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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'SECOND SIGHT' superimposed with a black drop shadow on a close-up of the face of a marble bust
  • Anstice listens with a pained expression to the opinion of Dr Spender, who has his back to us
  • Dr Hawn in the foreground wonders how to rid herself of Dr Spender
  • The patient in the bed is wearing dark glasses and is completely wrapped in gauze... it could be anyone
  • Dr Vilner prepares to operate, his anaesthetist at the ready beside him
  • Anstice stands behind Halvarssen with his gun drawn, interrupted before he can kill him; Halvarssen's head is bowed

Series 3 - Episode 13
Second Sight

by Martin Woodhouse
Designed by Terry Green
Directed by Peter Hammond

Production Schedule

(Episode 65)
Production Number : 3612
VTR/ABC/3033
Teddington Studio 1

Thursday, 10th October, 1963

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 rehearsal 19.00-21.00

Friday, 11th October, 1963

Camera rehearsal 10.00-13.00
Lunch break 13.00-14.00
Camera rehearsal 14.00-15.30
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" excluding commercial breaks
Actual running time with bumpers: 51'30"

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 16th November 1963
Sydney 26th May 1964
Melbourne 24th December 1964

Equipment

Cameras: Five Pedestals, Turner Arm. Cameras 5 & 6 on rostrum. Camera 3 operator to go to Camera 6 for Act Two only.
Sound: Four booms.
Telecine: Opening film only and caption scanner.

Murders

Victim Killer Method
Hilda Brauer Steiner? drowned? (prior to episode)
Dr Spender Steiner Strangled
Anstice Halvarssen Revolver (maybe)
Click a name to see the face

Minutiæ

  1. 2:01 - the titles have a drop shadow so they're readable, superimposed on the marble head.
  2. 2:10 - the cameraman struggles with the focus during the introduction of Cathy and Steed; it's not until 2:25 that things settle down.
  3. 28:24 - the boom microphone heaves into view at the top right of the screen as Anstice bends down to tell the 'patient' he's letting the others in.
  4. 32:37 - we're in Switzerland and there's an English clock on the wall!

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