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  • title card: THE RADIOACTIVE MAN superimposed on an exterior shot of an electronics repair shop (recreated by Richard McGinlay)

Series 1 - Episode 8
The Radioactive Man

by Fred Edge

Production completed: 25 February 1961. First transmission: 25 February 1961

Marko, an illegal immigrant, believes that if the Police find him they will deport him for having a forged passport. In reality, the Police are searching for him urgently, because he is carrying a radiocative isotope capable of killing any one in close proximity. After help from Marko's girlfriend Mary, Keel traces Marko using a geiger-counter to Milan: a crook that smuggles immigrants for money. With the isotope surrounded by lead, Marko and Milan are taken to hospital for treatment.

Cast

* mug shots in sepia denote images sourced from other productions.

Marko Ogrin George Pravda 007CallanThe ProfessionalsDoctor WhoThe PrisonerThe SaintDepartment S
Mary Somers Christine Pollon Doctor Who
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner regularPolice Surgeon
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry regularNew AvengersDangermanPolice SurgeonThe SaintThe Sweeney
John Steed Patrick Macnee regularNew Avengers007
Dr Graham Arthur Lawrence
Not billed in TV Times magazine
Campbell Blaise Wyndham regularPolice Surgeon
Milan Radosevick Barry Shawzin DangermanThe Saint
Frane Mira Tomek
Inica Madeleine Kasket Dangerman
Dora Radosevick Marie Devereux
Peter Somers Dane Howell
Inspector Tudor Basil Beale Police Surgeon
Sergeant Reynolds unknown
Police constable John Gayford Police SurgeonThe Saint
Police constable Paul Grist Doctor WhoBlake's 7
Police constable John Kelland The SaintDepartment S
Flynn (café owner) unknown

Extras as Police and Laboratory Assistants - 5 Male and 2 Female

* Dr Graham was credited in TV Times as being played by Gerald Sim.

Crew

Teleplay by Fred Edge
"The Avengers" Theme composed and played by Johnny Dankworth regular
Designed by Alpho O'Reilly regularPolice Surgeon
Producer Leonard White regularCallanPolice Surgeon
Directed by Robert Tronson CallanThe SaintRandall and Hopkirk
Adapted by Patrick Brawn regular
Story Editor Patrick Brawn regular
Story Editor John Bryce regular
Production Assistant Sylvia Langdon-Down regular
Floor Manager Peter Bailey regular
Stage Manager Barbara Sykes regular
Call Boy unknown
Lighting Director Peter Kew regular
Operational Supervisor Peter Wayne regular
Senior Cameraman Michael Baldock regular
Sound Supervisor Peter Cazaly regular
Vision Mixer unknown

Minutiæ

  1. Industry stalwart and regular guest actor, Gerald Sim, was cast to play Dr Graham but was replaced, by Arthur Lawrence (possibly Arthur Laurence, slightly miscredited). The TV Times lists Gerald Sim in the part so it must have been a late change.
  2. The original scripts lists the characters: Frane (Zvone), played by Mira Tomek, and Inica (Janez), played by Madeleine Kasket.
    The names in parentheses are not surnames, but Patrick Brawn's references to Fred Edge's original screenplay for Canadian television where the characters had those names instead of those used by the re-write for "The Avengers".

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