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Peter von Brecht

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“My father’s greatest delight was to tease people and see how much they could take it.”

- Deborah Kolar-Shaw

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Episode 19 : The Trap

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The Bear is rescued by Peter von Brecht who claims to be a fugitive but has Gessler a plan to smash the resistance.

Directed by Quentin Lawrence

Written by Doreen Montgomery from a story by Max Savage

Produced by Ralph Smart and Leslie Arliss

Cinematography by Brendan J. Stafford

Edited by Derek Chambers

Art Direction by Peter Mullins

Production Management by Aida Young

Music by Sydney John Kay

CAST

Conrad Phillips as William Tell

Jennifer Jayne as Hedda Tell

Nigel Green as Bear

Richard Burrell as Max

Peter Torquill as Rudi

Colette Wilde as Ingrid Von Brecht

Walter Gotell as Officer

Released by ITC Entertainment for ITV

Transmission Date: Monday 19th January 1959

Episode Running Time: 25 minutes

Location(s): National Studios, Hertfordshire and Wales

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Opening Credits

Theme Tune

Conrad Phillips in Switzerland

The iconic opening credits to this landmark TV series.

Enjoy the theme tune to this iconic series performed by David Whitfield.

Conrad Phillips visits Switzerland for the first time in 2013.

Bonus Episode

Bonus Episode

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Secret Weapon 

 May 11th 1959

The Prisoner

 October 13th 1958

The Gauntlet of Sir Gerhardt

October 6th 1958

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Conrad

Phillips

(1925 - 2016)

Jennifer

Jayne

(1931 - 2006)

Nigel

Green

(1924 - 1972)

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This was Robert's meatiest part so far on TV and he grabs it with both hands as the treacherous Peter von Brecht in this enjoyable episode.

Shaw, sporting a marvellous tan (even in black and white) gives a loud, bombastic and energetic performance up against  Phillips as William Tell. 

It's an entertaining episode in which Shaw again gets to display his prowess with a sword and swagger about like only he can before he finally gets his comeuppance at the end. 

The episode also features Walter Gotell who Shaw would star with in From Russia with Love and Black Sunday. 

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