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Mixed Doubles 

International hitman Rio arrives in London to arrange the assassination of Middle Eastern president Parsali, due to sign a vital peace treaty. Bodie and Doyle are put through rigorous ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Tucker

Writers:

Brian Clemens (creator), Brian Clemens
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Jackson ... George Cowley
Martin Shaw ... Doyle
Lewis Collins ... Bodie
Michael Coles ... Rio
Ian McCulloch ... Macklin
David Beames David Beames ... Coney
Nickolas Grace ... Joe
Paul Herzberg Paul Herzberg ... Serpoy
Bill McGuirk Bill McGuirk ... Callard
Lesley Daine Lesley Daine ... Barmaid
Mark Wingett ... Big Punk
Lindsay Campbell Lindsay Campbell ... Diplomat
Walter Randall ... President Parsali
Ena Cabayo Ena Cabayo ... Chambermaid
John Barrard ... Scruffy Man
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International hitman Rio arrives in London to arrange the assassination of Middle Eastern president Parsali, due to sign a vital peace treaty. Bodie and Doyle are put through rigorous training to act as Parsali's bodyguards, coincidentally crossing paths with the two English lads hired to do the killing and whose aspirations are seen to be similar to their own. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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7 December 1980 (UK) See more »

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William Andrew Philip Bodie: Then it's up to the pearly gates. And then, Paradise... Or maybe not.
Raymond Doyle: Eh?
William Andrew Philip Bodie: You never thought of that, did you?
Raymond Doyle: Thought of what?
William Andrew Philip Bodie: You know Cowley punches the Bible. Reads the lesson.
Raymond Doyle: Yeah. So?
William Andrew Philip Bodie: Well, he's not even on standby, mate. He's got a fully paid-up reserved ticket. And he'll be up there with you.
[laughs]
William Andrew Philip Bodie: Where's your Paradise now, eh? Luckily, I'm going the other way.
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Mixed Doubles
9 April 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Mixed Doubles is a clever episode with not a tennis racquet in sight.

A Middle Eastern President is due in London to sign a peace treaty. A controversial matter.

Two assassins are hired to carry out the hit on him. Bodie and Doyle are assigned the task to protect the president.

Both of them take part in rigorous rehearsals. One to carry out the attack, the other to defend.

What elevates this, is that both sets talk about their past, future, hopes and aspiration. The conversation inter-cuts with each other. Bodie and Doyle are mirror images of the assassins. At one point they all glance at each other in a rowdy pub.

Mixed Doubles shows that both Bodie and Doyle could easily had been the bad guys themselves. A variation of the formula and it is probably the strongest episode of the fourth series.


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