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Man in the Mirror 

Venus Smith's camera and film are stolen at a fair. When Venus develops the one roll remaining in her possession she discovers she has taken a photograph of a man thought to have committed suicide days earlier.

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Julie Stevens ...
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Betty
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Strong
Julian Somers ...
Brown
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Jean
Hayden Jones ...
Trevelyan (as Haydn Jones)
Michael Gover ...
One Six
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Frieda Knorr ...
Iris
The Kenny Powell Trio ...
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Venus Smith's camera and film are stolen at a fair. When Venus develops the one roll remaining in her possession she discovers she has taken a photograph of a man thought to have committed suicide days earlier.

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26 February 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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One Six: Eh, Steed...
[Steed approaches]
One Six: ... you look a bit under the weather. Are you all right?
John Steed: Perfectly.
One Six: Then why are you late?
John Steed: I had trouble with the weather.
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I Know Where I'm Going!
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trad. arranged by Herbert Hughes
Sung by Julie Stevens
Performed by The Kenny Powell Trio
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Fifth episode with Venus Smith
24 December 2010 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Man in the Mirror" was the fifth of the six episodes featuring Julie Stevens as nightclub singer Venus Smith, a slight comedown from the previous two. Two songs get shoehorned into this entry, performed in a perfunctory manner at a recording studio, and totally unnecessary. Venus brings Steed's dog Sheba (making its third of five appearances) to a carnival funhouse, taking some pictures that show the face of a recently deceased cypher clerk (Haydn Jones) whose wife (Rhoda Lewis) identified him as a suicide the week before. Steed is assigned to the case by his latest superior, One Six (Michael Gover, who would appear in one other, "A Chorus of Frogs"), and their heated exchanges are easily the standout here. The secret meeting place for One Six turns out to be a strip joint, with a girl named Iris (Frieda Knorr) scaring customers away out front (Steed tells her he'll be back!) Ray Barrett, star of Hammer's 1966 "The Reptile," has no competition as Strong, the head villain, with Julian Somers as Mike Brown, the funhouse owner, and Daphne Anderson as Brown's sneak thief niece Betty. Venus winds up a captive midway through when she foolishly demands some stolen property back, and some eerie atmosphere is generated in the haunted tunnel, populated by skeletons and skulls, and other denizens of death. It's intriguing that this AVENGERS story has something in common with the 1995 James Bond thriller "GoldenEye," as both center around a traitor who fakes his own death, both of whom share the name Trevelyan; otherwise, no connection. The next, and last, episode with Venus Smith would be "A Chorus of Frogs."


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