The Persuaders!: Season 1, Episode 21

A Death in the Family (12 Jan. 1972)

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Brett attends the funeral of his uncle Randolph, where his cousin Kate, a crime novelist, tells him that she believes he was murdered. Brett is not convinced but then six more members of ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Danny Wilde / Aunt Sophie
Lord Brett Sinclair / The General / The Admiral / Lady Agatha
Kate Sinclair
Roland Culver ...
Duke of Caith
William Rushton ...
Moultrie Kelsall ...
Sir Angus
Christopher Sandford ...
Ivor Dean ...
Mr. Beebe


Brett attends the funeral of his uncle Randolph, where his cousin Kate, a crime novelist, tells him that she believes he was murdered. Brett is not convinced but then six more members of the Sinclair family are all bumped off, as well as the family undertaker. It becomes apparent, however, that one of the dead men is not dead after all when he traps Kate and Danny in the family vault. It is down to Brett to rescue them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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In the ending scene of episode 21 "A Death in the Family", Danny Wilde (Tony Curtis), Brett Sinclair (Roger Moore) and the Duke of Caith (Roland Culver)are preparing to go out each with a lady companion. The lady supposed to accompany The Duke of Caith is introduced by Brett Sinclair as "Mrs. Schwartz" and actually played by a disguised Tony Curtis. Tony Curtis' real name is Bernard Schwartz. See more »

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The English toff and the American play it for laughs
25 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In this version of the classic film 'Kind Hearts and Coronets', members of Brett Sinclair's family are being murdered to stop them gaining the title of duke. But who is the killer?

Like the earlier film, this mystery is presented with a light touch. There are also some interesting demises for the relatives - one or two almost Shakespearean. Guest stars include Denholm Elliott, Willie Rushton, and in a nod again to the Ealing classic, Roger Moore plays his own elderly aunt.

With guns, poison, bombs, dummies, bagpipes and many other things featuring in the plot, this episode keeps you guessing and keeps you smiling. The odd couple of Moore as Brett Sinclair and Tony Curtis as brash American Danny works well, and the cast look as if they are having a great time.

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