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  • title card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'THE JOKER' superimposed on someone wearing a mustard jumper cutting up Emma's photo with a pair of scissors
  • subtitle card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the left reading 'STEED TRUMPS AN ACE
					EMMA PLAYS A LONE HAND' superimposed on the hands feverishly chopped at the remains of the photograph with the scissors
  • Youtube video - Mr Peel drops round to see Steed who stumbles down his stairs. She breaks in and he gasps, 'Mrs Peel, you're needed'
  • The inside of the house with the ominous Death's head ace playing card as the door at the top of the stairs
  • The Strange Young Man holds the severed telephone wires up for Emma to see
  • Emma stares wildly at the carving knife embedded in the pine wall of the kitchen by the door
  • A worried Emma stands behind a chair, the candles on the foreground are ot of focus with the narrow field
  • An extreme close-up of Prendergast, so close he entrirely fills the screen and you can't see all of his face
  • Youtube video - Steed is playing Solitaire when Emma drops round. He shows her a card trick - the two cards she chooses add up to the year of his vintage champagne; she throws down two jokers

Series 5 - Episode 15
The Joker

8½ stars

by Brian Clemens
Directed by Sidney Hayers

Steed trumps an ace
Emma plays a lone hand


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John Steed Patrick Macnee regularNew Avengers007
Emma Peel Diana Rigg regularNew Avengers007
Max Prendergast Peter Jeffrey regularNew AvengersDoctor WhoThe SaintAdam AdamantThe SweeneyPink Panther
Ola Monsey Chamberlain Sally Nesbitt regular
Strange Young Man Ronald Lacey regularNew AvengersDoctor WhoRandall and HopkirkBlake's 7Indiana JonesDepartment SJason KingThe Sweeney
Major George Fancy John Stone regular007The SaintThe Champions

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