|'Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?'
by Tony Williamson
While solving a complex equation, supercomputer ‘George Oblique Stroke XR40’ is shot by an assassin, who fires both barrels of a shotgun at him at point-blank range. As George dies he it names one of his creators, Sir Wilfred Pelley, as a traitor. While a team of scientists operate on the computer, Steed and Tara investigate. After several more attempts are made on George's life, Tara goes undercover as Pelley's visiting American niece, and discovers that Pelley's butler is not all he seems…
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Linda Thorson (Tara King), Dennis Price (Jason), Clifford Evans (Pelley), Judy Parfitt (Loris), Anthony Nicholls (Ardmore), Frank Windsor (Tobin), Adrian Ropes (Baines), Arthur Cox (Anaesthetist), Tony Wright (Keller), John Porter-Davison (Jacobs), Jacky Allouis (Jill), Valerie Leon (Betty)
Directed by Cyril Frankel
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
UK: 30th October, 1968
Featuring John Steed and Tara King
*The tag scene: Steed asks George for a cocktail recipe, but the results prove to be rather explosive!