Series 1 - Episode 22
Kill the King
by James Mitchell
Production completed: 30 August 1961. First transmission: 2 September 1961
Steed is assigned to prevent the assassination of King Tenuphon after one attempt fails. Major Harrington is already arranging a second try - the King will die from a sniper's bullet as he walks on his balcony. Steed does check for this eventuality, but the owner of the house opposite, Mrs Carter, does not arouse his suspicions. Steed's sixth-sense ensures that the King remains safe and the royal bodyguard disposes of Harrington.
* mug shots in sepia denote images sourced from other productions.
other cast members: one unnamed extra
|Teleplay by||James Mitchell regularCallan|
|"The Avengers" Theme composed and played by||Johnny Dankworth regular|
|Designed by||Paul Bernard regularDoctor Who|
|Producer||Leonard White regularCallanPolice Surgeon|
|Directed by||Roger Jenkins regularAdam Adamant|
|Story Editor||Patrick Brawn regular|
|Story Editor||John Bryce regular|
|Production Assistant||Sylvia Langdon-Down regular|
|Floor Manager||Patrick Kennedy regular|
|Stage Manager||John Wayne regular|
|Lighting Director||Luigi Bottone regular (billed as Louis Bottone)|
|Operational Supervisor||Campbell Keenan regular|
|Senior Cameraman||Tom Clegg regular007Carry On..Adam AdamantThe SaintThe ProfessionalsThe SweeneySpace 1999|
- Unity Bevis (Unity Bevis-Jones) may be familiar to readers who saw the "Christian the Lion" videos on YouTube - she was a friend of the Australians who owned him and was a frequent visitor to their flat and shop.