Series 2 - Episode 26
Teleplay by John Lucarotti
Directed by Kim Mills
Production Number : 3525
VTR/ABC/2517 & 2517A-B
Teddington Studio 1
Thursday 21st March 1963
|Line Up and Make Up
|VTR Inserts (VTR/ABC/2517 A + B)
- 2517/A - Tiger and Joey in the ring (intercut with live - shots 48-54) (10:50-12:15)
- 2517/B - Tag scene in Cathy's flat (shots 163-167) (46:54-47:48)
Thursday 15th November 1962
|Tea break, Line Up,
Normal scan, Make Up
Expected: 48'25" + 2 commercial breaks
Actual running time with bumpers: 48'38"
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).
||23rd March 1963
||31st March 1964
||29th October 1964
||3 booms; 1 Fishpole; 1 Slung Mic; 3 Stand Mics.
||A.B.C. symbol and Caption Scanner only.
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- 1:25, 3:19, 18:30, 19:00, 34:07 - video distortion
- 10:50-12:15 - The bout with Tiger was supposed to last a minute but timekeeping in the Sixties wasn't that good - the bell rings at 10:57 and they strike gloves at 11:00, but at 12:00 Steed announces he still has 10 seconds to go - Joey goes down at 12:08, gets back up, and Steed rings time at 12:13.
- 16:00 - Steed claims he wants to buy a wardrobe consisting of "an evening dress, a couple of cocktail dresses, two day suits, accessories of course, naturally".
- 16:33 - Denise smirks when he seems too familiar with his "niece's" measurements - 34-24-36, 5'4"
- 17:52 - a thread gets stuck on the transfer plate and remains there until 20:50.
- 20:50 - Charlie Horton is described as having fled the country after making 'a mistake' - by which is meant (as Joey explains to Cathy at 37:55) he fixed a fight and was found out.
- 21:40 - The 'Models from the Kenneth Sweet Collection' appear when Steed views the wardrobe Fernand has designed for him. They're preceded by Angela - played by Julie Paulle - (in a dress of cricket flannel with a matching stole - Steed exclaims, "Cricket flannel for the evening?" and Fernand replies, "Why not? it's very chic; it flares gently at the hem").
Then the models appear in the following order:
- Elaine Little (black and white gingham dress in an entertaining 'bush' style - to which Steed says "Happy Safari!");
- June Hodgson (turquoise evening dress and coat in heavy woven linen);
- Diane Keys (not announced by Fernand, who's interrupted by Brown, but she's wearing a woollen tunic and spotted tie with matching hat).
- 27:33 - Shot 104 starts with a close-up of the newspaper in Harry's hands but the drama is lost when the cameraman loses focus as he zooms out and we have several seconds of blurred film.
- 45:48 (44:57) - someone coughs backstage just as Steed leads the villains away at gunpoint.
- 46:20 (45:35) - weird direction in the final fight scene - Cathy is beating up Harry, but we cut to a shot of two chairs, which we hold for several seconds before Tiger crosses in front of them and takes on Joey - it looks like Tiger missed his cue.
- 46:51 - Steed once again uses his pseudonym, Carruthers, when calling the police.
- 47:48 - the majority of the tag scene was left on the cutting room floor; Steed had planned to take Cathy with him to the Carribbean by deceipt, but scenes 165-167 were junked completely, and the last line of 164 went with them.
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.