• title card: toy Trap superimposed on dark background with a doll alongside
  • publicity still: Dr. Keel reassures Bunty
  • publicity still: the mysterious ringleader makes a call
  • publicity still: Jackson takes a ride with Bunty in his sportscar
  • publicity still: Steed and his men arrest Mrs. McCabe and her accomplices
  • publicity still: Dr. Keel admonishes Steed for risking Bunty’s life

Series 1 — Episode 19
Toy Trap

by Bill Strutton

Production No 3416, VTR/ABC/1347
Production completed: July 20 1961. First transmission: July 22 1961.


Dr. David Keel Ian Hendry regularDanger ManPolice SurgeonThe SaintThe Sweeney
John Steed Patrick Macnee regular007
Bunty Seton Sally Smith
Alice Nina Marriott regular
May Murton Hazel Graeme
Ann Mitzi Rogers regularThe ProfessionalsThe Sweeney
Henry Burge Tony Van Bridge
Mrs. McCabe Ann Tirard Doctor WhoIndiana JonesThe Saint
‘M’ / Meyer Ann Tirard Doctor WhoIndiana JonesThe Saint
Johnny Brian Jackson regularCarry On..Danger ManPink Panther
Freddy Brandon Brady regularThe ChampionsThe SaintDepartment S
Lennie Taylor Tex Fuller regularAdam AdamantBlake’s 7Doctor Who007The ProfessionalsStar Wars
Photographer Lionel Burns regular
Christine Sandyer (Chrissie) Jill Brooke
woman buying toys Dorothy Watson regular
old man buying toys George Betton
Peggy Felicity Peel
man buying crane ® Peter Fenton Doctor Who
shop girl Jennie Goossens regular (unconfirmed)
Robertson (Steed’s man/shopper) Howard Kingsley regular
old man at photographer’s unknown
teddy boy at photographer’s unknown
Steed’s man/shopper unknown
Man who telephones May unknown
Steed’s man/shopper unknown
Steed’s man/shopper unknown
Hoodlum unknown
Hoodlum unknown
boy in shop unknown
female shopper unknown
female shopper 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: Peter Fenton from a news photograph when he surrendered to police after previously absconding for 10 months.

I have removed the picture of the man who calls May in the opening teaser as it was a picture created for the video reconstruction and not in the original Tele-Snaps or publicity stills.

The camera script notes the following for the extras:

  • 6 speaking Extras; Jill Brooke, Dorothy Watson, George Betton, Felicity Peel, Peter Fenton, 1 Girl (Name T.B.A.)
  • Non-Speaking Extras: 2 female shoppers 5 Male - Old man & youth for Photographer’s Shop, 3 Male - shoppers and to double as Steed’s men in 3rd Act, 1 Boy 12 yrs. shopper

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