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Department S is a British Crime Drama series which ran between 1969 and 1970. The titular Department was a department of Interpol which took on cases that other crime agencies couldn't solve, either because they were too baffling or because sometimes it wasn't even certain that a crime had been committed. The Department was tasked by diplomat Sir Curtis Seretse and was headed by former FBI agent Stewart Sullivan and assisted by computer expert Annabel Hurst. The third member of the team, mustachioed crime writer Series/JasonKing was given his own spin-off series.

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Department S ''Department S'' is a British Crime Drama series which ran between 1969 and 1970. The titular Department was a department of Interpol which took on cases that other crime agencies couldn't solve, either because they were too baffling or because sometimes it wasn't even certain that a crime had been committed. The Department was tasked by diplomat Sir Curtis Seretse and was headed by former FBI agent Stewart Sullivan and assisted by computer expert Annabel Hurst. The third member of the team, mustachioed crime writer Series/JasonKing Series/JasonKing, was given his own spin-off series.



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* InterpolSpecialAgent: The characters are all investigators for Interpol, which in real life is purely an information clearing house and doesn't do any actual hands-on policing.


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* BellyDancer: Shown in the episode "A Fish out of Water".


* EditedForSyndication: One of the DVD extras is a version of an episode that's been cut to a ''half-hour'' for US syndication. Not surprisingly, the storyline is hacked down to the point of incomprehensibility.


Department S is a British Crime Drama series which ran between 1969 and 1970. The titular Department was a department of Interpol which took on cases that other crime agencies couldn't solve, either because they were too baffling or because sometimes it wasn't even certain that a crime had been committed. The Department was tasked by diplomat Sir Curtis Seretse and was headed by former FBI agent Stewart Sullivan and assisted by computer expert Annabel Hurst. The third member of the team, mustachioed crime writer JasonKing was given his own spin-off series.

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Department S is a British Crime Drama series which ran between 1969 and 1970. The titular Department was a department of Interpol which took on cases that other crime agencies couldn't solve, either because they were too baffling or because sometimes it wasn't even certain that a crime had been committed. The Department was tasked by diplomat Sir Curtis Seretse and was headed by former FBI agent Stewart Sullivan and assisted by computer expert Annabel Hurst. The third member of the team, mustachioed crime writer JasonKing Series/JasonKing was given his own spin-off series.



* SpinOff: For JasonKing

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* SpinOff: For JasonKingSeries/JasonKing


The joy of the series came from the bizarre plots the writers thought up (sometimes involving a LockedRoomMystery, sometimes just involving circumstances that were plain weird) and the way the three main characters used their own methods of solving the crimes; Stewart Sullivan dived straight in, Annabel Hurst took a more logical analytical approach and Jason King was the ideas man. Their boss Sir Curtis Seretse[[note]] Named in honour of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seretse_Khama Sir Seretse Khama[[/note]] was a cool, competent international diplomat of Nigerian extraction who sometimes took an active part in missions, at a time when it was very rare to see black actors in leading roles on British television.

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The joy of the series came from the bizarre plots the writers thought up (sometimes involving a LockedRoomMystery, sometimes just involving circumstances that were plain weird) and the way the three main characters used their own methods of solving the crimes; Stewart Sullivan dived straight in, Annabel Hurst took a more logical analytical approach and Jason King was the ideas man. Their boss Sir Curtis Seretse[[note]] Named in honour of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seretse_Khama Sir Seretse Khama[[/note]] Khama]][[/note]] was a cool, competent international diplomat of Nigerian extraction who sometimes took an active part in missions, at a missions. At this time when it was very rare to see black actors in leading roles on British television.


The joy of the series came from the bizarre plots the writers thought up (sometimes involving a LockedRoomMystery, sometimes just involving circumstances that were plain weird) and the way the three main characters used their own methods of solving the crimes; Stewart Sullivan dived straight in, Annabel Hurst took a more logical analytical approach and Jason King was the ideas man.

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The joy of the series came from the bizarre plots the writers thought up (sometimes involving a LockedRoomMystery, sometimes just involving circumstances that were plain weird) and the way the three main characters used their own methods of solving the crimes; Stewart Sullivan dived straight in, Annabel Hurst took a more logical analytical approach and Jason King was the ideas man.
man. Their boss Sir Curtis Seretse[[note]] Named in honour of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seretse_Khama Sir Seretse Khama[[/note]] was a cool, competent international diplomat of Nigerian extraction who sometimes took an active part in missions, at a time when it was very rare to see black actors in leading roles on British television.


* StockFootage: Every time the show needs an EstablishingShot of whatever exotic location the team are visiting this week.

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* StockFootage: Every time the show needs there's an EstablishingShot of whatever exotic location the team are visiting this week.


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* StockFootage: Every time the show needed needs an EstablishingShot of whatever exotic location the team are visiting this week.

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* EditedForSyndication: One of the DVD extras is a version of an episode that's been cut to a ''half-hour'' for US syndication. Not surprisingly, the storyline is hacked down to the point of incomprehensibility.


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* StockFootage: Every time the show needed an EstablishingShot of whatever exotic location the team are visiting this week.

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Had a slightly unusual format in that the ColdOpen to each episode would finish with the episode title, writer and director credits ''before'' the title sequence. In most shows, of course, these would come at the beginning of Act One.

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Department S is a British Crime Drama series which ran between 1969 and 1970. The titular Department was a department of Interpol which took on cases that other crime agencies couldn't solve, either because they were too baffling or because sometimes it wasn't even certain that a crime had been committed. The Department was tasked by diplomat Sir Curtis Seretse and was headed by former FBI agent Stewart Sullivan and assisted by computer expert Annabel Hurst. The third member of the team, mustachioed crime writer JasonKing was given his own spin-off series.

The joy of the series came from the bizarre plots the writers thought up (sometimes involving a LockedRoomMystery, sometimes just involving circumstances that were plain weird) and the way the three main characters used their own methods of solving the crimes; Stewart Sullivan dived straight in, Annabel Hurst took a more logical analytical approach and Jason King was the ideas man.

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* GenreSavvy: Jason King often used his experience as a crime writer to try and work out the latest plot.
* PowerTrio: Arguably Stewart is TheBigGuy, Annabel is TheSmartGuy and Jason is TheChick
* SpinOff: For JasonKing

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