Series 1 - Episode 20
The Tunnel of Fear
by John Kruse
Production completed: 3 August 1961. First transmission: 5 August 1961
Top secret information is leaking into Europe from somewhere in Southend and is it a coincidence that Harry Black, a recent escapee from prison, worked in the funfair? Closer examination reveals that the Ghost Train is more scary than it looks and Wickram is arranging the leaks. Trick cigarettes allow Steed to bluff the enemy into submission and Black is proved innocent: he was hypnotised and framed.
* mug shots in sepia denote images sourced from other productions.
|Teleplay by||John Kruse The ProfessionalsThe Saint|
|"The Avengers" Theme composed and played by||Johnny Dankworth regular|
|Designed by||James Goddard regularCallanThe Sweeney|
|Producer||Leonard White regularCallanPolice Surgeon|
|Directed by||Guy Verney CallanPolice Surgeon|
- * Murray Hayne was originally cast to play Harry Black (and appears in all the known published cast lists); he presumably fell ill prior to filming and was replaced by Anthony Bate. (Many thanks to Alan Hayes for uncovering this pearl of wisdom).