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This serial was based on The Interrogators, first broadcast in 1969. The original television script was written by Richard Harris and Brian Clemens, and the episode featured Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Linda Thorson as Tara King.

Name Changes:

Character Changes:
The character of Tara King on the television episode is replaced with that of Emma Peel on the radio.

There is no Captain Soo; Col. Mannering only refers to ‘others’ who interrogate (in Episode Three).


It's A Phoney! 
Caspar decided to start his weight lifting regime with the lightest dumb bells...

Storyline Changes:
Caspar’s first contact (who is given the name James Wilson) is challenged at archery this time before being shot with an arrow.

The man with Caspar at the start (who is given the name Dan Fletcher) later gets interrogated.

Izzy Pound is located at a fairground rather than a quarry and, having a talking part, plays a role in tracing Caspar. His tip allows Steed to take Mrs. Peel to lunch at 'The Green Pheasant’ where Caspar arrives. In the TV version, he arrives at Steed's flat.

Col. Mannering only threatens to make a fake call to Mother while duping Mrs. Peel.

The story ends by adjourning to the bar without the last TV scene.

In Episode One, Mrs. Peel says Jasper initially, instead of Caspar.

Mother has no assistant Rhonda, so Steed wheels Izzy’s corpse into the room.

Mrs. Peel picks the lock at Minnow’s apartment instead of breaking a window.

Caspar releases the homing pigeon from his kitchen instead of from his car.

There are many references in the radio version to English places such as Salisbury, Oxon, Battersea Park and Bridgewell Road.

Towards the end, Mrs. Peel tries to charm a guard with "Don’t be such a silly soldier!"

In addition to the Friday evening episode (Episode Six), the following Monday's concluding episode also carries a 'Friday-style' credit announcement, presumably because it was the last installment of the serial.

by Ron Geddes

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