The scene with Willi Fehr and
the pram is said, in the radio version, to take place in the early morning
in Shoreham, a town south of London. No attempt is made in the television
episode to locate the action.
charladies, Daisy and Elsie, appear at the beginning of the first radio
episode. They act as a narrative device, commenting on how strange it is
to see a man, Willi Fehr, pushing a pram along the street, and they react
to his subsequent accident. In both versions, the sight of a man pushing a
pram is treated as being unusual - several decades later, marital roles
have changed to such an extent that this is, today, nothing unusual at
Steed is interviewed by Lucille prior to joining the school, he mentions
that he did once have a girlfriend but that she was run over by a bus in
London. In the TV episode he claims that the unfortunate woman was eaten
by crocodiles whilst on an Amazonian trek.
omission from the radio programme (probably due to it being a visual joke)
is that no comment is made about Chester Read's band - the TV version
shows the 'band' to be a group of life size cut-outs of Chester playing
various musical instruments, together with an open-reel tape recorder
actually providing the music.
the TV episode shows Chester threatening Mrs. Peel with a blade concealed
in his conductor's baton - the radio show changes this to a gun.
Episode Six of this story is one of the few Sonovision Avengers
episodes that does not use Laurie Johnson's Symphony (Synthesis) to play out to the final
commercial break. Instead, there is a musical fanfare and a crowd cheering.