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Get-A-Way! 

Three captured Russian spies are being held at the seemingly escape-proof Oldhill Monastery, but two of them do manage to escape, simply by making themselves seem invisible, thanks to the ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Sharp

Writer:

Philip Levene (teleplay by)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Linda Thorson ... Tara King
Andrew Keir ... Col. James
Peter Bowles ... Ezdorf
Peter Bayliss ... Dodge
Neil Hallett ... Paul Ryder
Terence Longdon ... George Neville
William Wilde ... Baxter
Michael Culver ... Price
Michael Elwyn ... Lt. Edwards
John Hussey ... Peters
Barry Linehan ... Magnus
Robert Russell ... Lubin
Vincent Harding ... Rostov
James Belchamber ... Bryant
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Three captured Russian spies are being held at the seemingly escape-proof Oldhill Monastery, but two of them do manage to escape, simply by making themselves seem invisible, thanks to the contents of a bottle of Lizard vodka. They both succeed in eliminating their chosen victim. The third one is about to make his getaway. And his mark is Steed. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The stuffed alligator seen at the magazine publisher's was also used as a prop in The Avengers: Small Game for Big Hunters (1966). See more »

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George Neville: And another toast: Steeds partner in crime. You certainly know how to pick 'em.
[Steed laughs]
George Neville: She's delectable, she's delicious, she's eh...
Paul Ryder: A dab hand of the caviar canopy.
[Tara smiles]
George Neville: Gentlemen, I give you: Tara King.
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Struggling to regain past glories
13 April 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Get-A-Way!" is indicative of the problem with the early Tara King episodes, in that a return to more 'realistic' plotting from earlier seasons means that any attempt to try to regain the sublime wit of the Emma Peel formula would prove to be difficult to recover. Although scripted by the prolific Philip Levene, author of the memorable Cybernaut entries, there is very little humor to be found, a far cry from the same writer's "The See-Through Man," another story depicting an invisible opponent. Captured enemy agents are able to escape (disappearing into thin air) and complete their assassinations of Ministry foes, while the ringleader, Ezdorf (Peter Bowles), bides his time in a cat and mouse game against Steed (the unusual climax makes everything worthwhile). Tara continues to be underused, working apart from Steed, as the new era struggles to find its way. Peter Bowles makes the last, and weakest, of his four episodes, after "Second Sight," "Dial a Deadly Number," and "Escape in Time," while Andrew Keir ("The Fear Merchants"), playing the prison warden, does a warmup for the same role in 1970's excellent "The Night Visitor." Also present are Peter Bayliss ("The Murder Market"), Neil Hallett ("Dead of Winter" and "The Winged Avenger"), Barry Linehan ("The Golden Fleece"), and James Belchamber ("Quick-Quick Slow Death").


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English

Release Date:

24 April 1968 (USA) See more »

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