Someone has gone to great trouble creating Lord Brett's flawless copy, who masquerades as his indistinguishable impersonator while in his absence. What is worth that endeavour and could Danny tell the difference between them?




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Episode complete credited cast:
Reginald Marsh ...
Dr. Fowler
David Alton
Anne De Vigier ...
Nurse Crane
Gerald Sim ...
Dr. Gordon
Sam Milford
Johnny Briggs ...
Joanne Dainton ...
Miss Lindsay
Vivian Neves ...
Danny's Girl (as Vivien Neves)
Scott Maskell
Diana Terry ...
Brett's Girl


Knocked unconscious after a staged road block, Brett awakes in a fake hospital, from which he eventually escapes, to be told by Danny that he has a double who has been impersonating him. Reclusive millionaire Sam Milford is due in town and Brett is one of the few people he trusts to come near him. Danny reasons that the double is out to kill Sam but then realises that there is no double and Brett himself was programmed to kill whilst in hospital. Written by don @ minifie-1

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27 November 1971 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Brett Sinclair (Roger Moore) asks Danny Wilde (Tony Curtis) to pick up Sam Milford's (Bernard Lee) telephone number. Danny Wild looks in Brett Sinclair's notebook and says: "Oh it's under "M"!". Bernard Lee played 'M' in the early James Bond movies even together with Roger Moore as James Bond a couple of years later. See more »


Danny Wilde: Well... Quiet night at home, huh? With an old Scottish friend, eh?
Lord Brett Sinclair: What Scottish friend?
Danny Wilde: Scotch. Scottish friend, remember?
Lord Brett Sinclair: I felt like coming out for a while.
Danny Wilde: Good! Come and meet the eighth wonder of the world! Her name's Annabelle, and she sits over there. We'll call her grandmother and make it a foursome!
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James Bond almost kills M!
29 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Just two years before they started meeting regularly on screen as James Bond and his boss M, respectively, Roger Moore and Bernard Lee had an early encounter in this "Persuaders" episode where Lee plays a shipping magnate whom his much younger wife and one of his employees are conspiring to have killed. But as Lee is a well-guarded man, the conspirators are planning to use as their murder weapon one of the few men who has a free pass to a face-to-face meeting with him - Lord Brett Sinclair! Though the title of the episode suggests that they create a perfect double of him, and Sinclair thinks so himself at first, they've actually used a doctor's services to hypnotize him into carrying out the assassination - he's like a "human grenade" that can be switched on and off. Roger Moore gives one his finest performances in this episode; there is a rare, for him, creepy quality that surfaces when Brett, under hypnosis, violently attacks Danny. This is one of the better episodes of the series, with a suspenseful climax. *** out of 4.

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