Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The BBC drama series Spycatcher (aka Spy-Catcher) was based on the actual exploits of Lt. Col. Oreste Pinto, a Dutch intelligence agent who worked for England during WWII. Each episode found Pinto (played by Bernard Archard) interrogating a self-proclaimed Allied serviceman or political refugee. Using all the verbal and psychological tricks at his command, Pinto endeavored to find out if the interviewee was actually a Nazi spy -- which often as not proved to be the case. Nineteen half-hour episodes were telecast over a two-year period, beginning September 3, 1959. This Spycatcher should not be confused with the much-later BBC radio serial of the same name.