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The Mauritius Penny 

A stamp collector is murdered after he discovers an extremely rare penny stamp being offered for sale on the open market. Cathy takes a job in the stamp collectors store to gather more ... See full summary »

Director:

Richmond Harding

Writers:

Malcolm Hulke (teleplay), Terrance Dicks (teleplay)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Honor Blackman ... Catherine Gale
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Brown
David Langton ... Gerald Shelley
Richard Vernon ... Lord Matterley
Sylva Langova Sylva Langova ... Sheila Gray
Edward Jewesbury ... Maitland
Harry Shacklock Harry Shacklock ... Peckham
Philip Guard Philip Guard ... Goodchild
Alan Rolfe Alan Rolfe ... Inspector Burke
Grace Arnold ... Charlady
Edward Higgins Edward Higgins ... P.C. Andrews
Delia Corrie Delia Corrie ... Miss Power
Raymond Hodge Raymond Hodge ... Porter
Edwin Brown ... Lorry Driver
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A stamp collector is murdered after he discovers an extremely rare penny stamp being offered for sale on the open market. Cathy takes a job in the stamp collectors store to gather more information, but is unable to prevent a murder in an auction room. Written by Anonymous

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Terrance Dicks has admitted that he reused several ideas from this story for Tom Baker's debut in Doctor Who: Robot: Part One (1974). See more »

Quotes

Catherine Gale: And what if Mr. Goodchild and Miss Gray were close friends?
John Steed: Look, if you wanted to contact me, would you write my full name and adress in your diary?
Catherine Gale: I don't keep a diary.
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Neo Nazis Stamp Collectors
10 January 2019 | by tandlich1See all my reviews

A stamp shop and auction house are the cover for an international neo Nazi movement. Well done, if wellworn, despite containing several plotholes and suspensions of faith. The episode is notable for Steed being waylaid twice: once in his apartment by two police impostors and the second time in a dentist office reminescent of Marathon Man. Numerous evil bad guys in the episode, foremost of which was Sylvia Langova as the German accented Miss Gray in the aforementioned dental scene. Several poorly choreographed fight sequences, one involving Cathy Gale disposing of an opponent with one wimpy karate chop.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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