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PETER BRADY

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Full Name: Peter Brady
Series Name: The Invisible Man
Nationality: British
Organization: British Intelligence
Occupation Agent

Creator: Ralph Smart
Time Span: 1958 - 1959

ABOUT THE SERIES

First Look:
       Peter Brady is an agent with British Intelligence.

From IMDB: "British scientist Dr. Peter Brady, while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns him invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while working on a method to regain his visibility, he undertakes missions for his government stopping bad guys."

From Wikipedia: "The series follows the adventures of Dr. Peter Brady, a scientist who is attempting to achieve invisibility with light refraction. However, the experiment goes wrong and turns him permanently invisible. He is initially declared a state secret and locked up, but eventually convinces the UK government, represented by Sir Charles Anderson, to allow him to return to his laboratory and search for an antidote ("Secret Experiment"). Almost immediately, British Intelligence recruits him for an assignment ("Crisis in the Desert"), but soon security is breached ("Behind the Mask") and he becomes a celebrity ("Picnic with Death"), consequently also using his invisibility to help people in trouble, as well as solve crimes and defeat spies for his country."


TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:26
First Appearance:1958
Last Appearance:1959
Network:ITV

REGULAR CAST
1 Secret Experiment
Episode 1-1, first aired 09/14/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writers: Michael Connor, Michael Cramoy

Experimenting on making guinea pigs invisible by lowering their refractive index to that of air, Dr. Peter Brady becomes invisible himself after a radioactive leak. Brady becomes an official secret and seeks help from fellow scientist, Crompton, to make him visible again, but Crompton sees the advantages of invisibility and steals Brady's notes.

2 Crisis in the Desert
Episode 1-2, first aired 09/21/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writer: Ralph Smart

Brady is asked to rescue a British agent who has been captured by Colonel Omar and his soldiers in the Middle East. With the help of local resistance fighter Yolanda, Brady plans to rescue the agent from a high-security hospital before he reveals this knowledge to Omar.

3 Behind the Mask
Episode 1-3, first aired 09/28/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writers: Stanley Mann, Leslie Arliss, story by Stanley Mann

Hideously disfigured millionaire Raphael Constantine volunteers to be a guinea pig for Brady's experiments, to which Brady agrees. Unknown to Brady, Constantine has an ulterior motive which could be deadly to the visiting president Domecq.

4 The Locked Room
Episode 1-4, first aired 10/05/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writer: Lindsay Galloway, story by Ralph Smart

Tania, a Russian scientist working in London, criticises her government and is abducted. Brady comes to her aid, believing she can help him to become visible again.

5 Picnic with Death
Episode 1-5, first aired 10/12/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writers: Leonard Fincham, Leslie Arliss, story by Leonard Fincham

One of Sally's friends is afraid her mother is going to be murdered by her stepfather and his sister, and Sally asks her Uncle Peter to use his invisibility to save her.

6 Play to Kill
Episode 1-6, first aired 10/19/1958
Director: Peter Maxwell
Writer: Leslie Arliss, story by Robert Westerby

Brady tries to prove actress Barbara Crane did not accidentally run down and kill a tramp – for which she is being blackmailed – when even she believes she did.

7 Shadow on the Screen
Episode 1-7, first aired 10/26/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writers: Ian Stuart Black, story by Ralph Smart, Philip Levene

Brady goes aboard an Iron Curtain ship in the London docks to rescue a prisoner, but discovers it is a trap using a form of radar to catch him and his secret of invisibility.

8 The Mink Coat
Episode 1-8, first aired 11/02/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writer: Ian Stuart Black, story by Leonore Coffee

Unknown to puppeteer Penny Page, the mink coat she is wearing on a plane to Paris contains smuggled microfilm of atomic research papers. Fellow passenger Peter Brady becomes involved in the intrigue.

9 Blind Justice
Episode 1-9, first aired 11/09/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writer: Ralph Smart

When Brady's friend Arthur Holt is accused of drug smuggling and is nearly killed by the gang responsible in front of his blind wife Katherine, he becomes the woman's eyes to break the smuggling ring.

10 Jailbreak
Episode 1-10, first aired 11/16/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writer: Ian Stuart Black

Convinced Joe Green, who has been convicted of armed robbery, is innocent, Brady searches for a girl who can provide an alibi.

11 Bank Raid
Episode 1-11, first aired 11/23/1958
Director: Ralph Smart
Writers: Doreen Montgomery, Ralph Smart

When Sally is taken from school by a gang of ruthless criminals, Brady is forced to rob a bank to pay a £50,000 ransom for her safe return.

12 Odds Against Death
Episode 1-12, first aired 11/30/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writer: Ian Stuart Black, from a story idea by Stanley Mann

To save the daughter of Professor Owens, a brilliant scientist, from danger, Brady uses his invisibility to manipulate the casino tables in Italy in Owens's favour. But little does Owens know that he is gambling his daughter's life away.

13 Strange Partners
Episode 1-13, first aired 12/07/1958
Director: Pennington Richards
Writer: Michael Cramoy

After his briefcase of scientific documents is stolen, Brady is held prisoner by the man responsible, Lucian Currie, who wants him to kill his partner Vickers. The Invisible Man discovers that although his invisibility is a defence against detection from humans, it is no protection against a vicious guard dog trained to hunt him down if he attempts to escape.

14 Point of Destruction
Episode 2-1, first aired 04/12/1959
Director: Quentin Lawrence
Writer: Ian Stuart Black

When four test pilots die while testing a top secret fuel diffuser, Brady investigates as to whether it is sabotage.

15 Death Cell
Episode 2-2, first aired 04/19/1959
Director: Peter Maxwell
Writer: Michael Cramoy

Ellen Summers escapes from a mental institution and pleads with Brady to save her fiancée who is awaiting execution in a cell for killing a police inspector.

16 The Vanishing Evidence
Episode 2-3, first aired 04/26/1959
Director: Peter Maxwell
Writer: Ian Stuart Black

When international spy Peter Thal murders Professor Harper and steals vital secrets on which he had been working, Brady is called in by Colonel Ward for help in following Thal to Holland.

17 The Prize
Episode 2-4, first aired 05/03/1959
Director: Quentin Lawrence
Writer: Ian Stuart Black

Brady arrives in Scandinavia to collect a prize for his contribution to science. However, he ends up crossing the border to help save Soviet writer Tania Roskoff, who has been arrested while crossing the border.

18 Flight into Darkness
Episode 2-5, first aired 05/10/1959
Director: Peter Maxwell
Writer: Ian Stuart Black, story by William H. Altman

Dr. Stephens believes that his discovery in the field of anti-gravity will endanger mankind, and so destroys all his papers and disappears. Brady is asked by Stephens' daughter to track him down.

19 The Decoy
Episode 2-6, first aired 05/17/1959
Director: Quentin Lawrence
Writer: Brenda Blackmore

Identical twins Toni and Terry Trent are a popular musical act, performing for the troops on a USO tour of Britain. Brady volunteers to help Toni when Terry disappears at a Soho hotel where she had earlier witnessed a murder.

20 The Gun Runners
Episode 2-7, first aired 05/24/1959
Director: Peter Maxwell
Writer: Ian Stuart Black

After a family is gunned down in a market in the small Mediterranean state of Bay Akim, the British Government ask Brady to travel there and help gun inspector Zena Fleming discover who is supplying the guns.

21 The White Rabbit
Episode 2-8, first aired 05/31/1959
Director: Quentin Lawrence
Writer: Ian Stuart Black

Brady travels to France when a young doctor, Suzanne Dumasse, sees a white rabbit materialise out of thin air, and her evidence points to a Fascist plot to use the discovery of invisibility to launch a revolt.

22 Man in Disguise
Episode 2-9, first aired 06/07/1959
Directors: Quentin Lawrence, Peter Maxwell
Writer: Brenda Blackmore, story by Leslie Arliss

Brady finds himself involved in an international drugs racket when a beautiful girl called Madeleine steals his passport in Paris, enabling her accomplice Nick to impersonate Brady and smuggle dope into England.

23 Man in Power
Episode 2-10, first aired 06/14/1959
Director: Peter Maxwell
Writer: Ian Stuart Black

Brady helps the brother and sister of a Middle East king – who has been murdered by his power-crazy army chief – to regain their father's throne.

24 The Rocket
Episode 2-11, first aired 06/21/1959
Director: Quentin Lawrence
Writer: Michael Pertwee

The transporting of a top-secret rocket is compromised when the transport officer, Ronald Smith, runs into gambling debts and agrees to give a criminal gang information about the rocket. When it is hijacked by the criminals, Brady starts a desperate search for the missing rocket.

25 Shadow Bomb
Episode 2-12, first aired 06/28/1959
Director: Peter Maxwell
Writers: Tony O'Grady, Ian Stuart Black, story by Tony O'Grady

Captain Finch is trapped in a pit with an experimental bomb detonator – invented by Brady – that has been designed to explode a bomb instantly if a shadow falls across the device. Only Brady can enter the pit to deactivate the detonator before the sun casts a shadow over the bomb.

26 The Big Plot
Episode 2-13, first aired 07/05/1959
Director: Peter Maxwell
Writers: Ian Stuart Black, story by Tony O'Grady, Robert Smart

When a plane crash with no survivors reveals that someone aboard was smuggling into England a canister of Uranium 235, used in the manufacture of atomic weapons, Brady uncovers a plot to start a Third World War.

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