|'From Venus With Love'
by Philip Levene
Steed is shot full of holes - Emma sees stars
After two amateur astronomers are each found dead with their hair bleached white, Steed and Mrs. Peel investigate the B.V.S. - the British Venusian Society - and meet its eccentric members. After Mrs. Peel has a close encounter with what appears to be a U.F.O., and strange noises are heard on a recording left by another victim, it seems that fear of an invasion from Venus are true. But the odd sounds are soon identified as the noise of a laser, and the trail leads Steed and Emma to Doctor Primble, an optician who has more than just a simple eye exam planned for Mrs. Peel...
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Barbara Shelley (Venus), Philip Locke (Primble), Jon Pertwee (Brigadier Whitehead), Derek Newark (Crawford), Adrian Ropes (Jennings), Arthur Cox (Clarke), Paul Gillard (Cosgrove), Michael Lynch (Hadley), Kenneth Benda (Mansford), Jeremy Lloyd (Bertram Smith)
Directed by Robert Day
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
UK: 14th January, 1967
*The ‘o’ in ‘Love’ in the title is rendered as a heart
*”Mrs Peel, we’re needed”: Mrs. Peel is practicing her fencing prowess with a dummy hanging on the door of her flat, when Steed enters with an invitation card skewered on the tip of his brolly bearing the slogan ‘Mrs. Peel - We're Needed!’
*The tag scene: Back at her flat, Emma is intrigued when Steed informs her that they will be having dinner “on Venus”...
*Working title: 'The Light Fantastic'