Episode 68: Cathy Gale Era
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Cathy takes a Turkish Bath to help Steed prove the value of good soap

Production completed: 8 November 1963
UK Premiere (London, Season 3): 23 November 1963
US Premiere (A&E cable): ca. 15 March 1991

Artificial products (knock-offs of the real thing) are hitting the European market at faster rates, appearing only months after the bona-fide products are released. Steed and Cathy investigate one particularly hard-hit drug manufacturer and uncover a plot to kill thousands of people in an obscure oil-laden country with poisoned stomach powders in order to stir anti-British sentiments.


Coming off more as a public service announcement than a spy thriller, this episode has one bright spot: Steed posing as a art dealer from Iceland—with a rather dubious accent!—in order to infiltrate the home of a man suspected of arranging the printing of artificial product packaging.


Some scenes were pre-recorded on 7 November 1963 in advance of the main recording.

 Essential Reading


Written by
Designed by
Directed by

Malcolm Hulke
David Marshall
Kim Mills

Full production credits


John Steed
Cathy Gale
Geoffrey Willis
John Willis
Frank Leeson
Miss Dowell

Patrick Macnee 007
Honor Blackman 007
Peter Barkworth #
Newton Blick
Harold Innocent #
Joy Wood
Monica Stevenson
John Crocker #
Peter Hughes #
Brenda Cowling


Peter Barkworth

Kill the King
The Correct Way to Kill
The Morning After

John Crocker

Propellant 23
The Winged Avenger

Peter Hughes

What the Butler Saw

Harold Innocent

The Rotters

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