|'Small Game for Big Hunters'
by Philip Levene
In Hertfordshire, a local farmhand is found in a coma similar to that induced by tsetse flies. In order to diagnose the sleeping sickness, Mrs. Peel calls in an expert on the African magic Shrivenzai, native to the recently-liberated country of Kalaya. Meanwhile Steed follows the clues to the headquarters of Colonel Rawlings, an ex-serviceman spending his twilight years in the Kalayan jungle - although, unknown to the Colonel, the ‘jungle’ is actually an artificial habitat located outside London, and which is being used by a criminal mastermind to develop a deadly strain of tsetse fly. He plans on unleashing the deadly insects on the citizens of Kalaya in response to the eviction of British rubber plantation owners…
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Bill Fraser (Colonel Rawlings), Liam Redmond (Professor Swain), James Villiers (Simon Trent), Peter Burton (Fleming), A.J. Brown (Doctor Gibson), Paul Danquah (Razafi), Tom Gill (Tropical Outfitter), Esther Anderson (Lala), Peter Thomas (Kendrick)
Directed by Gerry O'Hara
Produced by Julian Wintle
UK: 15th January, 1966
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel
*The tag scene: Steed and Mrs. Peel paddle off in a canoe...