The Avengers: Season 3, Episode 19

The Secrets Broker (28 Mar. 1991)

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An agent is killed at a wine shop and Steed realises that one of two brothers ,Frederick Paignton, who work in the shop has been blackmailed by his boss into the murder. In the shop's ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Avice Landone ...
Mrs. May Wilson (as Avice Landon)
Jack May ...
Ronald Allen ...
Allan Paignton
John Stone ...
Frederick Paignton
Patricia English ...
Marion Howard
John Ringham ...
Cliff Howard
Brian Hankins ...
Jennifer Wood ...
Julia Wilson
Valentino Musetti ...


An agent is killed at a wine shop and Steed realises that one of two brothers ,Frederick Paignton, who work in the shop has been blackmailed by his boss into the murder. In the shop's cellar there is a dark room, used to develop military secrets on microfilm. Frederick's brother Allan's fiancee Marion, meanwhile,, is being forced to shut down the security system at the research station where she works. Mrs. Gale investigates the latter whilst Steed employs his nose for a good vintage. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Patricia English again a standout
3 February 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Secrets Broker" is a pleasant surprise, with Patricia English, so good in "Mission to Montreal," again providing the standout performance, as Marion Howard, blackmailed by a phony medium (Avice Landon) and a shady wine merchant (Jack May) into trying to deliver her husband's designs for a secret underwater tracking device. The villains are able to effect their plans because Marion has been dallying with another man (Ronald Allen), whose brother (John Stone, "The Joker," "The Rotters") is an unwilling pawn in the game of murder and deception. Valentino Musetti, previously seen in "Death A La Carte," again plays a henchman/bodyguard, with John Ringman, later seen in "A Sense of History," playing the doomed husband. It's certainly unusual to see a passionate affair depicted on the show, even if it is an extramarital one, and American-born Patricia English would be back for one more episode, "Never, Never Say Die." In her only AVENGERS appearance, Avice Landon may be best remembered by horror fans as Mistress Isobel Banham in 1970's "The Blood on Satan's Claw," one of the last undisputed classics of Britain's 20 year Golden Age signified by Hammer, Amicus, Tigon, Planet, and Tyburn.

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