Q.E.D. (1982– )

The Great Motor Race 

Deverill is alerted to a cross country automobile race for which he lends his talents to one of the entrants. Kilkiss also assists one of the foreign entrants.

Director:

Don Sharp

Writers:

Ronald Austin, James D. Buchanan (as James David Bunchanan)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Waterston ... Prof. Quentin E. Deverill
A.C. Weary A.C. Weary ... Charlie Andrews
George Innes ... Phipps
Caroline Langrishe ... Jenny Martin
Julian Glover ... Dr. Stefan Kilkiss
Tim Woodward ... Harry Owsley
Manning Redwood ... Henry Ford
George Baker ... Sir Harold Metcalfe
Henry McGee Henry McGee ... Bassey
Franco De Rosa Franco De Rosa ... Brunelli
Jeff Harding ... Barney Oldfield
Eiji Kusuhara ... Count Oyama
Gordon Rollings ... Adcock
Robin Parkinson Robin Parkinson ... Steward
Jonathan Burn ... Lecours
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Deverill is alerted to a cross country automobile race for which he lends his talents to one of the entrants. Kilkiss also assists one of the foreign entrants.

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30 March 1982 (USA) See more »

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This episode takes place in 1912. See more »

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G.D. Spradlin played Henry Ford?
7 October 2007 | by notgvnSee all my reviews

I am reasonably sure character actor G.D. Spradlin appeared in this episode portraying Henry Ford. In the episode, he sponsored Barney Oldfield's participation in "The Great Motor Race." At the end, he told Sam Waterston's character that, while rockets had no place in automobiles, he felt the safety glass Q.E.D. invented was a lifesaver, and was more than willing to invest in that. Spradlin often portrayed crusty, sardonic individuals in movies such as "Tank," where he was a corrupt and evil Southern sheriff, in the Jackie Gleason from the Smokey and the Bandit series, only without the humor. I also remember him as US Navy Admiral Fletcher, the hero of Midway, in ABC's miniseries "War and Remembrance."

I remember also Showtime broadcast all six episodes of this series in the mid 1980s, and that some episodes were issued on video at about the same time under the title "The Mastermind."


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