• title card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'THE FEAR MERCHANTS' superimposed on a close-up of Meadows lying face-down on the turf in fear
  • subtitle card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'STEED PUTS OUT A LIGHT
					EMMA TAKES FRIGHT' superimposed on a close-up of Meadows lying face-down on the turf in fear
  • Youtube video showing Emma entering her flat wearing a pale lavender sun dress. She sees a box of chocolates has been left inside the cavity of her sculpture but opening it reveals nothing but Steed's signature summons card which reads 'Mrs Peel WE'RE NEEDED!'
  • Mrs Peel, in a purple catsuit, lies on top of a concrete block sculpture she is working on and chips away at it with a chisel and hammer, somewhat disconcerting Steed who is standing next to it, talking to her
  • White is on the floor, cowering behind a tipped-over bird cage as he's terrorised by his avian assailant
  • The austere BEB boardroom - all black and white. Pemberton sits at the end of the glossy black table, flanked by Dr Voss and Gilbert, who stand either side of him; all three wear sunglasses
  • Steed dives at Gilbert from behind, having evaded his trap in the gravel pit, while the bulldozer looms ominously over them
  • Dr Voss pulls on a surgical glove as she prepares to subject Mrs Peel to the base fear - pain
  • Youtube video showing Mrs Peel discovering another box of chocolates, this time full and she discovers Steed's greatest fear - a lack of champagne!

Series 5 - Episode 2
The Fear Merchants

7½ stars

by Philip Levene
Directed by Gordon Flemyng

Steed puts out a light
Emma takes fright


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 Gordon Flemyng regular Doctor Who The Saint
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 Malcolm Johnson
Camera Operator Frank Drake regular
Art Director Fred Carter regular Pink Panther
Set Dresser Ted Tester regular
Continuity Peggy Spirito regular (billed as Peggy Spirit)
Hairdressing Bill Griffiths regular
Make-up Bill (W.T.) Partleton Carry On..
Wardrobe Jean Fairlie regular UFO
Stunt Arranger Ray Austin regular New Avengers The Professionals The Saint Randall and Hopkirk The Champions Department S Space 1999
Casting Director G.B. Walker regular The Saint
Recording Director A.W. Lumkin regular The Saint
Sound Recordist Bill Rowe regular New Avengers 007 The Saint Department S
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
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