|'The Town of No Return'
by Brian Clemens
When agents mysteriously disappear in the seaside village of Little Bazeley-by-the-Sea, Steed elicits the aid of his new partner, Mrs. Mrs. Peel Peel, to assist him in his investigations. Steed poses as a real estate prospector, while Mrs. Peel takes a job as a teacher at the school. After the locals greet them with unfavourable looks, the two agents soon discover that the residents are not the real inhabitants of the village, and the strange goings-on at night are part of a prelude of an invasion by a foreign enemy. But the vicar, school inspector and tone of the teachers do not intend for Steed and Mrs. Peel to have a chance to use the information...
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Alan MacNaughtan (Brandon), Patrick Newell (Smallwood), Terence Alexander ('Piggy’ Warren), Jeremy Burnham (Vicar), Robert Brown (Saul), Juliet Harmer (Jill Manson), Walter Horsbrugh (School Inspector)
Directed by Roy Baker
Produced by Julian Wintle
UK: 2nd October, 1965
*Featuring John Steed and introducing Mrs. Emma Peel
* The tag scene: Steed and Mrs. Peel whizz off on a little motor scooter...
*Much of this episode was filmed twice, as actress Elizabeth Shepherd was originally cast as Mrs. Emma Peel, but the producers were not happy, and the part was recast. The first version was directed by Peter Graham Scott; it was then re-shot with Diana Rigg partway through the season, explaining why she is so at ease with her role