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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


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 Robert Day regular Dangerman
Teleplay by Philip Levene regular
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 Designer Robert Jones regular
Director of Photography Ernest Steward regular New Avengers Carry On.. Callan (Ernest Steward 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 Jack Martin regular
Camera Operator Kevin Pike
Art Director Len Townsend regular
Continuity Marjorie Lavelly regular The Saint Carry On..
Make-up Jim Hydes regular Carry On.. (billed as Jim Hyde)
Hairdressing Hilda Fox regular
Wardrobe Felix Evans regular
Editor Lionel Selwyn regular
Recording Director A.W. Lumkin regular The Saint
Sound Recordist Cecil Mason regular The Saint
Dubbing Mixer Len Shilton regular The Champions The Saint Department S
Sound Editor Russ Hill regular The Champions Department S
Music Editor Karen Heward regular
Construction Manager Herbert Worley regular
Supervisory Electrician Walter Thompson regular The Saint
Stunt Arranger Ray Austin regular New Avengers The Professionals The Saint Randall and Hopkirk The Champions Department S Space 1999
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