The Avengers (1961–1969)
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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

Mrs. Peel parks her car in front of Professor Jordan's house and gets out to go and find him. The next view of the front of the house shows Mrs. Peel's car to be missing from the shot. See more »

Quotes

Professor Jordan: [about Captain Crusoe] Whomever teaches him a phrase, he gets the tone and inflection of that person's voice exactly. A parrot paragon.
Emma Peel: And now he's a Polly gone.
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Connections

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

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The worst episode.
15 November 2020 | by DriftedSnowWhiteSee all my reviews

I have repeatedly watched The Avengers for over 50 years. This episode strikes me as the writers taking discarded writing and patching them together to make Emma and Steed incompatible, awkward, and stupid. This is probably not the fault of the writers.

Another consumer reviewer remarks about the idiocy of the innuendo between Steed and the model, made more idiotic because that character has absolutely no business in this script.

I don't know how this episode happened. One last: I find the 'Robin' character terrifying, as one should when a character is psychotically gleeful in killing. Terrifying character, and, more objectively - that's all he is. Not the actor's fault. so - who to blame for this catastrophe? The director?


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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