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Thirty-Nine Steps, The

In which Gus van Zandt pours Daddies sauce on a selection of hats after discovering he’d been beaten to the shot-for-shot-only-nowhere-near-as-good Hitchcock remake trophy by no less than Ralph ‘Doctor at Sea/Percy’ Thomas. Kenneth More is the intrepid investigator, James ‘Mr. Tebbs, you know, the short-lived, toupeed Mr Grainger replacement off of Are You Being Served’ Hayter gets to reveal that the Thirty-Nine steps is indeed an organization, and Joan ‘is this Miss Marple week or something?’ Hickson, Sid James and Sam ‘Orlando’ Kydd all resolutely refuse to dangle precariously from the minute hand of Big Ben.

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