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  • title card: white all caps text outlined in black reading 'MISSION...' superimposed on a view of a deserted, dusty country lane
  • title card: the white all caps text outlined in black has changed to read 'MISSION... HIGHLY IMPROBABLE' superimposed on a view of a deserted, dusty country lane
  • The shrunken Captain Gifford stares up at the telephone which dwarfs him
  • The Saracen armoured car is bombarded by artillery
  • Steed, reduced to minature size, tries to use Schaffer's telephone to get help from Emma, the similarly shrunken Saracen is also on Schaffer's desk
  • Steed stalks along the skirting board, wielding a (to him) huge pen as a weapon
  • Emma turns her back to Steed and asks him if 'everything' has returned to normal
  • video - It sounds like rain, so Steed galantly offers Emma his much-shrunken umbrella and turns up the collar of his suit

Series 5 - Episode 24
Mission... Highly Improbable

8 stars

by Philip Levene
Directed by Robert Day

Steed falls into enemy hands
Emma is cut down to size


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John Steed Patrick Macnee regularNew Avengers007
Emma Peel Diana Rigg regularNew Avengers007
Shaffer Ronald Radd regularDangermanThe PrisonerThe SaintCallanRandall and HopkirkThe ChampionsJason KingDepartment S
Susan Rushton Jane Merrow DangermanThe PrisonerThe SaintRandall and HopkirkUFO
Professor L. T. Rushton Noel Howlett Dangerman
Dr Matthew Andrew Chivers Francis Matthews regularThe Saint
Colonel Drew Richard Leech regularNew AvengersAdam Adamant007Dad's ArmyDangermanDoctor WhoThe SaintJason King
Josef Stefan Gryff The SaintThe SweeneyJason King
Captain Gifford Nicholas Courtney regularDoctor WhoThe SaintJason KingRandall and HopkirkCallanThe Champions
Sir Gerald Bancroft Kevin Stoney New AvengersDoctor WhoDangermanThe PrisonerBlake's 7The SaintSpace 1999
Sergeant Peter Clay regularBlake's 7Indiana Jones
Corporal Johnson Nigel Rideout Dad's Army
Blonde Cynthia Bizeray regular
Brunette Nicole Shelby regularThe Saint
Henrick Nosher Powell regular007The SaintStar WarsCarry On..Randall and HopkirkAdam AdamantThe SweeneyDepartment SPink Panther
Karl Dinny Powell New AvengersDoctor WhoThe Prisoner007Blake's 7Adam AdamantPink Panther (billed as Denny Powell)
Rider Max Latimer regular007
Rider Mike Reid regularDoctor WhoThe SaintThe ChampionsDepartment S
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Major Terence Conoley regularThe PrisonerDad's ArmyCarry On..
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VIP guest William Gossling regularDoctor WhoDad's Army
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VIP guest Eden Fox Callan
VIP guest George Holdcroft regularCarry On..The PrisonerThe SaintThe Sweeney
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