In London, Jessica meets an old friend, U.S. Embassy Vice Consul John Thurston, who introduces her in passing to Nigel Atkins from the Home Office. When Jessica later finds Atkins dead she immediately contacts the police but by the time they arrive, the body is nowhere to be found. Police inspector Stillwell later assures her that he's spoken to Atkins who is still quite alive and now on his way out of the country. It doesn't take her very long to figure out that she's in the of some type of intelligence operation. Written by
Did You Know?
The Stephen Sondheim
references may have more significance than just the fact that Angela Lansbury
had starred in his "Sweeney Todd" more than a decade earlier. He actually had a new hit show in London the year this episode was first broadcast - "Assassins." See more
American terminology used instead of English expressions by Daisy Collins (Kim Braden); 'Cat Pound' for 'Cattery' or 'Cat Rescue Centre' and Julian Fontaine (Trevor Eve); 'Service Elevator' for 'Service Lift' and 'Charade' for 'Charade with a long 'a' as in Charaade' See more