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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'ESPRIT DE CORPS' superimposed with dark dropshadow over a shot of the kilted soldiers marching away after the execution, the piper in the middle of the frame
  • Cathy, standing in a mackintosh in front of the office swing doors, asks a thoughtful Captain Trench a question
  • Jessop, in his mess whites, asks the guard what Steed was up to
  • The General presides over the court-martial, his drummer behind him
  • Jessop ensures Steed's blindfold is straight as he awaits his execution in front of a row of sandbags
  • Cathy looks away from the General, who is disappointed to discover that she was not his Queen after all

Series 3 - Episode 25
Esprit De Corps

by Eric Paice
Designed by David Marshall
Directed by Don Leaver

Cast

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John Steed Patrick Macnee regularNew Avengers007
Catherine Gale Honor Blackman regular007DangermanDoctor WhoThe Saint
Brigadier General Sir Ian Stuart-Bollinger Duncan Macrae 007The Prisoner
Lady Dorothy Stuart-Bollinger Joyce Heron Police Surgeon
Private Jessop Roy Kinnear regularBlake's 7Jason KingThe Sweeney
Captain Trench John Thaw The Sweeney
Mrs Angela Craig Pearl Catlin
Sergeant Marsh Douglas Robinson regularPolice Surgeon
Admiral Hugh Morton regularNew AvengersCallanThe ProfessionalsDoctor WhoThe Saint
Private Asquith Anthony Blackshaw regular007The SaintAdam Adamant
Signaller James Falkland
Piper George Alexander
Drummer Tony Lambden Doctor Who
Highland Dancer George Macrae
Corporal Craig unknown
Soldier unknown
Soldier unknown
Soldier unknown
dispatch rider unknown
Private Jones unknown
Private Collins George Fisher regular
Commander Bruce John Dennison regular
Captain Duncan unknown
Lady in laundromat/party guest unknown
Lady in laundromat/party guest unknown
waiter/military policeman unknown
party guest unknown
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party guest Colin Fry regular
party guest unknown
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party guest Colin Vancao regularAdam AdamantCarry On..Jason KingRandall and Hopkirk
party guest Henry Rayner regular
party guest unknown
party guest Bob Raymond regularDoctor WhoAdam AdamantDangermanDepartment S (unconfirmed)
party guest unknown
party guest Corrine Burford regular

The script notes:
+ 4 extras 10th March: from 5.00 p.m. 2 civil defence workers, 1 dispatch rider
21 extras 11th March: from 10.00 a.m. 2 housewives (to double at party), 6 women party guests, 6 men in regimental mess kit, 2 men in other tartans, 3 men in dinner jackets, 1 man as waiter (to double as military policeman), 1 dispatch rider


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