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The Bird Who Knew Too Much 

Two spies have obtained information about a secret missile base which they are passing to the other side, via a person known as Captain Caruso, whom the Avengers are charged to locate. In ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Rossotti

Writers:

Brian Clemens (teleplay), Alan Pattillo (story)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Ron Moody ... Jordan
Ilona Rodgers ... Samantha Slade
Kenneth Cope ... Tom Savage
Michael Coles ... Verret
John Wood ... Twitter
Anthony Valentine ... Cunliffe
Clive Colin Bowler Clive Colin Bowler ... Robin (as Clive Colin-Bowler)
John Lee ... Mark Pearson
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Two spies have obtained information about a secret missile base which they are passing to the other side, via a person known as Captain Caruso, whom the Avengers are charged to locate. In the event the good Captain turns out to be a trained parrot who possesses a photographic memory . . . Written by don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

The triangle that is supposed to play a "Top C" for the parrot is actually playing a C-sharp. See more »

Goofs

The street set outside the photographer studio has a stone wall outside the archway the first time, and a brick wall the second time. See more »

Quotes

John Steed: Frank Elrick. He was engaged on counter-counter-counterespionage.
Emma Peel: Well, somebody countered his counter. Where was this, eh, found?
John Steed: In a contractor's yard and just in time. In another hour or so... he would have been the cornerstone of a new supermarket. Poor, old Frank. He was a pretty solid sort of type.
Emma Peel: He still is.
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Connections

Featured in The Avengers: Homicide and Old Lace (1969) See more »

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Ron Moody and Anthony Valentine
16 March 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Bird Who Knew Too Much" is probably a lesser entry, which is usually the case when the two stars are split up. In this one, Steed spends an inordinate amount of time with a model (Ilona Rodgers, "Six Hands Across a Table"), even posing with her for a photographer (Kenneth Cope, "The Curious Case of the Countless Clues"), while Mrs. Peel does more of the footwork, as avian agents feather their nests with aerial information translated for the mysterious Captain Crusoe, a remarkable talking parrot. Ron Moody's appearance is just as brief as his preceding episode, "Honey for the Prince," while Anthony Valentine made one further appearance in "Killer." Playing silent roles as murdered agents are John Lee ("The Forget-Me-Knot"), and an unbilled Frank Maher ("November Five," "Dressed to Kill," "The Little Wonders," "You Have Just Been Murdered").


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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ABC Weekend Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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