|'Brief for Murder'
by Brian Clemens
An informant who is believed to be guilty of treason is instead acquitted; later on, he and Steed are seen celebrating the outcome at a pub. Mrs. Gale publicly confronts them and voices her doubts about the outcome, and so Steed plots her murder. When Mrs. Gale is murdered in front of witnesses, Steed is the prime suspect - but he too is later acquitted. Meanwhile, Mrs. Gale is very much alive, as this is all a plan by her and Steed, so that they can go undercover to investigate two lawyers, Miles and Jasper Lakin, who guarantee acquittal for criminals by arranging the crime and then manipulating the evidence…
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Honor Blackman (Cathy Gale), John Laurie (Jasper Lakin), Harold Scott (Miles Lakin), Helen Lindsay (Barbara Kingston), Alec Ross (Westcott), June Thody (Dicey), Anthony Baird (Wilson), Alice Fraser (Miss Prinn), Fred Ferris (Marsh), Michael Goldie (Bart), Robert Young (Judge), Pamela Wardel (Maisie), Waller Swash (Foreman of the Jury)
Directed by Peter Hammond
Produced by John Bryce
UK: 29th September, 1963
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Cathy Gale