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3.20 - The Little Wonders

 
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Darren
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: 3.20 - The Little Wonders Reply with quote

Written by Eric Paice

Directed by Laurence Bourne

Production completed: 3 January 1964
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, everything about this episode is wonderful. The villains, the plot, the whole set-up, Lois Maxwell with a machine gun, Steed in a clerical collar, the dolls' hospital...it's just loads of fun. If only they hadn't decided to kill off a large section of the secondary characters partway through, this would be 10/10.
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Ian Wegg
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've invested more in this episode than any other so far. That's mainly because there is so much going on that I had to rewatch it several times to resolve all the threads in the story. Even then there are parts I haven't quite worked out. (How the 1960s viewers got to grips with some of these shows without the benefit of video recorders is a mystery to me!)

Nevertheless a very enjoyable episode, one of the best. The general premise is excellent with some very good plot twists and a good cast.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe televisions back then were much sharper than we think. All those scenes where Steed of Cathy writes on a mirror with lipstick - it takes me ages to work out what it says.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 for me. I'm one who doesn't quite get it yet but maybe it will grow.
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Rhonda
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's great to imagine what inspired the writers to choose characters' names in The Avengers. Somewhere along the way they probably saw a film or read a news story that stayed in their mind. Pure speculation here but when Al Capone went to work for another gangster in Chicago an associate was Dean O'Banion who had sung in the church choir.

Wherever the idea for the dog-collar wearing gangsters in writer Eric Paice's story The Little Wonders came from, 'The Dean Of Rangoon' sticks amusingly in my mind after watching it. I don't think I appreciated it the first time (as you can see by my 4 points) but the it has grown on me the second time - and what a way to end Act 2!
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