Five Miles to Midnight

Episode 33
Saturday, 14 September 2019

– Where do these guns keep coming from?

– I get ’em wholesale.

This month, we’re watching The Persuaders! Season 1 Episode 17, Five Miles to Midnight, in which TV’s Roger Moore and sometime lady saxophonist Tony Curtis team up with Joan Collins to smuggle some guy out of Italy, accompanied by a series of excellent jokes written by Terry Nation.

And in the process, we answer the age-old question, “What did Tony Curtis call Joan Collins during the production that got her so annoyed?” Over and over again, I’m afraid.

The upsetting Joan Collins interview to which Richard refers can be found here.

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Download | Open in new window | Duration 1:01:42 | 59.4 MB | Recorded on Friday, 13 September 2019
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