Read and Destroy

Episode 47
Friday, 22 January 2021

– You wouldn’t trust your mother, would you?

– Her least of all. She used to spy for the Egyptians.

This month, we resume last year’s abortive Kate O’Marathon with an episode of The Persuaders! from 1972, in which Tony Curtis and Roger Moore join forces to fail to recover a retired spy’s sensational memoirs, while Marla and Melania conceal a dark secret about their husband’s astonishing hairpiece.

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I couldn’t find The Persuaders! on streaming in Australia, but a beautifully remastered box set is available. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU)

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Download | Open in new window | Duration 1:04:59 | 62.6 MB | Recorded on Wednesday, 22 January 2020
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