodward Jane Ellis: Avril Elgar Sir Bruce Ingoe: John Barrad Markinch: Ian Cooper Hunter's secretary: Lisa Langdon Sir Bruce's secretary: Robin Lloyd Geoffrey Gleeson: Alan Cullen Det. Sgt. Lynn: Bruce Purchase

Blackmailers Should Be Discouraged (26 February, 1969) (Lost): Writer - James Mitchell
Sir Gerald Naylor is about to take up a senior position with the Canadian Atomic Corporation and must have an impeccable background to satisfy the authorities. When an anonymous letter throws suspicion on Sir Gerald's past, Callan is asked to investigate.
Director: James Goddard
Producer: Reginald Collin
Designer: David Marshall Associate
Producer: John Kershaw
Cast: Hunter: Derek Bond Bishop: John Woodnutt Callan: Edward Woodward Sir Gerald Naylor: Nicholas Selby Richie: John Franklyn-Robbins Todd: Barry Andrews Secretary: Lisa Langdon Lonely: Russell Hunter Toastmaster: Bernard Whitehorn Lady Naylor: Karin MacCarthy High Commissioner: John Armatt Benson: Denis Thorne

Death of a Friend (5 March, 1969):Writer - Ray Jenkins: When a French Intelligence man is killed in a mysterious car crash in England, the French authorities send an agent to investigate the "accident" Callan finds that the agent is an old friend, and together they follow a tortuous and dangerous trail to find the truth behind the death.
Director: Peter Duguid
Designer: Vic Symonds
Producer: Reginald Collin
Cast: Hunter: Derek Bond Messmer: John Devaut Meres: Anthony Valentine, Francine: Ann Lynn Flomard: Jerome Willis Mason: Rex Robinson Latour: David Leland Callan: Edward Woodward Lambert: Barry Stanton Hunter's secretary: Lisa Langdon Lonely: Russell Hunter Jean Coquet: Geoff Cheshire Watson: Lawrence Trimble Hospital sister: Mayann Turner

Jack-On-Top (12 March, 1969)(Lost):Writer - Trevor Preston
Description: Set a thief to catch a thief and end up in the pool. The KGB-Russian Secret Service- network in London has been detected and the authorities are moving in for the kill. The Russians prepare to leave the country and Callan is detailed to catch the head man.
Producer: Reginald Collin
Director: Mike Vardy
Designer: Tony Borer
Cast: Trochee: John Bailey Hunter: Derek Bond Wilson: Conrad Phillips, Meres: Anthony Valentine Holbrook: Richard Mathews Callan: Edward Woodward, Selby: Anthony Blackshaw Asst. Governor: Clifford Cox Stella Paxton: Daphne Slater Lonely: Russell Hunter Prison officers: Philip Ryan, Kenneth Hale, AA Man: Dave Carter Special Branch Man: Barrie Fletcher

Once a Big Man, Always a Big Man (19 March, 1969) (Lost):Writer - Lee Dunne
A ship that sank during the war has been discovered off the coast of Devon. Aboard is a safe which contains a list of people who might have played an important part in the war if events had turned out differently. Callan is asked to retrieve the list. But what should be a simple task proves far from easy
Producer: Reginald Collin
Director: Bill Bain
Designer: Roger Allan
Cast: Hunter: Derek Bond Meres: Anthony Valentine Watt: Bernard Archard, Callan: Edward Woodward Clive: Michael Forrest Capt. West: Michael Beint, Eva: Jacqueline Pearce Lonely: Russell Hunter Barman: Mark Moss

The Running Dog (26 March, 1969) (Lost):Writer - William Emms
Description: A raid on the offices of a neo-facist group reveals that the organisation has unpleasanet plans for an official of the Chinese Legation in London. When the man says that he would consider no sacrifice too great to make for Chairman Mao, and dismisses warnings about his safety, Callan takes the law into his own hands.
Director: James Goddard
Producer: Reginald Collin
Designer: Peter Le Page
Cast: Hunter: Derek Bond Meres: Anthony Valentine Forbes: Nicholas Courtney, Tao Tsung: Burt Kwouk Felice: Renny Lister Callan: Edward Woodward Holder: TErence Rigby, Henry: Jonathan Newth Lonely: Russell Hunter

The Worst Soldier I Ever Saw (2 April, 1969):Writer - James Mitchell
A father, a daughter, a foreign call. And loyalty plays for the highest stakes. Callan joins the domestic staff of his ex-Brigadier-a man who is suspected of being chosen to lead a mercenary army in an emergent African nation.
Director: Robert Tronson
Producer: Reginald Collin
Cast: Col. Leslie: Ronald Radd Hunter: Derek Bond Brig. Pringle: Allan Cuthbertson Gen. Klinger: Larry Cross Meres: Anthony Valentine Callan: Edward Woodward Dr Meglai: Saeed Jaffrey Sarah Pringle: Tessa Wyatt Secretary: Lisa Langdon Lonley: Russell Hunter Harvey: John Wenthworth Mrs Carr: Julia McCarthy

Nice People Die at Home (9 April, 1969):Writer - Robert Banks Stewart
With a pet shop as their cover, two Russian agents run a highly successful network in Britain. Soon, however, they are to retire and it is known that their replacement is arriving shortly. Callan, under the orders of Hunter's temporary replacement is instructed to take the place of the new agent.
Director: Peter Duguid Executive
Producer: Lloyd Shirley
Designer: Peter Le Page
Cast: Hunter: Ronald Radd Marshall: Harry Towb Belukov: Frederick Jaeger Meres: Anthony Valentine Callan: Edward Woodward Ross: Roger Bizley Nadia: Angela Morant Chelenko: Jonathan Burn Doctor: Kenneth Benda Hunter's secretary: Lisa Langdon Lonely: Russell Hunter

Death of a Hunter (16 April, 1969):Writer - Michael Winder
A man with a drug in his blood could believe anything-if he does, he might as well as dead. In the last programme of the present series, a hunter dies-but which oen? Is it the hard-bitten Callan, the laconic Meres, the enigmatic Hunter or someone else...? Death, an ever-present possibility in the life of an agent, waits in the wings as today's story nears its conclusion
Producer: Reginald Collin Associate
Producer: John Kershaw
Designer: Neville Green
Cast: Hunter: Derek Bond Andrews: Michael Meacham Haynes: Derek Waring Meres: Anthony Valentine Callan: Edward Woodward Sir John Harvey: John Wentworth Susanne: Barbara Leigh-Hunt Kenny: Terry Scully Hunter's secretary: Lisa Langdon Lonely: Russell Hunter Striker: John Flanagan, Koralin: Norman Woodland

On DVD

The surviving episodes are included in Callan - the Monochrome Years released by Network UK.