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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


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 Sidney Hayers regular New Avengers The Professionals
Teleplay by Brian Clemens regular 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 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
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 Jack T. Knight regular New Avengers 007 Space 1999
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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