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The House That Jack Built 

Mrs. Peel is bequeathed an old house by an uncle Jack, whom she never knew existed. In the event, he did not exist. The house is a former lunatic asylum and it is all a ruse by a vengeful ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Peel is bequeathed an old house by an uncle Jack, whom she never knew existed. In the event, he did not exist. The house is a former lunatic asylum and it is all a ruse by a vengeful ex-employee of Mrs. Peel's to submit her to mind games which will drive her insane. Written by don @ minifie-1

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16 May 1966 (USA)  »

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The "suicide box" was used earlier as the elevator in Armstrong's factory in "The Cybernauts". See more »

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(at around 55 mins) A crewman looking down can be seen in the reflection of the machine. See more »

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Emma Peel: [a man dressed like a scout has stopped Mrs. Peel's car on the road] I might have killed you.
Frederick Withers: The speed you were going?
[shakes his head]
Frederick Withers: The stopping distance to this car is 147 feet, allowing for average reflexes. I positioned myself 150 feet away.
Emma Peel: Very mathematical of you.
Frederick Withers: I am a very mathematical person.
Emma Peel: You're also very stupid. Supposing I hadn't seen you?
Frederick Withers: In that case, my death would have been entirely your fault.
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The episode to watch that lifts it above regular TV fare.
13 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is the episode to catch if you aren't a fan of the show but want to see how well the show could be written and executed. It has a strange feel at the end that I won't give away but its worth it. Diana Rigg it needs to be said was on of the 60's premiere television actresses but she's not mentioned that much these days. A shame really. The pairing of her and MacNee was star-crossed. Like Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson and Shelley Long and in the future Teri Hatcher and James Denton some folks just look like they belong together(even when they personally disagree). This episode focused on Ms. Rigg and there isn't a lot interplay between the two leads but it a must see for her acting chops.


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