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  • title card: white all caps text in serif font, bordered top and bottom and askew counter-clockwise, reading 'TAKE-OVER' superimposed on a close-up of the dead man lying in a field
  • Circe gases Bill so she can perform surgery upon him against his will
  • Steed stands at the front door with a pile of presents and a small Christmas tree
  • Steed's right gloves is all that remains above the surface of the marsh; the villains look on grimly
  • Circe, in profile, practices her scalpel technique on an apple
  • Lomax is busy aiming his missile, dramtically forshortened across the screen to the right, and hasn't noticed that Steed has just come in the door behind him
  • Tara is startled when her 'invisible golf' swing results in the breaking of a window

Series 6 - Episode 29
Take-Over

Teleplay by Terry Nation
Directed by Robert Fuest

Continuity & Trivia

  1. 4:00 - Tara gives Steed a shotgun belonging to her uncle, who had never used it. When Steed asks why, she says the young man married the uncle's daughter of his own free will.
  2. 14:31 - Obvious back-projection used for the driving scene with Steed in the Rolls Royce.
  3. 15:15 - Steed knocks at the garden door with a "shave and a haircut" knock.
  4. 15:22 - Steed greet them with the words, "Happy Christmas".
  5. 16:02 - Steed explains that Bill and her were taken prisoner in Nanking, no window in the cell, we lost track of time.
  6. 19:13 - "I haven't seen a room clear so quickly since Freddy Furman took a live skunk into the Turkish Baths"
  7. 20:34 - "I spend all my money on new noses".
  8. 24:21 - Is that product placement for the brand of Steed's watch?
  9. 24:28 - you can see the crew's equipment reflected in the glass of the picture frame on the wall.
  10. 32:55 - When Steed hides behind the tree, both the close-up of him and the mid shot of Fenton are out of focus.
  11. 38:31 - there's a ribbon sticking out over the top centre of the camera lens as XX approaches the window and uses his binoculars.
  12. 42:40 - Tara is bound and gagged by Fenton and Sexton.
  13. 44:00 - Cyd Child takes over in defeating Circe.
  14. Running time: 49'57"

The Transport

MarqueColourNumber
Rolls Royce Phantom V limousineblack7 HYU
Lanchester ??dark green with white and goldYU 4301
Rolls Roycepale lemonUU 3864
Landrover LWBdark greenUFK 521

Who's Killing Whom?

VictimKillerMethod
Handcuffed man Fenton Grenville phosphor bomb
Sergeant Groom Fenton Grenville phosphor bomb
Gilbert Sexton (?) John Steed thrown off staircase
Click a name to see the face

The Fashions

Tara Steed

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