• title card: white all caps text reading ‘THE HOUR THAT NEVER WAS’ with faint outline superimposed on a smashed face of a clock on an oak dashboard
  • In the cook house, the cake has been left with the decoration unfinished
  • Steed and Mrs. Peel examine the dead milkman lying on the runway
  • Steed talks to the scrounger, Hickey, as the latter digs through the bins
  • Steed crouches behind the milk float as another inert RAF officer is loaded onto it by the crooks
  • Steed unties Emma from the dentist’s chair
  • Emma fights one of the plotters (stuntman cliff Diggins)
  • Steed and Mrs. Peel suddenly realise no-one is driving the milk float

Series 4 — Episode 9
The Hour that Never Was

by Roger Marshall
Directed by Gerry O’Hara

Production No E.64.10.14
Production completed: July 20 1965. First transmission: November 23 1965.


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John Steed Patrick Macnee regular007
Emma Peel Diana Rigg regular007Doctor Who
Squadron Leader Geoffrey Ridsdale DFC Gerald Harper regularAdam AdamantThe Champions
Philip Leas Dudley Foster regularDoctor WhoDanger ManThe SaintJason KingPolice Surgeon
Benedict Napoleon Hickey Roy Kinnear regularBlake’s 7Jason KingThe Sweeney
‘Porky’ Purser Roger Booth regularThe Sweeney
Corporal Barman Daniel Moynihan regular
Wiggins David Morrell The ChampionsDepartment S
Driver Fred Haggerty regularDoctor Who007The PrisonerBlake’s 7Pink PantherThe Saint
Milkman Ray Austin regularThe ProfessionalsThe SaintRandall and HopkirkThe ChampionsDepartment SSpace 1999
Glover Cliff Diggins regular007Blake’s 7The SweeneySpace 1999
Muffled Sentry Harry Tierney regularDoctor WhoThe PrisonerUFOCallanThe Sweeney
Sergeant Henderson Charles Rayford regular
Unconscious RAF officer Harold Coyne regularThe SaintThe Sweeney
Mrs. Ridsdale Cassandra Chapman regular007
Officer unknown
Officer unknown
RAF officer Jack Armstrong regular
RAF officer unknown
Emma lookalike unknown
brunette unknown
blonde unknown
blonde Sadie Slade regularDanger ManThe Saint
blonde unknown
brunette unknown
Darts player Dickey Luck regular
Darts playing RAF officer Royston Farrell regularDoctor Who
Officer George Holdcroft regularCarry On..The PrisonerThe SaintThe Sweeney
civilian guest Len Llewellyn Danger ManThe Saint
civilian guest Jim Tyson Doctor Who
Officer Alan Bennett regularThe SaintUFO
civilian guest John Wilder regular007The Saint
officer’s wife Esme Smythe regularThe Prisoner
brunette Valerie Cockx regular
chaplain Cecil Paul regularDanger Man007The SaintThe PrisonerCarry On..
chaplain’s wife Irene Harrison regularThe SweeneyCarry On..
Credits Legend:
Credited but not listed in press
Credited in press but not on screen
Credited in paperwork only
Uncredited / unattributed role
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® : illustrated from other sources

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