• title card: ASHES OF ROSES superimposed on a fire engine rushing by (recreated by Richard McGinlay)
  • Publicity still: Denise does Carol’s hair, unaware that Carol is subtly questioning her

Series 1 — Episode 9
Ashes Of Roses

by Peter Ling and Sheilah Ward

Production No 3373, VTR/ABC/1170
Production completed: March 4 1961. First transmission: March 4 1961.


Dr. David Keel Ian Hendry regularDanger ManPolice SurgeonThe SaintThe Sweeney
John Steed Patrick Macnee regular007
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner regularPolice Surgeon
Jacques Beronne Mark Eden ® regularThe ProfessionalsDoctor WhoThe PrisonerThe Saint
Olive Beronne Olga Lowe ® Carry On..Randall and HopkirkThe Saint
Denise Heidi Erich
Maurice Roffey Edward Dentith ® Doctor WhoThe Professionals
Johnny Mendelssohn Peter Zander ®
Linda Chapman Barbara Evans ® regularCarry On..
Jean Lewis Maureen Beck ®
Avril Nina Marriott ® regular
Sleeping Car Attendant Gordon Rollings ® regularCarry On..Pink Panther
One-Ten Douglas Muir regularThe Saint
(voice only)
Night Watchman (Pritchard) unknown
Joe unknown
Daily Woman (Mrs. Brewer) unknown
Fleur (Salon Assistant) unknown
Salon Customer unknown
Puppy Juno regular (listed in the script extras list as “1 dog”)
Credits Legend:
Credited but not listed in press
Credited in press but not on screen
Credited in paperwork only
Uncredited / unattributed rôle
Crew: 90% opacity
® : illustrated from other sources

The script notes that there are to be “2 Male Extras; 3 female extras; 1 dog”. These are listed above with the characters mentioned; the dog was Puppy who was one of Steed’s regular canine companions.

Images from other sources: Olga Lowe, Mark Eden, Barbara Evans and Maureen Beck from publicity photos, Peter Zander from “Dateline Diamonds”, Edward Dentith from “Mail Van Murder”, Nina Marriott from “Toy Trap”, Gordon Rollings from a cigarette advertisement.

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