Episode 114: Emma Peel Era
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  We're Needed

Emma is watching television when Steed appears on the screen announcing, "Mrs. Peel—We're Needed!"


Swapping the TV remote control and having trouble agreeing on what to watch, Steed and Emma finally settle for a party political broadcast.

  Stats ?



 Duplikate Gefällig?

 Gli indistruttibili

 Nunca Digas Morir


  Other Viewpoints

• Illuminations
• Visitor reviews
• The GLG Report


Steed Meets a Dead Man
Emma Fights the Corpse

Production completed: 14 February 1967
UK Premiere (London, Season 5): 17 March 1967
US Premiere (New York, Season 2): 31 March 1967

A man survives what appears to be a lethal auto accident—and keeps coming back for more! When our duo begins investigating the man who would not die, the trail leads to the Neoteric Research Unit, a top-secret (naturally) government facility where "radios are strictly prohibited." There, Steed meets the facility's director, Professor Stone—the man who would not die! The facility has been working on creating "duplicates," robots that look exactly like people. Professor Stone had elected to make the first duplicate in his own likeness. Trouble is, which is which?


While it is yet another variation of the androids-taking-over-the-country theme with strong hints of "The Cybernauts" (thus the loss of a half-bowler), anything with Christopher Lee is definitely worth your time! Cute lines and visual gags abound, Mr. Lee plays Professor Frank N. Stone (geddit?) as straight as an arrow, and Steed vs. Stone in the cottage is one of the more gripping fights of the season.


Did you notice what Emma was watching on television during the teaser? It was a snippet from "The Cybernauts!"

Acronym Alert: MOT-NRU is the Ministry of Technology, Neoteric Research Unit.

 On Location

Haberdasher Aske's School, Elstree, doubles as the hospital—see On Location for a recent view.

 Best Scene

In an attempt by the duplicate Stone to destroy a model boat enthusiast's transmitter, he gets caught up in the radio beam and meanders around a field in the same manner as the model boat in the water. A priceless classic!

 Best Line

Doctor: "He'd been attacked." Steed: "By a banana?"

 Essential Reading


Teleplay by
Directed by

Philip Levene
Robert Day

Full production credits


John Steed
Emma Peel
Professor Stone
Dr. Penrose
Dr. James
Elderly gent
Young man

Patrick Macnee 007
Diana Rigg 007
Christopher Lee # 007
Jeremy Young #
Patricia English #
David Kernan #
Christopher Benjamin #
John Junkin #
Peter Dennis
Geoffrey Reed
Alan Chuntz
Arnold Ridley
David Gregory
Karen Ford


Security Guard 1
Security Guard 2
Security Guard 3

John Laurimore
Terry Plummer
Gerry Crampton


Christopher Benjamin

How To Succeed....At Murder

Patricia English

Mission to Montreal
The Secrets Broker

John Junkin

Dressed to Kill

David Kernan

Quick-Quick Slow Death

Christopher Lee

The Interrogators

Jeremy Young

A Touch of Brimstone
The Forget-Me-Knot

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