• 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

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

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?

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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