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The Medicine Men 

Steed discovers that somebody is flooding the market with cheap imitations of medical products being manufactured by the Willis-Sopwith Pharmaceutical Company. Furthermore, there is a plan ... See full summary »

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Steed discovers that somebody is flooding the market with cheap imitations of medical products being manufactured by the Willis-Sopwith Pharmaceutical Company. Furthermore, there is a plan to distribute poisoned medicines in an oil-rich Middle Eastern country to start a revolution and drive out the British companies there. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Air date 23/11/1963 same as Doctor Who Malcolm Hulke who wrote this episode was also a writer for Doctor Who See more »

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When Mrs. Gale is practicing golf we see 3 balls in Steed's hat but when Steed turns it over only 2 balls fall out. See more »

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Fay: But some of the people who die might be children!
Frank Leeson: Don't you worry. In a dump like that, they're only going to be hungry all their lives, anyway.
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Sleeping powders guaranteed never to wake you up
30 January 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Medicine Men" presents an interesting array of villains in a plot line that never works up much excitement. The Willis-Sopwith pharmaceutical company is being ripped off by foreign distributors in an effort to create anti-British sentiment in a tiny oil rich nation. Steed's disguise as an art dealer from Iceland also doesn't come off, but there is a totally gratuitous sequence in which Honor Blackman's Cathy Gale receives a massage in a Turkish bath, gleefully throwing off her towel as she steps into the shower (if she'd only done this in "Goldfinger!"), evoking fond memories of luscious Janet Leigh in "Psycho." Peter Barkworth did three other episodes, "Kill the King," "The Correct Way to Kill," and "The Morning After," while slimy Harold Innocent (hardly!) only made one return appearance in "The Rotters." As a murder victim, Peter Hughes also appeared in "What the Butler Saw," with John Crocker, previously seen as a good guy in "Propellant 23," playing the shady printer (he later did "The Winged Avenger").


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