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  • title card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'THE BIRD WHO KNEW TOO MUCH' superimposed on Danvers lying on the floor of a fire-tower with bird seed spilling out of his jacket
  • subtitle card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'STEED FANCIES PIGEONS -
					EMMA GETS THE BIRD' superimposed on Danvers lying on the floor of a fire-tower with bird seed spilling out of his jacket
  • Youtube video - Emma opens her bay windows and a moment later an arrow shoots through it and lands in her bird sculpture. Attached to it is Steed's signature summons, a card reading 'Mrs Peel WE'RE NEEDED!'
  • Sam and Steed enjoy a light lunch on board a punt in the river, their waiter is wearing waders
  • Sam and Steed pose for Tom Savage in his photographic studio, hands on hips and heroically posturing
  • Mrs Peel wakes to find herself tied to a chair facing a pistol booby-trap
  • Emma leans forward over the desk, amazed by Jordan's well-trained birds as he strikes a triangle to make one sing. He wears a mortar board with a yellow canary glued to the top
  • Emma interrogates Robin after dragging him from the swimming pool, keeping him captive by wrapping her ankles around his neck
  • Youtube video - Steed invites Emma to meet a bird - for lunch and they set off in a vintage Renault, which decides to go on reverse

Series 5 - Episode 5
The Bird Who Knew Too Much

8½ stars

by Brian Clemens
Directed by Roy Rossotti
based upon a story by Alan Pattillo

Steed fancies pigeons -
Emma gets the bird

Crew

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 Roy Rossotti regular
Teleplay by Brian Clemens regular New Avengers Dangerman The Champions The Professionals Adam Adamant
based upon a story by Alan Pattillo UFO Space 1999
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 Geoffrey Haine regular The Champions
Principal items of Mr Macnee's wardrobe designed by Pierre Cardin regular
Miss Rigg's costumes designed by Alun Hughes regular
Casting Director G.B. Walker regular The Saint
Assistant Director Richard Dalton regular
Camera Operator Frank Drake regular
Art Director Fred Carter regular Pink Panther
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
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 Rydal Love regular The Champions The Saint Department S
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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