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Episode 8: The New Avengers
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"Are you being served?"
 
"Maybe if they put lenses in these glasses I could see..."
 
"D'you know how much money I spend just on chewing gum?"
 

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Steed's old friend who dies of the week: Mark Clifford

Steed's filly of the week: Wendy Clifford

All the rest

 

 A.K.A.

French: "Visages"

German: "Doppelgänger"

Italian: "I sosia"

Dutch: "Gezichten"

 

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FACES

BEST OF TNA

5

Animated titlesProduced: July 1976
UK Premiere: 14 December 1976
US Premiere: 13 October 1978

"There's a double for everyone," according to Cathy Gale in "Man With Two Shadows." The Mission for the Distressed and Needy has a bumper crop of such doubles, intended to replace high-ranking government officials and secret agents. Soon there are look-alikes arriving for Gambit and Purdey, who set about revealing the masterminds behind the operation before Steed's new double can do his dirty work!
 

 IMHO

It's been done before—several times, already!—but this one is saved from the "been there, done that" waste bin by a number of clever plot twists and some of the best Purdey-Gambit "intercourse" of the series ("or should I call you 'Lo'?"). Shame about that accent, though, Gareth...
 

 On Location

The swimming pool that appears in this episode is also the one in which Mother was seen floating about in "All Done with Mirrors."
 

 Best Scene

Posing as Lolita posing as herself, Purdey must get to know "Gambit," earning her several tweaks on the butt in the process.
 

 Best Line

Gambit meets with Steed on a shooting range bearing a pump-style shotgun which fails to meet with Steed's approval—not a "gentleman's" gun. But Steed assures, "I'm not annoyed with you, Gambit. After all, you can't help your background."

 

FACES

Written by
 
Directed by

Brian Clemens &
Dennis Spooner
James Hill

Full production credits

CAST

John Steed
Mike Gambit
Purdey
Prator
Mullins
Craig
Clifford
Wendy
Bilston
Torrance
Tramp
Sheila
Peters
Attendant

Patrick Macnee The 007 Connection
Gareth Hunt
Joanna Lumley The 007 Connection
David De Keyser The 007 Connection
Edward Petherbridge
Richard Leech*
Neil Hallett*
Annabel Leventon
David Webb*
Donald Hewlett*
J.G. Devlin
Jill Melford
Michael Sheard
Robert Putt

*DOPPELGANGERS

Richard Leech

Traitor in Zebra
Dressed to Kill
Mission... Highly Improbable

Neil Hallett

Dead of Winter
The Winged Avenger
Get-A-Way!
Medium Rare

David Webb

The Springers

Donald Hewlett

The Thirteenth Hole
 

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