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Death a La Carte 

A Middle eastern emir, Abdulla Akaba, comes to London as he does every year for his health check up by specialist doctor Spender. Steed believes that the emir will be killed by poisoning ... See full summary »

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Kim Mills

Writer:

John Lucarotti
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Honor Blackman ... Catherine Gale
Robert James ... Mellor
Henry Lincoln Henry Lincoln ... Emir Abdulla Akaba (as Henry Soskin)
Paul Dawkins Paul Dawkins ... Dr. Spender
Ken Parry Ken Parry ... Arbuthnot
Gordon Rollings ... Lucien
David Nettheim ... Umberto
Coral Atkins Coral Atkins ... Josie
Valentino Musetti Valentino Musetti ... Ali
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A Middle eastern emir, Abdulla Akaba, comes to London as he does every year for his health check up by specialist doctor Spender. Steed believes that the emir will be killed by poisoning and poses as a chef at the hotel where he is staying.Poisoned mushrooms are detected but the emir actually dies of what appear to be natural causes. Has Dr. Spender engineered this ? Or a member of the emir's staff? And why? The Avengers investigate. Written by don @ minifie-1

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Umberto Equi: [meaning to insult] Instant cake mixer!
Lucien Chaplet: What you say, you nineteenth century spaghetti maker, huh?
Arbuthnot: Dignity, gentlemen, dignity. Let us remember where we are.
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Menu for murder
21 January 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Death A La Carte" is another lesser entry, something of a throwback to the previous season, with Steed disguised as a master chef, serving up a special menu for the visiting Emir Abdulla Akaba (Henry Soskin, "A Change of Bait"), ailing ambassador from an oil-rich nation, whose doctor (Paul Dawkins, "Death on the Slipway" and "Death's Door") diagnoses that the Emir could go at any time, but has many enemies out to hasten the process. Cathy works as hostess for the Emir, who is understandably pleased by her efficiency, while Steed is the middle man between the feisty Italian chef (David Nettheim) and the French pastry chef (Gordon Rollings), both of whom may be more involved than they should be. Playing Brigadier Mellor, trusted aide to the Emir, is Robert James, familiar from "Hot Snow," "Brought to Book," "Too Many Christmas Trees," and "Look - (stop me if you've heard this one) But There Were These Two Fellers..." Also on hand are Ken Parry, later seen in "Honey for the Prince," and Valentino Musetti, previously seen in "The Decapod."


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