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  • title card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'THE SEE-THROUGH MAN' superimposed on a view from between the shelves of the records office towards the frosted glass door. Painted on the glass and seen reverse is the writing 'MINISTRY OF DEFENCE RECORDS OFFICE INVENTIONS (External Submissions)'
  • subtitle card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'STEED MAKES A BOMB -
					EMMA IS PUT TO SLEEP!' superimposed on the view between the shelves in the record office
  • Youtube video - Mrs Peel is examining some specimen slides and is astonished to find that one of them has been altered so that Steed's signature summons - 'Mrs. PEEL - WE'RE NEEDED' is visible through the microscope
  • Steed smiles thoughtfully as he listens to the ravings of Quilby, who is wearing a lab coat in his dusty basement lab. A robot with a plastic dome head is just visible on the right
  • Emma teases Steed as she flips through Quilby's article in the Alchemists magazine, her chemistry equipment on the bench before her in the middle of her flat
  • A near collision as a huge lorry passes between Vazin's Jaguar and Mrs Peel's Lotus, preventing Vazin from running her off the road
  • A headless man wearing a tuxedo attacks Steed with Quilby's pestle
  • Mrs Peel refuses to co-operate despite Brodny trying to coerce her with a pistol as they stand in the marble hallway of the embassy
  • Youtube video - Steed and Emma depart in an elegant vintage Rolls Royce that refuses to start. They get out to push it then have to chase after it when it kicks into life

Series 5 - Episode 4
The See-Through Man

5½ stars

by Philip Levene
Directed by Robert Asher and Roy Rossotti

Steed makes a bomb -
Emma is put to sleep!


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John Steed Patrick Macnee regularNew Avengers007
Emma Peel Diana Rigg regularNew Avengers007
Elena Vazin Moira Lister Dangerman
Ambassador Vladimir Jaroslav Brodny Warren Mitchell regularDangermanThe SaintThe Sweeney
Professor Ernest Quilby Roy Kinnear regularBlake's 7Jason KingThe Sweeney
Ackroyd Jonathan Elsom regularThe SaintThe Sweeney
Sir Andrew Ford John Nettleton regularDoctor WhoThe ProfessionalsThe ChampionsDepartment S
Ulric Harvey Hall regularDangermanThe SaintDepartment S
Wilton David Glover regularCarry On..
Embassy Guard Roy Everson Indiana JonesSpace 1999
Lord Daviot unknown
Major Alexander Vazin Art Thomas regular

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