Episode 82: Emma Peel Era
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  Tag

Steed and Emma wheel away on stolen bicycles.

  Stats ?

  A.K.A.

 Mort en magasin

 Ausverkauf des Todes

 Corsa contro il tempo

 La Muerte A Precios Regalados

 Moord tegen opruimingsprijzen

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DEATH AT BARGAIN PRICES

Steed Fights in Ladies' Underwear
Emma Tries 'Feinting'

Produced: ca. 25 January to 17 February 1965
UK Transmission (London): 21 October 1965
US Transmission (New York): 11 April 1966

An ordinary department store receipt found on a dead agent is a clue in the case of a missing scientist. With Emma posing as a store clerk and Steed as an efficiency expert, they uncover an extraordinary plot to erase London from the map with an atom bomb hidden in the store.

 IMHO

This episode is a winner in all departments, especially that of diabolical mastermind. The fight sequence gets off to a classically goofy start in the toy department with a pop gun, mutates briefly into a cricket match played with knives, and concludes with the premiere of Emma's trademark ballet-like "feinting." The race to stop the elevator from tripping the bomb is a real nail-biter. And Steed has one of the very best lines of all time. Outstanding direction courtesy of none other than Charles Crichton.

 Trivia

This episode is a favorite of Patrick Macnee's.

MORE TRIVIA

 Best Scene

Steed and Emma visit the maternity department, where the clerk mistakes them for proud parents. (Emma: "I think baby's too big.")

 Best Line

Steed finds Emma in the lingerie department and remarks, "I asked the chief predator where to find you and he said, 'Our Mrs. Peel is in ladies' underwear.' I rattled up the stairs three at a time." (Quite possibly the best line of the entire series.)

 Essential Reading

DEATH AT BARGAIN PRICES

Teleplay by
Directed by

Brian Clemens
Charles Crichton

Full production credits

CAST

John Steed
Emma Peel
Horatio Kane
Wentworth
Farthingale
Massey
Marco
Jarvis
Professor Popple
Glynn
Julie

Patrick Macnee 007
Diana Rigg 007
Andre Morell #
T.P. McKenna #
Allan Cuthbertson #
George Selway
Harvey Ashby #
John Cater #
Peter Howell
Ronnie Stevens
Diane Clare

UNBILLED/STUNTS

Moran

Arthur Gross

#DOPPELGANGERS

Harvey Ashby

The Decapod
Requiem

John Cater

The Nutshell
The Living Dead

Allan Cuthbertson

The Deadly Air
Death's Door
Super Secret Cypher Snatch

T.P. McKenna

Trojan Horse
Noon Doomsday

Andre Morrell

Death of a Batman
   

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