The Persuaders!: Season 1, Episode 20

Read and Destroy (28 Jan. 1972)

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Whilst being exchanged for a Soviet spy at a remote border crossing freelance agent Felix Meadowes goes on the run and asks his old school friend Brett to help him lie low. He has written ... See full summary »

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Whilst being exchanged for a Soviet spy at a remote border crossing freelance agent Felix Meadowes goes on the run and asks his old school friend Brett to help him lie low. He has written his memoirs and both the British and American governments, the latter employing Danny as their man, are anxious to retrieve them. Danny and Brett are now working against each other and to complicate matters Felix has two wives, and has made provision for both in the event of his death. The memoirs are actually on a microfilm hidden in Felix's toupee, but who will get to them first? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Read and Destroy
10 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spy-for-Hire, Felix Meadowes (played by Joss Ackland) is being exchanged for a Communist spy captured by the West at a remote border crossing. The United States and Great Britian both play a role in retrieving Felix from the East, but with mixed emotions. Felix manages to escape from both East and West when gunshots disrupt the prisoner exchange. Everyone is after the memoirs that Felix was in the process of writing before he was captured by the Soviets.

Felix turns to his old school chum, Brett Sinclair, to help him lay low until the excitement settles down. The British government contacts Brett to obtain the memoirs before Felix can sell the manuscript of top secret information to the highest bidder. The United States operative, an occasional employer of Felix Meadowes, ask Danny Wilde to obtain the manuscript before anyone else, including Brett Sinclair.

One of the best surprises of the episode was the character of Chivers, the butler played by George Merritt. He manages to steal most of the scenes away from Tony Curtis and Roger Moore.


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