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Melt the butter in a sauce pan and dip the lobster pieces in it as you eat. With a booster box, described later you'll be able to rip off a bottle of vintage Pouilly-Fuisse in a fancy liquor store.
Really, rice is nice but If shoplifting food seems easy, it's nothing compared to the snatching of clothing. Shop only the better stores.
Try thing on in those neat secluded stalls. The less bulky items such as shirts, vests, belts and socks can be tied around your waist or leg with large rubber bands if needed.
Just take a number of items in and come out with a few less. In some cities there are still free stores left over from the flower power days. Churches often have give-away clothing programs. You can impersonate a clergyman and call one of the large clothing manufacturers in your area. They are usually willing to donate a case or two of shirts, trousers or underwear to your church raffle or drive to dress up skid row.
Be sure to get your sizes. Tell them "your boy" will pick up the blessed donation and you'll mention his company in the evening prayers. If you notice people moving from an apartment or house, ask them if they'll be leaving behind clothing. They usually abandon all sorts of items including food, furniture and books.
Offer to help them carry out stuff if you can keep what they won't be taking. Make the rounds of a fancy neighborhood with a truck and some friends. Ring doorbells and tell the person who answers that you are collecting wearable clothing for the "poor homeless victims of the recent tidal wave in Quianto a small village in Saudi Arabia.
Make it food and clothing, and say you're with a group called Heartline for Decency. A phony letter from a church might help here. The Salvation Army does this, and you can pick up clothes from them at very cheap prices. You can get a pair of snappy casual shoes for 25 cents in many bowling alleys by walking out with them on your feet. If you have to leave your shoes as a deposit, leave the most beat-up pair you can find.
Notice if your friends have lost or gained weight. A big change means a lot of clothes doing nothing but taking up closet space. Show up at dormitories when college is over for the summer or winter season. Go to the train or bus stations and tell them you left your raincoat, gloves or umbrella when you came into town. They'll take you to a room with thousands of unclaimed items. Pick out what you like. While there, notice a neat suitcase or trunk and memorize the markings. Later a friend can claim the item.
There will be loads of surprises in any suitcase. We have a close friend who inherited ten kilos of grass this way. Large laundry and dry cleaning chains usually have thousands of items that have gone unclaimed. Manufacturers also have shirts, dresses and suits for rockbottom prices because of a crooked seam or other fuck-up.
Stores have reduced rates on display models: Mannequins are mostly all size 40 for men and 10 for women. If you are these sizes, you can get top styles for less than half price.
The Vietnamese and people throughout the Third World make a fantastically durable and comfortable pair of sandals out of rubber tires. They cut out a section of the outer tire trace around the outside of the foot with a piece of chalk which when trimmed forms the sole.
Next 6 slits re made in the sole so the rubber straps can be criss-crossed and slid through the slits. The straps are made out of inner tubing. No nails are needed. If you have wide feet, use the new wide tread low profiles. For hard going, try radials. For best satisfaction and quality, steal the tires off a pig car or a government limousine. Let's face it, if you really are into beating the clothing problem, move to a warm climate and run around naked.
Skin is absolutely free, and will always be in style. Speaking of style, the midi and the maxi have obvious advantages when it comes to shoplifting and transporting weapons or bombs. Apartment lobbies are good for all kinds of neat furniture. If you want to get fancy about it, rent a truck not one that says U-HAUL-IT or other rental markings and make the pick-up with moving-man-type uniforms.
When schools are on strike and students hold seminars and debate into the night, Yippies can be found going through the dorm lobbies and storage closets hauling off couches, desks, printing supplies, typewriters, mimeos, etc.
A nervy group of Yippies in the Midwest tried to swipe a giant IBM computer while a school was in turmoil. All power to those that bring a wheelbarrow to sit-ins. Check into a high-class hotel or motel remembering to dress like the wallpaper. Carry a large dummy suitcase with you and register under a phony name.
Make sure you and not the bellboy carry this bag. Use others as a decoy. When you get inside the room, grab everything you can stuff in the suitcase: This will give you an extra few hours to beat it across the border or check into a new hotel.
Landlords renovating buildings throw out stoves, tables, lamps, refrigerators and carpeting. In most cities, each area has a day designated for discarding bulk objects. Call the Sanitation Department and say you live in that part of town which would be putting out the most expensive shit and find out the pick-up day.
Fantastic buys can be found cruising the streets late at night. Check out the backs of large department stores for floor models, window displays and slightly damaged furniture being discarded. Construction sites are a good source for building materials to construct furniture. Not to mention explosives. The large wooden cable spools make great tables. Cinderblocks, bricks and boards can quickly be turned into a sharp looking bookcase. Nail kegs convert into stools or chairs.
You can also always find a number of other supplies hanging around like wiring, pipes, lighting fixtures and hard hats. And don't forget those blinking signs and the red lanterns for your own light show. Those black oil-fed burners are O. Certainly one of the neatest ways of getting where you want to go for nothing is to hitch.
In the city it's a real snap. Just position yourself at a busy intersection and ask the drivers for a lift when they stop for the red light. If you're hitching on a road where the traffic zooms by pretty fast, be sure to stand where the car will have room to safely pull off the road. Traveling long distances, even cross-country, can be easy if you have some sense of what you are doing. A lone hitch-hiker will do much better than two or more. A man and woman will do very well together.
Single women are certain to get propositioned and possibly worse. Amerikan males have endless sexual fantasies about picking up a poor lonesome damsel in distress. Unless your karate and head are in top form, women should avoid hitching alone. Telling men you have V.
New England and the entire West Coast are the best sections for easy hitches. The South and Midwest can sometimes be a real hassle. Easy Rider and all that. The best season to hitch is in the summer. Daytime is much better than night. If you have to hitch at night, get under some type of illumination where you'll be seen.
Hitch-hiking is legal in most states, but remember you always can get a "say-so" bust. A "say-so" arrest is to police what Catch is to the Army. When you ask why you're under arrest, the pig answers, "cause I say-so. If you've got long hair, cops will often stop to play games. You can wear a hat with your hair tucked under to avoid hassles.
However this might hurt your ability to get rides, since many straights will pick up hippies out of curiosity who would not pick up a straight scruffy looking kid. Freak drivers usually only pick up other freaks. Once in a while you hear stories of fines levied or even a few arrests for hitching Flagstaff, Arizona is notorious , but even in the states where it is illegal, the law is rarely enforced.
If you're stopped by the pigs, play dumb and they'll just tell you to move along. You can wait until they leave and then let your thumb hang out again. Hitchin on super highways is really far out. It's illegal but you won't get hassled if you hitch at the entrances. On a fucked-up exit, take your chances hitching right on the road, but keep a sharp eye out for porkers. When you get a ride be discriminating.
Find out where the driver is headed. If you are at a good spot, don't take a ride under a hundred miles that won't end up in a location just as good. When the driver is headed to an out-of-the-way place, ask him to let you off where you can get the best rides. If he's going to a particularly small town, ask him to drive you to the other side of thy town line. It's usually only a mile or two. Small towns often enforce all sorts of "say-so" ordinances.
If you get stuck on the wrong side of town, it would be wise to even hoof it through the place. Getting to a point on the road where the cars are inter-city rather than local traffic is always preferable.
When you hit the road you should have a good idea of how to get where you are going. You can pick up a free map at any gas station. Long distance routes, road conditions, weather and all sorts of information can be gotten free by calling the American Automobile Association in any city. Say that you are a member driving to Phoenix, Arizona or wherever your destination is, and find out what you want to know.
Always carry a sign indicating where you are going. If you get stranded on the road without one, ask in a diner or gas station for a piece of cardboard and a magic marker. Make the letters bold and fill them in so they can be seen by drivers from a distance. If your destination is a small town, the sign should indicate the state. Unless, of course, you're going north or south. A phony foreign flag sewed on your pack also helps.
Carrying dope is not advisable, and although searching you is illegal, few pigs can read the Constitution. If you are carrying when the patrol car pulls up, tell them you are Kanadian and hitching through Amerika. Highway patrols are very uptight about promoting incidents with foreigners. The foreign bit goes over especially well with small-town types, and is also amazingly good for avoiding hassles with greasers.
If you can't hack this one, tell them you are a reporter for a newspaper writing a feature story on hitching around the country. This story has averted many a bust. Don't be shy when you hitch. Go into diners and gas stations and ask people if they're heading East or to Texas. Sometimes gas station attendants will help.
When in the car be friendly as hell. Offer to share the driving if you've got a license. If you're broke, you can usually bum a meal or a few bucks, maybe even a free night's lodging.
Never be intimidated into giving money for a ride. As for what to carry when hitching, the advice is to travel light. The rule is to make up a pack of the absolute minimum, then cut that in half. Hitching is an art form as is all survival. Master it and you'll travel on a free trip forever. There is a way to hitch long distances that has certain advantages over letting your thumb hang out for hours on some two-laner.
Learn about riding the trains and you'll always have that alternative. Hitchhiking at night can be impossible, but hopping a is easier at night than by day. By hitchhiking days and hopping freights and sleeping on them at night, you can cover incredible distances rapidly and stay well rested. Every city and most large towns have a freight yard. You can find it by following the tracks or asking where the freight yard is located. When you get to the yard, ask the workmen when the next train leaving in your direction will be pulling out.
Unlike the phony Hollywood image, railroad men are nice to folks who drop by to grab a ride. Most yards don't have a guard or a "bull" as they are called. Even if they do, he is generally not around. If there is a bull around, the most he's going to do is tell you it's private property and ask you to leave. There are exceptions to this rule, such as the notorious Lincoln, Nebraska, and Las Vegas, Nevada, but by asking you can find out. Even if he asks you to leave or throws you out, sneak back when your train is pulling out and jump aboard.
After you've located the right train for your trip, hunt for an empty boxcar to ride. The men in the yards will generally point one out if you ask. Pig-sties, flat cars and coal cars are definitely third class due to exposure to the elements. Boxcars are by far the best. They are clean and the roof over your head helps in bad weather and cuts down the wind. Boxcars with a hydro-cushion suspension system used for carrying fragile cargo make for the smoothest ride.
Unless you get one, you should be prepared for a pretty bumpy and noisy voyage. You should avoid cars with only one door open, because the pin may break, locking you in. A car with both doors open gives you one free chance. Pig-backs trailers on flatcars are generally considered unsafe. Most trains make a number of short hops, so if time is an important factor try to get on a "hot shot" express.
A hot shot travels faster and has priority over other trains in crowded yards. You should favor a hot shot even if you have to wait an extra hour or two or more to get one going your way.
If you're traveling at night, be sure to dress warmly. You can freeze your ass off. Trains might not offer the most comfortable ride, but they go through beautiful countryside that you'd never see from the highway or airway. There are no billboards, road signs, cops, Jack-in-the-Boxes, gas stations or other artifacts of honky culture. You'll get dirty on the trains so wear old clothes.
Don't pass up this great way to travel cause some bullshit western scared you out of it. If you know how to drive and want to travel long distances, the auto transportation agencies are a good deal. Rules vary, but normally you must be over 21 and have a valid license. Call up and tell them when and where you want to go and they will let you know if they have a car available.
They give you the car and a tank of gas free. You pay the rest. Go to pick up the car alone, then get some people to ride along and help with the driving and expenses. You can make New York to San Francisco for about eighty dollars in tolls and gas in four days without pushing. Usually you have the car for longer and can make a whole thing out of it.
You must look straight when you go to the agency. This can be simply be done by wetting down your hair and shoving it under a cap. Another good way to travel cheaply is to find somebody who has a car and is going your way. Usually underground newspapers list people who either want rides or riders. Another excellent place to find information is your local campus. Every campus has a bulletin board for rides.
Head shops and other community-minded stores have notices up on the wall. If you have a car and need some gas late at night you can get a quart and then some by emptying the hoses from the pumps into your tank.
There is always a fair amount of surplus gas left when the pumps are shut off. If your traveling in a car and don't have enough money for gas and tolls, stop at the bus station and see if anybody wants a lift.
If you find someone, explain your money situation and make a deal with him. Hitch-hikers also can be asked to chip in on the gas.
You can carry a piece of tubing in the trunk of your car and when the gas indicator gets low, pull up to a nice looking Cadillac on some dark street and syphon off some of his gas. Just park your car so the gas tank is next to the Caddy's, or use a large can.
Stick the hose into his tank, suck up enough to get things flowing, and stick the other end into your tank. Having a lower level of liquid, you tank will draw gas until you and the Caddy are equal. Bet you hadn't realized until now that the law of gravity affects economics. Another way is to park in a service station over their filler hole. Lift off one lid like a small manhole cover , run down twenty feet of rubber tubing thru the hole you've cut in your floorboard, then turn on the electric pump which you have installed to feed into your gas tank.
All they ever see is a parked car. This technique is especially rewarding when you have a bus. If you'd rather leave the driving and the paying to them, try swiping a ride on the bus.
Here's a method that has worked well. Get a rough idea of where the bus has stopped before it arrived at your station. If you are not at the beginning or final stop on the route, wait until the bus you want pulls in and then out of the station. Make like the bus just pulled off without you while you went to the bathroom.
If there is a station master, complain like crazy to him. Tell him you're going to sue the company if your luggage gets stolen. He'll put you on the next bus for free.
If there is no station master, lay your sad tale on the next driver that comes along. If you know when the last bus left, just tell the driver you've been stranded there for eight hours and you left your kid sleeping on the other bus. Tell him you called ahead to the company and they said to grab the next bus and they would take care of it. The next method isn't totally free but close enough. It's called the hopper-bopper.
Find a bus that makes a few stops before it gets to where you want to go. The more stops with people getting in our out the better. Buy a ticket for the short hop and stay on the bus until you end up at your destination. You must develop a whole style in order to pull this off because the driver has to forget you are connected with the ticket you gave him. Dress unobtrusively or make sure the driver hasn't seen your face. Pretend to be asleep when the short hop station is reached.
If you get questioned, just act upset about sleeping through the stop you "really" want and ask if it's possible to get a ride back. Up and away, junior outlaws! If you really want to get where you're going in a hurry, don't forget skyjacker's paradise.
Don't forget the airlines. They make an unbelievable amount of bread on their inflated prices, ruin the land with incredible amounts of polluting wastes and noise, and deliberately hold back aviation advances that would reduce prices and time of flight. We know two foolproof methods to fly free, but unfortunately we feel publishing them would cause the airlines to change their policy. The following methods have been talked about enough, so the time seems right to make them known to a larger circle of friends.
A word should be said right off about stolen tickets. Literally millions of dollars worth of airline tickets are stolen each year. If you have good underworld contacts, you can get a ticket to anywhere you want at one-fourth the regular price.
If you are charged more, you are getting a slight rooking. In any case, you can get a ticket for any flight or date and just trade it in. They are actually as good as cash, except that it takes 30 days to get a refund, and by then they might have traced the stolen tickets. If you can get a stolen ticket, exchange or use it as soon as possible, and always fly under a phony name.
A stolen ticket for a trip around the world currently goes for one hundred and fifty dollars in New York. One successful scheme requires access to the mailbox of a person listed in the local phone book. Let's use the name Ron Davis as an example. A woman calls one of the airlines with a very efficient sounding rap such as: Davis' secretary at Allied Chemical.
He and his wife would like to fly to Chicago on Friday. Could you mail two first-class tickets to his home and bill us here at Allied? Order your tickets two days before you wish to travel, and pick them up at the mailbox or address you had them sent to. If you are uptight in the airport about the tickets, just go up to another airline and have the tickets exchanged.
One gutsy way to hitch a free ride is to board the plane without a ticket. This is how it works. Locate the flight you want and rummage through a wastebasket until you find an envelope for that particular airline. Shuffle by the counter men which is fairly easy if it's busy. When the boarding call is made, stand in line and get on the plane. Flash the empty envelope at the stewardess as you board the plane. Carry a number of packages as a decoy, so the stewardess won t ask you to open the envelope.
If she does, which is rare, and sees you have no ticket, act surprised. Run back down the ramp as if you're going to retrieve the ticket. Disappear and try later on a different airline. Nine out of ten revolutionaries say it's the only way to fly. This trick works only on airlines that don't use the boarding pass system. If you want to be covered completely, use the hopper-bopper method described in the section on Buses, with this added security precaution.
Buy two tickets from different cashiers, or better still, one from an agent in town. Both will be on the same flight. Only one ticket will be under a phony name and for the short hop, white the ticket under your real name will be for your actual destination.
At the boarding counter, present the short hop ticket. You will be given an envelope with a white receipt in it. Actually, the white receipt is the last leaf in your ticket.
Once you are securely seated and aloft, take out the ticket with your name and final destination. Gently peel away everything but the white receipt. Place the still valid ticket back in your pocket.
Now remove from the envelope and destroy the short hop receipt. In its place, put the receipt for the ticket you have in your pocket. When you land at the short hop airport, stay on the plane. Usually the stewardesses just ask you if you are remaining on the flight. If you have to, you can actually show her your authentic receipt. When you get to your destination, you merely put the receipt back on the bonafide ticket that you still have in your pocket.
It isn't necessary that they be glued together. Present the ticket for a refund or exchange it for another ticket. This method works well even in foreign countries. If you can't hack these shucks you should at least get a Youth Card and travel for half fare. If you are over twenty-two but still in your twenties, you can easily pass. Get a card from a friend who has similar color hair and eyes.
Your friend can easily get one from another airline. You can master your friend's signature and get a supporting piece of identification from him to back up your youth card if you find it necessary.
If you have a friend who works for an airline or travel agency, just get a card under your own name and an age below the limit. Your friend can validate the card. Flying youth fare is on stand-by, so it's always a good idea to call ahead and book a number of reservations under fictitious names on the flight you'll be taking.
This will fuck up the booking of regular passengers and insure you a seat. By the way, if you fly cross-country a number of times, swipe one of the plug-in head sets. Always remember to pack it in your traveling bag. This way you'll save a two dollar fee charged for the in-flight movie. The headsets are interchangeable on all airlines. One way to fly free is to actually hitch a ride.
Look for the private plane area located at every airport, usually in some remote part of the field. You can find it by noticing where the small planes without airline markings take off and land.
Go over to the runways and ask around. Often the mechanics will let you know when someone is leaving for your destination and point out a pilot. Tell him you lost your ticket and have to get back to school. Single pilots often like to have a passenger along and it's a real gas flying in a small plane. Some foreign countries have special arrangements for free air travel to visiting writers, artists or reporters.
Brazil and Argentina are two we know of for sure. Call or write the embassy of the country you wish to visit in Washington or their mission to the United Nations in New York. Writing works best, especially if you can cop some stationery from a newspaper or publishing house. Tell them you will be writing a feature story for some magazine on the tourist spots or handcrafts of the country.
The embassy will arrange for you to travel gratis aboard one of their air force planes. The planes leave only from Washington and New York at unscheduled times.
Once you have the O. This is definitely worth checking out if you want to vacation in a foreign country with all sorts of free bonuses thrown in. A one-way ride is easy if you want to get into skyjacking.
Keep the piece or knife in your shoe to avoid possible detection with the "metal scanner," a long black tube that acts like a geiger counter. Or use a plastic knife or bomb. It's also advisable to wrap your dope in a non-metallic material. The crews have instructions to take you wherever you want to go even if they have to refuel, but watch out for air marshals. To avoid air marshals and searches pick an airline which flies short domestic hops. You should plan to end up in a country hostile to the United States or you'll end up right back where you came from in some sturdy handcuffs.
The airlines quickly paid off. The guy then got greedy and demanded a hundred million dollars. When he returned to pick up the extra pocket money, he got nabbed. None the less, skyjacking appears to be the cheapest, fastest way to get away from it all. Any of the public means of transportation can be ripped off easily.
Get on the bus with a large bill and present it after the bus has left the stop. If the bus is crowded, slip in the back door when it opens to dispatch passengers. Two people can easily get through the turnstile in a subway on one token by doubling up. In some subway systems cards are given out to high school kids or senior citizens or employees of the city.
The next time you are in a subway station notice people flashing cards to the man in the booth and entering through the "exit" door. Notice the color of the card used by people in your age group. Get a piece of colored paper in a stationery store or find some card of the same color you need.
Put this "card" in a plastic window of your wallet and flash it in the same way those with a bona fide pass do. Before entering a turnstile, always test the swing bar. If someone during the day put in an extra token, it's still in the machine waiting for you to enter free.
For every token and coin deposited in an automatic turnstile, there is a foreign coin the same size for much less that will work in the machine. See the Yippie Currency Exchange, following, for more info. Buy a cheap bag of assorted foreign coins from a dealer that you can locate in the Yellow Pages. Size up the coins with a token from your subway system. You can get any of these coins in bulk from a large dealer.
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He accepted but then changed his mind, mysteriously exclaiming he "could never play a policeman" Martin Shaw had been screentested during the same session and was offered the role as the second choice. In fact at the time he was completing scenes for a New Avengers story ' Obsession '. He accepted, albeit reluctantly after reading some of the scripts, because, in his own words, "there was nothing else on offer at the time".
In an interview given in the s Gareth Hunt the New Avengers 'Gambit' character, of course stated that he had been considered. Though Gareth briefly dropped in on filming sometime during , as evidenced by a photograph in one of the Professionals annuals.
The original casting of the second principal fell to Anthony Andrews later to play one of the leads in Brideshead Revisited.
Filming commenced on Monday 13th June with the small studios at Harefield Grove near Rickmansworth providing the production team with administrative offices and a number of sets for CI5 headquarters.
However within three days shooting had to be suspended. Viewing initial rushes on 16th June, it became clear to Brian Clemens that while the two younger actors were fine performers, they couldn't work up the 'abrasiveness' that was the producer was looking for "They would sit in the car and just giggle" he explained. The on-screen partnership wasn't working in the way he needed and, following an emergency meeting with London Weekend Television, promptly dropped Andrews, considering that of the two, Shaw had greater "screen presence".
With filming now three weeks behind schedule a replacement had to be found very quickly. Brian and Albert Fennell discussed possibilities and remembered when Shaw had played in the ' Obsession ' episode, he had not got on very well with his co-star Maybe the animosity between the actors could provide the 'explosive' partnership required for the new show? Towards the end of 'Obsession' Lewis' Kilner character says to Martn's Larry Doomer "Maybe we should work together again sometime - a good team!
In fact this was sheer co-incidence - as stated previously, other actors were being considered for The Professionals at this point. Lewis remembered things slightly differently. According to an interview given in , he had actually been contracted to play the minor role of a police sergeant in the first episode ' Old Dog with New Tricks ' probably the role that was eventually taken by John Judd and was picked out when the producers realised things weren't working with Shaw and Andrews, they turned their attention to Lewis.
Shooting recommenced on Monday 20th June Unsurprisingly Shaw was horrified at the prospect of having to work again with this actor and also doubted the newcomer's abilities. However as filming progressed, his view changed and he came to respect Lewis - the two becoming friends. By this time, however, they had settled very well into their roles and were able to keep up the on-screen abrasiveness. Of the three leads, Doyle was perhaps the most interesting and 'three-dimensional' character.
Although obviously a very tough man, later episodes would often reveal quite a compassionate nature. He was portrayed as tending to stick to health foods a constant source of derision for Bodie! He would often question CI5's methods.
Yet there were occasions when he would 'snap' or become quite brusque. Seemingly at the request of the production team, Lewis Collins played his character with fewer facets - on the surface Bodie was little more than a ruthless thug who seemed to lap up 'villain-bashing'.
Yet he possessed ample wit and charm to attract the ladies and his loyalty to CI5 was beyond question. His appearance was usually of tailored smartness in the first season, at least and short hair - both completely opposite to Doyle.
Gordon Jackson brought a good compromise to the part of Cowley. Like Bodie his decisions could often be quite merciless. In one episode he threatens to force-feed an uncooperative drug dealer with heroin to turn him into an addict. Unlike Bodie, however, and with occasional prompting from Doyle, such actions did trouble Cowley's conscience.
With years of playing espionage games in MI5, Cowley had become a master tactician and constantly amazed his juniors with his ability to turn around seemingly hopeless situations into ones which CI5 could win - even if his methods were occasionally morally qustionable! An old bullet wound had left him with a limp and frequent twinges of pain that seemed to aggravate his rather gruff attitude. A man of little humour, he would rarely appreciate Bodie and Doyle's jocularity.
Despite the scripts containing much humorous banter, the quirkiness of The Avengers almost completely disappeared as The Professionals' style of rough, tough cops against the violent, criminal world quickly established itself. Clemens may have been frustrated at not getting the actors he wanted, but at least he was able to assemble his choice of writers and directors. Veterans such as Anthony Read, Dennis Spooner, Gerry O'Hara, Don Houghton and Roger Marshall formed a crack team of writers and would each contribute many storylines during the series' lifetime - though in the early years Clemens himself was the most active scriptwriter.
Producer for the first season was the highly-respected Sid Hayers, although Ray Menmuir took over from the second season when Hayers went to America in to pursue a successful television career - he directed episodes of Magnum and Knight Rider among other things.
Renowned screen musician Laurie Johnson was a co-director of Mark 1 and on hand to provide the music in fact he still had a few New Avengers episodes to score as The Professionals started production and his powerful, unforgettable title theme certainly grabbed the attention of the viewer in a newspaper poll, it was selected as the second favourite TV theme ever, just pipped by that of Hawaii Five-O.
Laurie also composed the incidental themes. The original opening titles commenced with a Rolls-Royce hurtling down a narrow road, rounds a corner and slews to a halt in the grounds of the CI5 training building.
Bodie, Doyle and two other agents leap out while Cowley emerges from the driver's seat and activates a stopwatch.
The partners charge into the building where they are presented with an army assault course. We see them tackle a rope-net which they quickly negotiate before bursting into a narrow corridor to engage in hand-to-hand combat with several dummy 'baddies' one of which wears a "target" motif which struck me as being a nod towards the show's Avengers roots and the other two ops.
The seconds tick by. Next the lads descend a death-slide and crash through a line of doors. Cut back to the stopwatch again. They emerge from the building to find Cowley beckoning excitedly, jump back into the Rolls and shoot off back round the corner! The viewer was probably out of breath, never mind the lads! The end titles were of a wonderful landscape shot of London, gradually panning further and further back over the Thames.
Again there is debate on how many episodes originally contained this and indeed why it was dropped in favour of the green caption card. Cuts, bruises, concussion and stitches were occasional problems over the following four years! Although undeniably a fine scriptwriter, Brian Clemens' original plan was to simply pen a couple of "establishing" episodes to act as templates for the other writers.
Having worked non-stop on The New Avengers for eighteen months, he understandably felt the need for a long rest and set off on holiday, handing over to script editor Kenneth Ware. Things didn't work out the way Brian had hoped - within days he was urgently recalled to London to be told by Kenneth that the series was in trouble.
It would appear the other writers were struggling and Brian was needed to invigorate their scripts. Brian agreed, citing the main problem as being the stories were not moving quickly enough.
It was also felt some scripts were completely unsuitable and were abandoned. Even some of the viable scripts that were filmed turned out to run short of the required fifty minutes, notably P J Hammond's ' Heroes ' which barely reached a half-hour!
In the end Brian wrote, re-wrote or added scenes to a further seven stories. In some cases the script for an episode was being revised while it was actually in production! The original intention was to allocate two contiguous "blocks" of Monday-to-Friday filming for each episode, before moving on to the next the following week. Not surprisingly this plan quickly fell apart! With the reworking required on so many stories, yet London Weekend Television still pressing for the series to be ready for transmission in late , on some days scenes for up to four episodes were being shot!
The thirteen-episode first series provided a great variety in plots. In the excellent ' Close Quarters ' the German Helmut-Meyer terrorist group assassinates a prominent British businessman. An injured Bodie captures the group's cunning leader but finds himself and his girlfriend trapped in an old vicarage unable to alert his colleagues.
Meanwhile the remainder of the group plan an assault on the house. Indeed in his Writers' Guide for the series, Clemens actively encouraged fellow scribes to adapt real-life news events into their stories, thereby furthering the show's attempts at realistic portrayals of criminal and terrorist activity. This dealt with a gangster's plan to spring his brother from prison by taking a "top cop" hostage.
The story included Cowley instructing several new recruits. He preached that CI5's concept was to "Fight fire with fire" and "Do unto them what they are only just thinking about! Given these plot elements, it is surprising that this was not chosen as the opening story, after all.
In ' When the Heat Cools Off ' the daughter of a prisoner whom Doyle had put away argues her father's innocence. Doyle becomes emotionally involved with the girl played by a pre- Dr Who Lalla Ward and decides to re-investigate the case.
The apparent emergence of new evidence leads Doyle to believe the man is indeed innocent The final episode of the first season has never been transmitted on terrestrial television in the UK. Several black people are taunted and murdered apparently by members of a Ku Klux Klan and a landowner is trying to evict the black tenants from his houses by racial aggravation. When a black lawyer steps in to help the tenants, he finds himself and his white wife under attack from the Klan.
What seems a straightforward case ends with a real twist in the tale. It was LWT's decision to withdraw ' Klansmen ' , citing the sensitive subject matter of the story and the strong racist terms used throughout the script. Bodie himself is rather racist until his life is saved by a black doctor. Indeed Lewis Collins was unhappy with the way his character was scripted and LWT's reaction is perhaps not too surprising.
Nevertheless it remains one of the finest episodes from all five seasons. And as Clemens argued, the story was not racist, merely about racism. Incidentally no other country ever stopped this episode, as far as I'm aware and, indeed, it wasn't until the now-defunct satellite broadcaster Superchannel transmitted the story in that UK viewers finally had a chance to decide on it for themselves. Unfortunately very few people had satellite equipment at the time! For a more detailed examination of this episode, click here.
Despite the myriad problems encountered during production and hastily rewritten scripts, the first series ended with much acclaim from the viewing public: Admittedly many couldn't quite accept the casting of Gordon Jackson in such a 'hard man' role, having recently finished as Hudson - and publicity shots of Jackson grimacing threateningly at the camera with a sub-machine-gun did look faintly ridiculous!
Reaction from the critics was initially mixed - the Times' television correspondent applauded the new show, while others found it difficult to accept that some of the cases CI5 took on wouldn't normally be handled by the police - a fair comment, but this could be levelled at a lot of 'Secret Service' shows. Later, however, many more critics became dissenting towards the programme.
Several cited Bodie and Doyle's need to drive everywhere at top speed with wheelspins and handbrake turns at every opportunity and the level of violence as moronic and "comic-strip". Inevitably Mary Whitehouse lobbed in her usual overreaction: Martin Shaw himself often took issue with the production team over these points and even hardened fans of the show would have to admit that these criticisms weren't without foundation.
It is surprising that Clemens and co never sought to redress these vilifications. That said - and perhaps in recognition of this - episodes from later seasons were occasionally self-mocking - Doyle chastising Bodie's 'enthusiastic' driving technique or a young police constable decrying the "screeching tyres - just like on television"!
In its favour, though, the series mostly offered good scripts, varied plots, pacey direction, sharp editing and Jackson, Collins and Shaw all handled their parts with conviction, despite the latter's repugnance of the show and his character. In fact Shaw recently stated that he never expected the programme to last more than two seasons.
Had Clemens had more control, he would probably have fired Shaw anyway. We could have easily brought in someone else". Many actors who had appeared in The New Avengers also popped up here.
It was almost as though Mark 1 had their own little repertory company! In the meantime LWT, obviously delighted with the high viewer ratings and subsequent overseas sales made The Professionals one of the company's biggest money-earners , quickly commissioned a further batch of episodes Yet Mark 1 and LWT agreed the production needed notching up a gear or two.
The broadcaster ploughed additional funding into the show but decided to exert more direct control over proceedings. In early production had wrapped up on the final season of The Sweeney , leaving much of its freelance crew seeking new employment. Leaping at the opportunity to acquire such a talented bunch of people, LWT signed them up en masse! The Professionals effectively became the new Euston project in all but name. The newly-acquired expertise allowed for far more use of outdoor shots and real building interiors as opposed to studio mock-ups.
Sound recordist Dave Crozier refined his kit to make it much more portable. The crew could literally follow the actors around the locations and record their dialogue "on-the-fly", rather than having to redub it later in the studio - a technique used extensively in the first season.
All this greatly enhanced the look and feel of the production, giving the viewer a superior sense of "immediacy". With a view to bringing inner-London locations closer to hand, the production moved from its Harefield Grove base to the larger Lee International Studios at Wembley. First-season producer Sidney Hayers left the programme to find work in America. LWT drafted in Raymond Menmuir, a younger man who had some ideas on how to improve the show further The second season transmitted in the UK between October and December continued in much the same vein, though with some significant enhancements to the format.
Bodie and Doyle were each assigned permanent cars: Ford's sales of these cars increased duly - and both models are now considered semi-classics, of course. In fact a deal had been struck with Ford about halfway into filming of the first season and we saw the lads readily swap between Capris and BL cars. Although CI5's existence was well-known by other military and police agencies, the identities of its members was intended to be secret.
Although there were inconsistencies over this in some episodes - which really should have been rectified by Script Editor Gerry O'Hara! As such call-signs were allocated to the three leads and, occasionally, other agents.
Bodie became "" and Cowley was often referred to as "Alpha-1". Doyle was initally "" but later changed to "" for unknown reasonsm which led to confusion and continiuity blunders in some of the early second season scripts.
The other major change was that of the opening title sequence. Readers will doubtless remember the black Granada blasting through a plate-glass window, Doyle chasing a villain across a factory roof, Bodie working out in a gym and Cowley waiting impatiently to be joined by the two subordinates.
LWT deemed this new sequence as being superior to the original "assault course" titles. Mark 1 were asked to graft the new sequence onto the existing first season episodes for repeat and overseas showings and, surprisingly, this appears to have been applied to a set of negatives.
Laurie and Brian still possess the episodes with original titles intact but, sadly, some of them are in poor condition. The "London landscape" of the original end titles was replaced, too, with a simple green-coloured caption card bearing a variation on the famous Professionals "silhouettes" logo.
Lewis Collins also felt an image change was in order. Out went the tailored suits as he switched to smart but casual gear, now kitted out in a variety of leather and plaid jackets some of which, although probably the height of fashion then , now look awful! Unlike Doyle, however, he hardly ever wore jeans.
Menmuir and Clemens were keen to get all three leads involved in the action, so Cowley's leg wound was quietly forgotten and we saw the chief out "in the field" a lot more - a move which pleased Gordon, apparently. Given the move away from a fixed base, Cowley's secretary, Betty, also disappeared. But despite the sparky on-screen chemistry between her and the three leads, she was mysteriously dropped after just three stories.
Although a more "mobile" format, recurring use was made of Cadby Hall in Hammersmith, a massive complex that could serve as several supposedly different locations, though it was most obviously used as CI5 HQ.
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