CTVA UK - "Pathfinders" (Toledo)(1972-73)( WWII Adventure series) Robert Urquhart

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Pathfinders
   Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox
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A Toledo Film Organisation Ltd. production
for
Thames Television
Produced by Gerry Brown
Series devised by Gerry Brown

UK World War II Adventure Series 1972-73 13 episodes x 60 min colour (film)
starring
Robert Urquhart as Wing Commander MacPhearson
Jack Watling as Doc Saxon

Premise:
Dramatized documentary series following the Pathfinder Force of the RAF
during World War II and the story of the aircrews who flew in advance of
bombing raids to pinpoint targets for the main force.

Other Credits:
Associate producers Chris Davies & Frank Green
production Manager Norman Foster
post-production supervisor Lionel Selwyn
script supervisor, Chris Penfold
script editor, Geoff Jones
art director, Len Townsend
editor, Bert Rule
technical adviser, Hamish Mahaddie

music composed and conducted by Malcolm Lockyer
"Pathfinder theme" composed by Malcolm Lockyer

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Thames Television (London ITV UK) Wednesday nights
around 11.30pm

[01] Pathfinders: INTO THE FIRE
27Sep72 Thames UK
Synopsis:
The elite squadron 697, of Lancaster bombers, through the various
hazards of their operation. [RF]

[02] Pathfinders: FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE
04Oct72 Thames UK
Synopsis:
Members of the squadron make an unusual alliance with a commando force
and a civilian in their attempt to capture vital enemy radar personnel and equipment. [RF]

[03] Pathfinders: FOG
11Oct72 Thames UK
Written by Peter Ling
Directed by Don Chaffey
director of photography, Stephen Dade A.S.C.
assistant director, Garth Thomas
Sound Mixer, J.B. Smith,
Austin Cooper, Wardrobe Supervisor
Barbara Sutton, Hairdresser
Bunty Phillips, Makeup
Harry Oakes, Camera Operator
Marjorie Lavelly, Continuity
John Beaton & Roy Lafbery, Sound Editors
starring
Christopher Casenove as F/Lt. Doug Phillips
William Marlowe as F/Lt. Bill Elliott
Kate O'Mara as Sect. Off. Anne Denby
Iris Russell as Mrs. MacPherson
Mike Lewin as F/O John Evans
Jack May as Sqn. Ldr. Shanks
Jeff Murray as F/Sgt. Rod Hussey
Nicolette Chaffey as Mrs. Halliwell
Steven Bill as F/Sgt. Reg Crawford
Michael Craze as F/Sgt. Tom Searle
Sarah Golding as A.C.W. Betty Briggs
Richard Heffer as F/Sgt. Richard Heffer
Synopsis:
The treacherous plot behind "Fog" surrounds the men of squadron 697,
and a heroic but hazardous low-level mine laying operation against a
heavily defended enemy naval base. [RF]

[04] Pathfinders: FLY THERE, WALK BACK
18Oct72 Thames UK
Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Harry Booth
director of photography Brendan J. Stafford A.S.C.
assistant director Malcolm Johnson
sound mixer, Laurie Clarkson
wardrobe, Austin Cooper
hairdresser, Betty Sherriff
makeup, Stella Morris
camera operator John Winbolt
continuity, Josie Fulford
sound editors Jeanne Henderson & Ron Hyde
starring
Michael Coles as F/Lt. Andrew Cross
David Weston as F/Lt. David Conway
Peter Winter as F/Sgt. Roy Brown
Jane Seymour as Sheila Conway
Arnold Diamond as German General
Jenny Donnison as Young French Girl
Wolfe Morris as Andriotti
Irene Prador as Proprietress
John Serret as Gendarme
Dervis Ward as Woodman
Michael Wolf as German Sergeant
Synopsis:
Three daring crewmembers of the Lancaster bombers make their way
through the dangerous enemy lines of Germany and France. [RF]

[05] Pathfinders: JONAH MAN (a.k.a. FOR BETTER FOR WORSE ??? - see #2)
01Nov72 Thames UK

[06] Pathfinders: ONE MAN'S BOMBER (a.k.a. ONE MAN'S LANCASTER)
8Nov72 Thames UK
Written by Christopher Penfold
Story by J.B. Hughes
Directed by Les Norman
director of photography Brendan J. Stafford A.S.C.
assistant Director, Malcolm Johnson
camera Operation, John Winbolt
sound Mixer, Laurie Clarkson
wardrobe, Austin Cooper
hairdresser, Betty Sherriff
makeup, Stella Morris
continuity, Josie Fulford
sound Editors, John Beaton & Roy Lafbery
starring
Anthony Valentine as Sqn. Ldr. Jim Stanton
Tony Verner as F/Lt. Peter Curtis
Paul Alexis as F/O Jack Chatteris
Jeremy Bulloch as F/Sgt. Ronnie Thompson
John D. Collins as F/Sgt. Taffy Williams
Donald MacDonald as F/Fgt. Dick Bishop
Jonathan Sweet as F/O Bill Short
Donald Webster as F/Sgt. Keith Smith
Synopsis:
A clash of personalities between two pilots leads to an attempt by one
of them to fly his crewless lancaster back from a raid on an Italian target. [RF]

[07] Pathfinders: SITTING DUCKS
15Nov72 Thames UK
Written by Christopher Penfold
Directed by Don Chaffey
director of photography Brendan J. Stafford B.S.C.
assistant director, Ian Elsey
sound mixer, Bruce White
wardrobe, Austin Cooper
hairdresser, Pat Grant
makeup, Benny Royston
camera operator, Urnie Robinson
continuity, Marjorie Lavelly
sound editor, Paul Green
starring
Basil Moss as F/Lt. John Copeland
Rutger Hauer as Pieter Van Pearsen
Hans de Vries as Jan Meers
Herbert Joeks as Organist
Edd Byrnes as F/Lt. Logan Crossley
Valentine Palmer as F/Sgt. Martin Jarvis
Brian Grellis as F/Sgt. Frank Hardy
Roy Holder as F/Sgt. Bob Broom
Donald Webster as F/Sgt. Keith Smith
Johnny Wade as F/Sgt. Dennis Colyer
John Arnatt as Wing Commander Alexander
John Barron as James Harley
John Horsley as Brigadier Braintree
Eric Lander as Major Laxton
Richard Shaw as Colonel Can Rijn
Ken Watson as Squadron Leader Stevens
David Lodge as Warrant Officer Barker
Julian Orchard as Padre
Angela Down as A.C.W. June Bunting
Suzanne Heath as A.C.W. Gloria Howard
Trudi Van Doorn as L.A.C.W. Alison Park
Synopsis:
The Dutch resistance comes to the aid of the beleaguered 697th. [RF]

[08] Pathfinders: OUR DAFFODILS ARE BETTER THAN YOUR DAFFODILS
6Dec72 Thames UK
(no details)

[09] Pathfinders: CODENAME: GOMORRAH
13Dec72 Thames UK
Written by Christopher Penfold
Based on idea by Geoffrey Jones
Directed by Robert Asher
director of photography Gilbert Taylor
assistant director, Ray Frift
sound mixer, J.B. Smith
wardrobe, Austin Cooper
hairdresser, Barbara Sutton
makeup, Bunty Phillips
camera operator, Harry Dakes
continuity, Marjorie Lavelly
sound editors, John Beaton & Roy Hyde
starring
Paul Massie as Grp. Capt. Fosse
Mike Pratt as Dr. Malcolm Woolley
Sally Bazely as Dr. Evelyn Roberts
Donald Douglas as Sqn. Ldr. Peter Parr
Bernard Lee as Air Vice Marshal
Synopsis:
The Lancaster bombers test a revolutionary new blind-bombing radar aid. [RF]

[10] Pathfinders: UNUSUAL ALLY (a.k.a SWEETS FROM A STRANGER)
03Jan73 Thames UK
Written by Hazel Adair
Directed by Harry Booth
director of photography Gilbert Taylor B.S.C.
assistant director, Garth Thomas
sound mixer, J.B. SMith
wardrobe, Austin Cooper
hairdresser, Barbara Sutton
makeup, Bunty Phillips
camera operator, Harry Oakes
continuity, Marjorie Lavelly
sound editor, Roy Hyde
starring
Geoffrey Bayldon as Dr. Pers Anderson
Christopher Cazenove as F/Lt. Doug Phillips
Morris Perry as Kleinert
Shirley Stelfox as Grete
Johnny Briggs as F/Sgt. Frank Wilson
Mike Lewin as F/O John Evans
Brent Oldfield as Hans
Tamara Ustinov as Liz Foster
Stephen Bill as F/Sgt. Reg Crawford
Linda Marlowe as June Pennington
Jack May as Sqn. Ldr. Shanks
John Scott as Air Marshal
Synopsis:
A small boy assists the crew of a Lancaster bomber in their attempts to
delay the devastating German fighters. [RF]

[11] Pathfinders: OPERATION PICKPOCKET
10Jan73 Thames UK
Written by Bill Strutton
Directed by Robert Asher
director of photography Brendan J. Stafford B.S.C.
assistant director, Malcolm Johnson
sound mixer, Laurie Clarkson
wardrobe, Austin Cooper
hairdresser, Betty Sherriff
makeup, Stella Morris
camera operator, John WInbolt
continuity, Josie Fulford
sound editor, Roy Hyde
starring
Ian Collier as F/O Greve
Richard Franklin as F/O Bundy
James Kenny as F/O Doyle
Olaf Pooley as Leidig
Mark Eden as Wg. Cdr. Purvis
Peter Hager as Oberst Hochmuller
Anthony Stamboulieh as Bourreau
Michael Wolf as Oberleutnant Klinger
Brian Smith as Flint
James Ware as Getty
Synopsis:
A British P.O.W. tries to prevent the Germans from discovering the
secret of a new target-finding device. [RF]

[12] Pathfinders: NIGHTMARE
17Jan73 Thames UK
Written by Max Marquis
Directed by Jeremy Summers
director of photography Brendan J. Stafford B.S.C.
assistant director, Malcolm Johnson
sound mixer, Laurie Clarkson
wardrobe, Austin Cooper
hairdresser, Betty Sherriff
makeup, Stella Morris
camera operator, John WInbolt
continuity, Josie Fulford
sound editor, Roy Lafbery
starring
John Bluthal as Cpl. John Tredinnick
Patrick Durkin as F/Sgt. Brennan
Paul Shelley as F/Lt. Tony Hurst
Ian Stirling as F/O Janto Lewis
David Downer as F/Sgt. Eric Norling (R.A.A.F.)
Dennis De Marne as F/Sgt. Scouse Wilson
Audrey Nicholson as Mrs. Tredinnick
Synopsis:
A frightening drama unfolds at a Lancaster bomber base when one of the
squadron must force-land with a live bomb aboard. [RF]

[13] Pathfinders: IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY
25Jan73 Thames UK
Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Les Norman
director of photography Gilbert Taylor B.S.C.
assistant director, Garth Thomas
sound mixer, J.B. Smith
wardrobe, Austin Cooper
hairdresser, Barbara Sutton
makeup, Bunty Phillips
camera operator, Harry Oakes
continuity, Marjorie Lavelly
sound editors, Jeanne Henderson & Roy Hyde
starring
Ray Brooks as F/Lt. Benson
Dennis Waterman as F/O Warwick
Susan Jameson as Dr. Linda Grant
Diane Keen as Nurse
Synopsis:
Two crew members of a special squadron of English Lancaster bombers are wounded in action. [RF]

[--] Pathfinders: ASSIGNMENT: TOP SECRET
1972-72
(possibly an 'aka' for one of the above episodes)
Written by Alan Hackney
Directed by Harry Booth
director of photography Brendan J. Stafford B.S.C.
assistant director, Malcolm Johnson
sound mixer, Laurie Clarkson
wardrobe, Austin Cooper
hairdresser, Betty Sherriff
makeup, Stella Morris
camera operator, John Winbolt
continuity, Josie Fulford
sound editors, John Beaton & Roy Lafbery
starring
Peter Egan as F/O Mike O'Farrell
Christopher Timothy as F/Lt. Bill Booth
Guy Deghy as Sgt. Franz Fischer
Frederick Peisley as Gaston
Dora Reisser as Arlette
Neville Barber as Civilian
John Levene as R.A.F. Sergeant
Synopsis:
Two airmen are commissioned to pick up a member of the resistance in France. [RF]

[--] Pathfinders: FORCED TO DITCH
1972-73
(possibly an 'aka' for one of the above episodes)
Written by Bruce Stewart
Directed by Jeremy Summers
director of photography Gilbert Taylor B.S.C.
assistant director, Garth Thomas
sound mixer, J.B. Smith
wardrobe, Austin Cooper
hairdresser, Barbara Sutton
makeup, Bunty Phillips
camera operator, Harry Oakes
continuity, Marjorie Lavelly
sound editors, John Beaton & Roy Lafbery
starring
Eric Flynn as Sqn. Ldr. Vic Wayne
Mark McManus as F/Sgt. Joe Carson
Julian Orchard as Padre
Colin Campbell as F/Sgt. Bob Starling
Ray Lonnen as F/Sgt. Willie Morton
Sheila Ruskin as A.C.W. June Cole
Alan Downer as F/Lt. Llewelyn
Peter Clay as F/Lt. SKip Halliday
Synopsis:
At a critical point during an air raid, the crew of a Lancaster bomber
squadron are forced to ditch their craft in the ocean. [RF]

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