• 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 regularThe Professionals
and Brian Clemens regularDangermanThe ChampionsThe ProfessionalsAdam Adamant
Executive Producer Juilan Wintle regular
Directed by Gordon Flemyng regularDoctor WhoThe 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 regularThe ProfessionalsJason 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 regularPink 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 regularUFO
Stunt Arranger Ray Austin regularThe ProfessionalsThe SaintRandall and HopkirkThe ChampionsDepartment SSpace 1999
Casting Director G.B. Walker regularThe Saint
Recording Director A.W. Lumkin regularThe Saint
Sound Recordist Bill Rowe regular007The SaintDepartment S
Dubbing Mixer Len Abbott regularThe ChampionsThe SaintDepartment S
Sound Editor Jack T. Knight regular007Space 1999
Music Editor Karen Heward regular
Construction Manager Charles Hammerton regular
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