Episode 22: Dr David Keel Era
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Production completed: 30 August 1961
UK Premiere (London, Season 1): 2 September 1961

Steed is assigned to protect King Tenuphon while in London to sign an oil deal. There was already one attempt on the King's life aboard the plane bound for London. Meanwhile, a paid assassin rents the flat across from the hotel where the King is staying, and as Steed double-checks the area, the landlady tells Steed nothing—under threat of her husband's death. When a low-flying helicopter attracts royal attention, Steed averts the assassination attempt by hurling himself at the King, whose assistant is killed instead, and the King's bodyguard kills the would-be assassin.


This episode has not been recovered; the images shown at left are production stills (usually shot during a rehearsal).

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Written by
Designed by
Directed by
Music by
Story Editors

James Mitchell
Paul Bernard
Roger Jenkins
Leonard White
Johnny Dankworth
Patrick Brawn & John Bryce


Dr. David Keel
John Steed
King Tenuphon
Prince Serrakit
General Tuke
Mei Li
Carol Wilson
Zoe Carter
Major Harrington
Ingrid Storm
U Meng

Ian Hendry
Patrick Macnee 007
Burt Kwouk # 007
James Goei
Patrick Allen #
Lisa Peake #
Peter Barkworth #
Ingrid Hafner
Moira Redmond #
Ian Colin
Carole Shelley
Andy Ho
Eric Young


Patrick Allen

The Thirteenth Hole

Peter Barkworth

The Medicine Men
The Correct Way to Kill
The Morning After

Burt Kwouk

Lobster Quadrille
The Cybernauts

Lisa Peake

The Golden Fleece

Moira Redmond

Hot Snow

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