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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'LEGACY OF DEATH' alongside some Chinese character superimposed on a close-up of the 'Last Will and Testament' held in Zoltan's hand, the background is Farrer's red coffin
  • Zoltan appears to threaten Steed with the ceremonial dagger and he bestows Farrer's bequest
  • Sidney peers up out the window of their old-fashioned car while Humbert sits timidly beside him - they are dressed in 1940s linen suits and Panama hats
  • A trail of black cars blatantly follow Tara and Steed
  • The demon-masked and red robed Ho Lung attacks Tara, a green Chinese tapestry hangs behind him
  • Tara is strapped to a table as von Orlak tells her he will make her talk by using the Chinese water torture
  • Steed and Tara are excited as the model Spitfire aeroplane starts to zoom around his flat. He wears and ugly shirt while she wears a brief minidress with plunging neckline

Series 6 - Episode 8
Legacy of Death

Teleplay by Terry Nation
Directed by Don Chaffey

Continuity & Trivia

  1. 1:53 - There's a wire hanging down from the left corner of the top of the indoor pergola.
  2. 3:25-3:50 et passim. - You can see the wire supporting the top of the coffin.
  3. 5:30 - Steed knocks one of the wings off his toy aeroplane just before Zoltan arrives. He's repaired it by the time Tara arrives (7:51) and he tells her (9:24) it's for his nephew's 10th birthday, which was three years ago; he complains that it takes a six year old three hours to build one.
  4. 10:16 - Macnee can't help himself and glances at Tutte Lemkow, hiding in the alcove although he's not supposed to know he's there.
  5. 15:20 - Tutte Lemkow's hands are moving, didn't he die a moment ago?
  6. 26:00-26:50 - Linda Thorson does the entire fight.
  7. 28:52 - Steed's bowler is steel-crowned and Tara uses it to knock out Kosher Klaus.
  8. 29:30 - The sound is a bit high-pitched in the back-projection driving scene.
  9. 30:33 (32:30) - Tara loses the convoy by driving into the driveway of George Benstead's house from Dead Man's Treasure.
  10. 31:25 (33:00) - a snippet of music from Something Nasty in the Nursery is played as they enter the summerhouse.
  11. 35:23 - Winkler uses chloroform to knock Tara out.
  12. 36:15 - The street set used in "The Saint", "Dangerman" and, in a backstage view, in Killer.
  13. 36:38 - Tara is subjected to water torture, have US forces been watching this episode?
  14. 48:20 (50:23) - Steed must have had too much champagne earlier, as he gives most of the wine to Tara.
  15. Running time: 50'16"

The Transport

MarqueColourNumber
Ford Tudor Sedan 1940greyFLC 10
Lotus EuroparedPPW 999F
Land Rover cherrypickeryellow... 403D
Porsche 911 CarerrablackETK 8D
?old carblackWLU 363?
Rolls Royce Phantom III ?blackPLY 543?
Mercedes ??black?
Wolseley 16/30?blackJMK ...C?
Peugeot 404black?
Rolls-Royce 40/50 h.p. 'Silver Ghost' 1923 H.J.Mulliner tourer (chassis number 46LK)pale lemonKK 4976

Who's Killing Whom?

VictimKillerMethod
Gorky Zoltan assault rifle
Oppenheimer Slattery shoot each other with pistols
Slattery Oppenheimer shoot each other with pistols
Gregor Tara falls on knife during fight
Dickens Zoltan assault rifle
Farrer John Steed revolver
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The Fashions

Tara Steed

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