The New Avengers, Series 2 - Episode 4
The Lion and the Unicorn
by John Goldsmith
Directed by Ray Austin
Production detailsProduced:May, 1977
- London: 16-Nov-77
- Midlands: 1-Nov-77
- Sydney (ABN-2): 27-Feb-78
- Melbourne (ABV-2): 27-Feb-78
- USA (CBS): 15-Dec-78
- France (TF1): 27-Jul-79
- Another Ray Austin, so another cast of thousands; the opening sequences of the car chase were lifted from a Rover commercial produced by Austin & Clemens.
- 10:40 - Obvious overdub of someone shouting, "Brilliant!" - it's supposed to be Steed but definitely isn't Macnee's voice.
- 14:15 - if the Unicorn doesn't drink, why is there so much champagne in his apartment?
- 16:40 - it doesn't look like the Unicorn, perched on the corner of the table, could possibly have been in line with the bullet passing through the mirror.
- This is the first of the French episodes and it's easy to spot that the soundtrack for Marco's part was originally in French.
- Note the Qantas, Printemps, Kansai Yamammoto and Yves Saint Laurent product placement!
- The Parisian car chase was intended to have a keystone cops slapstick feel, but is more Benny Hill (see enlargement).
- 24:07 - Script error or fluffed line? Steed says, "It looks suspiciously like checkmate" but I think that "stalemate" would be more appropriate.
- 24:20 - the flustered conte shakes Purdey's hand and kisses Gambit's
|Steed's Rover 3500 SD1 Automatic||lemon||MOC 229P|
|Mercedes 250 E||steel blue||19 KF|
|Volvo 244 GL||navy||KPH 976P|
|Ford Capri||white, black vinyl roof||HRX 200P|
|Ford Transit||white||CBM 815N?|
|Daimler Majestic Major limousine||black||?|
|Gambit's Jaguar XJS||red||NRW 875P|
|Purdey's Leyland Mini||red, black vinyl roof||1577 RO 95|
|Security van||grey-green, white roof||734 ADT95|
|Citroën||black||2492 FN 92|
|Renault Saviem 602 lorry||blue with white 'Autos Camions' writing||9968 DY 93|
|Streetsweeper's three-wheeler utility||orange||-|
|Citroën 2cv van||steel||834 .. ..|
|The Unicorn||Ritter||silenced pistol|
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- Gambit's fashions
- Purdey's fashions
- Steed's fashions