• title card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'FROM VENUS WITH LOVE' superimposed on a close-up of Cosgrove lying dead on the floor with his hair turned grey. The O in LOVE is a heart with an arrow through it
  • subtitle card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'STEED IS SHOT FULL OF HOLES
					EMMA SEES STARS!' superimposed on a close-up of Cosgrove lying dead on the floor with his hair turned grey
  • Video of Steed interrupting Mrs Peel's fencing practice: Emma wears a navy catsuit while practicing her fencing, turning towards us with the rapier held vertically, almost touching the tip of her nose. Behind her, a red baby grand piano fits neatly into a red-painted alcove. When she turns back to attack the target hanging from her front door, Steed parries with his umbrella on which is impaled his signature calling card reading 'Mrs Peel, WE'RE NEEDED!'
  • Upper class chimney sweep Bert Smith smiles inanely at Mrs Peel, whose back is to us. His face, top hat and morning suit are covered in soot and grime
  • Steed peers to look at some of the spectacles on a shelf, his eye distorted and enlarged as we see them through the lenses
  • Primble wheels in his eccentric eye test - a white board with different hats arranged on it
  • Primble, on the right, gloats at Mrs Peel who has been strapped to an examining chair by leather belts
  • Mrs Peel is impressed with Steed's bleached white bowler hat
  • Video of Steed playing the piano while Emma prepares to 'have dinner on Venus', she tells him his Claret doesn't travel well

Series 5 - Episode 1
From Venus With Love

7½ stars

by Philip Levene
Directed by Robert Day

Steed is shot full of holes
Emma sees stars!


Produced by Albert Fennell regular New Avengers The Professionals
and Brian Clemens regular New Avengers Dangerman The Champions The Professionals Adam Adamant
Executive Producer Juilan Wintle regular
Directed by Robert Day regular Dangerman
Teleplay by Philip Levene regular
All characters and events in this teleplay are fictitious and any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely co-incidental.
Music by Laurie Johnson regular New Avengers The Professionals Jason King
Production Designer Wilfrid Shingleton regular
Director of Photography Wilkie Cooper regular (Wilkie Cooper B.S.C.)
Supervising Editor Peter Tanner regular
Production Manager Ted Lloyd regular
Principal items of Mr Macnee's wardrobe designed by Pierre Cardin regular
Miss Rigg's costumes designed by Alun Hughes regular
Assistant Director Richard Dalton regular
Camera Operator Frank Drake regular
Art Director Fred Carter regular Pink Panther
Set Dresser Ted Tester regular
Continuity Gladys Goldsmith regular 007 Carry On.. Space 1999
Hairdressing Bill Griffiths regular
Make-up Jim Hydes regular Carry On.. (billed as Jim Hyde)
Wardrobe Hilda Geerdts regular
Stunt Arranger Ray Austin regular New Avengers The Professionals The Saint Randall and Hopkirk The Champions Department S Space 1999
Editor Tony Palk regular
Casting Director G.B. Walker regular The Saint
Recording Director A.W. Lumkin regular The Saint
Sound Recordist Simon Kaye regular 007 Indiana Jones
Dubbing Mixer Len Abbott regular The Champions The Saint Department S
Sound Editor Jack T. Knight regular New Avengers 007 Space 1999
Music Editor Karen Heward regular
Construction Manager Charles Hammerton regular
Supervisory Electrician Walter Thompson regular The Saint (billed as Wally Thompson)
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