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A Chorus of Frogs
March 9, 1963

Written by Martin Woodhouse
Designed by James Goddard
Directed by Raymond Menmuir


Plot Summary

Steed goes undercover, on the yacht where Venus is entertaining, to investigate the mysterious death of a deep-sea diver.

My Thoughts

A decent episode although it lacks location filming. Bonus points for Steed's classic line; referring to Mason as "the fat pig in the middle".

Continuity & Production Problems

After One-Six interrupts Steed, Patrick Macnee stares quizzically into the camera, wondering perhaps if they should do the take again.

More off-camera coughs... Three during one scene in the ship's laboratory, and again later on in two separate scenes.

When Steed is confronted by Ariston and Helena with a gun, the camera wheels so fast that there is a bang followed by a brief moment of shudders.

Having thwarted Helena and Ariston's plans, Steed departs... along with the boom mike.

Speaking of the boom mike, its shadow is seen swinging across Pitt-Norman's face after Anna Lee gets hold of Venus' cabled message.

  - Courtesy of Wayne Beckett / Stay Tuned.

Fluffed Dialogue

Ariston: (to Steed) "Or she will shoot you and dumped you overboard."

Steed: (to Helena) "Look, you gotta trust me. Come on, you can't go shootingpeople forever."

  - Courtesy of Wayne Beckett / Stay Tuned.



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