A11 Long Shot
Writer: Anthony Read
Director: Ernest Day
Original Broadcast: UK: 10.03.1978
Episode Availability: DVD: AU UK Video: UK
Novelisation: The Professionals 1: Where the Jungle Ends by Ken Blake [0 7221 5340 6]
CI5 Agent William Bodie · Lewis Collins
CI5 Controller George Cowley · Gordon Jackson
CI5 Agent Raymond Doyle · Martin Shaw
Villa · Martin Benson
Dr Ernest Harbinger · Ed Bishop
Detective Sergeant · Tony Caunter
Walton · Peter Cellier
SAS Sergeant · Shaun Curry
CI5 Agent Susie · Gillian Duxbury
Sammy · Robert Gillespie
Agent · Brian Haines
Second Security Guard · John Hamill
Mitchell · John Horsley
Ramos · Roger Lloyd-Pack
Driver · George Mallaby
Corporal · Max Mason
Mandy Mitchell · Judy Matheson
Sheikh Achmeia · Nadim Sawalha
First Security Guard · Archie Tew
CI5 have to protect an Ambassador from a renowned hitman. But after just one attempt on his life, the assassin appears to give up.
Doyle: "We need this information and we're not fussy how we get it."
[Doyle is on the phone to a police commander forcefully insisting on co-operation in finding Ramos]
Bodie: "Enjoy that, constable?"
Doyle: "What did father say?"
Bodie: "Bring Ramos out — alive and well."
Doyle: "Great. How?"
Bodie: "Didn't say, actually."
[Cowley suggests setting a trap for Ramos with himself as bait]
Cowley: "Like a tiger with a sacrificial goat."
Doyle: "It's crazy — it's too risky."
Bodie: "You heard the man — if you want to catch a tiger —"
Doyle: "Or lose a good goat."