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The Hour That Never Was 

On their way to a closing down party at an air base the Avengers' car crashes when they swerve to avoid hitting a dog. The air base proves to be deserted and Steed is knocked out. When he ... See full summary »

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Gerry O'Hara

Writer:

Roger Marshall (teleplay by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Gerald Harper Gerald Harper ... Geoffrey Ridsdale
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Philip Leas
Roy Kinnear ... Hickey
Roger Booth ... 'Porky' Purser
Daniel Moynihan ... Corporal Barman
David Morrell David Morrell ... Wiggins
Fred Haggerty Fred Haggerty ... Driver
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On their way to a closing down party at an air base the Avengers' car crashes when they swerve to avoid hitting a dog. The air base proves to be deserted and Steed is knocked out. When he recovers he is back at the car but minus Mrs. Peel and the party, when he gets there, is in full swing. It would seem that he has gone back an hour in time. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

Ray Austin, appearing uncredited as the "Dead Milkman" was the stunt co-ordinator for the series, and directed some episodes as well. See more »

Goofs

At about 43 mins, after Steed has rescued Mrs Peel from the dentist's chair and he picks up the nitrous oxide gas jet, she says ' Don't play around with that, Steed, it's nitr-i-ous oxide, laughing gas'. See more »

Quotes

John Steed: [arriving at R.A.F. Camp 472 Hamelin] Ah, there she is.
Emma Peel: Looks a bit bleak...
John Steed: You should see it in the cold light of a hangover.
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Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)
Written by Jaromir Vejvoda
Performed by a Player Piano
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The Hour That Never Was
15 July 2020 | by guswhovianSee all my reviews

Traveling to the closing down party at the airbase where Steed was stationed in the war, Steed and Mrs Peel find the airbase deserted, but everything is not what it seems.

Often regarded as one of the best episodes of the series, The Hour That Never Was is probably my favorite episode thus far. The first half of the episode is a wonderful two-handed between Macnee and Rigg. The second half is slightly worse, but there's a good guest performance from Roy Kinnear. The unusual amount of location filming is a bonus, and Gerald Harper (Adam Adamant himself!) appears briefly.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1966 (USA) See more »

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ABC Weekend Television See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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