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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station 

Whilst travelling on an express train on a quest to find a missing agent, Steed and Mrs. Peel get caught up in an assassination attempt on the life of the British Prime Minister on the part... See full summary »

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Crewe
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Groom
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Bride
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Admiral
Dyson Lovell ...
Warren
Peter J. Elliott ...
Attendant
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Lucas
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Whilst travelling on an express train on a quest to find a missing agent, Steed and Mrs. Peel get caught up in an assassination attempt on the life of the British Prime Minister on the part of a disgruntled and murderous ticket collector. They are helped in their efforts to foil him by Mr. Crewe, an eccentric owner of an abandoned station. Written by don @ minifie-1

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28 April 1967 (USA)  »

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As Steed and Mrs. Peel await the arrival of the Prime Minister in the last scene, she says "No, he's the one in the raincoat." This is a reference to the then Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, who was often photographed wearing a raincoat. See more »

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As Emma reads the paper on the train, you can see that the reverse side of the front page is blank. See more »

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Crewe: And what exactly is your problem, dear lady?
Emma Peel: I'd like you to listen to this umbrella.
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References A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) See more »

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The Bridal Chorus
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Written by Richard Wagner (uncredited)
Performed by Drewe Henley (uncredited)
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John Laurie and James Hayter
25 March 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station" is an appropriate title for a railway episode, almost as good as "Dressed to Kill." Fellow agent Lucas (Michael Nightingale, "All Done with Mirrors") tips off Steed to a plot to assassinate Britain's Prime Minister with a bomb in a certain compartment (pop goes the diesel!) Once he's taken captive, it's Emma Peel to the rescue, with the help of train enthusiast Crewe (John Laurie, from "Death of a Great Dane," "Brief for Murder," and "Pandora"). A warm moment is when Crewe saves the luscious Emma from being thrown off the train to her death, rewarded with a tip of the hat and a BIG smile, usually reserved only for the lucky Steed! In the end, Steed figures an OBE will be his reward, while assuming Mrs. Peel will soon be called 'Dame Emma'! (coincidentally, the future fate of Diana Rigg in 1994). James Hayter headlines as the Ticket Collector, Isla Blair poses as the Bride, but it's the Groom (Drewe Henley) who gets to perform most of the dirty work. Also featuring Tim Barrett ("A Change of Bait"), Richard Caldicot ("Wish You Were Here"), and Noel Davis ("The Rotters").


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