Episode 149: Tara King Era
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Back at Tara's place, Steed "interrogates" her for her secret soup recipe.



 Mannerings Fragestunde

 Gli inquisitori

 Los Interrogadores

  On the Radio

• A Case of Interrogation

  Other Viewpoints

• Visitor Reviews
• The GLG Report
• The Young Avenger



Steed acquires a new musical taste
Tara gets grilled for a recipe*

Production completed: 22 October 1968
UK Premiere (London, Season 7): 1 January 1969
US Premiere (New York, Season 4): 20 January 1969

Agents are being inducted into a special course—an interrogation course, established to determine the degree to which agents can withstand interrogation. Except that everyone who passes the course soon learns that all of their contacts have been murdered. And then, Tara is called in for a run through the course as well.


When you've got Christopher Lee, you almost can't go wrong. There are several almost-but-not-quite-too-cute touches, such as the entrance to Mother's through a phone booth and Izzy Pound and his Incredible Marching Sound, but that doesn't make this romp any less enjoyable.


Neil Wilson appeared in two Police Surgeon episodes, "Smash But No Grab" and "The Bigger They Are."

Christopher Krisocki noticed that the top two names in the row of doorbells seen when Tara visits Minnow are Clemens and Fennell.

Does Caspar's flat look familiar? You will see it again as Plummer's flat in "False Witness."

Howard Blake composed the incidental music for this episode.

Acronym Alert: TOHE is the Test of Human Endurance.

*This unofficial subtitle is by Yours Truly.

 Essential Reading


Written by
Directed by

Richard Harris & Brian Clemens
Charles Crichton

Full production credits


John Steed
Tara King
Colonel Mannering
Mr. Puffin
Captain Soo
Naval Officer
RAF Officer

Patrick Macnee 007
Linda Thorson
Christopher Lee # 007
David Sumner #
Philip Bond
Patrick Newell #
Glynn Edwards
Neil McCarthy #
Neil Stacy
Neil Wilson #
Cardew Robinson #
Cecil Cheng
Mark Elwes
David Richards



Rhonda Parker


Christopher Lee

Never, Never Say Die

Neil McCarthy

Brought to Book
Dead Man's Treasure

Patrick Newell

The Town of No Return
Something Nasty in the Nursery

Cardew Robinson

The 50,000 Breakfast

David Sumner

Death on the Rocks

Neil Wilson

The Gilded Cage
The Frighteners

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