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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'NOVEMBER FIVE' superimposed on a shot across Westminster Bridge towards the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
  • Cathy and Steed discuss the case on the terrace of the Houses of Parliament
  • Cathy, in her leather fighting suit, takes a gasp of air after defeating her assailant in the gym
  • Steed enters the trendy office of Mark St John
  • Medium shot showing Dyter pointing his revolver off-screen to where St John is standing
  • The case solves, Cathy is able to share a joke with Mrs Dove

Series 3 - Episode 12
November Five

by Eric Paice
Designed by Douglas James
Directed by Bill Bain

Production Schedule

Episode 64
Production Number : 3611
VTR/ABC/2965
Teddington Studio 1

Thursday 26th September 1963

Camera rehearsal 10.00-12.30
Lunch 12.30-13.30
Camera rehearsal 13.30-18.00
Supper 18.00-19.00
Line-Up 19.00-19.30
VTR INSERTS (2) 19.30-21.00

Friday 27th September 1963

Camera rehearsal 10.00-12.30
Lunch 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

NOTE: There will be 2 VTR Inserts recorded on the eve. of 26th Sept.

  1. 2:00 - telecine insert of footage - maybe stock - of Westminster Bridge & House of Parliament.
  2. 14:02-16:30 - VTR insert 1 - Steed on the House of Commons House of Commons terrance, scene 8 [shots 52-76] - he interrupts Swinburne and St.John to drop the bombshell of Cathy contesting the by-election and introduces her to them.
  3. 47:30-47:40 - telecine insert - fireworks in the sky then cut to:
  4. 47:40-49:42 - Telecine 2 - House of Commons terrace scene 24 [shots 186-199] - Dyer and the workman meet and plan to set the device, they are interrupted by Steed who kills the workman and apprehends Dyter).
  5. 49:42-50:59 - VTR Insert 2 - House of Commons lobby, scene 25 [shots 200-203] - Steed and Cathy farwell Mrs Dove and sum up the case.

Running time

Expected: 51'25" excluding commercial breaks
Actual running time with bumpers: 51'40"

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 2nd November 1963
Sydney 2nd June 1964
Melbourne 31st December 1964

Murders

Victim Killer Method
Dyter Farmer Shotgun (faked)
Swinburne Farmer Strangled?
Mark St. John Dyter Shotgun
Farmer ? Steed Revolver
Click a name to see the face

Minutiæ

  1. 1:32 - The votes in the by-election were: William Arthur Frederick Briggs - 13,847; Michael Osborne Dyter - 17,152
  2. 2:00 - The opening credits feature a cut under the titles, from Dyter's covered-up body to a telecine insert of footage - maybe stock - of Westminster Bridge & House of Parliament.
  3. 2:21 - the scene starts with a pan over a slide of the interior of the House of Commons, much as they'd done for the Old Bailey in Brief for Murder, so as to avoid expensive location filming.
  4. 14:02-16:30 - VTR insert 1 - Steed on the House of Commons terrace - he interrupts Swinburne and St.John to drop the bombshell of Cathy contesting the by-election.
  5. 17:27 - Cathy limps slightly after her fight with the farmer.
  6. 21:39 - You can see St.John on his mark, waiting for the director to tell him to move into the set.
  7. 30:35 - Dove struggles with the script - "The Anglia div.. er .. division"
  8. 34:02 - the exercise wall rocks backwards as Cathy uses it to launch off on the rope.
  9. 37:25 - the negatives Cathy is looking at seem to be of football matches.
  10. 37:33 - One of Steed's family jokes - he's checking St.John's typewriter and says, "broken f, a squint i, h above the line". Cathy asks what it is and he replies, "A very good description of my Aunt Queenie".
  11. 39:25 - Cathy has a video intercom on her front door.
  12. 47:30-47:40 - telecine insert - fireworks in the sky then cut to:
  13. 47:40-49:42 - VTR insert 2 - Dyter and the workman on the terrace, Steed arrives and a gun fight breaks out.
  14. 48:23 - Macnee glances at the director for his cue.
  15. 49:42-50:59 - VTR Insert 2 - House of Commons lobby, scene 25 [shots 200-203] - Steed and Cathy farwell Mrs Dove and sum up the case.
alternate title card: white all caps text reading 'NOVEMBER FIVE' superimposed on the fallen Dyson being covered by a blanket

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