by Geoffrey Bellman
and John Whitney
Carmelite Mendoza, daughter of General Mendoza, is kidnapped from her home in the Caribbean. Suspecting political motivations, Steed and Doctor Keel investigate the family, and later see the retainer, Vasco, killing the kidnapper and abducting the girl himself. Steed tracks Vasco down and forces him to reveal where Carmelite is located. But when he attempts to rescue her, Steed is attacked by Señor Paul, the man behind the abduction, who reveals that although he co-ordinated the original kidnapping, he was actually acting on the instructions of General Mendoza, who, suspecting that his wife and an accomplice were planning to murder him for his fortune, faked his own death and left for London, and then arranged for his daughter to be brought to safety too.
Ian Hendry (Doctor David Keel), Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Patience Collier (Senora Mendoza), Harold Kasket (Bartello), Bandana Das Gupta (Carmelita Mendoza), Nicholas Amer (Luis Alvarez), Eric Thompson (Paul), Jack Rodney (Fernandez), Roger Delgado (Vasco), George Roderick (Carlos [Policeman])
Directed by John Knight
Produced by Leonard White
UK: 4th February, 1961
*Featuring Doctor David Keel and John Steed
*Working title: 'Kidnapping by Consent'
*This episode was broadcast live
*This episode no longer exists