A08 Everest Was Also Conquered
Writer: Brian Clemens
Director: Francis Megahy
Original Broadcast: UK: 17.02.1978
Episode Availability: DVD: AU UK Video: UK
Novelisation: The Professionals 2: Long Shot by Ken Blake [0 7221 5341 4]
CI5 Agent William Bodie · Lewis Collins
CI5 Controller George Cowley · Gordon Jackson
CI5 Agent Raymond Doyle · Martin Shaw
Julia Turvey · Caroline Argyle
CI5 Agent Tony Miller · Peter Blake
Bremer · Robert Booth
Frank Hamer · Ron Boyd
Betty · Bridget Brice
Mrs Turner · Kathleen Byron
Mark Turvey · Mark Colleano
Sally · Helen Cotterill
Lord Derrington · Michael Denison
McKay · Andrew Downie
Neil Turvey · Richard Greene
Sir Frederick Tallen · Jeremy Hawk
Sammy · Charles Keating
Ann Berry · Ann Lynn
Angus · Graham Padden
Sir Arden French · Llewellyn Rees
Priest · Dick Sullivan
Turner · Gary Waldhorn
The confession of a dying man re-opens a twenty year old police corruption case in which the main prosecution witness was murdered by the police officers supposedly protecting her. Somebody then sets about silencing the officers.
Bodie: "You have to spend a whole year in CI5 before you get to call Mister Cowley 'the cow'."
Doyle: "And even then, not um... well, not actually in the building."
[Bodie and Doyle are teasing new agent Tony Miller]
Doyle: "He's [Cowley] got ears like a hawk."
Bodie: "Hawks have eyes."
Doyle: "Yeah, well, this is true, but they also have very good ears. I mean, did you ever see a hawk wearing a deaf aid?"
Bodie: "That's ridiculous."
Doyle: "That's ridiculous, but it's true."
Bodie: "Would you push a girl out of a window for two million?"
Doyle: "Is that a definite offer?"
Neil Turvey: "CI5 — sort of police."
Bodie: "Not even close. Police can be corruptible."
[Discussing Neil Turvey's sudden forgetfulness]
Doyle: "He's forgotten."
Doyle: "Convenient — amnesia."
Bodie: "You know, that's sometimes brought on by a blow on the head."
Doyle: "And sometimes miraculously restored the same way."
Doyle: "Rotten. Depraved. Influenced by bribery. That's corruption. I was looking it up in the dictionary. I could go on — to infect, to taint, to destroy purity —"
Bodie: "You should have asked me. My definition's much simpler. Corruption? That's where the worms are."
Lord Derrington: "My irreverence shocks you?"
Cowley: "Oh, nothing shocks me."
Neil Turvey: "You must be mad!"
Bodie: "You have to be mad in this job or you go insane."
Neil Turvey: "What kind of men are you?"
Doyle: "The kind of men who catch your kind of men."
Filing Clerk: "That's funny."
Bodie: "Careful. You might break a rib laughing."