1 9 6 4 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Clare Linton (Colette Wilde) is a cabaret performer in a London nightclub who – billed as “Miss Memory” – has the extraordinary ability, under hypnosis, to remember and recall entire conversations.
Clare’s brother, Peter (John Breslin), is responsible for the total recall talents of his sister, hypnotising her at the beginning of the evening and de-hypnotising her at the end of the night. He is also sustaining a costly drug addiction which will prove a fatal weakness.
Late one evening, Clare overhears a suspicious-looking gentleman reciting a stream of numbers before collapsing to his death in the club. Unaware of the significance of this information, it remains locked away in her subconscious waiting to be tapped by Peter in their de-hypnotisation session when the club closes.
What Clare and Peter don’t realise is that the murdered man is a Russian agent called Rassilov (Reginald Jessup) who had arrived at the club to sell secrets to a British agent concerning traitors on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
The British agent witnesses the death of his opposite number in the club but fails to act. In the shadows, a third party with a vested interest in these secrets silently observes the dying man speaking to Clare.
When the British and the Russians learn that Clare holds the key to a coded message in her mind, the Russians swiftly abduct both her and her brother, starving him of narcotics until he agrees to de-hypnotise his sister and retrieve the information for them.
Unsuccessful as they are, they relax their grip on Clare long enough for the sinister Hans Liebert (William Franklyn) to abduct her.
Meanwhile, Clare’s fiancé, Stewart Caxton (George Baker) desperately searches for her and her brother.
The Rassilov Code | The Liebert Question | The Tannikov Dilemma | The Linton Compact | The Shand Solution | The Regan Solution