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This serial was based on All Done With Mirrors, first broadcast in 1968. The original television script was written by Leigh Vance, and the episode featured Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Linda Thorson as Tara King.

Name Changes:
Miss Emily is changed to Miss Daisy. 

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

The characters Roger and Arkin do not feature in the radio version.

Carswell and Tiddiman are mentioned but do not have speaking parts.

Due to drastic budget cuts, agents in the field had to share a single handgun. Mrs Peel hoped her adversaries would be so stupid they wouldn't notice her handgun was actually her hand...

Storyline Changes:
The opening scene with Roger and Arkin is omitted.

Pandora already knows how the telescope should work.

Instead of Tara leading Steed to the lighthouse, he goes there as a result of Watney’s report that it's 'all done by mirrors'.

Barlow and not one of his accomplices is sent falling down the lighthouse stairs.

Instead of the final picnic scene, Steed and Mrs. Peel leave in a helicopter.

In Episode Three, Sparshott says, "There is Tiddiman, Sparshott, Carswell over there and me?" - the second name should be Seligman.

Watney’s parents were very fond of the name Watney, which explains his extraordinary (and for him unfortunate) full name.

Mrs. Peel's shoes rather than her neck-tie are found by the cliffs.

The captives are held down in the lighthouse cellar instead of in a room off the stairs.

Steed is worried about the moderately high cliff that Mother says Mrs. Peel has fallen over because he has seen his moderate measures of Scotch.

This time, the real Colonel doesn't explain why Guthrie and Williams got killed.

by Ron Geddes

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