The Best Episodes Directed by Alf Kjellin
#1 - The Gazebo in the Maze Affair
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 1 - Episode 27
Squire G. Emory Partridge (George Sanders) kidnaps Illya and lures Solo to his manor in order to kill them off in his dungeon torture chamber in revenge for a past encounter. But Peggy Durance (Bonnie Franklin) helps them escape, with the unintended aid of Partridge's bumbling wife Edith (Jeanette Nolan).
#3 - Negative Reaction
Columbo Season 4 - Episode 2
Brilliant photographer Paul Galesko plans to murder his domineering wife, Frances, and pin the crime on an ex-convict named Alvin Deschler. His plan is to make it look as if Alvin kidnapped his wife and killed her before picking up the ransom money.
#4 - The Yukon Affair
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 2 - Episode 14
Squire G. Emory Partridge returns, having acquired in Alaska a large quantity of Quadrillenium X, a very heavy metal with high magnetic powers which THRUSH wants to use to disrupt world communications. Solo and Illya are nearly killed by the local Eskimos, but are saved by the chief's daughter, Murphy. Partridge and his niece Victoria capture them, but they escape only to end up in a tavern brawl.
#5 - The Bank
Mission: Impossible Season 2 - Episode 4
Alfred Belzig, a bank director in the "East Zone", takes money from those trying to escape to the West, then disposes of them and keeps the money. Belzig plans to use the $3 million he's accumulated to support a new Nazi party. Rollin pretends to be an escapee - Belzig takes his money and kills him, allowing the team to track the money to a safe deposit box. Barney and guest team member Paul Lebarre (a former bank robber) stage a raid on Belzig's bank and steal only his deposit box. Willy, pretending to be a police man, "arrests" them and they depart just as the real police arrive. They wonder why the single box was targeted, Belzig tries to escape before he can be incriminated and fails.
#8 - A Game of Chess
Mission: Impossible Season 2 - Episode 17
Nicholas Groat, a grandmaster chessplayer, organizes a team that plans to steal gold intended for the underground in an Eastern bloc country that was intercepted by the country's authorities. The IMF must recover the gold from the authorities and keep Groat from getting it. Groat forces the authorities to move the gold from a bank to a vault at the hotel where he (and Rollin) are playing in a tournament. The hotel puts a time lock on the vault for extra security, but Groat notices that Rollin is cheating, using a hearing aid. When he forces Rollin to demonstrate, the computer "inadverently" accelerates timepieces, so Groat wants to use it to get into the vault. Rollin agrees, but requires Groat use his team. Willy fakes a typhoid outbreak and Dr. Phelps administers shots to the guards which are actually sedatives. With Groat's help they get into the vault, then take the gold at gunpoint and leave him there.
#9 - The Initiation
Bonanza Season 14 - Episode 4
Jamie's friend, Ted Hoag, is unfairly blamed for the death of another young fellow during a club initiation. In the end, it's a lesson in responsibility for the boys of Virginia City School.
#10 - You Don't Have To Kill To Get Rich -- But It Helps.
Hawaii Five-O Season 5 - Episode 3
A private investigator, Sam Tolliver, arrives from Texas to help an old friend who is being blackmailed and is at risk of being killed if he doesn't pay up, but he ends up wanting to become part of the blackmail operation.
#11 - The See-Paris-and-Die Affair
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 1 - Episode 22
Solo uses the former girlfriend (Kathryn Hays) of 2 brothers, Joseph and Max Van Schreetan (Gerald Mohr, Lloyd Bochner), to thwart their plan to control the diamond market, while at the same time THRUSH agent Corio (Alfred Ryder) tries to steal their cache of gems.
#12 - Mind Over Mayhem
Columbo Season 3 - Episode 6
Dr. Marshal Cahill, head of a think tank, is forced to protect his plagarizing son by killing the professor, Nichols, who discovered the plagarized information. Cahill programs a robot to take his place during a war game exercise that he runs from an isolated room, then fakes a hit-and-run accident on Nichols and plants evidence to make it look like a drug theft gone awry. The first thing Columbo notices upon arrival is a match burned down to the base - something Columbo knows well because it's how you light a cigar. And Dr. Cahill is the only other cigar smoker around. There are a lot of other little things that Columbo notices as well, and with the help of a child prodigy he discovers how Cahill used the robot to provide himself with an alibi. But without one major clue, Columbo arrests the son to force Cahill, who was willing to kill for his son, to confess his crime to protect the boy.
#13 - The Bat Cave Affair
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 2 - Episode 28
Solo uses hillbilly clairvoyant Clemency McGill to counter the efforts of Count Zark, a vampirish THRUSH agent who plans to use radioactive bats to jam the world's radar systems from his castle. Solo and Clemency make their way to the castle with Illya, but Zark manages to release the bats.
#14 - The Condemned
Mission: Impossible Season 2 - Episode 19
In Spain, David Webster, a friend of Jim's, is framed for murder by his girlfriend. Acting on Jim's personal behalf, the team goes into action. Rollin and Willy, disguised as priests, hide Webster in his own cell thanks to a collapsible wall. The murdered man, Corley, had apparently stolen a Greek crown worth ten million dollars. Constantine, the financier for the theft, hires Jim to get the crown back. Rollin, disguised as Wsbter, confronts the girlfriend and she flees to her accomplice, who is killed in a fall. The accomplice is actually the dead man Corley, disguised with plastic surgery. The dead man, rendered unrecognizable due to a shotgun blast to the face, was a plant. They find the crown but must clear Webster. Rollin disguises himself as Corley and fakes an escape from the police which ends in a rigged car crash. The police, having it confirmed that Corley was guilty all along, recover the crown from where the IMF planted it in the car and go back to Webster's cell to find hi
#15 - Coming Home
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 6 - Episode 35
When an armed robber is released from prison, beaten down by the system and wanting to retreat to his long-lost family life, his homecoming makes for a shocking revelation.
#16 - The Deadly Quest Affair
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 4 - Episode 8
Illya recuperating in the hospital, is kidnapped by an old enemy, Viktor Karmak (Darrin McGavin), to lure Solo into a trap. Solo follows a clue to a twelve block condemned area of Manhattan, and finds modern artist Sheila Van Tillson (Marlyn Mason). Karmak appears and announces that Solo has until dawn to find Illya before a deadly gas kills him, while Karmak and his pet jaguar will try to hunt Solo down at the same time.
#17 - The Interrogation
Planet of the Apes Season 1 - Episode 10
Burke undergoes a horrific interrogation after being captured whilst Virdon and Galen mount a rescue attempt.
#18 - The 'J' for Judas Affair
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 4 - Episode 3
Solo and Illya are asked by Adam Tenza (Chad Everett) to protect his millionaire industrialist father Mark Tenza (Broderick Crawford) from assassination by THRUSH, much to the resentment of the elder Tenza. When Tenza is killed by a bomb, Solo and Illya must find out where J Tenza's other son, James is, to protect him also. But Adam Tenza is actually planning to kill J, in order to hand his father's empire over to THRUSH.
#19 - The Indian Affairs Affair
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 2 - Episode 30
THRUSH agent L.C. Carson uses an Indian reservation as a front for his plan to assemble a hydrogen bomb, and kidnaps the tribe's chief, High Cloud, to ensure cooperation. Solo arranges for the Chief's daughter Charisma to return, but she ends up being kidnapped along with Solo and Illya, who is disguised as an Indian. Solo and Illya, along with a band of young Indian warriors on Motorcycles, encircle Carson and his men and try to stop them before its too late.
#21 - The Hidden Enemy
Bonanza Season 14 - Episode 10
Dr. Will Agar is Virginia City's new town doctor, and brings with him new skills and expertise to treat area residents' health maladies. Only thing is, Dr. Agar is seriously addicted to morphine, and it results in serious trouble for everyone.