In "Affair at Mandrake," an army officer must decide whether or not his childhood friend is a German spy.
The story is set in wartime in 1940, and a British colonel named Guy Baker is convinced that one of the Germans captured by his unit in Dunkirk is a childhood friend. He is startled by the similarity at first but then accepts that it must be a different man.
Weeks later, back in England, Baker is given a new command to carry out field tests of rockets in the Mandrake forest. The assignment is dangerous and it means that they will be a target for German agents. Shortly afterwards, Baker is also told that one of the German prisoners captured in Dunkirk has escaped. The P.O.W. that he thought may have been his old friend, is now on the loose near Mandrake.
"Affair at Mandrake" was written by actor Ben Wright, who also performed in this episode. Norman MacDonnell directed and John Dehner starred as Guy Baker. Also appearing were Richard Peel, Parley Baer, Joseph Kearns, Gary Montgomery, and Lawrence Dobkin. This episode aired on April 15, 1954.
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