• 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.


Teleplay by Eric Paice regular
Story Editor John Bryce regular
“The Avengers” Theme composed and played by Johnny Dankworth regular
Designed by Terry Green regularThe Sweeney
Producer Leonard White regularCallanPolice Surgeon
Directed by Don Leaver regularCallanPolice Surgeon
Floor Manager Harry Lock regular
Stage Manager Barbara Crowe
Production Assistant Sylvia Langdon-Down regular
Call Boy David Granger regular
Racks Ray Knight regular
Lighting Supervisor Luigi Bottone regular (billed as Louis Bottone)
Technical Supervisor Peter Cazaly regular
Sound Supervisor Michael Roberts regular (billed as Mike Roberts)
Senior Cameraman Michael Baldock regular (listed as Mike Baldock)
Vision Mixer Del Randall regular
An ABC Production
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