|'Escape in Time'
by Philip Levene
Steed visits the barber - Emma has a close shave
Some of the most notorious criminals are disappearing without a trace, apparently without leaving British soil; meanwhile, an agent is shot by a 16th century bullet. Steed and Mrs. Peel investigate and follow a complex trail via a barbershop owned by T. Sweeney. They discover that a man called Thyssen is running a very profitable scheme by offering villains an escape route through time via a time machine that he has created. Mrs. Peel intercepts the escape route and asks to be sent to the 1790s, but her cover is blown, and Thyssen instead sends her back to the time of his ancestor Matthew, master of torment and the inventor of the rack...
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Peter Bowles (Thyssen), Geoffrey Bayldon (Clapham), Judy Parfitt (Vesta), Imogen Hassall (Anjali), Edward Caddick (Sweeney), Nicholas Smith (Parker), Roger Booth (Tubby Vincent), Richard Montez (Josino), Clifford Earl (Paxton), Rocky Taylor (Mitchell)
Directed by John Krish
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
UK: 28th January, 1967
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel
*”Mrs Peel, we’re needed”: Mrs. Peel is dressing for a fancy dress ball when she finds that the invite bears the inscription ‘Mrs. Peel - We're Needed!’
*The tag scene: Planning to drive Mrs. Peel away in a vintage car, Steed has a problem getting it started...