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Debonair Roger Moore portrayed debonair James Bond from 1973 to 1985. Prior to that, he played the equally heroic, debonair, and charming Beau Maverick on Maverick, 1960-1961, Leslie Charteris's Simon Templar on The Saint, 1962-1969, and the dashing and well-dressed Lord Brett Sinclair on The Persuaders!, 1971-1972. Ah, he had a way about him did the unflappable Roger Moore.
The Persuaders! was an international television hit produced by ITC Entertainment, Sir Lew Grade, and co-star Roger Moore. One season of 24 episodes was released during the 1971-1972 season. The best way to describe the premise of the action/adventure series starring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as playboy crimefighters Lord Brett Sinclair and Danny (Daniel) Wilde is to watch the impressive and addictive opening HERE with its theme by John Barry.
Episode 4, October 8, 1971
Screenplay by Terence Feely and Directed by David Green
Brett: "Actors are like politicians. We say what we're paid to say."
The phony Brett insists on being told what is going on. The story laid out is that Lord Sinclair, having allowed the Foreign Office to use the mansion for secret talks with Richard Congoto (Cy Grant), the president of an African country and schoolboy chum of Lord Sinclair, said Lord scarpered and left the old F.O. in the lurch. Since President Congoto only agreed to the talks because of the presence of his old pal, a stand-in is required.
Moorehead: "I have noticed a certain undercurrent of intrigue, My Lord."
The actor accepts the story and settles in to studying the role. Brett instructs the already suspicious Moorehead to create a family emergency to get out of the house and to bring a message to his replacement who happens to be Danny aka the American fellow staying at the pub. Moorehead, in the best tradition of butlers, knows when to leak necessary information and advises Lord Brett that the others on the staff are "heeled". In other words, too well-armed for their professed business.
Richard: "That's the trouble with these English Country House parties, nothing ever happens."