Department S

Season 1 Episode 7

Handicap Dead

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Aired Unknown Oct 21, 1969 on ITV
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Handicap Dead
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LOCATION: Colindale Golf Course, Scotland DATE: June 6th Stewart attends a golf tournament in Scotland. The tournament leader is found dead near the course. The Department is unofficially involved until someone breaks into the dead man's living quarters and steals his golf clubs.

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  • Department S Goes 'Goldfinger'

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    'Handicap Dead' is another highly entertaining Department S episode that has a bit of a Bond touch to it, here specifically 'Goldfinger' themed.

    If the initial golf sequences aren't enough to remind you of the golf match between Bond and Goldfinger, later events in the episode, including the general theme and specific method of smuggling, as well as the interrogation scene in the cellar, definitely bring to mind images and scenes from that particular Bond movie.

    However, even those allusions aside, this is a very entertaining episode, which features everything from golf to parachuting, and quite a bit of character background (Stewart's passion for golf, for instance, which may seem surprising at first, adds some depth to the character; and the more-than-just-professional relationship between Stewart and Annabelle is hinted at (such as the fact that he has the keys to her apartment and knows exactly where to find everything), creating an additional layer). It has a great finale, with a resolution that could be from a Fleming or Christie novel, and an amazingly well choreographed fight scene that has Stewart and Jason battling the villains in a wine cellar.

    Another highlight from Department S.moreless

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