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Mr. Teddy Bear 

One-Ten is convinced that the man is murdered while being interviewed on a live television show was the victim of a hired-killer called "Mr. Teddy Bear." He concocts a plot to trap him ... See full summary »







Episode complete credited cast:
... John Steed
... Catherine Gale
... One Ten
Bernard Goldman ... Mr. Teddy Bear
Tim Brinton ... Interviewer
Kenneth Keeling ... Colonel Wayne-Gilley
... Dr. Gilmore
John Ruddock ... Dr. James Howell
Michael Robbins ... Henry Farrow
Michael Collins ... Technician
Sarah Maxwell ... Cafe Girl


One-Ten is convinced that the man is murdered while being interviewed on a live television show was the victim of a hired-killer called "Mr. Teddy Bear." He concocts a plot to trap him using John Steed as bait and Cathy Gale as the woman who wants to hire an assassin to murder him.

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27 January 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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First episode broadcast with Honor Blackman was actually her fourth to be shot. See more »


One Ten pronounces Cathy Gale's surname as 'Jail'. See more »


Catherine Gale: You have a surprising faith in gentlemen's agreements, Mr. Teddy Bear. But perhaps you've noticed, I'm not a gentleman.
Mr. Teddy Bear: Oh, I have noticed, eh, with approval.
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Catherine Gale debuts for British audiences
3 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

"Mr Teddy Bear" was actually the fourth episode shot with Honor Blackman, but the one chosen (out of ten completed) as the second season debut for British audiences in September 1962, beginning with a live television broadcast where the principal subject suddenly drops dead of an apparent heart attack. Douglas Muir enjoys his largest role as One Ten, Steed's superior, who informs Steed that the man was poisoned by a professional assassin known only as Mr. Teddy Bear (Bernard Goldman), an ingenious mastermind who works alone and charges high prices for his services. Catherine Gale engages him to kill a certain John Steed, their first meeting conducted in a dilapidated building where terms are discussed through a stuffed bear, with the actual assassination a simple phone call away. Certainly an eye opening change from preceding shows, the origins of the filmed series are all here, including the well conceived, larger-than-life villain, and a riveting climactic encounter which proved to be tough to follow. Cathy wears leather for the first time, ditching the garter gun in "Propellant 23," and in our first ever view of Steed's flat, he has a Dalmatian appropriately named Freckles (Cathy warns him to keep Freckles off her furniture). At one point, while practicing judo together, Steed makes a pass at Cathy, only to be silently shoved right back down to the floor! Michael Robbins also appeared in "Square Root of Evil," "Dragonsfield," and "Take Me to Your Leader," Michael Collins previously did "Brought to Book," Kenneth Keeling later did "The Grandeur That Was Rome," and John Horsley later did "Thingumajig." Honor Blackman was an instant sensation, with only nine episodes interrupting the flow of her two seasons doing the series, six with Julie Stevens, three with Jon Rollason.

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