• title card: white all caps text reading 'A SURFEIT OF H20' outlined in black and superimposed on Barker lying on the ground, gasping for air in the torrent of rain
  • Mrs Peel sips a cup of tea in Eli's house while holding an umbrella over her head
  • Eli's boots lie at the feet of a man-shaped pool of water in the soggy field
  • Mrs Peel emerges from a hut dressed is a very tight PVC mack and black and white rubber hat
  • A close up of Sir Arnold's notepad, starting to get soaked with rain. It reads 'Rain contains silver iodide - excessive amount indicates it was introduced by man.'
  • Dr Sturm subjects Mrs Peel to torture in the wine press, her head and shoulders emerge from under the machinery
  • Close-up of Mrs Peel during the fight in the rainstorm; water pours off her cap and hair and she is thoroughly wet
  • Steed and Emma gaze meaningfully at each other before they depart in her Moke

Series 4 - Episode 8
A Surfeit of H2O

6½ stars

by Colin Finbow
Directed by Sidney Hayers


Teleplay by Colin Finbow
All characters and events in this Teleplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely co-incidental.
Directed by Sidney Hayers regular New Avengers The Professionals
Produced by Juilan Wintle regular
In Charge of Production Albert Fennell regular New Avengers The Professionals
Music by Laurie Johnson regular New Avengers The Professionals Jason King
Associate Producer Brian Clemens regular New Avengers Dangerman The Champions The Professionals Adam Adamant
Photography Alan Hume regular 007 Carry On.. Star Wars (billed as Alan Hume B.S.C.)
Art Director Harry Pottle regular 007 Carry On..
Film Editor Richard Best regular
Production Manager Geoffrey Haine regular The Champions
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Assistant Director Richard Dalton regular
Camera Operator Godfrey Godar regular Carry On..
Casting Director G.B. Walker regular The Saint
Continuity June Randall regular 007 The Saint
Make-up George Blackler regular The Saint Carry On..
Hairdresser Pearl Orton regular Carry On..
Wardrobe Jackie Jackson regular
Sound Editor Lionel Selwyn regular
Sound Recording Simon Kaye regular 007 Indiana Jones
Dubbing Mixer Len Abbott regular The Champions The Saint Department S
Recording Director A.W. Lumkin regular The Saint
Stunt Arranger Ray Austin regular New Avengers The Professionals The Saint Randall and Hopkirk The Champions Department S Space 1999
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