|'Dead Men are Dangerous'
by Brian Clemens
Ten years ago, Steed was betrayed by his best friend Mark Crawford, who had decided to defect to the enemy. Steed put a bullet in Crawford’s chest, and it has been inching its way towards his heart ever since - and it is now only a short while from finally killing him. In a final act of bitter vengeance, Mark sets about systematically destroying Steed's life - his home, his possessions, his Bentley - and Purdey. Too late, Gambit and Steed realise that Purdey has been captured, and in a race against time, Steed finally confronts Mark in the old bell-tower where they used to play together. Held at gunpoint, Steed faces death, but the bullet fired years ago finally finds its mark, and as Gambit arrives in spectacular style, Steed says goodbye to his childhood friend.
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), Clive Revill (Mark), Richard Murdoch (Perry), Gabrielle Drake (Penny), Terry Taplin (Hara), Michael Turner (Dr. Culver), Trevor Adams (Sandy), Roger Avon (Headmaster), Gabor Vernon (Russian Doctor)
Directed by Sidney Hayers
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
LWT - 9th September 1977
*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey