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(TV Series)

(1976)

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Purdey: Anyway, from what I hear, you've already been around quite a bit.

Mike Gambit: Been at keyholes again, Purdey?

Purdey: It's common knowledge in the department.

Mike Gambit: Just hearsay.

Purdey: The typing pool affair?

Mike Gambit: Rumour.

Purdey: The undersecretary's undersecretary?

Mike Gambit: Jealousy?

Purdey: The Russian Countess, so-called?

Mike Gambit: Ah yes, well, eh, that was was an under cover job and I, eh, took them literally.

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John Steed: [having received a message from 'the Flyer'] The Flyer?

Mike Gambit: Sounds like the fifties and sixties. The flyer, the butcher, the baker.

Purdey: The candlestick maker.

Mike Gambit: You used a lot of funny names in those days, didn't you?

John Steed: They weren't funny. I was the New Doberman.

Mike Gambit: Woof woof.

Purdey: That's an awful lot of morse.

John Steed: They abbreviated it. Cut it short after the D. The New D.

Purdey: The nudie?

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Mike Gambit: [looking through old files] Steed? You tell me about this incident in Istanbul. Devilish clever use of the garlic sausage.

John Steed: You're supposed to be spying on them, not me!

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Purdey: What about you seventeen years ago?

Mike Gambit: Me, I was discovering sex.

Purdey: What a waste of time. You might have been learning to drive.

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Purdey: [shouting] Take your hands off me, you brute! You can't make me do it! I'll never marry you, never! I hate you!

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Purdey: [having just embarrassed Gambit in a church] Quick thinking, eh? I got us about a tricky situation without any embarrassment.

Mike Gambit: No embarrassment, no embarrassment at all!

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John Steed: They went to catch a flyer, they caught a catcher.

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Irwin Gunner: [on radio] White Rat, this message is for you. Now I know what I'm up against. I'd forgotten how quickly rats breed. How many of you now? A whole department?

Cromwell: [to operator] Try and get a fix.

Irwin Gunner: Rats can hide. But not from me, we both know that, don't we? I've put my mark on you. I'm going to cut off your tail. Destroy you.

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Grant: [surprised by Gunner in his bathtub] Gunner!

Irwin Gunner: It's been a long time.

Grant: For pitty's sake I do have a front door.

Irwin Gunner: Oh, I didn't know if you'd open it to my knocking or not.

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Grant: [sat in his bath] Can I offer you a drink?... Cigar?... A bit of soap?

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Purdey: You play rough, Mr. Cromwell.

Cromwell: [pouring a drink] You play rougher, Purdey.

Purdey: I wasn't playing.

Cromwell: Nor I, skoll.

[they clink]

Purdey: Cheers.

Cromwell: [slight pause] Well, know what?

Purdey: [looks him up and down] I think you'd better take your trousers off.

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John Steed: You were sipping brandy? Like this?

[pours himself a drink]

Grant: Yes. I say, Steed, what is it?

John Steed: Excelent. Fine Napoleon, I facet.

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Finder: [throws a load of old files on the table] There you are. 1960 through to '65

Mike Gambit: Thanks.

[picks up the first file]

Mike Gambit: No dust.

Finder: Hm?

Mike Gambit: Dust is almost mandatory in this place.

[blows on it]

Mike Gambit: Where's the dust?

Finder: I can get you some, the 1930 files.

Mike Gambit: Somebody else has been through these files, recently. Who?

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John Steed: You see my position, minister, I have to suspect everyone. My recurring nightmare is that one day I might even have to arrest myself.

Minister Quaintance: I sincerely hope not.

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Irwin Gunner: Who's that?

John Steed: I know I'm seventeen years late, but welcome back, Gunner.

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