"False Witness" is simply one of the best ever, the second to be scripted by actor Jeremy Burnham, the fourth to be directed by Charles Crichton, a winning combination. Barry Warren ("Too Many Christmas Trees") plays Melville, on assignment to recover documents against notorious blackmailer Lord Edgefield (William Job, "Man-Eater of Surrey Green"), who denies knowledge of Edgefield's returning chauffeur to his helpless partner, who is mortally wounded while escaping, but manages to warn Steed that Melville is a traitor. Others who come forth also contradict their own sworn statements, frustrating Sir Joseph Tarlton (Tony Steedman, "The Little Wonders"), who nevertheless joins the chorus of witnesses who fail to confirm their own evidence. Once Tara realizes the truth, she calls Sir Joseph: "this is very unimportant! I don't want to warn you!" More quotable dialogue than most other episodes, and Steed allowed to display both anger and genuine frustration (Macnee is superb here), before logically turning the tables on the villains in an uproarious climax. Also featuring John Bennett ("Mission to Montreal"), Arthur Pentelow ("Trojan Horse"), and Rio Fanning ("Dead Man's Treasure"). Crichton's next, "The Interrogators," would be his best (and last), while Burnham's next would be another classic, "Love All."