Five years earlier the British Secret Service ordered Mark Charter to assassinate Sharp, a renegade British agent who defected to the enemy state of Abarain. But now the two countries are ... See full summary »





Episode complete credited cast:
Ronald Radd ...
James Maxwell ...
Mark Charter
William Devlin ...
Basil Hoskins ...
Major Zulficar
Beryl Baxter ...
Helen Rayner
Arthur Lovegrove ...
Michael Lynden
Virginia Stride ...
Philip Anthony ...
Anthony Dawes ...
Ronald Mansell ...
Valentino Musetti ...
Eddie Powell ...
Paul Blomley ...


Five years earlier the British Secret Service ordered Mark Charter to assassinate Sharp, a renegade British agent who defected to the enemy state of Abarain. But now the two countries are at peace and it is Sharp who has come to broker an important arms deal in Britain on behalf of his government. Charter, supposedly dead but actually in jail, is now free and is coming after Sharp, giving Steed the unusual task of protecting an erstwhile traitor. Written by don @ minifie-1

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2 April 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Steed is seen reading "The Secret of the Unicorn" (1943) by Hergé. See more »


Catherine Gale: You're a very vindictive woman, Mrs. Rayner.
Helen Rayner: Hm. I thought you said you understood my feelings.
Catherine Gale: For the loss of a husband, yes, but not for murder, or revenge.
Helen Rayner: You don't know what it's like to be made a widow.
Catherine Gale: Yes I do.
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Ronald Radd and James Maxwell
10 February 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Outside-In Man" features the only appearance of Quilpie (Ronald Radd, previously seen in "Bullseye"), one of the numerous superiors dispatching orders to Steed during the era before Mrs. Peel, prior to the final season introduction of Patrick Newell's Mother. Operating behind an actual butcher shop (Steed always places his orders to go!), Quilpie assigns Steed to provide security for a returning British traitor, General Sharp (Philip Anthony, previously seen in ""Man with Two Shadows), conducting arms talks under the guise of diplomatic immunity. One unforeseen happening features the return of an agent, Mark Charter (James Maxwell, later seen in "The Superlative Seven"), thought dead for the past five years, who had been assigned to kill Sharp, turning up in Quilpie's butcher shop intending to belatedly finish the job. Steed learns that Charter was held captive in the same foreign nation where the General has been living, whose government, having no further use for him, hopes to embarrass Britain by having the bitter former agent doing the dirty work. Cathy does most of the running around when Steed mysteriously takes a powder, displaying her garter gun for the first time since its initial appearance in "Propellant 23" (curiously, Steed doesn't even bat an eye when she lifts up her skirt). Playing yet another bodyguard in his fourth episode, alongside Christopher Lee's frequent stunt double Eddie Powell, is Valentino Musetti, previously seen in "The Secrets Broker," while Anthony Dawes would return only once in "Epic."

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