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Wish You Were Here 

A holiday resort has a strict "no check out" policy for certain guests, including Tara King, in this clever parody of Patrick McGoohan's "The Prisoner."

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Liam Redmond ...
Charles Merrydale
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Maxwell Greene
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Basil Creighton-Latimer
Dudley Foster ...
Parker
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Gary Watson ...
Stephen Kendrick
Richard Caldicot ...
Mellor
Derek Newark ...
Vickers
David Garth ...
James Brevitt
Louise Pajo ...
Miss Craven
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Mr. Maple
Sandra Tallent ...
Attractive Girl (as Sandra Fehr)
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Miss King's uncle Charles has been staying at the Elizabethan hotel but his return is overdue so she goes to collect him . However she finds the hotel staff have devised ways to stop them and other guests from leaving in a plot to rob and kill them or in Charles' case for his business to be taken over in his absence. Miss King leads a successful revolt of the prisoners just in time for Steed's arrival. Written by don @ minifie-1

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18 November 1968 (USA)  »

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The Edgewarebury Hotel ("The Elizabethan" in this episode) also appeared in the 1960 film "School for Scoundrels", doubling as the tennis club where Palfrey takes on Delauney. See more »

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This ain't Hotel California
30 April 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Wish You Were Here" is basically a solo Tara adventure like "All Done with Mirrors," right down to burdening her with an incompetent assistant for the unavailable Steed. Charles Merrydale (Liam Redmond, "Small Game for Big Hunters"), Tara's uncle, is among a select number of guests in an Elizabethan hotel who are held prisoner out in the open, with his business being taken over by Stephen Kendrick (Gary Watson, "Death on the Slipway," "Immortal Clay," "Lobster Quadrille"). Any attempts to check out meet with flat tires, staged 'accidents,' or simply lame excuses from the manager (Dudley Foster, "The Hour That Never Was" and "Something Nasty in the Nursery"). Tara's arrival meets with success once the experience of working alongside Steed is put to ingenious use. A marvelous Tony Williamson script, embellished by an excellent cast of familiar faces, including Robert Urquhart ("Castle De'ath"), Richard Caldicot ("A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station"), Derek Newark ("Trojan Horse" and "From Venus with Love"), and David Garth ("The Big Thinker" and "How to Succeed....at Murder").


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