• title card: white all caps text reading ‘The Decapod’ superimposed on an extreme close-up of the masked killer
  • Venus sings in the club, Art Morgan and Spike Heatley behind her
  • Close-up of the wrestling programme for the night: The Butcher of Islington v. The Decapod
  • Borb delivers his speech at the conference, Stepan sitting behind him
  • Steed is pinned to the floor by The Decapod, who is twisting Steed’s ankle
  • Steed, holding Stepan’s pistol, lies to Venus about never getting her in danger again

Series 2 — Episode 3
The Decapod

Teleplay by Eric Paice
Directed by Don Leaver

Production No 3507, VTR/ABC/1979
Production completed: September 13 1962. First transmission: October 13 1962.


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John Steed Patrick Macnee regular007
Venus Smith Julie Stevens regular
Yakob Borb Paul Stassino 007The ChampionsDanger ManThe SaintJason KingDepartment S
Stepan Philip Madoc regularDoctor WhoThe SaintSpace 1999UFODad’s ArmyThe SweeneyJason KingRandall and HopkirkThe Champions
Ito Wolfe Morris regularDoctor WhoThe SaintThe SweeneyJason KingDepartment S
Edna Ramsden Lynne Furlong
Harry Ramsden Raymond Adamson regularDanger ManRandall and HopkirkThe SaintThe Sweeney
Guards officer Harvey Ashby regularDanger ManThe Saint
Borb’s secretary Pamela Conway
bully in audience Stanley M. Ayers regular<
Giorgi Douglas Robinson regularPolice Surgeon007Pink PantherStar WarsIndiana Jones
Czarko Valentino Musetti regularSpace 1999007CallanThe Professionals (billed as Valentine Musetti)
cigarette girl Valerie Stanton Adam AdamantCarry On..Doctor WhoJason King
and The Dave Lee Trio:
himself Dave Lee regularAdam Adamant
himself Art Morgan regular
himself Spike Heatley regular
chauffeur Melvyn Mordant regular
diplomat/man at club Billy John regular007The Saint
diplomat Gregory Scott regular
waiter/wrestling fan Eric Geen
woman at club Joy Legatt
woman at club Rosemary Chalmers regularDoctor WhoThe Saint
woman at club/wrestling fan unknown
woman at club unknown
man at club unknown
man at club John Sefton regular007
man at club Paul Eden regular
wrestling trainer Ernest C. Jennings regularDoctor WhoCallan
wrestling fan/man at club Edgar Driver
wrestling fan/man at club Frank Fry regularDanger Man (unconfirmed)
wrestling fan/woman at club Gladys Bacon
wrestling fan/man at club unknown
wrestling fan/woman at club Helen Hancock regular
wrestling fan Alex Fulton
wrestling fan David Williscroft Doctor Who (unconfirmed)
wrestling fan unknown
wrestling fan/man at club Maurice Selwyn regularDoctor Who
wrestling fan Gordon Davis regular
wrestling fan unknown
wrestling fan Carol Raye
wrestling fan unknown
wrestling fan unknown
wrestling fan/girl at club Paddy Kent regular
wrestling fan/girl at club unknown
wrestling fan/general at conference Victor Harrington regularThe Saint007Randall and HopkirkThe SweeneyCarry On..
wrestling fan Philip Becker regular
wrestling fan Vanessa Harris
wrestling fan/admiral at conference John Dennison regular
wrestling fan/admiral at conference Victor Coventry regular
wrestling fan Ann Kennedy
wrestling fan/general at conference Richard Cuthbert regular
wrestling fan/admiral at conference Richard Nellor regular
wrestling fan Martin White regular
wrestling fan Denis Cowles007
wrestling fan Philip Webb regularDoctor WhoThe SaintBlake’s 7
wrestling fan Toby Lenon
wrestling fan 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

The original camera script notes the following:
"WITH: Melvyn Mordant, & Messrs. Cuthbert, Harrington, Coventry, Nellor, Denison, Fraser*, Fry, Jennings, Scott, Sefton, Webb, Davis, Galsworthy*, Selwyn, John, Wooliscroft, Cowles, Matthews*, Nott*, Geen, Fulton, Lenon, Becker, White, Eden, Murch*, Driver, & Mmes. Kent, Legatt, Kennedy, Harris, Hancock, Bacon, Chalmers, Burnett*, Raye, Symes*, Page*, Harsant*.

Those marked with an asterisk above are yet to be identified. “Wooliscroft” is David Williscroft, often billed as David Wolliscroft (it’s also possible his name was actually David Willis-Croft as there was a theatrical manager called Stanley Willis-Croft).

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