Kate O’Marathon

To Trap a Rat

Episode 42
Saturday, 1 August 2020

– Well, it’s going to be a lovely day.

– Why not, it was a lousy night. Where were you? I left a message for you at midnight.

– Chasing a bag of peanuts.

This month, our Kate O’Marathon commences with a 1968 episode of The Champions, in which Miss O’Mara does some light shoplifting in the hope of scoring some deadly crack for the weekend, and the four of us team up to use our slightly racist superpowers to stop her.

Download | Open in new window | Duration 0:57:19 | 55.2 MB | Recorded on Friday, 31 July 2020
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Stay Tuned

Episode 43
Saturday, 5 September 2020

– You know the Chinese have a marvellous way of releasing tensions. Better than any tranquilliser.

– Hm.

– You just hold it, fondle it, stroke it. You’d be surprised how quickly the tensions drain away.

This month, our Kate O’Marathon continues with an episode from the final series of The Avengers, in which Steed gets repeatedly punched in the face, while some hot O’Mara-on-Tara action takes place in the next room.

Download | Open in new window | Duration 1:10:00 | 67.4 MB | Recorded on Friday, 28 August 2020
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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.

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

Episode 48
Saturday, 20 March 2021

– Oh well, sir, in that case, some of the credit must go to Drake here. I mean the men in the field.

— Rubbish, the glamour boys always get all the credit. I hope you don’t mind my saying this, Drake.

– On the contrary Mr. Ambassador, it is the man behind the desk who does all the planning, all the real thinking. We just carry out orders.

This month, we’re off to Geneva to rescue the handsome Captain Munro from Spearhead from Space, who has been abducted and held captive in the Romanian Embassy by some people who are apparently doing the accent. It’s a jolly old heist, involving Patrick McGoohan, the lovely Jane Merrow, Mr Range from Frontios and, in the true spirit of the Kate O’Marathon, Kate O’Mara herself. For a few minutes.

Download | Open in new window | Duration 1:05:41 | 63.2 MB | Recorded on Friday, 19 March 2021
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