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5th Aug '16 9:46:06 PM JackG
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* Similarly in the first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' movie. Ethan realises all the customers and staff at the cafe where he's meeting his boss are IMF agents, because he's seen them before.

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* Similarly in the first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' movie. Ethan realises all the customers and staff at the cafe where he's meeting his boss Kittridge are IMF agents, because he's seen them before.
5th Aug '16 9:38:14 PM JackG
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* Also discussed in ''An H-Bomb for Alice'' by Ian Stewart when the British protagonist meets his ASIO counterpart in a noisy Australian pub. When he worries that someone might overhear them, the ASIO agent points out a young couple (each from rival political parties), and a businessman meeting with a trade unionist, and suggests that they may also be making an illicit deal, or just sharing a friendly drink, but it's impossible to tell.

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* Also discussed in ''An H-Bomb for Alice'' by Ian Stewart when the British protagonist meets his ASIO counterpart in a noisy Australian pub. When he worries that someone might overhear them, the ASIO agent points out a young couple (each from rival political parties), and a businessman meeting with a trade unionist, and suggests that they may also be making an illicit deal, or just sharing a friendly drink, but it's impossible to tell.
5th Aug '16 9:32:16 PM JackG
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->''"They were in St James's Park, watching ducks on the lake. Defectors, spies, tramps and shady-dealers congregated in twos on the benches. Wardens who picked up litter with spiked sticks here had a higher security clearance than the Secretary of State for Defence. Old government secrets, obsolete weapons plans and two-way mirror compromising filmstrips were always found in the grass."''

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->''"They ->''They were in St James's Park, watching ducks on the lake. Defectors, spies, tramps and shady-dealers congregated in twos on the benches. Wardens who picked up litter with spiked sticks here had a higher security clearance than the Secretary of State for Defence. Old government secrets, obsolete weapons plans and two-way mirror compromising filmstrips were always found in the grass."''''


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* Similarly in the first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' movie. Ethan realises all the customers and staff at the cafe where he's meeting his boss are IMF agents, because he's seen them before.
12th Jul '16 3:27:30 PM Divra
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* There's a duck pond in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' which is specifically ''the'' place in London where spies from different agencies (and [[NobleDemon Crowley]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Aziraphale]]) go to meet. Some of the more amusing anecdotes include two members of MI6 trying to recruit what turned out to also be a member of MI6, and the ducks having learned to differentiate and appreciate the kinds of crumbs left by assorted diplomats and spies. There's also a meeting in the British Museum, where two agents argue over who keeps the cafeteria receipt.

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* There's a duck pond in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' which is specifically ''the'' place in London where spies from different agencies (and [[NobleDemon Crowley]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Aziraphale]]) go to meet. Some of the more amusing anecdotes include two members of MI6 trying to recruit what turned out to also be a member of MI6, and the ducks having learned to differentiate and appreciate the kinds of crumbs left by assorted diplomats and spies. There's also a meeting in the café at the British Museum, (described as a second home for the battle-weary foot-soldiers of TheColdWar) where two agents argue over who keeps the cafeteria receipt.
31st Mar '16 5:22:45 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Control becomes suspicious of Samaritan and to [[BigBrotherIsWatchingYou escape its ubiquitous surveillance]] goes to the park, and uses a satellite phone to contact one of her men directly. However Samaritan adapts by sending a bike rider into the park with a microphone attached to his arm in the guise of a smartphone, to hear her conversation.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Control becomes suspicious of Samaritan and to [[BigBrotherIsWatchingYou escape its ubiquitous surveillance]] goes to the park, sits on a bench and uses a satellite phone to contact one of her men directly. However Samaritan adapts by sending a bike rider into the park with a microphone attached to his arm in the guise of a smartphone, to hear her conversation.
31st Mar '16 5:21:49 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Control becomes suspicious of Samaritan and to [[BigBrotherIsWatchingYou escape its ubiquitous surveillance]] goes to the park, and uses a satellite phone to contact one of her men directly. However Samaritan adapts by sending a bike rider into the park with a microphone attached to his arm in the guise of a smartphone, to hear her conversation.
3rd Mar '16 8:42:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''CovertAction'' PlayerCharacter can meet local informants simply in the lounge of his hotel. Not that it was necessary or alert-safe.

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* In ''CovertAction'' ''VideoGame/CovertAction'' PlayerCharacter can meet local informants simply in the lounge of his hotel. Not that it was necessary or alert-safe.
5th Feb '16 9:10:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' Nathaniel is asked to meet the British agent in Prague at a cemetery at midnight. Complaining about the melodrama, he insists that their next meeting being somewhere more ordinary and they agree to meet in the main square around six - "Harlequin" had wanted to pick the old plague pits. He does cope with the change well, and [[spoiler: Nathaniel receives his information in a hot dog bun he bought from the disguised agent.]]

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* In ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' Nathaniel is asked to meet the British agent in Prague at a cemetery at midnight. Complaining about the melodrama, he insists that their next meeting being somewhere more ordinary and they agree to meet in the main square around six - "Harlequin" had wanted to pick the old plague pits. He does cope with the change well, and [[spoiler: Nathaniel receives his information in a hot dog bun he bought from the disguised agent.]]



* {{Serpico}}'s corrupt police colleagues discover he's not been taking bribes (his partner has been pocketing the money 'for when he wants it'). They order him to turn up to a meeting, and Serpico is dumbfounded to find it's in a park across from the courthouse, with an entire squad of detectives discussing the matter while a stream of prosecutors, cops, and judges walk by.

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* {{Serpico}}'s Literature/{{Serpico}}'s corrupt police colleagues discover he's not been taking bribes (his partner has been pocketing the money 'for when he wants it'). They order him to turn up to a meeting, and Serpico is dumbfounded to find it's in a park across from the courthouse, with an entire squad of detectives discussing the matter while a stream of prosecutors, cops, and judges walk by.



* In ''TheSandbaggers'', most of Burnside's meetings with his American counterpart Jeff Ross happen while strolling in the park.

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* In ''TheSandbaggers'', ''Series/TheSandbaggers'', most of Burnside's meetings with his American counterpart Jeff Ross happen while strolling in the park.
29th Nov '15 1:45:36 PM eroock
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29th Nov '15 1:41:33 PM eroock
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->''They were in St James's Park, watching ducks on the lake. Defectors, spies, tramps and shady-dealers congregated in twos on the benches. Wardens who picked up litter with spiked sticks here had a higher security clearance than the Secretary of State for Defence. Old government secrets, obsolete weapons plans and two-way mirror compromising filmstrips were always found in the grass.''

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->''They ->''"They were in St James's Park, watching ducks on the lake. Defectors, spies, tramps and shady-dealers congregated in twos on the benches. Wardens who picked up litter with spiked sticks here had a higher security clearance than the Secretary of State for Defence. Old government secrets, obsolete weapons plans and two-way mirror compromising filmstrips were always found in the grass.''"''
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