Series 2 - Episode 13
Teleplay by Leonard Fincham
Directed by Jonathan Alwyn
Production Number : 3503
Teddington Studio 2
Friday 22nd June 1962
Saturday 23rd June 1962
|Tea break, Line up,
Normal scan, Make-up
Actual running time with bumpers: 50'38"
The bumpers between the acts are generally 10 seconds from fade in to the "End of Act" bumper to the end of audio before the commercial, a 10 second still without audio, then cut to the next act bumper. This would play with the theme for around 10 seconds. Accordingly, with the episodes being in 3 acts, the running time of the action is approximately a minute less than listed above, minus the opening and closing credits (normally 0'16", with a 2" fade, and anywhere from 0'41" to 1'20", hard cut or 1" fade or mix, respectively).
||22nd December 1962
||3rd February 1964
||13th August 1964
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- The original screenplay for this episode had a German called Muller in place of the American Monroe, and the Rosas lived in Buenos Aires instead of Santiago - which makes sense, with the German presence in Argentina, and it being more noted than Chile for raising horsestock.
Accordingly, Steed's journey as courier was Bogota-Santiago-Buenos Aires instead of Bogota-Lima-Santiago.
- 1:21- Baxter calls Tim, the Governor's secretary in Jamiaca, on 26513.
- passim - there's a handle-shaped mark at the bottom of the screen for the entire episode, probably an out of focus thread stuck in the transfer plate.
- 11:08 - the close-up of Rosas is out of focus and badly framed, half of his head not visible for several seconds.
- 12:25 - the plane that lands is different to the one that was in the air.
- passim - the backdrop from Rosas' hacienda is clearly a painting.
- 25:29 - the close-up of Monroe is out of focus.
- 4:33/30:40 - the polka-dot bikini girl from Jamaica is in Dos Pajaros café in Santiago, and many of the rest of the hotel crowd are there - they're all there at Bogota airport as well!
- 33:03 - Rico's café "Dos Pajaros" is in a district of Santiago called "Calle las Campañas"
- 34:41 - Did Steed nearly swear? He says, "Sir Henry will be awfully sh- angry".
- 37:16 - has Chilean wine ever come in chianti bottles?
- 42:40 - The Rosas' number appears to be 343
- 45:15 - Rosas is out of focus when he grabs Monroe's fallen pistol, focus is restored at 45:18.
Times are from the re-mastered 2009 Optimum Releasing DVD set, any times in brackets are from the previously released DVD sets which had frames with interference or banding deleted, resulting in shorter running times.