The Persuaders

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.

Download | Open in new window | Duration 1:01:43 | 59.4 MB | Recorded on Friday, 13 September 2019
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The Persuaders

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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