Series 2 - Episode 14
Dead on Course
Teleplay by Eric Paice
Directed by Richmond Harding
Production Number : 3501
Teddington Studio 2
Friday 25th May 1962
Saturday 26th May 1962
|Tea break, Line up,
Normal scan and Make-up
Actual running time with bumpers: 52'13"
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).
||29th December 1962
||10th February 1964
||20th August 1964
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- 4:29 - The mid shot of Dr King turning to talk to Steed when leaving Freedman's office has the focus all wrong - the wall behind Dr King is in focus, but he isn't; the focus has been corrected at 4:44 when Steed crosses to join him.
- 6:23 - A hair gets caught in the transfer plate at the bottom of the screen and remains until 7:30.
- 11:37 - A hair gets caught in the transfer plate at the bottom right corner of the screen; it goes out of focus at 11:43 and starts oscillating at 18:18. It becomes trapped again at 22:22 and remains there unti lthe end of the episode.
- 8:10 - Hughes is annoyed at Steed's intrusion into his domain but Steed acts oblivious to the angst he's causing.
- 16:14 (16:00) - You can see Trevor Reid's left eye twitch when Dr King reveals his corpse and we have a close-up of his face.
- 28:25 - Joyce's Public House has the 'phone number Ballynoch 342
- 32:23 - the mid shot of Steed and Dr King is slightly out of focus.
- 34:31 - Deidre gives Gerry the number 42320 - which Steed translates initially (42:13) as GBDBO - the letters on the dial - Freedman corrects it to GCDB0 and says that's the callsign of the incoming 10:15 flight from Montreal.
- 40:18 - another thread gets caught in the transfer plate and remains until the end of the episode.
- 42:30 - Freedman's 'phone number is Shamrock 424.
- 43:00 - naughty Dr King checks out Sister Isobel's backside when he takes her into the alcove to question her about Margot's death
- 45:00-45:10 - some distortion of the picture & again at 45:40, 45:47, 46:25 and 46:34 with the telecine inserts.
- 50:35 - severe horizontal banding after the mix from insert to live.
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.