|'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station'
by Brian Sherriff
(Brian Clemens and Roger Marshall)
Steed goes off the rails - Emma finds her station in life
Steed and Mrs. Peel are sent to meet Lucas, a fellow agent, at the train station. But when Lucas never arrives, they soon uncover an organisation that is using the railway system to pass encoded messages on ticket stubs. As Steed and Mrs. Peel investigate derelict train stations and discover a ‘twiddley’ type of signalling, they expose a disgruntled train conductor’s plot to assassinate the Prime Minister…
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), John Laurie (Crewe), Isla Blair (Bride), Drewe Henley (Groom), Richard Caldicot (Admiral), James Hayter (Ticket Collector), Tim Barrett (Salt), Dyson Lovell (Warren), Peter J. Elliott (Attendant), Michael Nightingale (Lucas), Noel Davis (Secretary)
Directed by John Krish
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
UK: 15th April, 1967
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel
*”Mrs Peel, we’re needed”: Mrs. Peel finds a toy train set running along the floor of her flat, which carries a sign saying ‘Mrs. Peel - We're Needed!’
*The tag scene: While waiting for the arrival of the Prime Minister, Steed and Mrs. Peel discuss the titles that they will receive for having saved his life...