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"I'm sorry, Steed, but that striped shirt has got to go."
 
"My dear, how can you stand a dirty old man like Steed?"
 
"I can make a political statement without opening my mouth."
 

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French: "Le clan des grenouilles"

Spanish: "Un Coro De Sapos"

 

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A CHORUS OF FROGS

Steed sets sail for the Mediterranean
Venus entertains the frogs*

Production completed: 8 March 1963
UK Premiere (London, Season 2): 9 March 1963
US Premiere (A&E cable): ca. 28 February 1991

Could Be Anything (click to see category list)While on holiday in Greece, Steed is asked to investigate the mysterious death of a Greek deep-sea diver and part-time smuggler. He was a member of an elite group of divers called the Frogs, who are currently aboard a ship in the Mediterranean. Steed stows away to find Venus Smith there to provide the entertainment, as well as a queer scientist and his laboratory, a whip-cracking woman from China, and the hot-headed girlfriend of the dead diver.
 

 IMHO

Hot stuff! Great mix of characters, action and dialog. While the whole guest cast is top drawer, Eric Pohlmann is particularly good as Mason, the "fat pig in the middle," as Steed dubs him. And Venus is quite tolerable in her final appearance—perhaps because she butts heads with Steed in a vaguely Cathy-esque way, giving her a bit more character than she's had to now.
 

 Trivia

Frank Gatliff appeared in the Police Surgeon episode, "Man Overboard."

Some scenes were pre-recorded on 7 March 1963 in advance of the main recording.

*This unofficial subtitle is by Yours Truly.

 

A CHORUS OF FROGS

Teleplay by
Story Editor
Designed by
Producer
Directed by

Martin Woodhouse
Richard Bates
James Goddard
John Bryce
Raymond Menmuir

Full production credits

CAST

John Steed
Venus Smith
Mason
Anna
Helena
Ariston
Pitt-Norton
One-Six
Jackson
Stephanopoulus
Ship's Officer
Steward
Man
And:

Patrick Macnee The 007 Connection
Julie Stevens
Eric Pohlmann The 007 Connection
Yvonne Shima The 007 Connection
Colette Wilde*
John Carson*
Frank Gatliff*
Michael Gover
Alan Haywood*
Makki Marseilles
Norman Johns
Steve Cory
Colin Fry
The Kenny Powell Trio

*DOPPELGANGERS

John Carson

The Midas Touch
Second Sight
Dial a Deadly Number

Frank Gatliff

The Eagle's Nest
One for the Mortuary
The Sell-Out
Love All

Alan Haywood

The Gilded Cage

Colette Wilde

The Grandeur That Was Rome
 

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