33 Half Moon came out of South Africa and was a radio sensation in its day. “Assignments Unlimited” was the name of the PI firm in this airwaves success. The Chief Investigator, Aubrey Mason, guaranteed successful completion of all cases...which was a tall order since most their cases were the uncommon. The voice of Mason was Michael Todd, an extremely popular actor in South Africa. During its run in 1965-66, the show was written by Adrian Steed and then Douglas Laws. The private investigation office was at 33 Half Moon Street.
Parson’s Pride (5-6-65)
The theme music opened up with a feel of Sam Spadesque resonance. Aubrey Mason began to narrate the dossier of Parson’s Pride. His description of the new client, Mrs. Angela Parsons, was like listening to an Emcee describing the latest runway walk-on for a beauty pageant. Mrs. Parsons entered and began to describe the loss of a diamond earring. While at a local restaurant, she lost it into an air duct and finds that it is currently inaccessible in its present position in the venting. This is where Mason comes in...Mrs. Parson’s asks Mason to retrieve what the restaurant staff and vent experts refuse to aid her in. What the PI doesn’t know is that he has not been given quite the whole...or true story.
A Bag of Coal for Mr. Lazenby (6-10-65)
What is this about Mr. Lazenby that seems so curious? Mr Lazenby visits Mason and is seeking
Lorie drivers to deliver coal for his manufacturing business. He mentions that his lories have been involved in recent accidents, causing his business to suffer by not having coal delivered.Lazenby wants Mason’s man to drive a coal lorie to Lazenby...and find out what is happening to his business. mason gets his man Cannon to handle the job. However, the job has a bit more to it than what Lazenby first lets on.
Green for Danger (8-26-65)
Marge Willis enters Assignments Unlimited making a rather mousy impression upon Aubrey Mason. She reflects that her husband got run over by a lorie and is out of commission for a while and she needs someone to impersonate her old man. Apparently Mr. Willis is involved in the vendor business and Cannon is assigned to handle a marketing cart. It isn’t quite the project Cannon would have sought after, but he does it. Boy, does he do it.
33 Half Moon AIRED for a couple of years and gained a fan base that stayed loyal. Aubrey Mason was hard-pressed to turn down any assignment...no matter how out of the box it may seem to be. Want something done...head over to 33 Half Moon Street.
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