Blinker’s Spy-Spotter (1971)

58m, 5218 feet/1590 metres
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English

A British science fiction film directed by Jack Stephens.

Plot Summary

A scientist invents a new gadget, The mysterious “Crystal Pulsar X” which soon becomes targeted by crooks. His inventor son, Blinker, comes to rescue with a range of hi-tech of his own invention.


Directed by: Jack Stephens
© Childrens Film Foundation Limited MCMLXXI [1971]
Made by Eyeline Films Ltd. for the Childrens Film Foundation Ltd
Produced by: Harold Orton
Production Manager: Leonard Rudkin
Script by: David Ash & Harold Orton
Based on a Story by: Jack Stephens
Director of Photography: Mark McDonald
Editor: Richard Mason
Music Composed by: Harry Robinson
Sound: Robert Allen
Art Director: Michael Pickwoad
Made on location at Eton & Slough & completed at Eyeline Studios, London, England

the youngsters
David Spooner (Blinker)
Sally-Ann Marlowe Glenda)
Brent Oldfield (Sam)
Edward Kemp (Engelnert)
Martin Beaumont (Mason)
Ray Hoskins, David Howe, Stuart Locke, Mark Rogers, Balfour Sharpe, Freddie Wilson, Jeremy Woolstan (other gang members)

the adults
Arthur Howard (professor)
Mildred Mayne (mother)
Bernard Bresslaw (South)
Milton Reid (East)
Brian Foster (North)
Patrick O'Connell (security guard)

Alternative Titles

Blinker's Spionnenvanger – Dutch title



  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.39 no.462 (July 1972) p.131 – credits, synopsis, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.297
  • British National Film Catalogue vol.10 (1972) – credits
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.46 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.36 – credits