CTVA UK - "Callan" (ABC/Thames/ITV) (1967-72) starring Edward Woodward

CTVA-US    CTVA-UK
Public Eye (ABC/Thames/ITV)(UK)(videotape) (1965-75) starring Alfred Burke
Special Branch  (Thames)(1969-70)/ (Euston) (1973-74)  Van Der Valk (Thames)(1972-73)/ (Euston(1977)
The Sweeney (Euston//Thames/ITV)((1975-78)  Minder (/Euston/Thames/ITV)(1979-94)

Edward Woodward series:
Callan (UK) (1967-72) - The Equalizer (US) (1985-89) - Over My Dead Body (US) (1990-91)

Callan (1967-72)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
references:
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Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com
)

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CALLAN
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ABC Weekend Television Production (series 1) (1967) (6 episodes)
Thames Television Production (series 2,3 & 4) (1969-72)
for the ITV Network [UK]
Produced by Reginald Collin (series 3 & 4)

UK Spy Drama Series 1967-72 pilot + 42 episodes x 60 min bw/color videotape
Starring:
Edward Woodward as Callan
With:
Ronald Radd as Hunter #1 (eps 0-6, 20)
Michael Goodliffe as Hunter #2 (eps. 7-11)
Derek Bond as Hunter #3 (eps 12-19, 21)
William Squire as Hunter #4 (ep 22+)
Russell Hunter as Lonely
Anthony Valentine as Toby Mears (eps 1-21,33+)
Patrick Mower as Cross (eps 22-35)
Lisa Langdon as Liz (Hunter's secretary)

Callan Title Sequence

Callan - Callan & Meres with Hunter

Callan in employment dispute

Callan - If He Can So Could I

Callan

Callan mourns Cross

Edward Woodward on Callan I

Edward Woodward on Callan II

Edward Woodward on Callan III


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################### pilot ####################
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[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: A MAGNUM FOR SCHNEIDER (pilot for "Callan")
4 Feb 67  ABC
Callan - A Magnum For Schneider, part 1
Callan - A Magnum For Schneider, part 2
Callan - A Magnum For Schneider, part 3
Callan - A Magnum For Schneider, part 4
Callan - A Magnum For Schneider, part 5
Callan - A Magnum For Schneider, part 6
Written by James Schneider
Directed by Bill Bain
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Cast:
Joseph Furst
Peter Bowles ..... Toby Meres
Francesca Tu
Col. Hunter pulls Callan out of retirement to kill an arms dealer, and then frame
him for the killing.

################### Callan ###################
################ series 1 1967 ###############
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ABC Weekend Television Production

Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With: Ronald Radd as Hunter #1

1.1 [--] Callan: The Good Ones are All Dead" (bw)
ABC Weekend Television Production
8 Jul 67 ABC Sat
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Toby Robertson
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With: Ronald Radd as Hunter #1
Guest Cast:
Powrys Thomas
Linda Marlowe
Tom Kempinski
Callan is forced to rejoin the section after refusing another assignment due to his distrust
of Hunter.

1.2 [--] Callan: "Goodbye, Nobby Clarke" (bw)
ABC Weekend Television Production
15 Jul 67 ABC Sat
Written by Robert Banks Stewart
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With: Ronald Radd as Hunter #1
Guest Cast:
Michael Robbins
Helen Ford
Bruce Purchase
Callan is assigned to kill his former mentor who- has become a mercenary.

1.3 [--] Callan: "The Death of Robert E. Lee" (bw)
ABC Weekend Television Production
22 Jul 67 ABC Sat
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Robert Tronson
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With: Ronald Radd as Hunter #1
Guest Cast:
Burt Kwouk
Francesca Tu
George Roubicek
Callan is assigned to go after a dangerous oriental villain.

1.4 [--] Callan: "Goodness Burns Too Bright" (bw)
ABC Weekend Television Production
29Jul67 ABC Sat
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Bill Bain
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With: Ronald Radd as Hunter #1
Guest Cast:
Gladys Cooper
Robert Lang
Jeremy Lloyd
After sustaining an injury in the field Callan is ordered to take a complete medical check
up which seems to take a lot longer than Callan thinks it should.

1.5 [--] Callan "But He's a Lord, Mr. Callan" (bw)
ABC Weekend Television Production
5 Aug 67 ABC Sat
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Guy Verney
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With: Ronald Radd as Hunter #1
Guest Cast:
Donald Hewlett
Ann Bell
Gerald Flood
Callan is told that the section will disavow all knowledge of his activities if he is caught
in his latest assignment of killing an aristocrat.

1.6 [--] Callan: "You Should Have Got Here Sooner" (bw)
ABC Weekend Television Production
12 Aug 67 ABC Sat
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Piers Haggard
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With: Ronald Radd as Hunter #1
Guest Cast:
Derek Newark
Jon Laurimore
Pinkie Johnstone
With Hunter extremely upset with him, Callan is confronted by a witness to a crime who refuses
to reveal what he knows about the crime.

################### Callan ###################
################ series 2 1969 ###############
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Thames Television Production

2.1 [07] Callan: "Red Knight, White Knight" (bw)
Thames Television Production
8 Jan 69
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Douglas Fielding
John Savident
Duncan Lamont
Callan must prevent the KGB from killing a defector he is debriefing in a remote house.

2.2 [08] Callan: "The Most Promising Girl of Her Year" (bw)
Thames Television Production
15 Jan 69
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Bell
Raymond Young
Callan looks into a romance between a British and a German scientist, who the section has
become suspicious of.

2.3 [09] Callan: "You're Under Starter's Orders" (bw)
Thames Television Production
22 Jan 69
Written by Robert Banks Stewart
Directed by Mike Vardy
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Harold Innocent
Warren Stanhope
Kathleen Byron
Callan takes head office files and plans on leaving the country with them, causing Hunter to think
he has sold out to the other side.

2.4 [10] Callan: "Little Bits and Pieces of Love" (bw)
Thames Television Production
29 Jan 69
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Peter Sasdy
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Pauline Jameson
Fabia Drake
Vladek Sheybal
Lawrence Hardy
Callan enlists the aid of a scientist's ex-wife as he tries to get the man to come back from
East Germany.

2.5 [11] Callan: "Let's Kill Everybody" (bw)
Thames Television Production
5 Feb 69
Written by Ray Jenkins
Directed by Robert Tronson
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Peter Welch
Henry Knowles
Hunter is killed by an unknown assailant, who has already killed several top agents, despite
having Callan and Meres to protect him.

2.6 [12] Callan: "Heir Apparent" (bw)
Thames Television Production
12 Feb 69
Written by Hugh D'Allenger
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Peter Callier
John Wentworth
Callan brings in the new Hunter from East Germany, with foreign agents tailing him all the way.

2.7 [13] Callan: "Land of Light and Peace" (bw)
Thames Television Production
19 Feb 69
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Piers Haggard
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Betty Marsden
Allan Cullen
Bruce Purchase
Callan investigates a spiritualist organization, which is suspected of being a cover for
espionage.

2.8 [14] Callan: "Blackmailers Should Be Discouraged" (bw)
Thames Television Production
26 Feb 69
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by James Goddard
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Nicholas Selby
Karin MacCarthy
John Woodnutt
Callan looks into the past of a Canadian Atomic Corporation official when a letter comes
in stating is background should be checked.

2.9 [15] Callan: "Death of a Friend" (bw)
Thames Television Production
5 Mar 69
Written by Ray Jenkins
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Geoffrey Cheshire
John Dearth
Ann Lynn
Jerome Willis
A French agent who is an old friend of Callan's is sent to London to investigate a suspicious
car crash in which a French agent was killed.

2.10 [16] Callan: "Jack-On-Top" (bw)
Thames Television Production
12 Mar 69
Written by Trevor Preston
Directed by Mike Vardy
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
John Bailey
Anthony Blackshaw
Conrad Phillips
Callan is sent to capture the KGB's top London agent, after a trap the Section devised
to capture him fails.

2.11 [17] Callan: "Once a Big Man, Always a Big Man" (bw)
Thames Television Production
19 Mar 69
Written by Ray Jenkins
Directed by Bill Bain
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Michael Beint
Bernard Archard
Jacqueline Pearce
Callan sets out to recover a list of names of people who played vital roles in the war which
was discovered in a vault on a sunken ship.

2.12 [18] Callan: "The Running Dog" (bw)
Thames Television Production
26 Mar 69
Written by William Emms
Directed by James Goddard
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Renny Lister
Burt Kwouk
Nicholas Courtney
Callan goes after a fascist group who is after a Chinese official.

2.13 [19] Callan: "The Worst Soldier I Ever Saw" (bw)
Thames Television Production
2 Apr 69
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Robert Tronson
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Allan Cuthbertson
Ronald Radd
John Wentworth
Tessa Wyatt
Callan joins the household staff of an ex-Brigadier who is a suspected African mercenary leader.

2.14 [20] Callan: "Nice People Die at Home" (bw)
Thames Television Production
9 Apr 69
Written by Robert Banks Stewart
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Harry Towb
Frederick Jaeger
Callan poses as a KGB agent to convince two Russians that he is in charge of KGB London operations.

2.15 [21] Callan: "Death of a Hunter"
Thames Television Production
16 Apr 69
Written by Michael Winder
Directed by Reginald Colin
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With: Derek Bond as Hunter #3 (exit)
Guest Cast:
Derek Warring
Captured by the KGB, Callan is brainwashed into believing that Hunter is a KGB agent who must
be eliminated.
Note: Two different endings were filmed for this episode when it wasn't clear whether the series
would be back. One ending showed Callan dying, the other kept him alive. The public demanded that
he should live, so that was the ending that was transmitted.

################### Callan ###################
################ series 3 1970 ###############
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Thames Television Production
Produced by Reginald Collin

Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With:
Russell Hunter as Lonely
William Squire as Hunter #4
Patrick Mower as James Cross
also:
Lisa Langdon as Liz Marsh (Hunter's secretary)(recurring)
Clifford Rose as Dr. Snell (recurring)
Harry Towb as Judd (recurring)

3.1 [22] Callan: "Where Else Could I Go?" (colour)
Thames Television Production
8 Apr 70 Thames
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by James Goddard
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Clifford Rose
Harry Towb
Queenie Watts
Callan must convince the new Hunter (William Squire) that he should be allowed back into the service.

3.2 [23] Callan: "Summoned to Appear" (colour)
Thames Television Production
15 Apr 70
Written by Trevor Preston
Directed by Voytek
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
George Pravda
Hana-Maria Pravda
Edward Caddick
When Cross kills an innocent person there are two witnesses: Callan who claims it was an accident
and someone else who claims it was murder.

3.3 [24] Callan: "The Same Trick Twice" (colour)
Thames Television Production
22 Apr 70
Written by Bill Craig
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Geoffrey Chater
Richard Hurndall
Patrick O'Connell
A proposed swap of captured agents with the Soviets does not work out as planned.

3.4 [25] Callan: "A Village Called `G'" (colour)
Thames Television Production
13 May 70
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Mike Vardy
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Harry Towb
Joseph Furst
Graham Crowden
Callan learns that Liz is missing because she is planning on killing someone for revenge.

3.5 [26] Callan: "Suddenly - at Home" (colour)
Thames Television Production
20 May 70
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Piers Haggard
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Zena Walter
Tony Beckley
Callan and Cross are assigned to protect a woman who Callan becomes emotionally involved with.

3.6 [27] Callan: "Act of Kindness" (colour)
Thames Television Production
27 May 70
Written by Michael Winder
Directed by Mike Vardy
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Ray Smith
Anthony Nicholls
Jacqueline Maude
Callan comes to the aid of a former undercover agent who is being blackmailed by a business rival.

3.7 [28] Callan: "God Help Your Friends" (colour)
Thames Television Production
3 Jun 70
Written by Williams Emms
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Stephanie Beacham
Michael Jayston
Rachel Herbert
Hunter assigns Callan to break up a romance between a government interpreter and a suspected spy.

3.8 [29] Callan: "Breakout" (colour)
Thames Television Production
10 Jun 70
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Reginald Colin
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Garfield Morgan
William Fox
Callan and Cross are assigned to break a Russian spy who has surrendered to police out of prison
and then kill him.

3.9 [30] Callan: "Amos Green Must Live" (colour)
Thames Television Production
24 Jun 70
Written by Ray Jenkins
Directed by James Goddard
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Colin Redgrave
Stefan Kalipha
Annette Crosbie
A death threat is received by a candidate for Parliament who is very racist towards Negroes.

################### Callan ###################
################ series 4 1972 ###############
############### (final series) ###############
Thames Television Production
Produced by Reginald Collin

Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With:
Russell Hunter as Lonely
William Squire as Hunter #4
Patrick Mower as James Cross
Anthony Valentine as Toby Meres
Lisa Langdon as Liz Marsh (Hunter's secretary)
also:
Clifford Rose as Dr. Snell (recurring)
Geoffrey Chater as Bishop (recurring)
T.P. McKenna as Richmond (recurring)
Paul Williamson as Stafford (recurring)
Sarah Lawson as Flo Mayhew (recurring)


4.1 [31] Callan: "That'll Be the Day" (colour)
Thames Television Production
1 Mar 72
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Mike Vardy
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Ronald Radd
Julian Glover
Queenie Watts
The KGB captures Callan and stages his death so no one will come looking for him.

4.2 [32] Callan: "Call Me Sir!" (colour)
Thames Television Production
8 Mar 72
Written by Bill Craig
Directed by Mike Vardy
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Sarah Lawson
Glynn Edwards
Lonely is used as bait to get Callan back from the KGB.

4.3 [33] Callan: "First Refusal" (colour)
Thames Television Production
15 Mar 72
Written by Bill Craig
Directed by James Goddard
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Christopher Owen
Martin Wyldeck
Carol Atkins
Callan's first job as the new Hunter is to recover a list of British undercover agents.

4.4 [34] Callan: "Rules of the Game" (colour)
Thames Television Production
22 Mar 72
Written by Ray Jenkins
Directed by Voytek
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Virginia Stride
Mike Pratt
Geoffrey Chater
Callan has Cross terrorize an innocent Russian family living in London for political reasons.

4.5 [35] Callan: "If He Can, So Could I" (colour)
Thames Television Production
29 Mar 72
Written by Ray Jenkins
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Peter Blythe
Clifford Rose
Morris Perry
John Abineri
Callan looses his position as Hunter, when he goes after a KGB assassin who Cross was unable
to stop in his quest to kill a defecting poet.

4.6 [36] Callan: "None of Your Business" (colour)
Thames Television Production
5 Apr 72
Written by Trevor Preston
Directed by Voytek
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Brian Murphy
Tony Selby
Callan tries to get a fake passport in order to leave Britain when Hunter returns to the section,
and ends up discovering away that enemy agents are getting across the border.

4.7 [37] Callan: "Charlie Says It's Goodbye" (colour)
Thames Television Production
12 Apr 72
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Dennis Price
Beth Harris
Callan decides to leave the section when a girl he is seeing dislikes his job.

4.8 [38] Callan: "I Never Wanted the Job" (colour)
Thames Television Production
19 Apr 72
Written by John Kershaw
Directed by James Goddard
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
William Marlowe
Cleo Sylvester
John Levene
Gangsters come after Lonely after he witnesses a mob hit.

4.9 [39] Callan: "The Carrier" (colour)
Thames Television Production
26 Apr 72
Written by Peter Hill
Directed by Jonathan Alwyn
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Peter Copley
Jeffrey Segal
Windsor Davies
Callan and Lonely break into an enemy courier's home to find out how the other side operates.

4.10 [40] Callan: "The Contract" (colour)
Thames Television Production
3 May 72
Written by Bill Craig
Directed by Reginald Collin
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Robert Urquhart
Bernadette Milnes
Callan takes the place of an assassin to prevent an assassination.

4.11 [41] Callan: "The Richmond File: Call Me Enemy" (colour)
Thames Television Production
10 May 72
Written by George Markstein
Directed by Bill Bain
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Brian Croucher
Callan gets to debrief a top enemy agent, Richmond, who has decided to defect.

4.12 [42] Callan: "The Richmond File: Do You Recognize the Woman?" (colour)
Thames Television Production
17 May 72
Written by Bill Craig
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Sarah Lawson
Cheryl Hall
Richmond escapes from the Section and tries to break a KGB agent out of prison.

4.13 [43] Callan: "The Richmond File: A Man Like Me" (final episode)
Thames Television Production
24 May 72
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Reginald Collin
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
Peter Sallis
Callan tracks down Richmond who is trying to leave Britain.

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################## Revivals ##################
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[--] CALLAN (Feature Film 1974) (106 min)
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
With:
Eric Porter .... Hunter
Carl Mohmer
Catherine Schell
Peter Egan ..... Toby Meres
Kenneth Griffith
Callan is assigned to kill an arms dealer.
(a remake of the pilot)

[--] WET JOB (Reunion TVM 1981) (90 min)
2 Sep 81

Callan WET JOB (TVM 1981)
Written by James Mitchell
Directed by Shaun O'Riordan
Starring: Edward Woodward as Callan
Guest Cast:
George Sewell
Angela Bower
Hugh Walters ...... Hunter
Again the Section pulls Callan out of retirement, where he has been running a gun shop
for 10 years, to become a bodyguard for a VIP.

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