| Issue 10 |
|Cover Date |
| 17th April 1976 |
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Money Man is in Mertsham, plus there's a list of winners from Derby, Action Man becomes a circus stilt walker and the Sports Star of the Future is Kevin Jolly - Badminton.
Hellman mistakenly refers to Kastner as 'Hessler' in this week's episode. In Blackjack, Fairman's name changes from Joe to Jim.
| || Dredger |
Dredger and Breed are assigned with the protection of armaments advisor Kemal Dinar at a conference in the Middle East, but Dinar disappears from under their noses. Dredger checks the hotel room thoroughly before he and Breed head out for information. Following a lead, they locate and shoot a hitman with some plumbing equipment. Dredger drags Breed back to the conference centre where Dinar is beginning his speech. Dredger shoots him dead, then throws his case out of the window and detonated the bomb inside. He then explains that the real Dinar was dissolved in sulphuric acid in his room as he took a shower.
| || Hellman of the Afrika Korps |
Following the loss of the supply planes, Hellman attempts to locate a British fuel dump. Kastner sends Jakel with him. Jakel proves effective in a panzer against a British Crusader tank, but guns down unarmed troops in cold blood. From the Crusader, Hellman gets a logbook listing enemy positions, including supplies. As they steal fuel, the panzer crew are discovered by three more Crusaders. Hellman uses Jakel's skills with a rifle to ignite fuel drums, destroying the tanks, but Jakel moves in to kill the survivors. Hellman pulls his pistol as Jakel prepares to execute Hellman as a traitor. Distracted, he does not notice that he is standing in a pool of fuel despite Hellman's warning of approaching flames. Hellman sheds no tears for "Nazi scum", but Kastner recommends Jakel for a posthumous decoration.
| || Blackjack |
Whilst shacked up at a training camp, Jack receives a visit from Yancy and his men. They tell him he will lose the Fairman fight. Jack refuses and is beaten up. Yancy's spies watch Jack train and think he won't play along, so Yancy takes out some insurance to make Jack comply. At Madison Square Garden, Yank and Jack are wondering where Solly is. A package arrives. In it is a note, "This is your last warning", and Solly's finger.
| || Hook Jaw |
A stunned Hook Jaw drifts lifelessly. When he is attacked by barracuda, his survival instinct kicks in, rousing him back to life, and revenge on his attackers. On the rig, Mason and McNally fight to the death. Believing McNally unconscious Mason turns away but McNally, now quite insane, attacks him with a harpoon, throwing him into the water. Mason is gouged across the stomach by Hook Jaw's hook as McNally dives into the water, ready to finish his fight with the shark.
| || Play Till You Drop! |
At the Rampton ground, Alec sees Grice being beaten up and comes to his rescue. The attacker was sent to collect on Grice's debt for his recent bet. The whole thing is caught on camera by a TV crew, so Shaw believes that the heat is off. Grice will look bad if he runs the story now. After another winning match, Alec is approached by a reporter from the Daily Messenger who has heard of an anonymous story smearing Shaw's father. Alec realises that Grice will hide behind another paper to see the story in print, and that it is not over yet.
| || Sport's Not For Losers |
Dan and Renée visit Len and discover him trying to escape. Dan persuades Mr. Sheep, the Governor to let Len run in the finals, but only on Sheep's condition that Len beats all comers in the borstal's cross country race. Mr. Bolt usually wins because the inmates are scared of him, and so as Len sets the pace, his fellow inmates try to ruin his chances. Bolt cheats throughout, pushing Len into a river, taking short cuts and anything else he can do. Len wins anyway and is allowed to race in the final, but Bolt doesn't appreciate being shown up, and beats Len up, promising to break him before he gets near any final.
| || The Running Man |
Carter stumbles upon a satanic rite, and sees a local sheriff being offered as a human sacrifice. A knife strikes, but Carter rescues the man and they stagger away towards the town. Carter realises that the townspeople are responsible and locks himself and his new friend into the jail, but as night comes, they are left a warning written in blood.