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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'GAME' on a slight angle, superimposed on a close-up of the dead racing driver's head, his goggles filled with jigaw pieces
  • Dexter stands in front of the stock market game, getting stock prices from a telephone
  • The Brigadier pushes his troops forward in the military game
  • Prfoessor Witney sits inside a huge die which is slowly closring to crush him unless he can come up with the word EXPIRE
  • op art or television? A top-down view of Steed standing in a tiny hexagonal room with a purple floor. It has six doors each labelled with the numbers 1-6, clockwise from the right, on the floor is an arrow labelled GUN pointing at a pistol inside a circle in the middle of the room
  • Six fighters representing the number on a die, lined up in their opposing sides - 5, 2, 6, 1, 4, 3
  • Steed casually cheats at his made-up game'Steedopoly'

Series 6 - Episode 1
Game

Teleplay by Richard Harris
Directed by Robert Fuest

Continuity & Trivia

  1. 3:00 - Dexter is suddenly lower down the ladder again.
  2. 3:26 - The angle of the ladder as Dexter approaches the "REWARD" doors is completely different to that when he was climbing (unless the wall is supposed to be heavily slanted).
  3. 4:14 - Dexter's body has been left at the children's playground in Merton Park.
  4. 5:44 - Steed's words, "Check them for me at Jig Creations" have been dubbed in.
  5. 6:45-7:00 - The Master doing the jigsaw is one of those cringe-making sped up sequences, this time reversed to throw salt into the wound.
  6. 9:51 - The manservant uses chloroform to kidnap Averman.
  7. 10:40 - An obvious stuntman for Macnee, it's probably Paul Weston, judging by his height.
  8. 11:54 - An early masking technique to put Averman's face on the television screen. It's used again at 39:50 to show Steed in the 'Game'.
  9. 19:18 - The trench looks especially fake in this shot.
  10. 19:37 - Anthony Newlands nearly falls into the trench when he tries to leap out and his foot misses the ledge.
  11. 21:00 - Linda Thorson looks straight down the camera - is she that embarrassed by her terrible lines, or that she just about fluffed them?
  12. 21:18-21:30 - vertical scratch on tape
  13. 25:00 - the Brigadier's medals are:
    CBE, DSO, Military Cross 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal for Korea, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal
  14. 25:30 - It looks like they're in the same field as they met Mother in Super Secret Cypher Snatch and had their picnic at the end of All Done with Mirrors.
  15. 26:00-26:30 - That's Joe Dunne standing in for Anthony Newlands and doing the fall over the windscreen.
  16. 28:55 - Steed refers to Witney's "academical" colleagues. Is that even a word?
  17. 34:55 - Is that Romo Gorara doing Garfield Morgan's stunts?
  18. 35:03 - The manservant uses chloroform to kidnap Tara, this time leaving behind the pad of gauze and finishing the jigsaw, so Steed would know to come after them.
  19. 36:30 - The Master has the book "Missing Pieces" on his table.
  20. 39:50 - When the "Super Secret Agent" contest begins, the background music becomes a harpsichord-tinged piece reminiscent of "High Wire", Edwin Astley's "Dangerman" theme.
  21. 41:00-47:30 - Steed's tasks in the 'Super Secret Agent' Game:
    • 41:08 - You encounter fiendish Japanese wrestler - but he's not very Japanese! - reward of a key, attached to the wrestler's earring
    • 41:58 - You must disconnect time bomb - reward of the gun
    • 43:18 - You room is sealed with booby traps - the chamber in which Steed collects the gun seals and he has to choose which of the six doors is safe to go through - reward of magazine for gun.
    • 44:16 - You must penetrate dark tunnel - at 44:40 Steed's hat is cut in two by a descending sheet of metal - reward of ammunition for the gun, only one bullet of which is live.
    • 45:00 - You are confronted with six thugs - Bristow adds "six assailants at six second intervals".
  22. 45:00-47:30 - Paul Weston and Cyd Child stand-in for the fight as Steed and Tara.
  23. 45:20 - there's a hair stuck to the screen near bottom centre as Steed dispatches the thug with six dots on his jersey.
  24. Running time: 49'24"

The Transport

MarqueColourNumber
Lotus Racing Car Simulatorbritish racing green(7)
Austin Cambridgepale grey?
Austin Cambridgepale grey?
Rolls-Royce 40/50 h.p. 'Silver Ghost' 1923 H.J.Mulliner tourer (chassis number 46LK)pale lemonKK 4976
Military 6cwt command vehicleforest green33 PC 31

Who's Killing Whom?

VictimKillerMethod
Cooty Gibson Bristow Simluated car crash
Dexter Bristow Poisonous snakes & ladders
Professor Witney Bristow Crushed in machine
Averman Bristow Forced heart attack
Brigadier Wishforth-Browne Bristow Toy cannon
Bristow John Steed Deflected lethal weapon
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The Fashions

Tara Steed

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