• title card: red all caps text with black dropshadow to the right reading 'WHOEVER SHOT POOR GEORGE OBLIQUE STROKE XR40?' superimposed on a paper tape coming out of a computer's output port
  • Ardmore 'operates' on George, whose quasi-anthropomorhpic casing lies on a surgical gurney under an operating lamp, Tobin stands behind him and they are flanked by the two nurses; all are wearing white surgical gowns, caps and masks
  • Tobin gloats as he pours acid into George
  • Close-up: Ardmore examines George's memory board
  • Steed and Ardmore read out the messages generated from George by Pelley's equations - pleas for help
  • A view down the stairs to the basement, where the butler and chauffeur are chained to an old bed
  • Tara and Steed stare through the smoke of the explosion cased by mixing the perfect cocktail from a recipe devised by George Oblique Stroke XR40

Series 6 - Episode 5
Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?

Teleplay by Tony Williamson
Directed by Cyril Frankel


Produced by Albert Fennell regularThe Professionals
and Brian Clemens regularDangermanThe ChampionsThe ProfessionalsAdam Adamant
Teleplay by Tony Williamson regularThe ChampionsDangermanThe SaintAdam AdamantRandall and HopkirkJason KingDepartment S
All Characters and events in this Teleplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely co-incidental
Directed by Cyril Frankel The ChampionsThe SaintJason KingUFORandall and HopkirkDepartment S
Executive in charge of production Gordon L.T. Scott regular
Music by Laurie Johnson regularThe ProfessionalsJason King
Additional music by Howard Blake regular
Production controller Jack Greenwood regular
Production designer Robert Jones regular
Story consultant Philip Levene regular
Director of photography Alan Hume regular007Carry On..Star Wars (billed as Alan Hume B.S.C.)
Post production co-ordinator Harry Booth regular
Editor Manuel del Campo regular
Production manager Ron Fry regularDoctor WhoSpace 1999
Patrick Macnee's suits designed by Patrick Macnee regular007
Miss Thorson's costumes designed by Alun Hughes regular
Casting director G.B. Walker regularThe Saint
Unit manager Laurie Greenwood regularThe Sweeney
Assistant Director Ron Appleton regularUFO
Camera operator Brian Elvin regularThe ProfessionalsDepartment S
Associate art director Len Townsend regular
Set dresser Kenneth Tait regularDepartment S
Continuity June Randall regular007The Saint
Make-up Jim Hydes regularCarry On..
Hairdressing Janice Dorman regular
Wardrobe Felix Evans regular
Editor Lionel Selwyn regular
2nd unit director John Hough regularThe ChampionsCarry On..
2nd unit photography Wilkie Cooper regular (billed as Wilkie Cooper B.S.C.)
Recording director A.W. Lumkin regularThe Saint
Sound recordist Cecil Mason regularThe Saint
Dubbing mixer Len Shilton regularThe ChampionsThe SaintDepartment S
Sound editor Peter Lennard regularThe ProfessionalsRandall and HopkirkDepartment S
Music editor Karen Heward regular
Construction manager Herbert Worley regular
Supervisory electrician Steve Birtles regularThe Saint
Stunt arranger Joe Dunne regular007The ProfessionalsThe PrisonerPink PantherSpace 1999Randall and Hopkirk
MCMLXVIII A.B.C. Television Films Limited All rights reserved
Made at Associated British Elstree Studios England and on location
ABC Production / Associated British Corporation

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