• title card: pale yellow all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE STATION' superimposed on a view of Lucas walking up a railway siding beside a stationary train
  • subtitle card: pale yellow all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'STEED GOES OFF THE RAILS
					EMMA FINDS HER STATION IN LIFE' superimposed on Lucas, a bit futher down the siding beside the train
  • Youtube video - Mrs Peel enters her living room to find a Percy train set on the table, the caboose bearing a card reading 'MRS PEEL' on one side and 'WE'RE NEEDED' on the other; she fillips Steed's nose with it
  • The attendant hands Emma a £5 note in the carriage corridor as Steed looks on
  • Lucas lies in the box, a white carnation left by the groom lying across his chest
  • Crewe chuckles at the recording on the umbrella and declares it isn't a train at all; Mrs Peel looks confused, possibly because of her bright yellow suit
  • The groom laughes maniacally as he peppers the signalbox with submachinegun fire
  • Steed, handcuffed to the pipes, looks perturnbed by the ticket collector's plans
  • Youtube video - the Prime Minister drops by Emma's flat to give a personal thank you but the Avengers decide not to answer the door so they don't have to be subjected to an interminable speech

Series 5 - Episode 13
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Station

8 stars

by Brian Sheriff
Directed by John Krish

Steed goes off the rails
Emma finds her station in life


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 John Krish regular The Saint
Teleplay by Roger Marshall regular The Professionals The Sweeney (billed as Brian Sheriff)
and Brian Clemens regular New Avengers Dangerman The Champions The Professionals Adam Adamant (billed as Brian Sheriff)
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 Controller Jack Greenwood regular
Production Designer Robert Jones regular
Director of Photography Alan Hume regular 007 Carry On.. Star Wars (billed as Alan Hume 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
Unit Manager Richard Dalton regular
Unit Manager Laurie Greenwood regular The Sweeney
Assistant Director Ted Lewis regular
Camera Operator Tony White regular The Saint Space 1999 Department S
Art Director Kenneth Tait regular Department S (billed as K. McCallum Tait)
Continuity Gladys Goldsmith regular 007 Carry On.. Space 1999
Hairdressing Hilda Fox regular
Make-up Basil Newall regular 007 UFO Space 1999
Wardrobe Jean Fairlie regular UFO
Editor Tony Palk regular
Recording Director A.W. Lumkin regular The Saint
Sound Recordist Simon Kaye regular 007 Indiana Jones
Dubbing Mixer Len Shilton 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)
Stunt Arranger Ray Austin regular New Avengers The Professionals The Saint Randall and Hopkirk The Champions Department S Space 1999
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