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4.16 - The Thirteenth Hole

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: 4.16 - The Thirteenth Hole Reply with quote

Discuss, review and rate The Thirteenth Hole, produced Monday 6th September 1965 to c. Wednesday 15th September 1965.

Teleplay by Tony Williamson
Directed by Roy Baker
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: The Thirteenth Hole Reply with quote

I know many do not like this episode, but do not take it seriously. It's kind of a parody of the game of golf in Goldfinger. This is a great comedy. We can also enjoy the local scenery, it's not often you see in the show. Here, I love the costumes Steed and Emma Peel, as well as a good sense of humor.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: The Thirteenth Hole Reply with quote

denisrigg wrote:
I know many do not like this episode, but do not take it seriously. It's kind of a parody of the game of golf in Goldfinger. This is a great comedy. We can also enjoy the local scenery, it's not often you see in the show. Here, I love the costumes Steed and Emma Peel, as well as a good sense of humor.

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i WOULD concur...good script, witty exchanges..and using the golf ball as an weapon...was brilliant...I have always loved this episode...and could never understand why so many 'fans' wanted to disown it...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:12 am    Post subject: Re: The Thirteenth Hole Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
WOULD concur...good script, witty exchanges..and using the golf ball as an weapon...was brilliant...I have always loved this episode...and could never understand why so many 'fans' wanted to disown it...


That was part of the reason I chose it as one of my chapters in Rodney's book. It's a fun episode, but it often "slips through the cracks" in favour of the more famous episodes.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed reading your chapter the other night after watching the episode.

It's a nice outdoorsy episode.

I love the improvised scene inbetween the dialogue when the play the stick game, they do so well to remember the dialogue and stay focused as it would be so easy to mis a cue line.

It's a great episode for Steed feigning ignorance to blindside the villains, with his wonderful way of extending the game of golf through all his use of tools. And later when they expect him to die after putting the ball. dr. Adams digging around in the dirt stalling and then Steed turning up beside him all faux innocent then turning all serious with a arm lock.

Emma's scenes with Donald Hewlitt's character are very amusing as she can barely conceal her boredom and disinterest. Normally she's engaged with people. John Bates very black and white costumes work so well for season 4. It's funny in The Living Dead when Mandy wears Emma's black and white fur coat. It looks so wrong in this colourful episode but in b/w it's perfect. I love her lurking in the bushes and fixing the game.

After her fight with Jackson, she's sees the golf cart ride off with the gun, a strange moment as it would have been easy for her to chase it as it's so close. Her description doesn't quite match what we see. "A mini- tank". No it's a golf cart on a golf course.Smile

It got some great music from Laurie Johnson. His scores were particularly listenable at this time in the season (town, Castle, Hour).

Roy Baker is a very dependable director but he does have a quality of being a bit rushed and taking shortcuts.

Whilst it isn't exceptional, it's an episode that I watch just as light, undemanding escapism.

7/10
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
I enjoyed reading your chapter the other night after watching the episode.

It's a nice outdoorsy episode.

I love the improvised scene inbetween the dialogue when the play the stick game, they do so well to remember the dialogue and stay focused as it would be so easy to mis a cue line.

It's a great episode for Steed feigning ignorance to blindside the villains, with his wonderful way of extending the game of golf through all his use of tools. And later when they expect him to die after putting the ball. dr. Adams digging around in the dirt stalling and then Steed turning up beside him all faux innocent then turning all serious with a arm lock.

Emma's scenes with Donald Hewlitt's character are very amusing as she can barely conceal her boredom and disinterest. Normally she's engaged with people. John Bates very black and white costumes work so well for season 4. It's funny in The Living Dead when Mandy wears Emma's black and white fur coat. It looks so wrong in this colourful episode but in b/w it's perfect. I love her lurking in the bushes and fixing the game.

After her fight with Jackson, she's sees the golf cart ride off with the gun, a strange moment as it would have been easy for her to chase it as it's so close. Her description doesn't quite match what we see. "A mini- tank". No it's a golf cart on a golf course.Smile

It got some great music from Laurie Johnson. His scores were particularly listenable at this time in the season (town, Castle, Hour).

Roy Baker is a very dependable director but he does have a quality of being a bit rushed and taking shortcuts.

Whilst it isn't exceptional, it's an episode that I watch just as light, undemanding escapism.

7/10


Thanks, Darren. Glad you enjoyed it. Smile

Steed outdoing the golfers with his golf gear is absolutely priceless. They have absolutely no idea what to do with him, which is, of course, the point. Wink

Emma misidentifying the golf cart is a bit a of stretch, though it might be one of those cases where the audience can "see" in the dark better than the characters--perhaps all she can see is a vague outline that looks tanklike.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not the best episode but undoubtedly produced the best chapter in Bright Horizons.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rodders wrote:
not the best episode but undoubtedly produced the best chapter in Bright Horizons.


I'm still blushing, Rodney. Very Happy High praise indeed, especially if it made you give the episode another look. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave 6
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:42 am    Post subject: A joke with no punchline. Reply with quote

Hmmm. Really I can't find the words. I have given this the lowest mark I have for any episode. The best thing I can say it that it has a good cast, albeit pretty much wasted - especially Peter Jones who for the most part just stands around looking embarrassed.

I can suspend quite a lot of disbelief for TA and can put up with any amount of silliness, but in the end I expect some sort of explanation for what has preceded. Here the denouement was lame in the extreme. A half-believable premise would have lifted my score by a few points.

Disappointing!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: A joke with no punchline. Reply with quote

NickP wrote:
Hmmm. Really I can't find the words. I have given this the lowest mark I have for any episode. The best thing I can say it that it has a good cast, albeit pretty much wasted - especially Peter Jones who for the most part just stands around looking embarrassed.

I can suspend quite a lot of disbelief for TA and can put up with any amount of silliness, but in the end I expect some sort of explanation for what has preceded. Here the denouement was lame in the extreme. A half-believable premise would have lifted my score by a few points.

Disappointing!


It's a goofy one all right but one that I always enjoy watching. Craigleigh Golf Club (what does it have, four members?)is so classically Avengerland. Also, there is some great Steed/Mrs. Peel repartee and it's a lot of fun watching Mrs. Peel prance around as if she were a sprite from A Midsummer Nights Dream. And maybe the funniest thing in the episode is watching Macnee try to swing a golf club!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this episode, but then again, I love almost all the Avenger episodes since I'm a huge fan of the show! There's very few episodes I really don't enjoy and find something delightful in.

This is a fun episode!

I love how when Steed is knocked out, Emma feels it's necessary to paw his entire body in her concern. I'm sure I would do the same.

Also, at the end Steed gets a little bored with the fighting and easily, with hardly any energy expenditure, suffers unconsciousness to fall upon the last fighter. Then he shows that indeed he is a pretty good golfer; hole on head equals hole in one!

The pick-up stick scene is fantastic, and it's funny seeing Steed really try to cheat to win.

Great way to spend nearly an hour.
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