by Dennis Spooner
Steed, Gambit and Purdey are called in to track down the Fox, a double agent within the Canadian Secret Service. Intercepting a pickup that they know he is about to make, they chase him to a car workshop. Even though the agent manages to escape, he leaves behind a perfect palmprint on the roof of an old car. Realising that this is vital evidence, Steed, Gambit and Purdey track down the car, ‘Emily’, and her owner, a little old lady called Miss Daly. The three agents borrow the car and embark on a journey to the forensic department of the Canadian Secret Service in Toronto. As a cross-country chase begins, Steed, Gambit and Purdey encounter enemy agents, moonshine and the police, who are on the lookout for “a car wearing a bowler hat”. When ‘Emily’ runs out of fuel, Steed uses a combination of eggs and moonshine in an attempt to get more mileage out of her, but the Fox eventually destroys the car in a mortar attack. However, Steed and Gambit manage to retrieve the panel with the fingerprints, and the Fox is revealed to be Collings, liaison between the British and the Canadian secret service. As he is led away, Miss Daly reveals that she could have told everyone the identity of the Fox right from the start, as she is an expert in palmistry!
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), Les Carison (Collins), Richard Davidson (Phillips), Lane Mallet (Miss Daly), Peter Torokvei (Kalenkov ), Peter Arkroyd (Mirschita), Brian Petchy (Reddington), Don Corbett (Alkoff), Don Legros (Mechanic), Sandy Crawley (First Policeman), John Kerr (Second Policeman), Pat Patterson (Third Policeman), Bill Ballentine (Fourth Policema)
Directed by Don Thompson
Produced by Albert Fennell, Brian Clemens and John Handley
LWT - 17th December 1977
*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey
*Produced in Canada