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Episode 86: Emma Peel Era
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Emma: "That's very good. What other tricks can you do?"
 
Emma: SLURRRRP!
 
Emma: "You're standing in my light."
 

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Pasold

 

 A.K.A.

French: "Avec vue imprenable"

German: "Geschlossene Räume"

Italian: "Stanza 621" ("Room 621")

Spanish: "La Habitación Sin Ventana"

Dutch: "Kamer zonder uitzicht"

 

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ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW

Steed Becomes a Gourmet
Emma Awakens in Manchuria

Produced: ca. 15 April to 29 April 1965
UK Premiere (London, Season 4): 7 January 1966
US Premiere (New York, Season 1): 27 June 1966

Diabolical Masterminds (click to see category list)"Three o'clock!" A missing scientist suddenly turns up at his home virtually brain-dead, then disappears again, just as suddenly—in a laundry truck. Steed takes on the guise of Mr. Gourmet in order to reach Max Chessman, a hotel tycoon suspected of using his hotel empire as a cover for a brainwashing service.

 IMHO

This one loses points big time for, among many other things, a serious a waste of talent—Peter Jeffrey and Peter Arne were both saddled with trivial, thankless parts, not to mention stuntmen in very bad Chinese makeup (have a look). Plus, Max Chessman is a decidedly un-intimidating mastermind, which robs the climax of tension. Still, Steed is enjoyable as Mr. Gourmet, carrying on about the butter being salted, and Emma makes an appearance sporting a rare hair style. And Philip Latham turns in a four-bowler performance as the thoroughly unflappable Carter.

 Trivia

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

 Best Line

After Steed announces he'll be dining with Max Chessman, Emma comments, "Well, don't come to me for the bicarbonate of soda."

 Tag

Emma is riding in a rickshaw being drawn by Steed. Terminally cute!

 

ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW

Teleplay by
Directed by

Roger Marshall
Roy Baker

Full production credits

CAST

John Steed
Emma Peel
Chessman
Varnals
Dr. Cullen
Carter
Pasold
Pushkin
Dr. Wadkin

Patrick Macnee The 007 Connection
Diana Rigg The 007 Connection
Paul Whitsun-Jones*
Peter Jeffrey*
Richard Bebb
Philip Latham*
Peter Arne*
Vernon Dobtcheff* The 007 Connection
Peter Madden* The 007 Connection

UNBILLED/STUNTS

Anna Wadkin
Oriental Interrogator
Layndryman
Badly Made-Up Guard

Jeanne Roland The 007 Connection
Anthony Chinn The 007 Connection
Michael Chow
Romo Gorrara The 007 Connection

*DOPPELGANGERS

Peter Arne

Warlock
The Golden Eggs
Death on the Slipway

Vernon Dobtcheff

The Living Dead
Thingumajig

Peter Jeffrey

House of Cards
The Joker
Game

Philip Latham

The White Dwarf

Peter Madden

Pandora

Paul Whitsun-Jones

Man With Two Shadows
The Wringer
Fog
 

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