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  • title card: white text reading 'Death Dispatch' superimposed on Baxter's body in his dressing gown lying on the floor, diagonally across screen, head near the French doors
  • Steed and One-Ten meet at the poolside
  • Rosas, foreground left, takes the call from Pasco while Monroe looks on from behind him and to his left
  • Steed and Cathy embrace to get rid of the maid
  • Conchita plays her guitar and sings for Cathy in the crowded bar
  • Steed hold a gun to Anna's head, he and Cathy in the foreground, Anna between them. Rosas and Monroe behind him have no choice but to surrender

Series 2 - Episode 13
Death Dispatch

Teleplay by Leonard Fincham
Directed by Jonathan Alwyn

Production Schedule

Episode 30
Production Number : 3503
VTR/ABC/1821
Teddington Studio 2

Friday 22nd June 1962

Camera rehearsal 10.00-12.30
Lunch break 12.30-13.30
Camera rehearsal 13.30-18.00
Supper break 18.00-19.00
Camera break 19.00-21.00

Saturday 23rd June 1962

Camera rehearsal 10.00-12.30
Lunch break 12.30-13.30
Camera rehearsal 13.30-15.30
Tea break, Line up,
Normal scan, Make-up
15.30-16.15
Dress rehearsal 16.15-17.30
Notes 17.30-18.00
Line up 18.00-18.30
VTR 18.30-19.30

Running time

Expected: 51'25"
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).

Transmission

London 22nd December 1962
Sydney 3rd February 1964
Melbourne 13th August 1964

Murders

Victim Killer Method
Baxter Pasco throwing knife
Pasco Monroe stabbed
Click a name to see the face

Transport

Marque/type Plate
several aeroplanes

Minutiæ

  1. 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.
  2. 1:21- Baxter calls Tim, the Governor's secretary in Jamiaca, on 26513.
  3. 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.
  4. 11:08 - the close-up of Rosas is out of focus and badly framed, half of his head not visible for several seconds.
  5. 12:25 - the plane that lands is different to the one that was in the air.
  6. passim - the backdrop from Rosas' hacienda is clearly a painting.
  7. 25:29 - the close-up of Monroe is out of focus.
  8. 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!
    Jamaica Bogota Santiago
  9. 33:03 - Rico's café "Dos Pajaros" is in a district of Santiago called "Calle las Campañas"
  10. 34:41 - Did Steed nearly swear? He says, "Sir Henry will be awfully sh- angry".
  11. 37:16 - has Chilean wine ever come in chianti bottles?
  12. 42:40 - The Rosas' number appears to be 343
  13. 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.

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