• title card: white all caps text made to look like stone blocks, with perspective from top right, reading 'EPIC' superimposed on a close-up of the top of a film award statuette in the shape of a woman holding a cloth above her head
  • subtitle card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'STEED CATCHES A FALLING STAR
					EMMA MAKES A MOVIE' superimposed on the close-up of the statuette
  • Youtube video - Steed drops by Emma's flat but she breezes past him at the door, telling him, 'I'm needed - elsewhere!'
  • The Avengers break all four walls; Emma's flat is revealed - to her and to us - to be a set on a sound stage at the movie studio
  • Kirby, dressed as an undertaker with white face and grey hair, calls to Mrs Peel from the hearse
  • Emma awakens in a bed, finding an Old West holster strapped around her, an ivory-handled revolver inside
  • In a parody of the MGM lion, Emma makes a demure roar as the wording 'A Z.Z. von SCHNERK PRODUCTION' encircles her head
  • Parody of 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari' in the set design and 'The Perils of Pauline' as Emma inches closer to the whirling buzzsaw
  • Youtube video - Steed and Emma decide to relax by going to the movies, then decide to stay in instead. Emma kicks down the wall - they are still on Schnerk's set- and beckons for Steed to follow her home

Series 5 - Episode 11

9 stars

by Brian Clemens
Directed by James Hill

Steed catches a falling star
Emma makes a movie


Produced by Albert Fennell regularThe Professionals
and Brian Clemens regularDangermanThe ChampionsThe ProfessionalsAdam Adamant
Executive Producer Juilan Wintle regular
Directed by James Hill New Avengers The Saint
Teleplay by Brian Clemens New Avengers Dangerman The Champions The Professionals Adam Adamant
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
Directed by James Hill regularThe Saint
Teleplay by Brian Clemens regularDangermanThe ChampionsThe ProfessionalsAdam Adamant
Production Controller Jack Greenwood regular
Production Designer Robert Jones regular
Director of Photography Alan Hume regular007Carry On..Star Wars (billed as Alan Hume B.S.C.)
Supervising Editor Peter Tanner regular
Production Manager Geoffrey Haine regularThe 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 regularThe Saint
Unit Manager Richard Dalton regular
Unit Manager Laurie Greenwood regularThe Sweeney
Assistant Director Ted Lewis regular
Camera Operator Tony White regularThe SaintSpace 1999Department S
Art Director Kenneth Tait regularDepartment S
Continuity Gladys Goldsmith regular007Carry On..Space 1999
Hairdressing Hilda Fox regular
Make-up Basil Newall regular007UFOSpace 1999
Wardrobe Jean Fairlie regularUFO
Editor Tony Palk regular
Recording Director A.W. Lumkin regularThe Saint
Sound Recordist Simon Kaye regular007Indiana Jones
Dubbing Mixer Len Abbott regularThe ChampionsThe SaintDepartment S
Sound Editor Rydal Love regularThe ChampionsThe SaintDepartment S
Music Editor Karen Heward regular
Construction Manager Charles Hammerton regular
Supervisory Electrician Walter Thompson regularThe Saint (billed as Wally Thompson)
Stunt Arranger Ray Austin regularThe ProfessionalsThe SaintRandall and HopkirkThe ChampionsDepartment SSpace 1999
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