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The Dragon's Opponent (1973– )

TV Series | 50 min | Drama

4-part miniseries dramatising the true-life adventures of Charles "Mad Jack" Howard, 20th Earl of Suffolk, whose daring wartime exploits included rescuing dozens of refugee European nuclear scientists, a large supply of heavy water and ...See more4-part miniseries dramatising the true-life adventures of Charles "Mad Jack" Howard, 20th Earl of Suffolk, whose daring wartime exploits included rescuing dozens of refugee European nuclear scientists, a large supply of heavy water and millions of pounds in diamonds just before the Germans captured Paris, and then became a self-taught bomb disposal expert who successfully defused dozens of large German bombs during the London Blitz. Written by Duncan Kimball See less
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Updated Sep 23, 1973

Release date (First episode)
Sep 23, 1973 (United Kingdom)

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Ronald Pickup
Jack Howard Jack Howard   See fewer
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Anton Darby
Greville Howard Greville Howard   See fewer
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Virginia McKenna
Margaret - Countess of Suffolk Margaret - Countess of Suffolk   See fewer
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Vincent Ball
Captain McColm Captain McColm   See fewer
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Peter Copley
Dr. Gough Dr. Gough   See fewer
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Angela Douglas
Beryl Morden Beryl Morden   See fewer
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Dennis Edwards
Greenfield Greenfield   See fewer
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Veronica Lang
Mimi Crawford Mimi Crawford   See fewer
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Graham Weston
Harry Barnes Harry Barnes   See fewer
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Paul Ambrose
Little Greville Little Greville   See fewer
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Paul Antrim
Porter Porter   See fewer
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Kenneth Benda
Air Vice-Marshal Air Vice-Marshal   See fewer
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Mark Blackwell Baker
Cecil 'Cis' Howard Cecil 'Cis' Howard   See fewer
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Iain Blair
Batman Batman   See fewer
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Alec Bregonzi
French diner French diner   See fewer
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Johnny Briggs
George George   See fewer
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Edward Brooks
Captain of Osborne Captain of Osborne   See fewer
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Brian Cant
Term Officer Term Officer   See fewer
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Kirk Clugston
Cadet Glover Cadet Glover   See fewer
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Beryl Cooke
Mrs. Morden Mrs. Morden   See fewer
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Lawrence Davidson
French clerk French clerk   See fewer
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John DeVaut
Churchill's ADC Churchill's ADC   See fewer
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William Dexter
19th Earl of Suffolk 19th Earl of Suffolk   See fewer
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Alan Downer
Monsieur Bichelonne Monsieur Bichelonne   See fewer
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Peter Duncan
Young Jack Young Jack   See fewer
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Shay Gorman
Petty officer Petty officer   See fewer
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Brian Grellis
Sergeant Sergeant   See fewer
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Roy Hanlon
Captain Paulsen Captain Paulsen   See fewer
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Paul Hennen
Blakely Blakely   See fewer
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John Herrington
Dr. Kowarski Dr. Kowarski   See fewer
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Kristine Howarth
Sister Goulding Sister Goulding   See fewer
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Neville Jason
RE Captain RE Captain   See fewer
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Alexander John
Met Vickers man Met Vickers man   See fewer
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Michael Keating
First mate First mate   See fewer
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Ray Knight
RAF officer RAF officer   See fewer
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Sally Lewis
Miss Godfrey Miss Godfrey   See fewer
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James Locker
Under-secretary Under-secretary   See fewer
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Reg Lye
2nd Shearer 2nd Shearer   See fewer
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Angus MacKay
Lord Curzon Lord Curzon   See fewer
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Eric McCaine
Adjutant Adjutant   See fewer
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Craig McFarlane
Little Cis Little Cis   See fewer
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Alastair Meldrum
Drill Sergeant Drill Sergeant   See fewer
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Peter Miles
General Weygand General Weygand   See fewer
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Robert Mill
Senior subaltern Senior subaltern   See fewer
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Norman Mitchell
1st Cockney 1st Cockney   See fewer
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Roger Monk
Young Cis Young Cis   See fewer
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Jonathan Moore
Cadet Woods Cadet Woods   See fewer
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David Morrell
Col. Edward Gilette Col. Edward Gilette   See fewer
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Jay Neill
French officer French officer   See fewer
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Richard Ommanney
Schoolmaster Schoolmaster   See fewer
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Adrian Pearson
Gendarme Gendarme   See fewer
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Julian Peters
Cadet Hutchinson Cadet Hutchinson   See fewer
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Anthony Powell
Coachman Coachman   See fewer
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Mark Praid
Little Jack Little Jack   See fewer
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Roy Purcell
Major-General Major-General   See fewer
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Margaret Rawlings
Dowager Countess of Suffolk Dowager Countess of Suffolk   See fewer
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David Rolfe
Lt. - Col. Golding Lt. - Col. Golding   See fewer
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Pamela Saire
Lady diner Lady diner   See fewer
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Leslie Schofield
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Leon Sinden
Churchill Churchill   See fewer
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Nigel Stevens
2nd Cockney 2nd Cockney   See fewer
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Alan Tucker
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Lila Valmere
French governess French governess   See fewer
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Jack Woolgar
Marshal Petain Marshal Petain   See fewer
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Jonathan Wright
Young Greville Young Greville   See fewer
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