The Avengers (1961–1969)
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Love All 

Responsible old government bureaucrats are suddenly falling madly in love with the homely office charwoman - and they can't wait to tell her all of their secrets.


Peter Sykes


Jeremy Burnham (teleplay by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Linda Thorson ... Tara King
Veronica Strong Veronica Strong ... Martha
Terence Alexander ... Bromfield
Robert Harris ... Sir Rodney
Patrick Newell ... Mother
Patsy Rowlands ... Thelma
Brian Oulton ... Tait
Frank Gatliff Frank Gatliff ... George Fryer
Ann Rye Ann Rye ... Policewoman Grimshaw
Zulema Dene ... Athene
Peter Stephens Peter Stephens ... Mr. Bellchamber
Norman Pitt Norman Pitt ... Basil Roxby
John Cobner John Cobner ... First Guard
Robin Tolhurst Robin Tolhurst ... Tait's Secretary


The Ministry of Missile Deployment is suffering from a security leak when its head Sir Rodney Kellogg has fallen for plain, middle-aged cleaner Martha Roberts and told her all his secrets. Needless to say Martha is not what she seems and the avengers must discover true identity and how she has duped Sir Rodney and other misogynist ministers into betrayal. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

3 February 1969 (USA) See more »

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ABC Weekend Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Veronica Strong, who plays the charwoman Martha in the episode, is married to its writer, Jeremy Burnham. See more »


After Martha shoots "Rodders", we see (briefly) that her pistol is missing its upper parts, including the barrel, firing chamber and firing pin. See more »


Tait: A woman? You say Sir Rodney was killed by a woman?
John Steed: It looks like it, Mr. Tait. Did you ever see him with one?
Tait: Never! Avoided them like the plague. I can't say I blame him, really.
John Steed: Why?
Tait: Extraordinary creatues, I've never been able to understand what makes them tick.
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The letter 'O' in the title "Love All" is shaped like a heart. See more »

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We love Veronica Strong!
10 May 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Love All" is one of the last classics, third of 5 episodes scripted by veteran actor Jeremy Burnham and second directed by Peter Sykes ("Noon Doomsday"). Veronica Strong excels as Martha Roberts, a frumpy, chain smoking charwoman working at the Ministry, extracting top secret information from woman hating civil servants who inexplicably fall in love with her. Tara is the only one to notice the symptoms (and perfume), but also the one that unknowingly succumbs herself, led to attempt a despondent suicide. The climax reveals all, and Steed is the lucky beneficiary! The plot is certainly nothing new, but the execution makes all the difference, with a distinctive music score quite unlike any other done for the series. The final appearance for veterans Terence Alexander ("The Town of No Return" and "The Correct Way to Kill"), Brian Oulton ("The Charmers"), Frank Gatliff ("One for the Mortuary," "The Sell-Out," "A Chorus of Frogs"), and Norman Pitt ("A Change of Bait").

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