The Young Avenger
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Don't Look Behind You
By Joseph A.P. Lloyd

Direction: Five out of five. Silly question, really. The direction is excellent, particularly when Cathy thinks she is alone in the house. Peter Hammond's second best episode, and the last one of his to be transmitted. No, don't take him away!

Plot: Four out of five. The plot is stunningly simple, yet very effective. The first (some say the best?) of Brian Clemens' voyeuristic episodes. I do not personally think "The Joker" is better, but most say that it is.

Music: Three out of five. The music is all standard, but somehow it seems extremely effective here. The music in "The Joker" is better, but that is only natural.

Wittiness: Two out of five. "I think, it's late, I'm tired and I want to go to bed." "In that case, how would you like me to tuck you up?" "In that case, how would you like me to break your arm!" Here we have a rather good script, even though the central idea does not require one!

Action: One out of five. Although it is not really necessary in this storyline, there is a rather good fight at the end of it, but this is only enough to give it one point.

Cars/Sets/Locations: Five out of five. Another great episode for cars, this one has Steed driving an old Lagonda, GK 3295, in it. Despite what you read elsewhere, I am sure that it is not a Bugatti. Anyway, the location filming is great, especially when we see them stop by the side of the road to get a flower for Cathy. A great episode.

Introduction/Tag: Four out of five. Here we have the most psychotic introduction in the whole series, and Good does it with real emotion.

Overall Impression: One can see why they did choose to make this one as an Emma Peel episode! Wonderfully directed, great guest star performances, a Rolls-Royce hearse, a weird girl and a film maker. I cannot recommend this one highly enough.

Rating: Nine out of ten.

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