|'Death of a Great Dane'
by Roger Marshall
and Jeremy Scott
After a man named George Miller is rushed to hospital for injuries suffered in a car crash, doctors find £50,000 in diamonds in his stomach. Steed and Mrs. Gale investigate Miller's practical-joke shop, ‘Big Laugh’, and then track down Mr. Litoff, the owner of the diamonds. Even though the Litoff Organisation is one of the world's greatest financial empires, it is currently in the process of converting all of its assets into cash Mr. Litoff is reputedly very ill, although no one but his doctor and his number two man, Mr. Getz, have seen him recently. Steed attempts to return the diamonds, but provokes very little interest, and when the body of Mr. Litoff is found buried in the grave of his beloved Great Dane, it looks like much more than £50,000 is at stake...
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Honor Blackman (Cathy Gale), Billy Milton (Minister), Herbert Nelson (Gravedigger), Leslie French (Gregory), Clare Kelly (Mrs. Miller), Dennis Edwards (1st Assistant), Anthony Baird (2nd Assistant), Frederick Jaeger (Getz), Frank Peters (Miller), Michael Moyer (Policeman), John Laurie (Sir James), Eric Elliott and Roger Maxwell (Winetasters), Kevin Barry (Kennels Man), Junia (Dancer), Heidi (Bellhound)
Directed by Peter Hammond
Produced by Leonard White
UK: 1st December 1962
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Cathy Gale
*The dog in this episode actually belongs to Patrick Macnee
*This episode is later remade as 'The 50,000 Pound Breakfast' in season 5