The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
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The Long Goodbye 

Brett and Danny accidentally discover a plane wreckage, and with it, a low-cost, high-grade synthetic fuel formula, which attracts a parade of oil tycoons and "considerate" daughters, all claiming the formula.


Roger Moore


Michael Pertwee (screenplay by)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Danny Wilde
Roger Moore ... Lord Brett Sinclair
Leo Genn ... Sir Hugo Chalmers
Nicola Pagett ... Carla Wilks
Laurence Naismith ... Judge Fulton
Noel Willman ... Theopolos
Glynn Edwards ... Boris
Madeline Smith ... Carla I
Peter Sallis ... Piper
Anouska Hempel ... Carla II
Valerie Leon ... Space Queen
Brian Jackson ... Jenson
Deborah Moore ... Deborah (Little Girl)


On holiday in Scotland the Persuaders find a crashed plane containing dead scientist Brian Wilks and a formula he has written down. Three girls turn up claiming to be the dead man's daughter and after the formula, a way to make cheap, synthetic fuel, but the Persuaders correctly Carla as the true claimant. Further complications arise when both Andreas Theopolos, the dead man's business partner, and tycoon Sir Hugo Chalmers both lay claim to the formula - which one of them, having already murdered Wilks, will kill to obtain. Written by don @ minifie-1

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2 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The second of two episodes directed by star Roger Moore. The first was The Persuaders!: The Time and the Place (1971). See more »


When Danny is captive in the Taxi, they stop at a zebra crossing on Circus Road at the junction with St Anne's Terrace. They then go straight on down St John's Wood Terrace. After a quick cut shot to Danny, the Taxi is next shown at another zebra crossing at the same junction, only this time they are on St John's Wood High Steet. They then turn left back on to Circus Road and go back the way they had come from. It's not physically possible to get from one of these locations to the other without travelling at least half a mile down St John's Wood Terrace before even attempting to get back to that junction, but especially impossible to do it in the short duration of the cut shot. See more »


Carla II: Well, I have a confession to make. I AM dark!
Danny Wilde: Really?
Carla II: I can prove it to you!
Danny Wilde: Here?
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Easy on the eye
20 December 2017 | by timsmith37See all my reviews

The plot is the usual fluff carried by the leads charm. but the episode is notable for the presence on screen of four iconic Seventies beauties: Valerie Leon, Madeline Smith, Anouska Hempel and Nicola Pagett.

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