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Conspiracy of Silence 

Steed survives an attempt by the Mafia to assassinate him for interfering with their drug traffic and tracks the would-be killers to a smaller provincial circus.

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Peter Hammond

Writer:

Roger Marshall (teleplay)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Honor Blackman ... Catherine Gale
Robert Rietty ... Carlo
Sandra Dorne ... Rickie
Alec Mango ... Sica
Roy Purcell Roy Purcell ... Gutman
Tommy Godfrey Tommy Godfrey ... Arturo
John Church John Church ... Terry
Artro Morris Artro Morris ... James
Willie Shearer Willie Shearer ... Professor
Ian Wilson ... Rant
Elizabeth and Collins Elizabeth and Collins ... Themselves (as Elizabeth & Collins)
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Steed survives an attempt by the Mafia to assassinate him for interfering with their drug traffic and tracks the would-be killers to a smaller provincial circus.

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Sica: I'd like to see your husband.
Rickie Bennett: Hm. So would I!
Sica: Carlo is not here?
Rickie Bennett: No. He went to London last week. He must have missed his connection back.
Sica: May I sit down?
Rickie Bennett: Oh yes, by all means, but don't expect him to walk in. I've been doing that for three days...
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Send in the clowns
14 January 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Conspiracy of Silence" is the weakest second season episode, much inferior to "Girl on the Trapeze," with the Mafia targeting to assassinate Steed through a small time circus. Once again, he takes a back seat to Cathy Gale, but neither has much to work with here (the two do have one fiery exchange to enliven the boredom). For the first time since "Mr Teddy Bear," Cathy is led to believe that Steed has been killed, but just won't give him any satisfaction. Sandra Dorne had decorative roles in genre fare like "Invisible Creature" (1960) and "Devil Doll" (1963), while Robert Rietty was used mostly for voice-over work in several James Bond features. Alec Mango later appeared in "Two's a Crowd," and Artro Morris later did "How to Succeed .... at Murder." Ian Wilson has a nice cameo as a tattoo artist, and Steed's dog Sheba makes her fourth of five appearances (the last would be in "The Gilded Cage").


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UK

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English

Release Date:

27 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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