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The Original Television Series


Season 4 Details

The episodes are shown on this page in their original transmission order, with the production order in brackets

1 (D3) - The Code: The IMF have to intercept and crack a code, to prevent dictator Vincente Bravo (Harold Gould) from invading San Cristobal, a neighbouring democracy. Paris plays guerrilla leader and hijacks a plane on which IMF agent Lynn (Alexandra Hay, right) is a passenger; Barney taps into a communication system, and Jim and Willy, work in a computer-equipped van.
Written by Ken Pettus; Director Stuart Ragmann.

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2 (D5) - The Numbers Game: Deposed dictator General Rados Gollan (Torin Thatcher, right, with Nurse Tracey and Doctor Zeigler) intends to regain power, unless the IMF can prevent it. IMF agent Dr Ziegler (Karl Svenson) gives Gollan flu-like symptoms, Tracey (Lee Meriwether) sedates him, Jim is an army officer, Paris is his sergeant, Willy is a lawyer and Barney operates a tape deck.
Written by Leigh Vance; Director Reza S Badiyi.

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3 & 4 (D1 & D2) - The Controllers (Parts 1 & 2): Dr Karl Turek (David Sheiner, right) has developed B-230, a mind-controlling drug. A side effect of the drug is to render its users catatonic, but this is being worked on by two disloyal American scientists, who have had plastic surgery. IMF's task is to stop Turek. Jim and IMF agent Meredyth (Dina Merrill) pretend to be the scientists, Paris is a major, Willy is a guinea pig for Voliticon, a drug Jim has invented, and Barney drives a truck and crawls through the air conditioning system.
Written by Laurence Heath; Director Paul Krasny.

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5 (D8) - Fool's Gold: Federated Peoples' Republic Finance Minister Igor Stravos (Neremiah Persoff) has been involved in counterfeiting currency of the Kingdom of Bahkan, in order to deplete the country's gold reserves and overthrow its government. The IMF must destroy the counterfeits and printing plates, and ensure Stravos can not be a threat in the future. Jim becomes a straight-laced government envoy, Paris is a womanising counterfeiter, IMF agent Beth (Sally Ann Howes) poses as Jim's wife, Barney is a maintenance man and Willy is a bank courier. In the screen shot, Beth and Stravos get to know one another.
Written by Ken Pettus; Director Murray Golden.

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6 (D6) - Commandante: The Far Eastern Republic has taken democratic revolutionary Father Paolo Dominguin (Arthur Batanides, right, with beret-wearing Colonel Ortiz (Pepe Callahan)) prisoner, and is subverting his movement. The IMF have to rescue him and restore his control of the group. Barney assembles a helicopter, Jim is the representative of a religious organisation, Paris represents the Far Eastern Republic, and Willy drives a truck.
Written by Laurence Heath; Director Barry Crane.

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7 (D10) - Submarine: Kruger Schtelman (Stephen McNally, right)), the only man who knows the whereabouts of some Nazi funds, is due to be released from prison. The IMF have to find the money before it can be used to finance a neo-Nazi coup. Tracey (Lee Meriwether, making her second appearance of the season) plays a delirious woman, Jim is a submarine captain, Paris is an SS officer, Barney operates a simulator and Willy drives a submarine.
Written by Donald James; Director Paul Krasny.

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8 (D4) - Mastermind: Blackmailer Lou Merrick (Donnelly Rhodes) is going to give the Syndicate a file of information on high government officials. Phelps and the IMF have to destroy Merrick and his file. Jim pretends to be a doctor, with the help of a real doctor, Irving Bergman (Ben Wright), Willy and IMF agent Thomas Galvin (Gerald Hiken) pose as drug dealers, Paris is a clairvoyant (right), and Barney cleans some windows.
Story by Jerry Ludwig & Richard Neil Morgan, Teleplay by Jerry Ludwig; Director George Fenady.

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9 (D7) - Robot: Premier Pavel Zagov died a month ago, but he is still appearing in public, thanks to a double employed by his successor Gregor Kamirov (Malachi Throne). Kamirov intends to use the double to get him into power, unless the IMF can stop him. Jim poses as an entertainer, helped by IMF agent Tracey (Lee Meriwether, making another appearance), pretending to be an official, Barney taps into a telephone system, Paris does several impersonations (the picture shows him as Zagov ... or maybe Gemini ... or maybe a robot) and Willy generally helps out. M*A*S*H's Larry Linville (Frank Burns), billed here under his Sunday name of Lawrence Linville, plays security chief Alexi Silensky.
Written by Howard Berk; Director Reza S Badiyi.

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10 (D9) - The Double Circle: The IMF have to recover a rocket fuel formula from eccentric art collector Victor Laszlo (James Patterson). IMF agent Gillian Colbee (Anne Francis, right with Laszlo) pretends to have a valuable antique, Jim is a UPR agent, Paris impersonates Lazlo, Barney is a priest, and Willy and IMF agent Ericson (Robert Richee) pretend to install air conditioning.
Written by Jerry Ludwig; Director Barry Crane.

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11 (D11) - The Brothers: Friend of the West King Selim (Lloyd Battista) has been imprisoned by his younger brother, Prince Samandal (also Lloyd Battista), and the IMF must rescue him. Paris is an oil magnate, Jim's a doctor, IMF agent Lisa (Michele Carey, right) is an actress and Barney and Willy are medical technicians.
Story by Robert C Dennis, Teleplay by Leigh Vance; Director Murray Golden.

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12 (D15) - Time Bomb: Terminally ill Anton Malik (Morgan Sterne) threatens to set off an atomic blast, and the IMF must stop him. Jim poses as a temperamental artist, IMF agent Wai Lee (Barbara Luna, seen in the picture with a heavily-disguised Jim) is a mystic healer, Paris is a colonel, Barney makes the Earth move, and Willy digs up a road.
Written by Paul Playdon; Director Murray Golden.
For trivia buffs, we see Malik using a remote manipulator on his detonation device twice: once at the beginning of the show, when he's looking smart, and once at the end, when he's a bit dishevelled. However, some of the later footage is used in the earlier scene, so Malik goes from smart to dishevelled and back to smart again!

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13 (D16) - The Amnesiac: IMF's mission is to recover a rare isotope, known as trivanium. Paris pretends to be a thief who has lost his memory, with IMF agent Monique (Julie Gregg) as his girlfriend, Jim is an amnesia specialist and Barney and Willy are security guards.
Story by Robert Malcolm Young, Teleplay by Robert Malcolm Young & Ken Pettus; Director Reza S Badiyi.
Director of photography Al Francis got an Emmy nomination for this episode (although most of the work was done by Ronnie Browne).

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14 - 16 (D12 - D14) - The Falcon (Parts 1-3): Prince Stephan (Joseph Reale) has been imprisoned by General Ramon Sabattini (John Vernon, right) to force Stephan's fiance Francesca (Diane Baker) to marry him and make him a legitimate heir to the throne. The IMF have to stop him, and rescue King Nicolai (Noel Harrison), Stephan and Francesca. Paris plays a magician, with Tracey (Lee Meriwether, making her fourth and final appearance) as his mind-reading assistant. Barney falls down a hole in a floor, Jim is a Dutch tourist, and Willy drives a truck and a horse and cart.
Written by Paul Playdon; Director Reza S Badiyi.
This was the only three-part story on Mission: Impossible, and also the last multi-part story they did.

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17 (D17) - Chico: Two halves of a microfilm containing the names of undercover agents are held by bitter enemies Ramon Prado (Fernando Lamas, right) and Arturo Sandoval (Percy Rodrigues). The IMF have to gain possession of the microfilms before the two enemies can work out a truce. Paris poses as a crooked sailor, Jim is a Syndicate courier, and Barney, Willy and Chico (a terrier, right) climb on a roof.
Written by Ken Pettus; Director Herb Wallerstein.

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18 (D19) - Gitano: Regent General Aragas (Mark Richman) plans to murder young King Victor (Barry Williams), and the IMF must stop him. Barney modifies a car, Jim drives a fuel tanker and is a doctor (not at the same time!), and Paris, Willy and IMF agent Zorka (Margarita Cordova, right with Paris) pretend to be Gypsies (Gitanos).
Written by Laurence Heath; Director Barry Crane.

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19 (D20) - Phantoms: Aging dictator Leo Vorka (Luther Adler, right) is planning a purge of younger artists, and the IMF's task is to remove him from office and ensure that his deputy Bartzin (Ben Astar) takes over. IMF agent Edmund Moore (Ivor Barry) is a television interviewer, with Barney as his lighting man, IMF agent Nora Bennett (Antoinette Bower) is a ghost, Jim is an author, and Willy is a guard.
Written by Laurence Heath; Director Marvin Chomsky.

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20 (D18) - Terror: Convicted terrorist Ismet El Kabir (Michael Tolan, right) is due to be pardoned and released. The IMF's job is to prevent this. Barney and Willy steal a truck full of dynamite, and Jim and Paris are intelligence officers.
Written by Laurence Heath; Director Marvin Chamsky.

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21 (D21) - Lover's Knot: In a departure from the usual format, this episode starts in the American Embassy in London, where the IMF are trying to identify K, the chief of an espionage ring. To get at him, the IMF must use a known enemy agent, Lady Cora Weston (Jane Merrow, right, with Paris). Jim is a communications officer with a weakness for gambling, Paris is a protocol officer with a weakness for Cora, and Barney modifies a furnace. Willy does not appear in this episode.
Written by Laurence Heath; Director Reza S Badiyi.

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22 (D22) - Orpheus: The IMF has two days to identify enemy assassin Werner Stravos (Booth Coleman) and save his latest victim. Jim plays a heroin-addicted defector (right), Willy is an American agent, IMF agent Valerie (Jessica Walter) is a security agent, Paris (in a very suspect hat) is a chemist, and Barney plays with a cat.
Written by Paul Playdon; Director Gerald Mayer.

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23 (D24) - The Crane: Constantine (Eric Mason, right), the leader of the People's Republican Army, is due to be executed by the ruling military junta. The IMF have 24 hours to prevent the execution and plan the overthrow of the junta. Jim plays a guerrilla, Willy is a soldier, and Paris sends fake radio messages.
Written by Ken Pettus; Director Paul Krasny.

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24 (D25) - Death Squad: In another departure from the usual format, this episode opens with Barney and Jim on holiday the Caribbean. Barney has fallen for Alma Ross (Cicely Tyson, right, with Barney), a beautiful artist, but when her ex-boyfriend Luis Corba (Val De Vargas) accidentally falls to his death during a fight, his brother, corrupt police chief Manuel Corba (Pernell Roberts), arrests Barney and charges him with murder. Jim discovers that Corba is running a private death squad, and summons the rest of the IMF team to save Barney's life. Willy becomes an Interpol agent, while Jim is a jewel thief and Paris is a fence.
Written by Laurence Heath; Director Barry Crane.
John Schuck, who plays Manuel Corba's aide Lt Jocaro, starred in the cop-robot comedy series Holmes and Yoyo.

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25 (D23) - The Choice: Rasputin-like mystic Emile Vautrain [Leonard Nimoy, right] is dominating Grand-Duchess Theresa of Trent (Nan Martin), and the IMF have to stop him deposing her. The con depends on Paris (also, of course, played by Leonard Nimoy!) having a "remarkable resemblance" to Vautrain, and seems to rely even more than usual on people reacting in exactly the way the IMF team wants. Jim is an illusionist with an electric chair, and Barney and Willy are guards, although they have little to do in this episode.
Story by Henry Sharp, Teleplay by Ken Pettus; Director Allan Greedy.

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26 (D26) - The Martyr: Repressive Premier Anton Rojek (John Larch) organises a youth conference to endorse his regime. The IMF must stop the congress rubber stamping Rojek's regime, and expose it for what it is. Jim is a US agent, Paris and Barney are (rather over-age) students, Willy is a security guard, and IMF agent Roxy (Lynn Kellogg, right, with Barney) is also a student.
Written by Ken Pettus; Director Virgil W Vogel.

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