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Episode 35: Cathy Gale Era
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Steed: "My word, you and Cathy do seem to have an awful lot in common..."
 
Steed: "Hey, I'm just a scrawny white dude!"
 
"I'm French! Why do you think I have this OUTRAGEOUS accent, you silly king?"
 
One-Ten: "I must warn you--I'm armed... with a pacemaker."
 

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 A.K.A.

French: "Tueur gages"

Spanish: "Hombres Asesinos"

Italian: "Una donna in mare" ("A woman in the sea")

Working title: "The Most Expensive Commodity"

 

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THE REMOVAL MEN

Steed fancies being an assassin
Venus almost sings a swan song*

Production completed: 4 October 1962
UK Premiere (London, Season 2): 3 November 1962
US Premiere (A&E cable): ca. 1 February 1991

Mostly Murder (click to see category list)Steed sets himself up to become part of a team of assassins in order to prevent the murder of a young French sex-symbol film star who made the mistake of making political statements. Steed's plans go awry when Venus Smith, whom he had solicited to help, spots him with the film star and unwittingly tells one of the other assassins.

 IMHO

This one could have been better, but it lacks polish, and the guest stars are mediocre at best. A significant chunk of the show is awkwardly devoted to a complete jazz tune performed by the Dave Lee Trio. (The band is actually more interesting without Venus Smith singing with it.)

 Trivia

Exclusive: Writer Roger Marshall has penned an essay about his tenure on The Avengers.

Some scenes were pre-recorded on 3 October 1962 in advance of the main recording.

*This unofficial subtitle is by Yours Truly.

 

THE REMOVAL MEN

Teleplay by
Story Editor
Designed by
Producer
Directed by

Roger Marshall & Jeremy Scott
John Bryce
Patrick Downing
Leonard White
Don Leaver

Full production credits

CAST

John Steed
Venus Smith
Bug Siegal
Jack Dragna
Cecile Dragna
Binaggio
One-Ten
Charlie
Nicole Cauvin
Godard
Harbor Officer
Jailer
Waiter
And:

Patrick Macnee The 007 Connection
Julie Stevens
Edwin Richfield*
Reed de Rouen*
Patricia Denys
George Roderick*
Douglas Muir*
Hira Talfrey
Edina Ronay*
Donald Tandy
Ivor Dean*
Hugo de Vernier
George Little*
The Dave Lee Trio

*DOPPELGANGERS

Ivor Dean

Dead Man's Treasure
Super Secret Cypher Snatch

Reed de Rouen

The Far-Distant Dead

George Little

Man With Two Shadows

Douglas Muir

Death Dispatch
Mr Teddy Bear
Warlock
Immortal Clay

Edwin Richfield

Girl on the Trapeze
The White Elephant
Too Many Christmas Trees
Dead Man's Treasure
All Done with Mirrors

George Roderick

Crescent Moon

Edina Ronay

The Nutshell
 

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