• title card: NIGHTMARE superimposed on a scientific laboratory scene (recreated by Richard McGinlay)
  • Publicity still: Steed and Dr. Keel pause in a Soho street, unsure where the fake MI5 agent they have been pursuing has gone (from a promotional shoot but similar to this episode’s chase sequence).
  • Publicity still: Dr. Keel and Steed scale a wall in the back streets of the West End as they continue to pursue Commander Reece (image may be from a promotional shoot).

Series 1 — Episode 4

by Terence Feely

Production No 3368, VTR/ABC/1098
Production completed: January 28 1961. First transmission: January 28 1961.


Williams Gordon Boyd ®
Dr. David Keel Ian Hendry regularDanger ManPolice SurgeonThe SaintThe Sweeney
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner regularPolice Surgeon
Faith Braintree Helen Lindsay ® regularPolice Surgeon
Commander Reece Michael Logan ® The Sweeney
John Steed Patrick Macnee regular007
Dr. Brown Robert Bruce ® The Saint
Dr. Jones Redmond Bailey ® regular
Dr. Miller Robert Sansom ® The Saint
Professor Braintree unknown
Credits Legend:
Credited but not listed in press
Credited in press but not on screen
Credited in paperwork only
Uncredited / unattributed role
Crew: 90% opacity
® : illustrated from other sources

Images from other sources: Gordon Boyd from a 1957 publicity photo, Helen Lindsay from “The Edgar Wallace Mysteries”: “The Partner”, Michael Logan from “Scotland Yard”: “The Grand Junction Case”, Robert Bruce from “Bank Raiders”, Red Bailey from “Crooks Anonymous”, Robert Sansom from “The Saint”: “The Well Meaning Mayor”. It is possible that there was no actor cast as Professor Braintree and he was only mentioned by other characters.

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