|'K Is For Kill'
'Tiger By the Tail'
by Brian Clemens
Steed is told by Toy, the Russian ambassador, that a satellite malfunctioned and sent a signal to reactivate ‘hibernating’ Russian commandos; unless the threat is eliminated it could cause World War III to erupt. After a mopping-up operation, Toy informs Colonel Stanislav that two-hundred soldiers have been killed and accounted for, but that there are actually two-hundred-andtwo! The extra two ‘sleepers’, Minsky and Turkov - Stanislav’s father, are classified as deadly ‘K’ agents, and one of them has been assigned to kill the Russian ambassador. Toy warns Steed, but then both are shot by a sniper - Toy is killed, but Steed is saved by his cigarette case. Steed calls a government meeting, but is not taken seriously, his only ally being Colonel Martin. Gambit visits Gaspard, but the general is killed by Minsky, who in turn is killed by Gambit. Steed and Gambit realise that Gaspard’s death is part of a plot to assassinate the French president, who will attend the military funeral of the general. Gambit and Purdey stop Stanislav, and Steed tracks Turkov to a church bell-tower, where the Russian agent succumbs to the noise of the bells and falls to his death.
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), Pierre Vernier (Colonel Martin), Maurice Marsac (General Gaspard), Charles Millot (Stanislav), Paul Emile Deiber (Toy), Christine Delaroche (Jeanine Leparge), Maxance Mailfort (Turkov), Sacha Pitoeff (Keroy), Alberto Simeno (Minister), Jaques Monnet (Waiter), Frank Oliver (Minsky), Guy Mairesse (Guard), Cyrille Mesnard (Secretary)
Directed by Yvon Marie Coulais
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
LWT - 4th November 1977
*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey
*Produced in France