Season 4 Episode 9

The Carrier

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Apr 26, 1972 on ITV
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The Carrier
Callan and Lonely break into a altruistic government scientist's house to copy the plans he intends to give the Russians, but Lonely can't resist stealing something unimportant - which jeopardises the whole mission.

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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Hunter: Every time he turns a corner he'll be wondering if there is an executioner waiting for him. One day there will be.

    • Callan [ to Rose ]: You're not even a real traitor, are you? You're just a woolly-headed do-gooder trying to play God.

    • Professor Rose: You're a murderer!
      Callan: What's more, a professional.

    • Hunter [ ordering the killing of Tamaresh ]: No mistakes. No mess.
      Callan: No blood on the Professor's carpet.
      Hunter: Nor on the Professor, he is not to be touched.
      Callan: I wasn't exactly planning a wholesale massacre.

    • Callan: They didn't think they were just following some red bookseller from Holland…? You did tell them he was a KGB executioner?
      Hunter: Actually, no, You're well aware we do not share information with Special Branch nor they with us.
      Callan: Oh my god… Well I hope you sleep well tonight. There are two people in the morgue thanks to you.
      Hunter: You're being over-emotional again, David.
      Callan: Well that is something nobody could accuse you of, is it? Look, mate, I go out in the field and I meet them face to face. Not you. You sit there in that comfortable chair. You say one bloody word and some bastard dies a thousand miles away, you say nothing and two kids end up on a slab. That chair, that bloody chair!

    • Hunter: I hope Special Branch know what they're doing.
      Meres: It'll be the first time, Sir.

    • Callan [ of Tamaresh ]: Here he'll be more vulnerable.
      Hunter: And he knows it. He'll just be all the more dangerous.

    • Callan: You're quite right.
      Hunter: It's a refreshing change to have you agree with me about something. I suppose you think that absolves you from all blame?

    • Vanstone: You both have criminal records.
      Callan: I was wondering when that would come up.
      Vanstone: Unlikely qualification for an agent.
      Callan: Do you know of a better? It's not everybody's cup of tea, you know.

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