receives a shock when shown newspaper cuttings with
pictures of him in Istanbul. But his is in Paris. Who
is impersonating him - and why?
a Whitehall office, Colonel Davut (HAROLD KASKET)
of the Istanbul police and delegates from Britain, America,
France and Russia are discussing ways and means of combating
an international narcotics organisation which has Istanbul
as the shipping port for raw drugs from the East to
be forwarded for processing in the clandestine factories
of Europe and America.
they cannot agree who should take charge of the investigation
until Ryland (RONALD LACEY), representing the
British department concerned, comes up with the suggestion
that Jason King (PETER WYNGARDE) would be the
right man for the job.
delegates agree, but Jason doesn't. He has other things
on his mind. One is that his publisher Nicola (ANNE
SHARP) is harrassing him for delivery of his next
book. He is also engaging a new secretary - not unexpectedly
selecting the most glamorous applicant of them all,
Shelley Blackman (JULIET HARMER).
has just joined him in his Paris apartment when a telephone
engineer calls. There's something familiar about him,
but Jason fails to place him as the taxi-driver who
recently drove him to London Airport and the airline
steward on the journey from London to Paris. The man
is Trim (LANCE PERCIVAL), who turns up again
when he follows Jason in his car. Jason feels himself
becoming drowsy but manages to bring the car to a halt
before he loses consciousness. Trim promptly puts Jason's
car into motion and after it has crashed into a tree
and when Jason returns to consciousness, his leg is
in plaster and he is told he has multiple fractures.
shock for Jason is when an irate Nicola arrives with
the accusation that he has been neglecting his work.
She has newspaper photographs showing him in Istanbul.
Trim is out there, impersonating him and getting himself
caught up with a couple named Sonja (KARA WILSON)
and Shimoon (SANDOR ELES), with the result that
he disappears and Colonel Davut issues a warrant for
the arrest of "Jason King".
time for Jason to act, especially when Ryland admits
that he has tricked him. Trim is a member of his department,
given the task of studying Jason so that he could impersonate
him, and now in dire trouble. Shelley is also in the
plot: it was she who drugged him before he went out
in his car. But there is nothing wrong with his leg.
That's a fake, too.
really has no choice but to fly to Istanbul and sort
it all out......