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The Man in Room 17 (1965– )

TV Series | 60 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

Crime series about a secret government department, "Room 17", set up to deal with crimes that baffle police and government agencies. Headed by veteran World War II Agent Oldenshaw (Richard Vernon), and partnered, initially, with ...See moreCrime series about a secret government department, "Room 17", set up to deal with crimes that baffle police and government agencies. Headed by veteran World War II Agent Oldenshaw (Richard Vernon), and partnered, initially, with criminologist Dimmock (Michael Aldridge), who was replaced by Imlac Defraits (Denholm Elliott) in season two, the two men solved all manner of crimes with one unique difference, they never leave the confines of their office, working out the problems of the case from "home". See less
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Updated Jun 11, 1965

Release date (First episode)
Jun 11, 1965 (United Kingdom)

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Richard Vernon
Oldenshaw Oldenshaw   See fewer
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Denholm Elliott
Defraits / Imlac Defraits Defraits / Imlac Defraits   See fewer
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Michael Aldridge
Dimmock Dimmock   See fewer
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Willoughby Goddard
Sir Geoffrey Norton Sir Geoffrey Norton   See fewer
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Michael Gover
Hatton / Hubert Hatton / Loader Hatton / Hubert Hatton / Loader   See fewer
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Amber Kammer
Tracey Peverill / Tracy Peveril Tracey Peverill / Tracy Peveril   See fewer
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Jack Austin
Ambulance man / Priest / Supt. Small Ambulance man / Priest / Supt. Small   See fewer
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Bill Croasdale
Police Sergeant / Rankin Police Sergeant / Rankin   See fewer
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Vladek Sheybal
Max Opals / Yasha Saroya Max Opals / Yasha Saroya   See fewer
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Brian Wilde
Dr. Boddington / George Horton Dr. Boddington / George Horton   See fewer
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Mike Pratt
Jack Simpson / Lt. Achara Jack Simpson / Lt. Achara   See fewer
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Jack Woolgar
1st Elder / Armthwaite 1st Elder / Armthwaite   See fewer
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George Ghent
Davis / Waiter Davis / Waiter   See fewer
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Roy Maxwell
Captain Rafaelo / Richardson Captain Rafaelo / Richardson   See fewer
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Ann Aris
Research lady / Sir Geoffrey's secretary Research lady / Sir Geoffrey's secretary   See fewer
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Detective Sergeant / Walker Detective Sergeant / Walker   See fewer
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2nd Assassin / Reporter 2nd Assassin / Reporter   See fewer
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Hilary Hardiman
Dominique Garcia / Joan Dominique Garcia / Joan   See fewer
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Workman Workman   See fewer
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Phillips / Reporter Phillips / Reporter   See fewer
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Mark Crawshaw Mark Crawshaw   See fewer
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Paul Paragon Paul Paragon   See fewer
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Juliet Severne Juliet Severne   See fewer
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Mary Horton Mary Horton   See fewer
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George Davis George Davis   See fewer
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Roberto Roberto   See fewer
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