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Six Hands Across a Table 

Cathy's quiet weekend visiting with a friend is ruined by treachery, scheming and mysterious accidents.


Richmond Harding


Reed De Rouen (teleplay) (as Reed R. de Rouen)




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Honor Blackman ... Catherine Gale
Guy Doleman ... Oliver Waldner
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... George Stanley
Philip Madoc ... Julian Seabrook
Edward de Souza ... Brian Collier
John Wentworth John Wentworth ... Sir Charles Reniston
Sylvia Bidmead Sylvia Bidmead ... Rosalind
Frank Sieman Frank Sieman ... Bert Barnes
Stephen Hancock Stephen Hancock ... Draughtsman
Freda Bamford ... Lady Reniston
Gillian Barclay Gillian Barclay ... Miss Francis
Ilona Rodgers ... Receptionist
Ian Cunningham Ian Cunningham ... Butler


Cathy's quiet weekend visiting with a friend is ruined by treachery, scheming and mysterious accidents.

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Julian Seabrook: There's one more thing...
Oliver Waldner: Oh, you've got a hide like a rhinoceros.
Julian Seabrook: My increment.
Oliver Waldner: You're what? Oh, you're rise...
Julian Seabrook: It's long overdue. You seem to be the only one holding it up, why?
Oliver Waldner: You'll be after my job, next.
Julian Seabrook: Everything in it's own good time.
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Boardroom intrigue... or is that bedroom?
15 January 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Six Hands Across a Table" finally presents Cathy Gale (essentially working solo yet again) in a more emotionally involved situation than we've seen before. Spending several days at the country estate of an old schoolmate, Cathy becomes somewhat close to the girl's father, Oliver Waldner (Guy Doleman), who is later said to be in love with Cathy. Unfortunately, Waldner is involved with a corporate takeover of a rival shipbuilding firm that has proposed doing business with the French. Patriotism takes a back seat when the firm's owner is killed in a suspicious car crash, particularly since he was revealed to be an excellent driver. While Steed casts aspersions on Cathy's newfound relationship, Brian Collier (Edward de Souza, "The Curious Case of the Countless Clues"), son of the late owner, is also being victimized by a series of near fatal 'accidents.' Philip Madoc, previously seen in "The Decapod," is his usual dependable self, carefully weighing his options on both sides, with solid contributions from other series veterans like Campbell Singer ("Who's Who???"), John Wentworth ("The Master Minds"), Frank Sieman ("Fog"), and Ilona Rodgers ("The Bird Who Knew Too Much").

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1 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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