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1 :01x01 - The Emperor's Hat

Sep/15/1958
The Austrians invade and conquer three Swiss cantons and begin imposing heavy taxation. Then they demand that every Swiss citizen bow down to a replica of the Austrian emperor's hat which is placed atop a pole. William Tell, a blacksmith, doesn't like this situation and decides to rebel.
Guest Stars: Charles Houston as Villager | Ernest Milton as Furst | Norman Mitchell as Frederick | Derren Nesbitt as Sentry
Director: Ralph Smart
Writer: Rene Wilde

2 :01x02 - The Hostages

Sep/22/1958
Tell seizes a shipment of Austrian arms but later finds himself betrayed to Gessler.
Guest Stars: Roy Purcell as Fritz | Celia Hewitt as Gretel | Peter Hammond as Hofmanstahl | James Booth as Franz

3 :01x03 - The Secret Death

Sep/29/1958
Hedda Tell is arrested. A magician offers to help rescue Hedda by giving her a potion which will simulate death.
Guest Stars: Peter Welch as 1st Guard | Howard Lang as Schmidt | Jack Lambert (1) as Judge Furst | Sid James as Schaffer | Peter Hammond as Captain Hofmanstahl

4 :01x04 - The Gauntlet of St. Gerhardt

Oct/06/1958
Gessler seeks to destroy a gauntlet that the Swiss use for inspiration during wartime.
Guest Stars: Edward Judd as Trooper | Derren Nesbitt as Captain Werner | Howard Pays as Major Augustin | Ian Wallace as Abbot

5 :01x05 - The Prisoner

Oct/13/1958
Tell discovers that a fellow countryman is being held prisoner against the orders of the Austrian emperor.
Guest Stars: Jerry Verno as Petitpierre | Richard Shaw as Tasker | Bruce Seton as Bullinger | Keith Pyott as Erlanger | John Howard Davies as Karl | Michael Caine as Max
Writer: John Kruse

6 :01x06 - Voice in the Night

Oct/20/1958
Tell must rescue his father-in-law who's been arrested and is about to be put on trial in Gessler's kangaroo court.
Guest Stars: Michael Ripper as Schwarz | Derren Nesbitt as Frederick | Ronald Leigh-Hunt as Gunther | Jack Lambert (1) as Judge Furst
Director: Terry Bishop
Writer: Ralph Smart

7 :01x07 - The Assassins

Oct/27/1958
Gessler hires two brigands to pose as Swiss patriots in order to assassinate William Tell
Guest Stars: Alfred Burke as Bolf | Willoughby Gray as Captain | Roy Purcell as Fritz | Edwin Richfield as Maddeaux
Director: Terry Bishop
Writer: Ralph Smart

8 :01x08 - The Baroness

Nov/03/1958
Tell finds himself imprisoned in a the castle of a baroness who's in cahoots with Gessler.
Guest Stars: Arthur Skinner as Johann | Bruce Seton as Bullinger | Norma Purcell as Maria | Olive McFarland (1) as Hilde | Delphi Lawrence as Baroness
Writer: John Kruse

9 :01x09 - The Elixir

Nov/10/1958
Gessler tries to learn the formula of an elixir.
Guest Stars: Jack Watling as Ferdinand | Ian Wallace as Father Abbott | John McCarthy (2) as Jules | Hamlyn Benson as Innkeeper
Director: Terry Bishop

10 :01x10 - The Suspect

Nov/17/1958
Tell gives a young girl suspected of being an informer an important assignment.
Guest Stars: Harold Scott as Gaston | Sheila Raynor as Josephine | John McCarthy (2) as Emil | Edward Judd as Officer | Tommy Duggan (1) as Waldmann | Peter Bennett (1) as Gruner | Marianne Benet as Dagma

11 :01x11 - The Cuckoo

Nov/24/1958
A noisy cuckoo and pressure from back home in Austria are driving Gessler crazy.
Guest Stars: Jack Watling as Ferdinand | Peter Hammond as Hofmanstahl | David Davenport as Sergeant-at-Arms | George Benson (1) as Conrad
Writer: Ralph Smart

12 :01x12 - The Bear

Dec/01/1958
The father of one of Tell's resistance fighters doesn't want his son in the group but agrees to allow sonny to remain provided Tell can defeat him in a bare knuckle brawl.
Guest Stars: John Howard Davies as Bruno | Peter Hammond as Hofmanstahl | Graham Stewart as Hans | Meadows White as Burgomaster

13 :01x13 - The Magic Powder

Dec/08/1958
Tell and Gessler meet unexpectedly at the castle of an alchemist but they are there for different purposes.
Guest Stars: Anthony Parker (1) as Soldier | Henry Oscar as Dr. Klein | Peter Hammond as Hofmanshtahl | Gerald Cross as Ludwig
Writer: Martin Worth

14 :01x14 - The Golden Wheel

Dec/15/1958
A Swiss banker asks for Tell's help in keeping a gold shipment out of Gessler's clutches.
Guest Stars: Willoughby Goddard as Gessler | Richard Warner as Head Man of Dosten | Patrick Troughton as Hanzler | Charles Ross as Fritz | Derek Godfrey as Wolfgang

15 :01x15 - The Bride

Dec/22/1958
An Italian countess is kidnapped on Gessler's orders to be forced into an arranged marriage.
Guest Stars: Mary Webster as Marthe | Nadja Regin as Maddelenna | Glyn Owen as Anton | Derren Nesbitt as Master-at-Arms | Lloyd Lamble as Colondel | Richard Bebb as Captain Huber
Story: John Kruse

16 :01x16 - The Boy Slaves

Dec/29/1958
After a young lad insults Gessler and flees, the rotter has 100 children seized and held hostage until the insultor surrenders.
Guest Stars: Marjorie Rhodes as Aunt Maria | Derren Nesbitt as Schulenberg | Frazer Hines as Carl | Bryan Coleman as Count Heinemann
Director: Terry Bishop
Writer: John Kruse

17 :01x17 - The Young Widow

Jan/05/1959
A countess who's in league with the Swiss Resistance finds herself being blackmailed by a servant.
Guest Stars: Peter Hammond as Hofmanstahl | Charles Houston as Paul | Norma Parnell as Tina | Julian Somers as Kurt | Melissa Stribling as Countess von Markheim

18 :01x18 - Landslide

Jan/12/1959
Someone impersonating William Tell has been robbing Austrian tax collectors thus bring the hammer from Gessler down on the Swiss. Our hero sets out to find the impersonator before things get worse.
Guest Stars: Frank Thornton as Tax Collector | Marjorie Rhodes as Aunt Maria | Charles Lloyd Pack as Speckler | Charles Houston as Weber | Wilfrid Brambell as Josef
Director: Terry Bishop
Writer: John Kruse

19 :01x19 - The Trap

Jan/19/1959
A new recruit urges Tell to hijack a diamond that Gessler is shipping back to Austria.
Guest Stars: Colette Wilde as Ingrid | Peter Torquill as Rudi | Robert Shaw as Peter | Walter Gotell as Oddices | Richard Burrell (2) as Max
Story: Max Savage

20 :01x20 - The Shrew

Jan/26/1959
Gessler wants Tell captured and he starts riding his men hard until the deed is done.
Guest Stars: Joanna Dunham as Gretel | Roy Godfrey as Karl | Harriette Johns as Gertrude | Keith Pyatt as Hans | John Salew as Colonel Wentzel
Writer: Max Savage

21 :01x21 - The Manhunt

Feb/02/1959
A crazed prince stages a hunt using the most dangerous game of all as his quarry.
Guest Stars: Kevin Stoney as Heinrich | Leslie Perrins as Count Hegel | Scott Finch as Peter | Cyril Chamberlain as Vogel | Christopher Lee as Prince Erich

22 :01x22 - The Killer

Feb/09/1959
Allies of Gessler are out to frame Tell for theft and murder.
Guest Stars: Richard Vernon as Merchant | Sally Travers as Frau Strauss | Kevin Stoney as Strauss | Alex Scott (1) as Klaus | Monica Grey (1) as Anna | Derek Godfrey as Burgomaster

23 :01x23 - The Surgeon

Feb/16/1959
After being wounded by Austrian forces, Tell is given shelter by the Swiss but there's no doctor available to attend to his wounds.
Guest Stars: Derek Aylward as Kramer | David Blake Kelly as Von Eckenburg | Frank Thornton as Heinburgher | Stanley Van Beers as Apothecary

24 :01x24 - The Ensign

Feb/23/1959
A young Austrian officer decides to defect after witnessing Gessler's brutality.
Guest Stars: Andre Van Gyseghem as Grand Duke | Julian Somers as Hugo | John Maxim as Strauss | Edward Evans (1) as Hoffman | John Carson (1) as Fritz

25 :01x25 - The Unwelcome Stranger

Mar/09/1959
Tell discovers that the Burgomaster of a village once loyal to him is now selling arms to the Austrians and attempts to prevent the sale.
Guest Stars: Susan Travers as Dina | Peter Swanwick as Hofer | Derren Nesbitt as Martin | John McCarthy (2) as Heinz | John Maxim as Captain Markheim | Norman MacOwan as Andreas | David de Keyser as Karl

26 :01x26 - The Avenger

Mar/16/1959
Tell investigates the disappearance of two peace envoys.
Guest Stars: Raymond Young (1) as Alda | Derek Waring as Louis | Peter Reynolds as Hilaire | Ralph Michael as Quirini | Diana Lambert as Anna | Willoughby Gray as Number One | John Le Mesurier as Duke of Burgundy
Director: Anthony Squire

27 :01x27 - The Bandit

Mar/23/1959
When bandits steal jewels from Gessler, Tell plans to recover them for the Swiss.
Guest Stars: Brian Rawlinson (1) as Rinaldo | Robert Raglan as Hans | Michael Peake as Landlord | Simone Lovell as Eva | Maurice Kaufmann as Carl | Kenneth Cope as Marco | William Abney as Fritz
Director: Anthony Squire

28 :01x28 - Gessler's Daughter

Mar/30/1959
Tell helps his archenemy, Gessler, rescue his kidnapped daughter.
Guest Stars: Patsy Smart as Nurse | Howard Pays as Vogler | Perlita Neilson as Anna Gessler | Michael Golden (1) as Muller | Catherine Finn as Frau Muller

29 :01x29 - The General's Daughter

Apr/06/1959
When the Bear gets captured, Tell's only hope at rescuing his pal lies with a general's daughter.
Guest Stars: Michael Caine as Sgt. Wiener | Scott Finch as Stefan | Ann Hughes as Maria | Bruce Seton as General | Peter Torquill as Corporal Muller

30 :01x30 - The Raid

Apr/13/1959
Tell and a new ally decide to raid an Austrian armory.
Guest Stars: Tony Thawnton as Fritz | Terence Cooper as Guard | Michael Brennan (2) as Hans | Peter Bennett (1) as Sergeant
Director: Leslie Arliss
Story: Rene Wilde

31 :01x31 - Castle of Fear

Apr/20/1959
Tell follows a traitor to the home of a supposed Swiss patriot.
Guest Stars: Ferdy Mayne as Gustav | Keith Rawlings as Hans | Edwin Richfield as Eric | Alan Rowe as Anton

32 :01x32 - The Black Brothers

Apr/27/1959
Tell travels to Italy to purchase arms for the Swiss cause.
Guest Stars: Paul Stassino as Pietro | Warren Mitchell as Carlo | Roger Delgado as Luigi

33 :01x33 - The Lost Letter

May/04/1959
Tell must rescue a captured messenger carrying an important letter from Gessler's clutches.
Guest Stars: Alex Scott (1) as Franz | Derren Nesbitt as Frederick | Olive McFarland (1) as Vera | Jack Lambert (1) as Judge Furst | John Dearth as Muller | Max Bacon as Cobbler
Director: Terry Bishop

34 :01x34 - Secret Weapon

May/11/1959
Tell infiltrates a slave labor camp in order to free its inmates.
Guest Stars: John Horsley as Jacques | Derrick Sherwin as Hans | Jack Watling as Captain

35 :01x35 - The Master Spy

May/18/1959
Tell finds himself matching wits with a beautiful and cunning female spy known as "the Shadow."
Guest Stars: Jack Watling as Ferdinand Hofmanstahl | Glyn Owen as Anton | Harvey Hall as Heinz | Adrienne Corri as Mara | Maureen Beck as Rosa

36 :01x36 - The Traitor

May/25/1959
The leader of another Swiss resistance group sends for Tell and Hedda to help him uncover a traitor in his ranks.
Guest Stars: Bruce Seton as Bullinger | William Lucas as Kramer | Neil Hallett as Rothman

37 :01x37 - The Spider

Jun/01/1959
Gessler sends an agent known as the Spider to bring in William Tell.
Guest Stars: Shelagh Wilcocks as Gerda | Deborah Watling as Child | Trevor Reid as Von Brenen | Howard Pays as Johan | John Horsley as Klaus | Robert Cawdron as Captain | Donald Pleasence as The Spider

38 :01x38 - The Mountain People

Jun/08/1959
The boyfriend of a young damsel grows jealous when his beloved develops a crush on Tell.
Guest Stars: Lee Montague as Sgt Johann | Fred Johnson (2) as Father | Catherine Finn as Margit | John Dearth as Major Richter | Maureen Davis as Eve | Terence Cooper as Capt Kraus | James Booth as Josef
Story: John Kruse

39 :01x39 - Undercover

Jun/15/1959
Tell urgently needs to contact a Swiss spy in the Austrian emperor's retinue.
Guest Stars: Stanley Van Beers as Chancellor | David Peel (1) as Sebastian | John Longden as Reinhardt | Ian Colin (1) as Michaelis | Jill Browne (1) as Magda | Derek Bond as Emperor | Peter Welch as Johan
Warning: William Tell guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Adventure
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 15, 1958
Ended: June 15, 1959
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