The Avengers (1961–1969)
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Two's a Crowd 

A mysterious Russian called Psev is arriving for a conference at which Steed and Mrs. Peel have been hired to act as the security guards. However, a man called Gordon Webster who is an ... See full summary »


Roy Ward Baker (as Roy Baker)


Philip Levene (teleplay by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Warren Mitchell ... Brodny
Maria Machado ... Alicia Elena
Alec Mango ... Shvedloff
Wolfe Morris ... Pudeshkin
Julian Glover ... Vogel
John Bluthal ... Ivenko
Eric Lander Eric Lander ... Major Carson


A mysterious Russian called Psev is arriving for a conference at which Steed and Mrs. Peel have been hired to act as the security guards. However, a man called Gordon Webster who is an exact double for Steed turns up and offers his services to Psev's entourage of four people, fooling Mrs. Peel in the process and agreeing to kill Steed. Though he is thwarted it turns out that Psev is also not exactly the man that everybody had expected him to be. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The secret conference was about Polaris submarines. The UGM-27 (Polaris) was a two-stage submarine-launched thernonuclear-warheaded missile and submarines capable of launching them were called Polaris subs. In 1964 the UK began construction of four Resolution-class subs each capable of carrying 16 Polaris missiles. The program became operational two years after this episode aired. See more »


When Emma has a sneaky look around after delivering the model aircraft and waiting for the two pound payment, an extraneous moving shadow obviously of the film crew can be seen at the left side of shot. See more »


Emma Peel: Rather difficult to identify him, a man without a face.
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Steed is beside himself
23 February 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Two's a Crowd" is a rare disappointment, marred by weak villains and an inconsistent tone. Steed heads up security for an important conference, hoping to snare the elusive Colonel Psev, who has escaped detection for years because he's never been properly identified. The Colonel's circle of agents torment Ambassador Vladimir Jiroslav Brodny (Warren Mitchell, who would repeat the characterization in "The See-Through Man"), until they spot a male model who looks exactly like Steed, only without the scruples. It doesn't take long for them to convince the unpolished double to replace the real Steed, and start by convincing Mrs. Peel that he can actually pass for the real thing. Alas, the hapless Brodny can't hold a candle to Nigel Stock's Zalenko, Steed's friendly enemy from "Concerto," but once he fades into the background, things improve considerably, especially with Patrick Macnee's solid dual performance (he always complements his fellow actors). Warren Mitchell was already a series veteran ("The Golden Fleece" and "The Charmers"), but newcomer Julian Glover proved to be one of its most dependable villains, returning for "The Living Dead," "Split!" and "Pandora." Other veterans back again included Wolfe Morris ("The Yellow Needle" and "The Decapod") and Alec Mango ("Conspiracy of Silence"), but there was little difference between Psev's villains, the one major weakness of a mostly solid plot line.

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9 May 1966 (USA) See more »

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