S01E15. The Devils
Original Broadcast Date: 25 March 1989
Phelps goes to a dock where there are dozens of commercial fishing boats tied up. There he talks to a fisherman (George Haywood).
Fisherman: Quite a sight, isn't it?
Phelps: It reminds me of the poet's line, uh, "I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky."
Fisherman: I don't think he was talking about shrimp trawlers.
Phelps: Maybe not. Do you ever fish for lobster?
Fisherman: We lay out a few pots when the shrimp aren't running.
The fisherman walks away; Phelps finds the player in one of the pots which is located close to him. He takes the player and puts it on one of the poles which hold the dock up.
Good morning, Jim. In the past year, two high-ranking Western diplomats based in London -- men entrusted with many of their countries' secrets, have committed suicide. And yet another, an American, has been committed to an asylum for the insane. There seems to be only one thing the diplomats had in common -- they were all regular guests of this man -- Lord Holman, Third Baron of Saffron Cobden, a wealthy member of the British House of Lords, and, we believe, a traitor to his country. We suspect that Holman involves his guests in some sort of disreputable activity, then uses this to blackmail them into selling state secrets. Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to establish whether Holman is guilty and to ensure he pays for his crimes. As always, should you or any member of the IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This disc will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim.
Phelps closes the recorder and leaves it on top of the pole. Smoke billows from it.