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Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime “The Man in the Mist” (1982) – reviewed by George

This episode startled me, as I may have been missing something right along. Tommy (James Warwick) and Tuppence (Francesca Annis) have just botched a case involving a stolen necklace and are very down. Tommy is disguised as a priest, and … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season Two, Disc Seven (1966) – reviewed by George

# 19: The Waverly Ring Affair “Thrush has a man in U.N.C.L.E.!” This startling discovery is made because Thrush has obtained a document from File 40, which requires a bypass key, and these keys are not handed out without years … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” (1986) – reviewed by George

Patrick Allen and James Bree as Colonel Sebastian Moran and The Coroner in “The Empty House” “It is now three long years after my dear friend plunged to his death.” Dr. John Watson has gone back into private practice with … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime “The Ambassador’s Boots” (1982) – reviewed by George

A lovely springtime garden party is being held at the home of the American Ambassador, with the men in high hats and tails and the women in gauzy floral-design dresses. Here Tommy and Tuppence (James Warwick and Francesca Annis) are … Continue reading

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The Best of Prime Time Glick (2001) – reviewed by George

Martin Short, whom I greatly admire and consider the funniest man alive today, had a show on Comedy Central at the beginning of the century that I was never aware of, and so never saw. Today I got to see … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season Two, Disc Six (1966) – reviewed by George

#16: The Dippy Blonde Affair On the grounds of Thrush’s Satrap on Long Island, men are working to finish a device that can turn a man to jelly (not literally). I looked up “satrap” and it means governor or ruler, … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime “Finessing the King” (1982) – reviewed by George

Tuppence (Francesca Annis) bursts into the office, laden with shopping bags, and announces, “Thought I’d do kedgeree this evening, followed by rhubarb and junket, and spoonfuls of lovely, gooey custard.” And Tommy (James Warwick) exclaims, “Oh, Good Lord, just like … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and David Burke as John Watson in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” (1984) – reviewed by George

Nicholas Clay and Patrick Newell as Dr. Percy Trevelyan and Mr. Blessington in “The Resident Patient” A man is awakened by someone calling, “Help me, Sutton, help me!” He goes downstairs and sees a coffin and an undertaker. He opens … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season Two, Disc Five (1965) – reviewed by George

# 13: The Adriatic Express Affair Illya and Napoleon  (David McCallum and Robert Vaughn) are in different parts of a train station, maintaining radio contact. An announcement, first in German, then in English: “Adriatic Express, Vienna to Venice, on Track … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime “The Clergyman’s Daughter” (1983) – reviewed by George

The Blunt Detective Agency (or as Tommy likes to say, Blunt’s Brilliant Detectives) is visited by a young woman, Monica Deane (Jane Booker), who has had a scare and is really worried about it. Seems she inherited The Red House, … Continue reading

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