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Mike Gwilym and James Maxwell as Sid Halley and his father-in-law Charles Roland in The Racing Game (ITV/Yorkshire TV, 1979).

Patrick Troughton as John McBride in the Espionage episode “He Rises on Sunday And We On Monday”.  (ITC, 1963)
I was expecting the dodgy Irish accent, but not the kissing:

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Patrick Troughton as John McBride in the Espionage episode “He Rises on Sunday And We On Monday”.  (ITC, 1963)

I was expecting the dodgy Irish accent, but not the kissing:

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James Maxwell as ‘Smith’ in Espionage (“The Final Question”, ITC 1963). 

He gets to wear his glasses, have an American accent and he stalks the main character for a whole week, mostly into nightclubs, until he takes him home and makes him coffee in the morning before depressing him into being willing to die.

As you do.  Just another day in the life of a character actor.

Richard Marner in Espionage (ITC, 1963) as the Russian ambassador.  Or as he’s much better known - Colonel von Strohm.  (He’s the one on the left.)

Richard Marner in Espionage (ITC, 1963) as the Russian ambassador.  Or as he’s much better known - Colonel von Strohm.  (He’s the one on the left.)

Espionage (ITC 1963) felt the world needed an extreme close up of James Maxwell in glasses.  (And who am I to argue?)

Espionage (ITC 1963) felt the world needed an extreme close up of James Maxwell in glasses.  (And who am I to argue?)

Ann Lynn (and Alan Gifford) in Espionage (“The Final Question”, ITC, 1963).

More of James Maxwell as Charles Roland in The Racing Game.  (ITV/Yorkshire TV, 1979).

Alfred Burke as Gustave Kolstrom in Espionage episode “Covenant With Death” (1963, ITC).

Mike Gwilym as Sid Halley in The Racing Game.  (ITV/Yorkshire TV, 1979).

Mike Gwilym as Sid Halley in The Racing Game.  (ITV/Yorkshire TV, 1979).

James Maxwell as Charles Roland in The Racing Game (ITV/Yorkshire TV, 1979).

Meera Syal in Drop The Dead Donkey (1996).

In the category of things I really didn’t expect: Stella Gonet randomly turning up as a prostitute in Drop The Dead Donkey (1996).

Unconventional Courtship Generator

Highly amusing random pairing generator using Mills & Boon summaries (inspired by the Unconventional Courtship ficathon over on Dreamwidth).  (At the moment it includes characters from Doctor Who, Star Trek, Sherlock, Blake’s 7, Babylon 5, Once Upon a Time & more.  Fandoms can be separated out.)

How to express the feeling that your commanding officer is an idiot who’s prejudiced against damned intellectuals and the Welsh in general and Richard Burton in particular.  (Alfred Burke as Lt. Col. Michael Callander in Bitter Victory, 1957.)