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Immortal Clay 

Cathy's friends claim to have invented an unbreakable ceramic. Sinister forces want the formula for uses that have nothing to do with cups and saucers.

Director:

Richmond Harding

Writer:

James Mitchell (teleplay)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Honor Blackman ... Catherine Gale
Paul Eddington ... Richard Marling
James Bree ... Miller
Bert Palmer Bert Palmer ... Josh Machen
Gary Watson ... Allen Marling
Steve Plytas Steve Plytas ... De Groot
Rowena Gregory Rowena Gregory ... Anne
Didi Sullivan Didi Sullivan ... Mara Little
Douglas Muir ... One Ten
Frank Olegario ... Blomberg
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Cathy's friends claim to have invented an unbreakable ceramic. Sinister forces want the formula for uses that have nothing to do with cups and saucers.

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ceramic | china | vat | chess | sauna | See All (6) »


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When Miller is finishing the cup, the camera pans with him towards a table and loudly bumps into it, making the screen wobble and shake for a moment. See more »

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De Groot: So, I am to be the Fairy Godfather, huh? All right, Cinderella, 50.000 pounds.
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Immortal Clay
7 August 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Immortal Clay is a dense but dull mystery. It is almost like a soap opera.

A small pottery factory run by two brothers is in debt. One of the brother's after many false dawns might have invented an unbreakable ceramic tile. One-Ten tells Steed this could have a significant industrial impact and needs to be protected against foreign espionage.

When Steed arrives at the pottery factory, there is already a dead body when an industrial spy is found dead. An Eastern European trying to persuade workers with a bribe and a question mark as to whether an unbreakable tile has even been created.

In terms of science The Avengers were ahead of the curve. As One-Ten mentions such a tile could be used on a rocket and the Space Shuttle did have heat resistant tiles.

Apart from industrial espionage there is an undercurrent of jealousy as a blonde ceramic worker who wants to be a beauty queen attracts several suitors. The story and production is just too silly and unengaging.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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