Company chairmen across the city are dropping dead, apparently through natural causes. Can Steed and Mrs Peel discover who is making a killing?

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Company chairmen across the city are dropping dead, apparently through natural causes. Can Steed and Mrs Peel discover who is making a killing?

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21 July 1966 (USA)  »

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Frederick Yuill: Eh, can I offer you some Sherry and...
John Steed: Sherry and Bisquits? Thank you.
Frederick Yuill: [pushes button on intercom] Suzanne, send Myers in with some Sherry and Bisquits.
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Steed and Emma make a killing
26 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Avengers almost at their very best. All the ingredients are there. In the stock market, pre Big Bang era, we have all the bizarre English traditions. Company chairmen are being murdered, causing the stock of their companies to slump. Someone is making money out of all this, and Steed and Emma investigate. They soon find the common thread, but can they find out who is orchestrating what?

This is marvellous entertainment. The various pieces of the story don't quite hang together, with the villains distributed across a range of institutions and companies. But Steed is in his element, mixing with traditional city types, and practising his perfect wine-tasting ("it's from the Northern end of the vineyard"). The characters are gelling perfectly. Mrs Peel isn't served quite as well by the script, but it's Series 4 at its peak, and we are beginning to glimpse the glorious possibilities that Series 5 and colour would bring.

And, for those who are interested in that sort of thing, Mrs Peel is in her leathers.


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