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Department S: Spencer Bodily Is Sixty Years Old

Location: London, England
Date: May 8th

A distraught young man commits suicide in a London park after throwing his passport away. What would be considered a routine case becomes Department material when the coroner rules, without question, the youthful man was in fact 60 at the time of his death. The case becomes more confusing when the dead man's body is stolen from the morgue.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x24
Airdate: Tuesday February 17th, 1970



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Guest Stars
Arthur CoxArthur Cox
As Green
Barry AndrewsBarry Andrews
As Gadden
Bob SessionsBob Sessions
As Martin
Garfield MorganGarfield Morgan
As Mendham
Gavin CampbellGavin Campbell
As Spencer Bodily
Iain CuthbertsonIain Cuthbertson
As Dr. George Kendall
Leonardo PieroniLeonardo Pieroni
As Guido Volponi
Patricia DonahuePatricia Donahue
As Ingrid von Etzdorf
Episode Quotes
Ingrid: You are so basically evil, Jason. I must do your horoscope.
Jason: Oh, no. Astrology bores the pants off me.
Ingrid: Doesn't everything?
Jason: Yes, but astrology more than most things. You see, darling, I know my future. I shall die exquisitely of drink and sensory indulgence, and enjoy every moment of it.

Guido: It was a great pleasure meeting you, Mr. King.
Jason: Oh, everybody feels that way.

Sir Curtis: King! Where are you off to?
Jason: First plane back to Egypt. There's a girl over there with all the known virtues: she's uncomplicated, very sexy, and delightfully dumb. Good day, gentlemen.



Episode Goofs
Jason is wearing a gold watch, but in the close-up of his hands removing the box from Ingrid's floorboard there is no watch on his arm.



Cultural References
Jason: (looking out Ingrid's window at her property) My, my. Your estate must be larger than Woburn Abbey!

Woburn Abbey is a stately home in England, located in Woburn Village.



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