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Tales of the Unexpected


In this episode of Tales of the Unexpected, Series 5 (1982–1983) 54 (3) Operation Safecrack (9th may 1982) most of the action takes place in a children's home threatened with closure due to lack of funds. Sam 'The Touch' Morrissey is the most famous safe-cracker in Britain and advertising executive Jack Harrison uses him in an elaborate live television stunt to promote his company. Sam has to break into the impregnable new Holdwell 801 safe in the studio, thereby claiming the twenty-five thousand pounds in an envelope in the safe. Time starts to run out and it looks as if Sam has failed. Fortunately for Sam he came to the studio with another skill as well as safe-cracking.

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