The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
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A Death in the Family 

Sadly, as a methodical assassin has been killing off the noble and honourable members of the Sinclair Clan one by one, Brett who is next in line, must find a way to flush him out, of course with the aid of Danny and a stunning Sinclair.

Directors:

Sidney Hayers, Leslie Norman (uncredited)

Writer:

Terry Nation (screenplay)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Danny Wilde / Aunt Sophie
Roger Moore ... Lord Brett Sinclair / The General / The Admiral / Lady Agatha
Diane Cilento ... Kate Sinclair
Denholm Elliott ... Roland
Roland Culver ... Duke of Caith
William Rushton William Rushton ... Lance
Moultrie Kelsall ... Sir Angus
Christopher Sandford ... Onslow
Ivor Dean ... Mr. Beebe
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Storyline

Brett attends the funeral of his uncle Randolph, where his cousin Kate, a crime novelist, tells him that she believes he was murdered. Brett is not convinced but then six more members of the Sinclair family are all bumped off, as well as the family undertaker. It becomes apparent, however, that one of the dead men is not dead after all when he traps Kate and Danny in the family vault. It is down to Brett to rescue them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1972 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the ending scene of episode 21 "A Death in the Family", Danny Wilde (Tony Curtis), Brett Sinclair (Roger Moore) and the Duke of Caith (Roland Culver)are preparing to go out each with a lady companion. The lady supposed to accompany The Duke of Caith is introduced by Brett Sinclair as "Mrs. Schwartz" and actually played by a disguised Tony Curtis. Tony Curtis' real name is Bernard Schwartz. See more »

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Danny Wilde: You know, your Uncle didn't have a lot of friends, it looks like.
Lord Brett Sinclair: No, he uh, he kept himself very much to himself. Especially after his dishonourable discharge from the army.
Danny Wilde: What happened?
Lord Brett Sinclair: Oh, he uh, broke through the lines of a German supply dump. Blew up three ammunition trains, six tanks and uh, killed or wounded at least 350 Germans.
Danny Wilde: Did he do that all by himself?
Lord Brett Sinclair: Uh huh.
Danny Wilde: Did they give him a medal or anything?
Lord Brett Sinclair: No. It was uh, three months after the war ended.
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A Death In The Family
10 February 2006 | by smileymannSee all my reviews

Death stalks members of the Sinclair family and it's up to Brett and Daniel to find the murderer. While not a difficult whodunit to figure out, the supporting cast makes this an enjoyable episode.

Ivor Dean, better know for his role of Inspector Claud Eustace Teal in The Saint, plays a minor role as the local undertaker. William Ruston, who had a role in "Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines, is one of Brett Sinclair's eccentric uncles. Denholm Elliot, who played Marcus Brody in the Indiana Jones movies, plays Brett's cousin from Australia. Roger Moore helps to round out the supporting cast with portrayals of other members of the Sinclair line. His role as Brett's hard-of-hearing aunt is fun to watch.


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