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The Rotters 

Members of the Institue of Timber Technology have been killed to prevent them from standing in the way of a dastardly plot hatched by WormDoom Ltd, a pair of assassins who have perfected a ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Fuest

Writer:

Dave Freeman (teleplay by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Linda Thorson ... Tara King
Gerald Sim ... Kenneth
Jerome Willis ... George
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Pym
John Nettleton ... Palmer
Patrick Newell ... Mother
Frank Middlemass ... Mervyn Sawbow
Dervis Ward Dervis Ward ... Sandford
Harold Innocent ... Parbury
Toni Gilpin Toni Gilpin ... Sonia
Amy Dalby Amy Dalby ... Mrs. Forsythe
John Stone John Stone ... Victor Forsythe
Charles Morgan Charles Morgan ... Wainwright
Harry Hutchinson Harry Hutchinson ... Pendred's Servant
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Members of the Institue of Timber Technology have been killed to prevent them from standing in the way of a dastardly plot hatched by WormDoom Ltd, a pair of assassins who have perfected a chemical which destroys all kinds of wood and which they plan to release from pillar boxes around the country... unless Steed and Miss King can stop them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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English

Release Date:

16 December 1968 (USA) See more »

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ABC Weekend Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Wainwright wears the same Guards tie that Colonel Stonehouse wears in "Take Me To Your Leader". See more »

Goofs

At about 42 minutes Tara used acid to erode away the chain in order to escape. The shackle was still on her ankle at the time. But when she is in the other room seconds later the shackle is gone. See more »

Quotes

Victor Forsythe: I say, have you seen what they did to my mother's piano?
John Steed: Seen what they did? I was under it!
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Gerald Sim and Jerome Willis are gentleman assassins
5 May 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Rotters" is predictable but fun, uniting series veterans Gerald Sim ("The Radioactive Man," "Mission to Montreal," "The Wringer," "Dial a Deadly Number") and Jerome Willis ("Intercrime" and "How to Succeed....at Murder") as a pair of gentlemanly assassins who despise the working class because they're "so working class." Representing the firm Wormdoom, they bump off the members of the Institute of Timber Technology, using a special spray concocted with spores that dissolve wood on contact (a story that recalls the best of Emma Peel). Directed with panache by Robert Fuest, also featuring John Nettleton ("The See-Through Man"), Harold Innocent ("The Medicine Men"), Toni Gilpin ("Death on the Rocks"), John Stone ("The Secrets Broker" and "The Joker"), Charles Morgan ("Brought to Book"), and Noel Davis ("A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station").


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