• title card: BROUGHT TO BOOK superimposed on a horse race (recreated by Richard McGinlay)
  • The police and Dr Keel pay a visit to Vance's bar: Det Sgt & Dr Keel on the left, DS Wilson centre with Lila facing away behind him, Bart & Vance on the right
  • Publicity still: Dr Keel wanders the Italian quarter in a trenchcoat
  • Steed and Dr Keel fight SPicer in the bar, Lila is powerless to stop them
  • Publicity still from TV Times - Dr Keel is surprised by the glamorous Jackie's audacity

Series 1 - Episode 2
Brought To Book

by Brian Clemens

Production completed: 12 January 1961. First transmission: 14 January 1961

Having escaped them last time, Dr Keel and Steed seek to bring Vance into custody. Keel infiltrates Vance's gang, whilst Steed manipulates Vance's rival, Mason. Both gangs realise too late that they have been deceieved and Peggy's murder is successfully avenged.


* mug shots in sepia denote images sourced from other productions.

Prentice Lionel Burns regular
Lale Redmond Bailey regular
Pretty Boy Clifford Elkin regularDoctor Who
Bart Neil McCarthy regularDoctor WhoDangermanThe ProfessionalsJason KingDepartment SThe SaintRandall and Hopkirk
Nick Mason Charles Morgan regularDoctor WhoDad's ArmyThe Saint
Spicer Godfrey Quigley regularThe ChampionsDoctor WhoThe Saint
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry regularNew AvengersDangermanPolice SurgeonThe SaintThe Sweeney
Dr Tredding Philip Stone regular007Carry On..Indiana JonesThe SaintJason King
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner regularPolice Surgeon
Lila Joyce Wong Chong
John Steed Patrick Macnee regularNew Avengers007
Ronnie Vance Robert James regularDoctor WhoThe ProfessionalsBlake's 7
Det-Supt Wilson Alister Williamson regularThe SaintDad's ArmyAdam AdamantPolice Surgeon
Det-Sgt Michael Collins regular007DangermanThe Saint
Jackie Carol White Carry On..
2nd Chinese Girl Anna Shan-Khoo
Peters Charles Bird regular
Johns Lawrence Archer

Extras at Rising Sun - 6 Male, 1 Female : Customers, Bookie's Clerks and Police constable


Teleplay by Brian Clemens regularNew AvengersDangermanThe ChampionsThe ProfessionalsAdam Adamant
"The Avengers"Theme composed and played by Johnny Dankworth regular
Designed by Robert Fuest regularNew Avengers
Producer Leonard White regularCallanPolice Surgeon
Directed by Peter Hammond regular
Production Assistant Paddy Dewey regular
Floor Manager Patrick Kennedy regular
Stage Manager Barbara Sykes regular
Call Boy David Granger regular
Lighting Director Bob Simmons regular
Operational Supervisor Peter Wayne regular
Senior Cameraman Michael Baldock regular
Sound Supervisor Peter Cazaly regular
Vision Mixer Del Randall regular


  1. A PDF of a rehearsal script for this episode is now included on the Optimum DVD set for Seasons 1 & 2.
  2. This was the 2nd episode produced, with rehearsals scheduled from 31st December, 1960 at the RCA Building in Hammerskith. Camera rehearsals at Teddington Studio Two were on 11th January and 12th January, 1961, and recording to AMPEX tape on the 12th January, 1961.
  3. Filming took place at Studio Two, ABC TV Studios, Broom Road, Teddington, Middlesex. The production number was 3366.
  4. This episode was definitely stored on tape as it was broadcast in different regions on different dates; this early example of not being filmed and broadcast live is further evidence that all episodes were recorded onto tape and we hope the missing episodes may yet be located.

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