|'Never, Never Say Die'
by Philip Levene
Steed meets a dead man - Emma fights a corpse
After a man is killed in a car accident, he inexplicably comes back to life. As the indestructible man wanders around destroying radios and shrugging off machine-gun fire, Steed and Mrs. Peel arrive to investigate. After Steed witnesses a gang of white-suited men capture the man and bundle him into an ambulance, he follows them to a Ministry of Technology department called the Neoteric Research Unit, a top-secret government facility where radios are strictly prohibited. Here he meets the facility's director, Professor Stone - the man who will not die! The facility is working on creating robotic duplicates, thr first of which was made in the likeness of Professor Stone; the only trouble is which of them is which?
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Christopher Lee (Prof. Frank N. Stone), Jeremy Young (Doctor Penrose), Patricia English (Doctor Betty James), David Kernan (George Eccles), Christopher Benjamin (Whittle), John Junkin (Sergeant), Peter Dennis (Private), Geoffrey Reed (Carter), Alan Chuntz (Selby), Arnold Ridley (Elderly Gent), David Gregory (Young Man), Karen Ford (Nurse)
*The three speaking actors who play Eccles' international chess partners are uncredited
Directed by Robert Day
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
UK: 18th March, 1967
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel
*”Mrs Peel, we’re needed”: Mrs. Peel is watching a clip from the episode ‘The Cybernauts’ on her television, when Steed appears on the screen and announces ‘Mrs. Peel - We're Needed!’
*The tag scene: Steed and Mrs. Peel are unable to agree on what to watch on television, but eventually decide on a boring party political broadcast.