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Death of a Batman 

"Death of a Batman" is an episode of The Avengers starring Patrick Macnee, Honor Blackman, and André Morell. Steed attends the funeral of his former batman Wrightson, who had become a draughtsman on a modest salary in civilian life. However, at the will reading everyone is shocked to learn that he... See full summary »

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... John Steed
... Catherine Gale
... Lord Teale (as Andre Morell)
... Van Doren
Katy Greenwood ... Lady Cynthia
... John Wrightson
Geoffrey Alexander ... Gibbs
Kitty Atwood ... Edith Wrightson (as Kitty Attwood)
Ray Browne ... Cooper
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Steed attends the funeral of his former batman Wrightson, who had become a draughtsman on a modest salary in civilian life. However, at the will reading everyone is shocked to learn that he was exceedingly rich and apparently by honest means. Steed and Mrs. Gale investigate and uncover an ambitious plot involving insider trading. Written by don @ minifie-1

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11 March 1991 (USA)  »

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When Steed and Gale are conversing at Victor Gibb's firm, their voices are drowned out by a loud cough from off screen. It is actor Geoffrey Alexander clearing his throat before entering the scene and saying his first line. See more »

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Lady Cynthia: I have jobs like other people have colds.
Lord Teale: You should settle down.
Lady Cynthia: Settle nothing! How do you know what it's about if you haven't tried it?
Lord Teale: Well, you don't have to swallow the ocean to describe the taste of salt water.
Lady Cynthia: Smart! Where did it come from?
Lord Teale: Off a match box.
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The formidable Andre Morell
26 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

"Death of a Batman" benefits from the formidable presence of Andre Morell, one of Britain's greatest character actors, in fine form as Lord Basil Teale, running a banking partnership with Eric Van Doren (Philip Madoc, previously seen in "Six Hands Across a Table"), illegally using insider information in takeovers of electronics firms. Steed becomes suspicious when his newly deceased batman left behind a personal fortune that was not compatible with his weekly salary, effortlessly flirting with socialite Lady Cynthia Bellamy (Katy Greenwood), whose valuable stock shares are being sold for a profit then bought back without her knowledge. Some unintended amusement results from two doors that simply refuse to stay shut. Returning for the last of his four episodes is Ray Browne, enjoying his largest role despite being the loser in a tussle with Catherine Gale. This also marks the only appearance of another large dog owned by Steed, this one named Katie ("The Gilded Cage" was the last to feature any dog).


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