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Cell 13

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Cell 13

Cell 13 is the 3rd episode in season 2 of the BBC TV series: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. Aired on 12 february 1973. 50 min.

Professor Van Dusen is a fictional character created by Jacques Futrelle in 1904.

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Plot summary

Irked by the grandiose boasts of the warden of Grangemoor prison, Prof. Van Dusen wagers he can escape from the vaunted high-security facility in less than a week. Daring him to "think his way out," the prison staff accepts the challenge.


Cast

  • Prof. Van Dusen : Douglas Wilmer
  • Governor : Michael Gough
  • Chief prison officer : Ray Smith
  • Ransome : Clifford Rose
  • Fielding : Donald Pickering
  • Ballard : Michael Meacham
  • Hutchinson Hatch : Nicolas Courtney
  • Escaping prisoner : Derek Ware
  • Perkins : Janet Davies
  • Officer : Davyd Harries
  • Officer : Peter Jolley
  • Officer : Richard Eden


  • Director : Reginald Collin
  • Screenplay : Julian Bond
  • Producers : Reginald Collin, Kim Mills
  • Music : Robert Sharples


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