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Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40? 

George is the country's top computer but somebody is attempting to sabotage him via shooting, acid corrosion and shutting him down. He is able to send part of a message on a print-out but ... See full summary »

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Cyril Frankel

Writer:

Tony Williamson (teleplay by)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Linda Thorson ... Tara King
Dennis Price ... Jason
Clifford Evans ... Pelley
Judy Parfitt ... Loris
Anthony Nicholls ... Ardmore
Frank Windsor ... Tobin
Adrian Ropes Adrian Ropes ... Baines
Arthur Cox ... Anaesthetist
Tony Wright ... Keller
John Porter-Davison John Porter-Davison ... Jacobs
Jacky Allouis Jacky Allouis ... Jill
Valerie Leon ... Betty
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George is the country's top computer but somebody is attempting to sabotage him via shooting, acid corrosion and shutting him down. He is able to send part of a message on a print-out but the Avengers are still none the wiser as to who is trying to disable him and call upon his creator for clues. Written by don @ minifie-1

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English

Release Date:

9 December 1968 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Undercover as an American, Tara speaks with a North American accent, which came easily to Linda Thorson as she is Canadian. See more »

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Baines: Not a curve anywhere. Why, to have curves in my place would be... sacrilege.
Tara King: Uhm, in that case, perhaps I'd better...
Baines: No, no, the furnishings. I don't like right angled girls. Although I don't mind girls with the right angle. Heh, heh.
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Dennis Price and Clifford Evans
20 April 2011 | by kevin olzakSee all my reviews

"Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?" probably doesn't deserve its unwieldy title, but its languid pace prevents it from being a total success. Plotwise, a throwback to "The Big Thinker" (equally mediocre), we are presented with cybernetic surgery after a sensitive super computer is shot by an assassin using a double barreled rifle! (taking no chances). In his third appearance, Clifford Evans ("Dial a Deadly Number" and "Death's Door") plays Sir Wilfred Pelley, George's creator, who curiously refuses to help his wounded offspring, while Judy Parfitt, in her fourth ("Bullseye," "The White Elephant," "Escape in Time"), gets shortchanged again as femme fatale Loris. Still bewigged, Tara actually carries this one, first in a fetching catwoman outfit (straight from a masquerade ball), then posing as Pelley's American niece, complete with convincing accent. Linda Thorson continues to improve on her fighting scenes, and is at her humorous best. Expertly cast as Pelley's butler is busy comedy veteran Dennis Price, who was then carving out a career on television in THE WORLD OF WOOSTER, with smaller roles going to Anthony Nicholls ("School for Traitors"), Adrian Ropes ("The Danger Makers" and "From Venus with Love"), and Arthur Cox ("From Venus with Love"). Blink and you might miss 2-time James Bond beauty Valerie Leon as a nurse (she also starred in Hammer's 1971 "Blood from the Mummy's Tomb").


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