|'Too Many Christmas Trees'
by Tony Williamson
Steed is having bad nightmares featuring a satanic Santa, and which show the death of a fellow agent that Steed trained with. When Mrs. Peel then invites him to accompany her to a Christmas Party held at he house of Brandon Story, a Charles Dickens fanatic, Steed dreams of his own death by guillotine in a distorted version of a ‘Tale of Two Cities’. Steed and Mrs. Peel eventually discover that a group of telepaths are the fiendish masterminds behind the dreams, and who are draining Steed's thoughts in order to learn all his secrets...
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Mervyn Johns (Brandon Story), Edwin Richfield (Doctor Felix Teasel), Jeanette Sterke (Janice Crane), Alex Scott (Martin Trasker), Robert James (Jenkins), Barry Warren (Jeremy Wade)
Directed by Roy Baker
Produced by Julian Wintle
UK: 25th December, 1965
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel
*The tag scene: As Steed and Mrs. Peel take a romantic ride home in a horse-drawn carriage Steed raises a sprig of mistletoe over their heads…