As mentioned earlier, I wanted to make a series of shorter videos in-between the series anniversary specials I'm working on. I've decided to do some episode comparisons, and as part of them I'll be posting polls for people to vote in, which I will feature at the end of the video. The first of these will be Rouge and Mixed Doubles because both episodes feature Bodie and Doyle up against antagonists who are very similar to them and as a result are a match for their skills.
Thanks to dscarter1975 for the suggesting these two episodes. If anyone has any other match ups they'd like to see then I will make sure to cover them in future.
Rogue: Series 2, Episode 6
CI5 agent Barry Martin murders two trial witnesses in order to prevent his involvement with the criminal Culbertson from being exposed. However, the murders put Cowley onto his trail. When Cowley discovers the truth and confronts Martin he is wounded by the traitorous agent; Bodie and Doyle are tasked with tracking down and eliminating their corrupt mentor.
Mixed Doubles: Series 4, Episode 12
When a Middle Eastern president visits Britain to sign an important treaty, Bodie and Doyle are trained extensively in preparation to serve as his bodyguards, whilst at the same time a local tough guy named Frank Coney and his partner Joe are hired by ruthless criminal Rio as hitmen to kill the President.
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I like Rogue but I voted for Mixed Doubles as it is one of my top 3 episodes. I suggest A Stirring Of Dust and Dead Reckoning as a match up as both have Carol Royle playing a daughter of a spy. I prefer A Stirring Of Dust.
Post by maninasuitcase on Dec 18, 2017 7:45:35 GMT
'Mixed Doubles'. one of the series highlights for me. 'Rogue' is a very good episode but doesn't quite cut the mustard like 'Mixed Doubles' does. MD benefits from having the always excellent Ian McCulloch guest star.
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