The Avengers 5.5 – The Bird Who Knew Too Much

I don’t have much to blog about this evening. “The Bird Who Knew Too Much” was written by Brian Clemens from a story by Alan Patillo, a regular of Gerry Anderson’s team who directed and wrote several of his Supermarionation shows. The story is full of little Hitchcock in-jokes, and features one of the all-time great goofball Avengers eccentrics in the form of Ron Moody, who teaches parrots to recite nursery rhymes on cue. Kenneth Cope also has a small role, and regular sixties TV tough guy Michael Coles plays one of the villains. Everybody enjoyed it. It’s a good, straightforward story with some fine action scenes and witty dialogue, a very fun hour of classic television.

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