|'The £50,000 Breakfast'
by Roger Marshall
(Based on a story by Roger Marshall
and Jeremy Scott)
A man named Rhodes is the victim of a car crash, but when he arrives at the hospital, the doctors find £50,000 worth of diamonds in his stomach. Steed and Mrs. Peel investigate Rhodes' ventriloquist shop, and then the owner of the diamonds, Mr. Litoff, whose company, the Litoff Organisation, is one of the world's great financial empires, but which is also mysteriously in the process of converting all of its assets into cash. Mr. Litoff's number two woman is Miss Pegram, who seems to be running the company; Mr. Litoff is only ever being heard over an intercom. When Steed attempts to return the diamonds he provokes little interest; when Mrs. Rhodes attempts to blackmail Miss Pegram she is instead killed. Meanwhile, Mrs. Peel investigates a pet cemetery and finds the body of Mr. Litoff in the grave of his own dog, Bellhound. It soon becomes clear that a lot more than £50,000 is at stake...
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Cecil Parker (Glover), Yolande Turner (Miss Pegram), David Langton (Sir James Arnall), Pauline Delany (Mrs. Rhodes), Anneke Wills (Judy), Cardew Robinson (Minister), Eric Woofe (1st Assistant), Philippe Monnet (2nd Assistant), Richard Curnock (Rhodes), Jon Laurimore (Security Man), Richard Owens (Mechanic), Michael Rothwell (Kennel Man), Yole Marinelli (Jerezina), Christopher Greatorex (1st Doctor), Nigel Lambert (2nd Doctor)
Directed by Robert Day
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
UK: 14th October, 1967
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel
*The tag scene: Steed does not appreciate Mrs. Peel's presents of a tie and the two dogs...
*This is a remake of ‘Death of a Great Dane from season 3