Covered I never saw Pat’s show but The Persuaders (Amicalement votre) remains a favourite. Kojak I watched on and off—it seemed to be better before the theme tune was changed. I saw The X Files ﬁlm on telly—I seem to remember Martin Landau was in it, but that’s about all.
‘Nuisance Value’ Don’t let the Spanish number plate fool you: Bernie’s somewhere in Britain during the ﬁlming of The Persuaders.
More than Valerie My friend Keith Adams started a Valerie Leon fan page on Facebook after publishing a 1973 Motor Show photograph with the actress—and two-time Bond girl. Tonight, after uploading some screen shots from The Persuaders episode ‘The Long Goodbye’ to Keith’s page, in which Valerie guest-stars, I was reminded how many famous people were in this: Anoushka Hempel, for starters, who is a successful interior designer and hotelier now, and Madeline Smith, another Bond girl who was with Roger Moore in Live and Let Die. Here are the two ladies with Bernie and Roger.
The different eras of watching The Persuaders When I was a kid, it was: cool cars!
When I was a teen and in my 20s: those birds are ﬁt!
Today: cripes, Bernie Schwartz was on a lot of drugs when he made this.