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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'FACES BY BRIAN CLEMENS & DENNIS SPOONER' superimposed on a man wearing blue swimmers diving into a swimming pool, his head obscured by the splash of entry
  • Gambit points his pump-action shotgun aloft, horrifying Steed as he rapidly downs the clay pigeon, Steed's gun is pointed at the ground
  • Gambit is dishevelled and dirty in his guise of an Irish vagrant
  • Mullins shows another vagrant, this one resembling Steed, into his quarters
  • Purdey, in the guise of the fast talking streetwalker, Lolita, pulls out her pistol; she wears a hot pink dress and fur coat, and is chewing gum
  • Steed holds up the pocket watch that saved his life, the face smashed and marked by the bullet

The New Avengers, Series 1 - Episode 9
Faces

by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner
Directed by James Hill

Production details

Produced:July, 1976
First broadcast:
  • London: 14-Dec-76
  • Midlands: 6-Mar-77
  • Sydney (ABN-2): 27-Apr-77
  • Melbourne (ABV-2): 27-Apr-77
  • USA (CBS): 13-Oct-78
  • France (TF1): 12-Feb-77

Minutiæ

Gambit masquerades as Terry Walton of Dublin to infiltrate the homeless shelter.

The Transport

Marque Colour Number Plate
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II 1960 black 6237 TU
Rover P5B 3.5 Litre Coupé 1968 black ?
Daimler limousine 1976 black MYR 392P
Austin Maxi Mk II 1976 black ?
Purdey's MGB Mk III 1976 drophead roadster mustard MOC 232P

Who's Killing Whom?

Victim Killer Method
Craig Mullins bow and arrow
Clifford Mullins bow and arrow
The False Clifford (natural causes) heart atack
Bilston Mullins bow and arrow
Mullins Purdey falls on an arrow
Steed The False Steed silenced pistol (or so we think...)
Gambit The False Gambit (or so Purdey thinks...)
Click a name to see the face

The Fashions

Gambit's fashions
  1. navy pinstripe suit, pale blue shirt, purple tie with white spot
  2. light brown checked single-breasted 3-piece suit with flared trousers, pale yellow shirt, brown tie
  3. navy pinstripe suit, navy tie, pale blue shirt with navy pinstripes
  4. same as light brown checked single-breasted 3-piece suit with flared trousers above
  5. old green velvet suit, collarless v-neck grey shirt, dirty grey scarf
  6. same as light brown checked single-breasted 3-piece suit with flared trousers above
Purdey's fashions
  1. knitted shortsleeved grey dress with red/green/white pattern across sleeves, yoke & waist; cord belt
  2. pink striped crochet pinafore dress with matching cardigan, white open neck blouse
  3. black leotard and tights, tan rollneck, rainbow striped legwarmers
  4. red, white, green floral print dress
  5. gathered-neck lilac dress with false cape
  6. Salvation Army uniform
  7. hot pink Fifties dress, silver belt, curly copper wig, brown fur coat
  8. gathered-neck lilac dress with false cape (same as above) intitally with a blonde wig
Steed's fashions
  1. tweed jacket, single vent, slanted, flap-covered pockets, green waistcoat, cream riding trousers, blue shirt, brown patterned tie,brown Chelsea boots
  2. navy single-breasted 3-piece suit, white shirt, dark purple tie, black chelsea boots, black bowler & umbrella
  3. khaki/brown jacket with dark felt collar, pale cream shirt, brown patterned tie, cream trousers, brown CB
  4. brown sports coat, felt collar, pale khaki chinos, brown CB, blue shirt, brown tie with white spot
  5. same as khaki/brown jacket with dark felt collar above
  6. navy single-breasted 3-piece suit, white shirt, purple tie with white spot
  7. brown sports coat, felt collar, pale khaki chinos, brown CB, blue shirt, brown tie with white spot
  8. dirty navy suit and hat, puce scarf, blue shirt
  9. navy suit above tidied up, without coat, red braces
  10. blue single-breasted suit, white shirt, blue tie with white spot, wide skirt on jacket, wide lapels

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