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    The Gilded Cage:

    Season 3, Episode 7.

    Steed and Cathy planned a gold robbery by enlisting the resources of JP Spagge (Patrick Magee, which as one can see has a similar name to Patrick Macnee).

    This was done in order to get Spagge, a criminal mastermind, arrested.

    This episode was originally broadcast on November 9 1963 and Cathy Gale is played by Honor Blackman.

    This was Honor Blackman’s last season on The Avengers and she left the series to be in Goldfinger playing Pussy Galore.

    Goldfinger was released in September 1964 and remarkably enough that too involved a gold robbery.

    The gold robbery in Goldfinger took place at Fort Knox and while Fort Knox is not in The Gilded Cage it did however got mentioned in it.

    Whether the gold robbery plotline in Goldfinger is a coincidence, The Gilded Cage is a very good episode in showing the heist and the plan to get Spagge arrested.

     

     

    #211923

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    Second Sight:

    Season 3, Episode 8.

    Didn’t really got a handle on this episode and why Marten Halvarssen (John Carson) was not the villain.

    Peter Bowles however did make a pretty good villain here even if his motives are not that clear to me.

    #211996

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    The Medicine Men:

    Season 3, Episode 9.

    Coincidentally Sean Connery who played the villain Sir August de Wynter in the 1998 The Avengers movie was the unrelated Medicine Man in 1992.

    Medicine Men is another way to describe doctors and this episode written by Malcolm Hulke was originally broadcast on November 23 1963 exactly the same day of some show called Doctor Who made its debut and Doctor Who & The Avengers were both created by Sydney Newman.

    Quite nice seeing Cathy in a Turkish bath.

    Not bad plotline about artificial products, knock-offs of the real thing.

    Oh my what a revelation of what those Arabic words meant as that really put a spanner in the works.

    #212039

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    The Grandeur That Was Rome:

    Season 3, Episode 10.

    The villain here is the leader of the World Empire Party and aims to recreate the world in the shape of the Roman Empire.

    Calling himself Caesar, he undertakes this purpose by releasing deadly diseases.

    Like 3.7 The Gilded Cage, The Grandeur That Was Rome has a coincidence with the then upcoming Goldfinger which Honor Blackman would leave The Avengers for.

    In this case is that of the lead character pretending to have escaped from his cell but in actual fact was still in it.

    Definitely not wise for Caesar to name his chief lieutenant as Brutus as this Brutus killed this Caesar just like what happened to the originals.

    #212174

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    The Golden Fleece:

    Season 3, Episode 11.

    Guest stars Tenniel Evans and Michael Hawkins and they narrowly missed each other in Doctor Who when the former was in Carnival of Monsters and the next story Frontier In Space guest starred the latter.

    Also a good guest stint by Warren Mitchell in a straight role.

    The episode is definitely about gold but not exactly a fleece.

    Fun when Steed and Cathy had a pillow fight.

    A bit slow in places and the fact that the villains of this episode are not really villains did present a dilemma to Steed and Cathy.

    #212233

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    Don’t Look Behind You:
    Season 3, Episode 12.

    A Cathy Gale episode that was later remade as the Emma Peel episode The Joker.

    I saw The Joker almost two decades ago not long after I left a high school run by a terrible principal called Geoff McNeil.

    I remember The Joker being a very thrilling episode and the same thing can be said about Don’t Look Behind You and Honor Blackman as Cathy did superbly having this episode mostly on her own.

    She went through this episode magnificently through the scares to the ultimate reveal of the villain.

    #213045

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    The White Elephant:

    Season 3, Episode 15.

    The episode title refers to an elephant that has gone missing from an animal distribution centre that has the fitting name of Noah’s Ark.

    Despite the title and notwithstanding it had gone missing there was no sight at all in the episode of the said elephant in this not bad episode.

    #213230

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    The Little Wonders:

    Season 3, Episode 16.

    Guest stars David Bauer and Lois Maxwell.

    Bauer has a remarkable resemblance to Roger Delgado (who himself had guested in two The Avengers episodes) and there are similarities here between this episode and Delgado’s stint as the Master in Doctor Who.

    In The Little Monsters, Bauer played Bishop, a man of the cloth and Delgado as the Master posed as a vicar Mr Magister in the Doctor Who season 8 closer The Daemons.

    A toy doll played its part in The Little Monsters while another toy, a teddy bear had an infamous part in Delgado’s first Doctor Who story as the Master, the season 8 opener Terror of the Autons.

    Enjoyable episode with Bishop doing a recruitment of other men of the other cloth and the decision on to choose for an upcoming task.

    Quite bizarre the selection method that was used here thanks to the Maxwell character.

     

    #213268

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    The Wringer:
    Season 3, Episode 17.

    Guest stars Barry Letts who would later become producer of Doctor Who.

    Another guest star here is Paul Whitsun-Jones who would later appear in Doctor Who during Letts’ tenure as producer in The Mutants.

    Absolutely thrilling episode in which Steed has been framed as a traitor and touching what Cathy went through to help Steed clear his name.

    #213650

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    The Secrets Broker:

    Season 3, Episode 19.

    Not a memorable episode.

    The plot of what went on at a wine shop, couple with that of a love affair seems somewhat disjointed for its eventual conclusion.

    #214058

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    Trojan Horse:

    Season 3, Episode 20.

    The setting of this episode is at a racetrack in which the episode title alludes to.

    Not bad episode about jockeys as assassins.

     

    Coincidentally some days after watching this episode saw Glue 1.4 Tina/Dominic and that too also had a horse race in it.

    #214537

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    Build a Better Mousetrap:

    Season 3, Episode 21.

    Enjoyable episode with two kooky sisters, a motorcycle gang and the plot about the nuclear facility.

    #214811

    Theta Sigma MP
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    The Outside-In Man:
    Season 3, Episode 22.
    A spy long thought to be dead suddenly comes back alive.
    Here he carries out an assassination assignment on a dictator that he was originally given not long before he was thought to have died even though orders on this assassination has since been cancelled.
    What ensues is not anyone expected and brilliant revelation at that.

    #215511

    Theta Sigma MP
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    Concerto:
    Antepenultimate episode of season 3.
    A pianist gets framed for murder of a young girl who in turn was framing him for sexual assault. It seems somewhat bizarre that a perceived sexual assault got presented on this programme that was broadcast in 1964.
    Absolutely very good mystery that was explored culminating in an assassination attempt on the Trade Minister.
    Nigel Stock was very fun as Zalenko including what he learnt from watching British television.
    Zalenko also mentioned that there hasn’t been a successful political assassination in Britain since 1812. This was in reference to the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Percival that year.

    #215932

    Theta Sigma MP
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    The Murder Market:
    Season 4, Episode 7.
    It seems somewhat fortuitous that having already seen the previous six episodes of the first Emma Peel season many years ago that this episode happens to be the first Emma episode that got produced.
    Steed and Emma investigates a marriage bureau following untimely deaths that is connected with it.
    This was a very enjoyable debut episode for Diana Rigg as Emma in front of the camera and certainly a surprise on who is truly behind these murders.
    Impressive on Emma escaping from her funeral and clearly shows the enthusiastic energy from Diana Rigg in taking on Emma in this her first performance of the character.

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    The Gilded Cage:

    Season 3, Episode 7.

    Steed and Cathy planned a gold robbery by enlisting the resources of JP Spagge (Patrick Magee, which as one can see has a similar name to Patrick Macnee).

    This was done in order to get Spagge, a criminal mastermind, arrested.

    This episode was originally broadcast on November 9 1963 and Cathy Gale is played by Honor Blackman.

    This was Honor Blackman’s last season on The Avengers and she left the series to be in Goldfinger playing Pussy Galore.

    Goldfinger was released in September 1964 and remarkably enough that too involved a gold robbery.

    The gold robbery in Goldfinger took place at Fort Knox and while Fort Knox is not in The Gilded Cage it did however got mentioned in it.

    Whether the gold robbery plotline in Goldfinger is a coincidence, The Gilded Cage is a very good episode in showing the heist and the plan to get Spagge arrested.

     

     

    #211923

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    Second Sight:

    Season 3, Episode 8.

    Didn’t really got a handle on this episode and why Marten Halvarssen (John Carson) was not the villain.

    Peter Bowles however did make a pretty good villain here even if his motives are not that clear to me.

    #211996

    Theta Sigma MP
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    The Medicine Men:

    Season 3, Episode 9.

    Coincidentally Sean Connery who played the villain Sir August de Wynter in the 1998 The Avengers movie was the unrelated Medicine Man in 1992.

    Medicine Men is another way to describe doctors and this episode written by Malcolm Hulke was originally broadcast on November 23 1963 exactly the same day of some show called Doctor Who made its debut and Doctor Who & The Avengers were both created by Sydney Newman.

    Quite nice seeing Cathy in a Turkish bath.

    Not bad plotline about artificial products, knock-offs of the real thing.

    Oh my what a revelation of what those Arabic words meant as that really put a spanner in the works.

    #212039

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    The Grandeur That Was Rome:

    Season 3, Episode 10.

    The villain here is the leader of the World Empire Party and aims to recreate the world in the shape of the Roman Empire.

    Calling himself Caesar, he undertakes this purpose by releasing deadly diseases.

    Like 3.7 The Gilded Cage, The Grandeur That Was Rome has a coincidence with the then upcoming Goldfinger which Honor Blackman would leave The Avengers for.

    In this case is that of the lead character pretending to have escaped from his cell but in actual fact was still in it.

    Definitely not wise for Caesar to name his chief lieutenant as Brutus as this Brutus killed this Caesar just like what happened to the originals.

    #212174

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    The Golden Fleece:

    Season 3, Episode 11.

    Guest stars Tenniel Evans and Michael Hawkins and they narrowly missed each other in Doctor Who when the former was in Carnival of Monsters and the next story Frontier In Space guest starred the latter.

    Also a good guest stint by Warren Mitchell in a straight role.

    The episode is definitely about gold but not exactly a fleece.

    Fun when Steed and Cathy had a pillow fight.

    A bit slow in places and the fact that the villains of this episode are not really villains did present a dilemma to Steed and Cathy.

    #212233

    Theta Sigma MP
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    • Offline

    Don’t Look Behind You:
    Season 3, Episode 12.

    A Cathy Gale episode that was later remade as the Emma Peel episode The Joker.

    I saw The Joker almost two decades ago not long after I left a high school run by a terrible principal called Geoff McNeil.

    I remember The Joker being a very thrilling episode and the same thing can be said about Don’t Look Behind You and Honor Blackman as Cathy did superbly having this episode mostly on her own.

    She went through this episode magnificently through the scares to the ultimate reveal of the villain.

    #213045

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    The White Elephant:

    Season 3, Episode 15.

    The episode title refers to an elephant that has gone missing from an animal distribution centre that has the fitting name of Noah’s Ark.

    Despite the title and notwithstanding it had gone missing there was no sight at all in the episode of the said elephant in this not bad episode.

    #213230

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    The Little Wonders:

    Season 3, Episode 16.

    Guest stars David Bauer and Lois Maxwell.

    Bauer has a remarkable resemblance to Roger Delgado (who himself had guested in two The Avengers episodes) and there are similarities here between this episode and Delgado’s stint as the Master in Doctor Who.

    In The Little Monsters, Bauer played Bishop, a man of the cloth and Delgado as the Master posed as a vicar Mr Magister in the Doctor Who season 8 closer The Daemons.

    A toy doll played its part in The Little Monsters while another toy, a teddy bear had an infamous part in Delgado’s first Doctor Who story as the Master, the season 8 opener Terror of the Autons.

    Enjoyable episode with Bishop doing a recruitment of other men of the other cloth and the decision on to choose for an upcoming task.

    Quite bizarre the selection method that was used here thanks to the Maxwell character.

     

    #213268

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    The Wringer:
    Season 3, Episode 17.

    Guest stars Barry Letts who would later become producer of Doctor Who.

    Another guest star here is Paul Whitsun-Jones who would later appear in Doctor Who during Letts’ tenure as producer in The Mutants.

    Absolutely thrilling episode in which Steed has been framed as a traitor and touching what Cathy went through to help Steed clear his name.

    #213650

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    The Secrets Broker:

    Season 3, Episode 19.

    Not a memorable episode.

    The plot of what went on at a wine shop, couple with that of a love affair seems somewhat disjointed for its eventual conclusion.

    #214058

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    Trojan Horse:

    Season 3, Episode 20.

    The setting of this episode is at a racetrack in which the episode title alludes to.

    Not bad episode about jockeys as assassins.

     

    Coincidentally some days after watching this episode saw Glue 1.4 Tina/Dominic and that too also had a horse race in it.

    #214537

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    Build a Better Mousetrap:

    Season 3, Episode 21.

    Enjoyable episode with two kooky sisters, a motorcycle gang and the plot about the nuclear facility.

    #214811

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    The Outside-In Man:
    Season 3, Episode 22.
    A spy long thought to be dead suddenly comes back alive.
    Here he carries out an assassination assignment on a dictator that he was originally given not long before he was thought to have died even though orders on this assassination has since been cancelled.
    What ensues is not anyone expected and brilliant revelation at that.

    #215511

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    Concerto:
    Antepenultimate episode of season 3.
    A pianist gets framed for murder of a young girl who in turn was framing him for sexual assault. It seems somewhat bizarre that a perceived sexual assault got presented on this programme that was broadcast in 1964.
    Absolutely very good mystery that was explored culminating in an assassination attempt on the Trade Minister.
    Nigel Stock was very fun as Zalenko including what he learnt from watching British television.
    Zalenko also mentioned that there hasn’t been a successful political assassination in Britain since 1812. This was in reference to the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Percival that year.

    #215932

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    The Murder Market:
    Season 4, Episode 7.
    It seems somewhat fortuitous that having already seen the previous six episodes of the first Emma Peel season many years ago that this episode happens to be the first Emma episode that got produced.
    Steed and Emma investigates a marriage bureau following untimely deaths that is connected with it.
    This was a very enjoyable debut episode for Diana Rigg as Emma in front of the camera and certainly a surprise on who is truly behind these murders.
    Impressive on Emma escaping from her funeral and clearly shows the enthusiastic energy from Diana Rigg in taking on Emma in this her first performance of the character.

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