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A Sense of History 

Economist James Broom is shot with an arrow by one of a group dressed as Robin Hood whilst on his way to meet a man opposed to his Utopian vision of a new Europe. The trail leads the ... See full summary »

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Peter Graham Scott

Writer:

Martin Woodhouse (teleplay by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Nigel Stock ... Richard Carlyon
John Barron ... Henge
John Glyn-Jones John Glyn-Jones ... Grindley
John Ringham ... Professor Acheson
Patrick Mower ... Duboys
Robin Phillips ... John Pettit
Peter Blythe ... Millerson
Bette Bourne ... Allen (as Peter Bourne)
Jacqueline Pearce ... Marianne
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Economist James Broom is shot with an arrow by one of a group dressed as Robin Hood whilst on his way to meet a man opposed to his Utopian vision of a new Europe. The trail leads the Avengers to St. Bode's College, where anarchic students oppose traditional schools of thought. Could one of these have killed Broom? All is revealed at a fancy dress party where everyone is a character from the Robin Hood legend. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Emma sees Steed's costume and asks if he is the Sheriff of Bashful Bend. The 1949 movie 'The Beautiful Blonde of Bashful Bend' was a romantic comedy western starring Betty Grable. Although written and directed by the great Preston Sturgess, it was not a success. See more »

Goofs

When a burning arrow pierces Steed's hat, Carlyon tries to extinguish the flames with Bourbon. See more »

Quotes

John Steed: [Steed's rubber sword is bent by his adversary] Mrs. Peel was right!
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A Sense of History
12 August 2020 | by guswhovianSee all my reviews

When a economist is murdered, Steed and Mrs Peel begin to investigate St. Bode's College to discover the identity of who wrote the thesis "Economics and a Sense of History".

This was a pretty standard and forgettable episode. Macnee and Rigg are charming as always, and there's several good guest stars like Nigel Stock and John Ringham. Patrick Mower is a bit over-the-top as one of the college students; he's a bit miscast, considering he was almost thirty when this was filmed. A pre-Blake's 7 Jacqueline Pearce has a small role, and Diana Rigg does look fetching in her Robin Hood outfit.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1966 (USA) See more »

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ABC Weekend Television See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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