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The Decapod
October 13, 1962

Written by Eric Paice
Designed by Terry Green
Directed by Don Leaver


Plot Summary

Yakob Borb, the president of the Balkan Republic, is visiting London to sign a military deal. His private secretary is killed as she emerges from the shower by a masked wrestler, the Decapod. Steed is assigned to augment the president's bodyguards, but the wrestler continues to kill those close to Borb.

My Thoughts

All of the information on this episode so far has been user-submitted. This episode has not been released on video in North America yet, so I have not been able to view it.

Continuity & Production Problems

The shadow of the boom mike falls on Steed's shoulder when he is discussing Yakob Borb's political asylum.

  - Courtesy of Wayne Beckett - Stay Tuned ... Submitted by Mike Noon.

At the start of act two, when Steed is talking to Ito and Mrs Ramsden, there is a change of camera lens and Steed's head goes out of focus and flies across the screen as the lens is changed.

In act three when Steed is talking to Stepan, Stepan starts speaking before a microphone reaches him and is virtually inaudible.

  - Submitted by Nick Griffiths.



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