by Terry Nation
A gang of criminals arrive at the country home of Steed’s friends Bill and Laura Bassett and promptly take over the premises, making the homeowners prisoners using explosive devices surgically inserted in their necks. But when Steed arrives for a ‘late’ Christmas celebration (in February), he disrupts the villains’ plans to ruin a peace conference that is to take place nearby…
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Linda Thorson (Tara King), Tom Adams (Grenville), Elizabeth Sellars (Laura), Michael Gwynn (Bill), Hilary Pritchard (Circe), Garfield Morgan (Sexton), Keith Buckley (Lomax), John Comer (Groom), Anthony Sagar (Clifford)
Directed by Robert Fuest
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
UK: 23rd April, 1969
*Featuring John Steed and Tara King
*The tag scene: Steed plays a game of invisible golf at Tara’s flat, but when Tara joins in, a broken window proves to be 'pane' in the neck...