• title card: One For The Mortuary superimposed on Steed holding Wilson, who has just been stabbed by Benson
  • Benson makes a 'phone call in close up, wearing dark glasses and a hat
  • Pallaine takes a call from Benson
  • Dubois and Benson gloat at a concerned Dr Keel
  • Steed takes a call while Carol looks worried
  • Steed and Yvette untie the unfortunate Bourg

Series 1 - Episode 13
One for the Mortuary

by Brian Clemens

Production completed: 27 April 1961. First transmission: 29 April 1961

Hidden in an invitation card, Steel has concealed microdots of a new medical formula that Keel will carry unwittingly to Geneva. Keel gives the card to a young lady he meets and a pursuit ensues to retrieve the card. Having relocated the girl, Steed finds that his 'safe' contact has ulterior plans to sell the formula, so he invites the police to arrest the man and his heavies instead.


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

Benson Peter Madden regularDangerman007The SaintAdam AdamantThe Champions
John Steed Patrick Macnee regularNew Avengers007
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry regularNew AvengersDangermanPolice SurgeonThe SaintThe Sweeney
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner regularPolice Surgeon
Scott Ronald Wilson regularThe Saint
Pallaine Dennis Edwards regular007Doctor Who
Yvette Declair Malou Pantera
Dubois Frank Gatliff regularNew AvengersDoctor WhoDangermanBlake's 7The SaintDepartment SPolice Surgeon
Maid Irene Bradshaw regular
Bernard Bourg Toke Townley regularCarry On..The ChampionsDepartment S
Not billed in TV Times magazine
unknown unknown
unknown unknown
concierge Steven Scott regularDoctor WhoThe SaintCarry On..
unknown unknown
Benson's victim unknown
Benson's victim unknown
policeman unknown

The script notes: "5 Extras"


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
Story Editor Patrick Brawn regular
Production Assistant Paddy Dewey regular
Floor Manager Patrick Kennedy regular
Stage Manager Barbara Sykes regular


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