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  • title card: toy Trap superimposed on dark background with a kewpie 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 completed: 20 July 1961. First transmission: 22 July 1961

Dr Keel is puzzled by the disappearance of shop-girls at a department store. Someone is pressurising the young ladies into prostitution. Bunty, Keel's friend, agrees to trap the culprit, so that her friend May can come out of hiding. The girls' landlady, Mrs McCabe, reveals her double-life allowing Steed to close her house of ill repute.

Cast

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

John Steed Patrick Macnee regularNew Avengers007
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry regularNew AvengersDangermanPolice SurgeonThe SaintThe Sweeney
May Murton Hazel Graeme
Henry Burge Tony Van Bridge
Alice Nina Marriott regular
Bunty Seton Sally Smith
Mrs McCabe Ann Tirard Doctor WhoIndiana JonesThe Saint
Freddie Brandon Brady regularThe ChampionsThe SaintDepartment S
Johnny Brian Jackson New AvengersCarry On..DangermanPink Panther
Photographer Lionel Burns regular
Lennie Taylor Tex Fuller New AvengersAdam AdamantBlake's 7Doctor Who007The ProfessionalsStar Wars
Ann Mitzi Rogers regularThe ProfessionalsThe Sweeney
Not billed in TV Times magazine
Christine Sandyer (Chrissie) unknown
Steed's man/shopper Howard Kingsley regular
elderly shopper unknown
teddy boy unknown
shop girl unknown
shop girl Jennie Goossens New Avengers
man who calls May unknown
Steed's man/shopper unknown
Steed's man/shopper unknown
extra Jill Brooke
extra Dorothy Watson regular
extra George Betton
extra Felicity Peel
extra Peter Fenton Doctor Who
girl unknown
boy in shop unknown
female shopper unknown
female shopper unknown
male shopper unknown

Crew

Teleplay by Bill Strutton Doctor WhoThe Saint
"The Avengers" Theme composed and played by Johnny Dankworth regular
Designed by Douglas James regular007
Producer Leonard White regularCallanPolice Surgeon
Directed by Don Leaver regularCallanPolice Surgeon
Story Editor Patrick Brawn regular
Story Editor John Bryce regular
Production Assistant Valerie Brayden regular
Floor Manager Michael Vardy
Stage Manager John Wayne regular
Call Boy John Cooper regular
Lighting Director Ken Brown regular (billed as Ken Brown)
Operational Supervisor Peter Wayne regular
Senior Cameraman Tom Clegg regular007Carry On..Adam AdamantThe SaintThe ProfessionalsThe SweeneySpace 1999
Sound Supervisor John Tasker regular
Vision Mixer Esther Frost regular

Minutiæ

  1. We don't know who played the character Chrissie, it is probably either Jill Brooke or Felicity Peel.

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