|'The Three-Handed Game'
by Dennis Spooner
and Brian Clemens
The ‘Three Handed Game’ is a triumvirate of agents with photographic memories: as a security measure, each has memorised every third word in a secret American defence document. But the agents have been targeted Juventor, a mercenary arms dealer with a mind-stealing machine. Despite the best efforts of Steed, Gambit and Purdey, Juventor steals the minds of each the agents, leaving them as mindless vegetables, but not before he is forced to swap bodies with the dancer ‘Taps’ Ranson in an attempt to escape detection. In the nick of time, Steed, Gambit and Purdey track Juventor down to an old theatre, and Purdey puts paid to his plan to sell the secrets.
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), David Wood (Ranson), Stephen Grief (Juventor), Tony Vogel (Ivan), Michael Petrovitch (Larry), Hugh Morton (Professor), Terry Wood (Meroff), Gary Raymond (Masgard), Noel Trevarthen (Tony Field), Annie Lambert (Helen McKay), Ronald Leigh-Hunt (General), John Paul (Kendrick), Bill Bailey (Cary)
Directed by Ray Austin
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
LWT - 21st January 1977
*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey