|'To Catch a Rat'
by Terence Feely
Seventeen years ago, Gunner, a British agent operating in the eastern sector, manages to shoot a double-agent code-named the White Rat in his leg, but is unable to stop him from escaping. Later, as part of his cover, Gunner is practising with a circus trapeze troop, but suffers amnesia after he falls to the ring below. In the present, an accident causes Gunner to regain his memory; he starts transmitting a code that is received by the department, and ministry official Cromwell sends Steed, Gambit and Purdey into action to locate him. After a frantic chase, Gunner finally confronts the White Rat, now revealed as Cromwell. The two exchange fatal gunshots just as Steed, Gambit and Purdey arrive at the scene.
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey),Ian Hendry (Gunner), Edward Judd (Cromewll), Robert Fleming (Quaintance), Barry Jackson (Cledge), Anthony Sharp (Grant), Jeremy Hawk (Finder), Bernice Stegers (Operator), Jo Kendall (Nurse), Dallas Cavell (Farmer), Sally-Jane Spencer (Mother), Genevieve Allenbury (Bridgit)*, Anita Graham (Helga)*
Directed by James Hill
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
LWT - 3rd December 1976
*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey