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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'HAVE GUNS - WILL HAGGLE' superimposed on a rubber clown mask hanging from a broken barbed wire fence
  • Standing before the fence of the defence installation, Steed holds one of the experimental rifles
  • Tara regards herself in a round mirror after putting on her blonde wig
  • Car chase: Tara zooms her Lotus through the gap between a parked bus and Conrad's Jaguar - stuntmen doing all the driving, of course!
  • Tara picks up a wooden crate with ease, so she can hurl it at the henchman coming towards her
  • Tara, in a red tartan tunic, listens to what's happening outside, unable to escape as her left wrist is cuffed to the crates of munitions
  • Tara and Steed share a joke as they await the President's gift - Steed has already made way for it by taking down the painting over his fireplace

Series 6 - Episode 11
Have Guns - Will Haggle

Teleplay by Donald James
Directed by Ray Austin

Continuity & Trivia

  1. 3:49 - Have Guns - Will Haggle is one of those rare episodes with more than one title screen:
    < title card: white all caps text reading 'HAVE GUNS -' superimposed on a rubber clown mask hanging from a broken barbed wire fence
  2. 5:05 - We've seen that house before... maybe in Escape In Time!
  3. 6:29 - That looks like the same towpath where Danvers was shot at in The Bird Who Knew Too Much.
  4. 14:45 - Conrad's Jaguar is suddenly turned at an improbable angle from where it had been seconds earlier after Tara fights off the henchman.
  5. 16:49 - When Steed visits Colonel Nsonga, he's listening to some of the music from Small Game for Big Hunters.
  6. 22:39 etc. - Some obvious back projection studio work when Steed is 'driving'.
  7. 23:29 - It's obviously not Macnee who gets out of the Bentley! It's probably Paul Weston.
  8. 25:32 - A little model train goes across the model bridge outside Tara's window.
  9. 37:20 - That's rather obviously a studio woodland set that they starts wandering around in after Steed leaps the hedge.
  10. Running time: 49'20"
  11. This episode is especially interesting as it gives us a glimpse of Tara Mark I, while John Bryce was still in Charge of production. The producers wanted Thorson to be a blonde but the bleaching damaged her hair, forcing Linda to wear wigs; she's also slightly overweight. They try to disguise it by having her wear a large pink coat but the difference is obvious around TIMECODE (25:00) when she returns home, pink and plump, then emerges from the bedroom, dark and slim, in a brief little tartan outfit (see feature images 2 & 3).
  12. Just who is so obsessed with clowns?
    We have:

The Transport

Land Roverdark greenHBW 45D
rowing boatwood-
Jaguar Mark Xdark grey13. ...
Lotus Elan +2redNPW 999F
Jaguar Mark 9steel blueBNF 642C
Bentley 3 Litre 1926british racing greenYT 3942
Mercedes 250steel greyREN 988
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud IgreyGDK 978C
Daimler Majestic Major Limousinegrey?
Rolls-Royce 40/50 h.p. 'Silver Ghost' 1923 H.J.Mulliner tourer (chassis number 46LK)pale lemonKK 4976

Who's Killing Whom?

Smith Conrad assault rifle
Crayford Conrad silenced pistol
Giles Conrad assault rifle
Mercenary Mercenary assault rifle
Mercenary John Steed ??
Mercenary John Steed ??
Conrad John Steed knife
Col. Nsonga John Steed hit by debri from exploding ammunition depot

There might be another death - when Tara is attacked in the warehouse, one of the mercenaries collapses as though he's shot by the other but we don't see enough to be sure.

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The Fashions

Tara Steed

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