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  • title card: NIGHTMARE superimposed on a scientific laboratory scene (recreated by Richard McGinlay)

Series 1 - Episode 4
Nightmare

by Terence Feely

Production completed: 28 January 1961. First transmission: 28 January 1961

When Professor Braintree disappears, his wife calls her Doctor for advice. Whilst giving Faith some counselling, an attempt is made on Keel's life - somebody thinks he is the Professor! Steed's plan to use Keel as bait brings the Doctor close to death on an operating-table, before the killer is unmasked and the Professor, unaware of all the fuss, returns home after suffering from temporary amnesia.

Cast

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

Williams Gordon Boyd
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry regularNew AvengersDangermanPolice 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 regularNew Avengers007
Dr Brown Robert Bruce The Saint
Dr Jones Redmond Bailey regular
Dr Miller Robert Sansom The Saint
Not billed in TV Times magazine
Professor Braintree unknown

Crew

Teleplay by Terence Feely regularNew AvengersThe SaintThe PrisonerSpace 1999UFO
"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

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