CTVA UK "Zero One" (BBC/MGM) (1962-63) starring Nigel Patrick

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Zero One
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ZERO ONE
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 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television production
in association with the
British Broadcasting Corporation
A BBC Release
Produced at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios,
Boreham Wood, Elstree, England.
based on the experiences of Donald Fish
Produced by Lawrence P. Bachmann
Associate Producer, Aida Young
Story Supervisor, Elliott Baker

UK Crime Adventure series 1962-63   39 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Nigel Patrick as Alan Garnett, Head of Airline Security
with
Bill Smith as Jimmy Delaney, Garrett's American assistant
Katya Douglas as Maya, their secretary

Premise: Cases of an Airline detective.

Background: One of the few films series made by BBC Television, and a rare collaboration
between the BBC and a Hollywood studio MGM in the making of this film series.
A previous venture was with Twentieth Century Fox for 'The Third Man'
(1959-63, 77 episodes) starring Michael Rennie.
BBC also collaborated with CBC for the Canadian series `R.C.M.P.' (1959-60,
39 episodes)

Other Credits:
Director of Photography, Jack Mills
Art Director, Harry White
Film Editor, Henry Richardson
Casting Director, John Owen
Recording Director, A.W. Watkins
Technical Advisor, Captain John Crewdson
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1.01 [--] Zero One: STONEFACE
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9812
3Oct62 BBC UK, Wed 9:30 pm
Teleplay by David T. Chandler
Directed by John Jacobs (brother of David Jacobs)
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, Katya Douglas
Guest Cast:
Michael Goodliffe ...... Peter Elkinson
Brenda Bruce ........... Sarah Elkinson
Alex Scott ............. Jenkins
John Horsley ........... Weather Officer
Meredith Edwards ....... Test Officer
William Marlowe ........ Jim
Duncan McIntyre ........ Doctor
Synopsis:
This story deals with two things that are vital to the life
of a pilot; he must be in perfect health and he must be free from
domestic worries. When pilot Peter Elkinson's memory seems to be failing
him, it is more than his personal happiness that is at stake - the lives
of his passengers could be in danger. His problem becomes a matter for
the air security officers. [DWMcG]

1.02 [--] Zero One: GLIDEPATH
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9814
10Oct62 BBC UK, Wed 9:30 pm
Teleplay by John Kruse
Directed by Silvio Narizzano
*
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, Katya Douglas
Guest Cast:
George Baker ......... Cargan
George Pastell ....... Masra
Andrew Faulds ........ General Said Keen
Nigel Arkwright ...... Professor Damah
Joseph Furst
Edwin Richfield
Arnold Bell
Richard Leech
Michael Baker (or Barker)
Maxwell ?
Alex Gallier
David Graham
*
Assistant Director, Geoffrey Helman
Editor, Henry Richardson
Sound Editor, Dennis Rogers
Music Edwin Astley
Synopsis 1:
Cargan is the captain of a plane bringing the president of a middle
eastern country to London. Jimmy Delaney is also on board. It is
discovered that one of the tires has been tampered with and this means
the plane will explode on landing. [DWMcG]
Synopsis 2:
When an air compressor explodes at the airport of the Middle Eastern country
of Lapata, Garnett suspects an attempt to assassinate the president of the
country. [RF]
(US Syndication: 28Dec64 NBC WFMJ-TV Youngstown, PA, Mon 7pm)

1.03 [--] Zero One: THE LIAR
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9805
17Oct62 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by Michael Pertwee
Directed by Silvio Narizzano
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Katya Douglas, (Bill Smith NOT in this episode)
Guest Star:
Margaret Rutherford ... Mrs. Pendenny
Guest Cast:
Susan Travers ......... Gaye Stevens
Roger Avon ............ ?
Amy Dalby ............. Mrs. Trapp
Beatrice Varley ....... Miss Pinto
And:
Robert Flemyng ........ David Clandon
Synopsis:
When, on a flight from Montreal to London, young Mrs Clandon dies of an
apparent heart failure, another passenger, elderly Mrs. Pendenny, accuses
Mr. Clandon of murdering his wife. Mrs. Pendenny's accusations cannot be
dismissed even though she is regarded as an incorrigable liar by her
friends. [DWMcG]

1.04 [--] Zero One: THE CONTENDER
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9807
24Oct62 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by Michael Pertwee
Directed by Silvio Narizzano
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Katya Douglas, (Bill Smith NOT in this episode)
Guest Star:
Kieron Moore ........ Paddy Farrell
Guest Cast:
Delphi Lawrence ..... Jill
Redmond Phillips .... Professor Joslyn
David Bauer ......... Mancini
Philo Hauser ........ Shaffer
Jacqueline Jones .... Miriam
*
Editor, Derek Hyde Chambers
Synopsis:
A tip-off is received that Paddy Farrell, a boxer on a flight from
Los Angeles to London to take part in a fight for the heavyweight
Championship of the World, is to be stopped before he can even reach
the ring. Alan Garnett is faced with the task of ensuring the contender's
safety. [DWMcG]

1.05 [--] Zero One: DONOVAN'S DISASTER
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9817
31Oct62 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by Lewis Davidson
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, Katya Douglas
Guest Star:
John Turner ......... O'Brian
Guest Cast:
Patrick McLinney .... Donovan
Diana Aubrey ........ Teresa
Michael Brennan ..... Claude
Jack MacGowan ....... Lonnie
John Kelly .......... Timmie
Bill Shine .......... Pilot
Richard Whorton ..... Paddy
Enid Thorpe Davie ... Postmistress
*
Editor, Derek Hyde Chambers
Assistant Director, Geoffrey Helman
Synopsis:
Alan Garnett is in his office with his assistant Jimmy, and his secretary,
Maya when a faint SOS comes over the radio. It comes from Donovan's Green,
an emergency landing field in a remote part of Ireland. The field has been
out of action because of a feud between the field's manager, O'Brian and the
local villagers led by Cpatain DOnovan . The feud was because O'Brian refused
to send the field's fire engine to put out a fire at the village pub. Now
with the pub burnt down the villagers have cut off essential supplies to
the airfield. Garnett decides to sort out the trouble. [DWMcG]

1.06 [--] Zero One: THE BOVARD AFFAIR
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9809
14Nov62 BBC UK, Wed  (14Sept63 BBC UK, Sat 5.25pm -repeat)
Teleplay by David John/ Story by Richard Sonville
Directed by Pat Jackson
*
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, Katya Douglas
Guest Star:
Virginia Maskell ..... Francie
Guest Cast:
Eric Pohlmann ....... Dialent
Richard Pasco ....... John Cameron
Michael Ward
Russell ?
Harry Locke
Wensley Pithey
Lockwood West
*
Technical Advisor, Captain John Crewdson
Editor, Derek Hyde Chambers
Synopsis:
Alan Garnett is personally escorting a valuable painting to New York to an
art museum there. He finds, on arrival, that he been guarding a fake. He
feels that it his duty to find the real masterpiece and deliver it as soon
as possible. [DWMcG]

1.07 [--] Zero One: FLY AWAY, PETER
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9804
21Nov62 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by David John and Jan Read
Directed by George Pollock
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, Katya Douglas
Guest Cast:
Lana Morris ........ Mrs. Warner
Peter Desloge ...... Peter Firth
Robert McLeod ...... Mr. Warner
Synopsis:
Many children make long journeys alone in planes, but when little Peter
Firth arrives from Chicago and there is no one to meet him, he becomes
the responsibility of Zero One.

1.08 [--] Zero One: RETURN TRIP
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9813
28Nov62 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by David T. Chandler
Directed by George Pollock
Starring: Nigel Patrick
(Bill Smith, Katya Douglas - NOT in this episode)
Guest Star:
Patricial Neal ...... Margo
Guest Cast:
Bill Nagy ........... Mike Stacey
Robert McKenzie ..... Steve Mailer
Robert O'Neill ...... Davis
Lionel Murton ....... Captain Taylor
Synopsis:
A young woman suffering from loss of memory in Chicago, and a murder the
same evening in Detroit ... it takes the astute mind of Alan Garnett to
suspect, and eventually prove, a connection. [DWMcG]

[09] Zero One: THE MARRIAGE BROKER
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9824
05Dec62 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Starring: Nigel Patrick

[10] Zero One: GUNPOINT TO SHANNON
MGM-BBC prod. no. 9802
12Dec62 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Wolf Rilla

1.11 [--] Zero One: MILLION DOLLAR LIFT
MGM-BBC prod. no. 9801
19Dec62 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by David T. Chandler
Directed by Roy Baker
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, Katya Douglas
Guest Cast:
Hugh McDermott ..... Archy
Gordon Sterne ...... Ziggy
Jane Hylton ........ Miss Kelly
*
Editor, Derek Hyde Chambers
Production Manager, Patrick Marsden
Assistant Director, Geoffrey Helman
Technical Advisor, Captain John Crewdson
Synopsis:
When Archy Vance, released from a U.S. prison, flies to London, he is
recognised at the airport by Alan Garnett who details Jimmy Delaney to
follow him. [DWMcG]

1.12 [--] Zero One: BIG SISTER
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9833
27Dec62 BBC UK, Thur?
Teleplay by James Cavanagh
Directed by Tony Leader
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, Katya Douglas
Guest Cast:
Clifford Elkin ..... Mohan
Diana Hope ......... Barmaid
Peter Stephens ..... Man
Synopsis:
Maya begins to worry when her air steward brother begins to spend more
money than he earns at his job. She suspects that he might be might be
involved in narcotics smuggling. If he is, it will place her in a
dangerous position since she recomended her brother for the job. [DWMcG]

1.13 [--] Zero One: DEADLY ANGELS
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9825
02Jan63 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay David John from a story by John Kruse
Directed by Tony Leader
Starring: Nigel Patrick
Guest star:
Jacqui Chan ......... Len Fu
with
Peter Madden ........ Rev Judd
George Benson ....... Williams
Eric Young .......... Jerry
Milton Reid ......... Chang
Myo Tom ............. Capt Lee
Martin Boddey ....... Bank Manager
Michael Chow ........ Ming
James Goei .......... Chan
Anthony Chinn ....... Driver

Zero One [14] EVERYBODY'S UNCLE
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9815
09Jan63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Charles Frend
Starring: Nigel Patrick

1.15 [--] Zero One : THE GOOD OLD DAYS
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9811 or 9830
23Jan63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Silvio Narizzano
Starring: Nigel Patrick
Guest cast:
Lisa Lee ........ Mme. Demarcus
Miles Malleson ...... Maurice Whitcomb
Synopsis:
Spurning television work, some old music-hall performers turn to flight-
insurance fraud as a source of revenge. [RF]
(US Syndication: 07Dec64 NBC WFMJ-TV Youngstown, PA, Mon 7pm)

Zero One [16] THE MAN WHO WAITED
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9811 or 9830
30Jan63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick

1.17 Zero One: DANGER ON CLOUD SEVEN
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9810
06Feb63 BBC UK
Directed by Wolf Rilla
Starring: Nigel Patrick (as Alan Garnett)
Guest cast:
Ferdy Mayne .... Compte
Paul Carpentr ... Hunt
Synopsis:
Garnett finds that a count who runs a flight tour has been serving
drugged wine to his passengers. [TA]
(US syndication: 30Nov64 on WFMJ-21, Youngstown, Ohio, Mon 7:00pm)


Zero One [18] DOWNDRAFT
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9818
13Feb63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Starring: Nigel Patrick

Zero One [19] DISCORD
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9816
20Feb63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Starring: Nigel Patrick


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Zero One [20] THE GOLDEN SILENCE
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9836
22May63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Tony Leader
Starring: Nigel Patrick

1.21 [--] Zero One: AND MAYA MAKES THREE
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9803
29May63 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by Michael Pertwee
Directed by Roy Baker
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, Katya Douglas (as Maya)
Guest Cast:
Jack Watling ........ Harwell
Nora Nicholson ...... Mrs. Sykes
Paul Stassino ....... Kumas
Synopsis:
Two hostesses working for an Eastern airline have been murdered in
succession. Alan Garnett has his georgeous secretary Maya pose as
an hostess in the hope of drawing the murderer out. The job calls
for far more than her usual tact and efficiency. Her life could be
in great danger and Garnett is very worried. [DWMcG]

Zero One [22] THE CREATORS
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9819
05Jun63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick

Zero One [23] GHOST STRIP
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9834
12Jun63 BBC, Wed
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick

Zero One [24] THE IMPOSTER
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9821
03Jul63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Robert Lynn
Starring: Nigel Patrick

Zero One [25] THE LAST OF THE SQUADRON
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9823
10Jul63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick

Zero One [26] THE STOWAWAY
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9832
17Jul63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Tony Leader
Starring: Nigel Patrick

Zero One [27] KEY WITNESS
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9831
31Jul63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick

1.28 [--] Zero One: HURRICANE
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9827
07Aug63 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by David T. Chandler
Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, (Katya Douglas - NOT in this episode)
Guest Cast:
Peter Arne ............ Tom
Kenneth J. Warren ..... Beachcomber
Gordon Tanner ......... Taggart
Richard Coleman ....... Pilot
Synopsis:
Jim Delaney's holiday on the idyllic Caribbean island is rudely
interrupted when he finds that it is in the direct path of Hurricane
Hilda. And there is only one small plane to fly everybody out. [DWMcG]

1.29 [--] Zero One: LOUDER THAN NIGHTINGALES
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9829
14Aug63 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by David John
From a Story by Michael Gilbert
Directed by Tony Leader
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, Katya Douglas
Guest Cast:
Moira Redmond .......... Annabella
Harold Kasket .......... Halima
Alec Mango ............. Azmoon
Synopsis:
Delaney has reason to believe the saying "Diamonds sing louder than
Nightingales" when Garnett sends him to Teheran to investigate the
disappearance of some valuable packages of gems from the registered
mail. [DWMcG]

Zero One [30] STOPOVER
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9826
21Aug63 BBC UK, Wed
Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Starring: Nigel Patrick

Zero One [31] THE SWITCH
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9839
28Aug63 BBC UK Wed (repeat 5Jul65)
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick

1.32 [--] Zero One: TRIPLE CROSS
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9838
04Sep63 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by David T. Chandler
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, Katya Douglas
Guest Cast:
Dudley Foster .......... Abdul Pasha
Marne Maitland ......... Carief
Warren Mitchell ........ Suleman Bey
Synopsis:
Garnett wonders who is double crossing whom when he gets involved
with five Middle East notables and some very valuable jewels [DWMcG]

1.33 [--] Zero One: DELAYED REACTION
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9837
11Sep63 BBC UK, Wed
Teleplay by Phyllis and Robert White
Directed by George Pollock
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, (Katya Douglas - NOT in this episode)
Guest Cast:
Sarah Lawson ......... Mrs. Gates
Geoffrey Keen ........ Mr. Gates
Nigel Green .......... Saunders
Seymour Green ........ Williams
Synopsis:
Garnett receives information that one of the eight passengers on a flight to
Athens has been poisoned and will die before the plane reaches its destination.
[DWMcG]

Zero One [34] THE TRIAL
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9835
25Sep63 BBC UK Wed
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick

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shown two years later

1.35 [--] Zero One: A CASE OF CHARITY
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9808
2Sep64 BBC UK (shown 2 years after production)
Teleplay by Lewis Davidson
Directed by Henry Kaplan
Starring: Nigel Patrick
With: Bill Smith, (Katya Douglas - NOT in this episode)
Guest Cast:
Judith Stott ............ Charity
Cecil Parker ............ Frank Littlefield
Francis de Wolff ........ The Beard
John Gabriel ............ Gassini
Synopsis 1:
The airport payroll is stolen, and one of the notes is changed
in Rome by a small-time confidence trickster. Garnett uses the
lesser criminal to lead him to the bigger thief. [DWMcG]
Synopsis 2:
Con-man Frank Littlefield loses face when he is conned by a thief. [TA]
(US syndication: 16Nov64 on WFMJ-21, Youngstown, Ohio, Monday 7:00pm)

Zero One [36] AND ONE TO GO
MGM-BBC Prod .no. 9806
12Jul65 [uk] BBC (shown 3 years after production)
Directed by Wolf Rilla
Starring: Nigel Patrick

1.37 [--] Zero One: POINT OF VIEW
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9828 ?
19Jul65 [uk] BBC (shown 3 years after production)
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick (as Alan Garnett)
Guest cast:
John Carson .......... Mackay
Patrick Barr ......... Arliss
David Sumner ......... Charlie Canoe
Synopsis:
Airline superintendent Mackay flies to Yanu Island, in the Pacific, to
investigate his local manager's handling of insurgent native laborers. [TA]
(US syndiciont: 21Aug64 on WMAZ-13, Macon, Georgia, Friday 9:30pm)

Zero One [38] THE BODY
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9820
26Jul65 [uk] BBC (shown 3 years after production)
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: Nigel Patrick (as Alan Garnett), with: Bill Smith
Guest Cast:
Hugh McDermott ........ Archie Vance
Gordon Sterne ......... Ziggy
Jeremy Lloyd .......... Cecil
Keith Pyott ........... Humbolt
Hugh Morton ........... Bronson
Gerald Sim ............ Hawkenbush
Micahel Robbins ....... First Attendant
Peter Swanwick ........ Appleby
Gerald C Lawson ....... Sox

1.39 [--] Zero One: EXCESS BAGGAGE
MGM-BBC Prod. no. 9822
2Aug65 [uk] BBC (shown 3 years after production)
Directed by Silvio Narizzano
Starring:
Nigel Patrick (as Alan Garnett)
with: Bill Smith (as Jimmy Delaney)
Guest cast:
Norah Gorson ........... Anees
David Oxley ............ Sheik
Synopsis:
Delaney is asked to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the
fourth wife of a sheik. [TA]
(US syndication: 2Jul64 on WMAZ-13, Macon, Georgia, Friday 9:30pm)

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