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The Living Dead 

Five years after a mine disaster, Mrs. Peel and Steed are called upon to investigate the spooky goings-on at the local inn. The ghost of the 16th Duke of Benedict, who was reputedly lost in... See full summary »

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John Krish

Writers:

Brian Clemens (teleplay), Anthony Marriott (story by)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Julian Glover ... Masgard
Pamela Ann Davy Pamela Ann Davy ... Mandy
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Geoffrey (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Jack Woolgar Jack Woolgar ... Kermit
Jack Watson ... Hopper
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Rupert
John Cater ... Olliphant
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Spencer
Alister Williamson ... Tom
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Five years after a mine disaster, Mrs. Peel and Steed are called upon to investigate the spooky goings-on at the local inn. The ghost of the 16th Duke of Benedict, who was reputedly lost in the mine disaster, has been seen wandering the area and Emma joins SMOG and FOG in a ghost hunt. The Duke's ghost supposedly takes Emma with him to his final resting place in the collapsed mine, but Steed descends into the shaft to rescue her. He finds a secret underground city that is being used to stage an invasion of England; the mine disaster was just a cover-up for the plan. Steed rescues Emma and country by cutting off access to the topside elevator. Written by Marta Dawes

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The helmets and uniforms worn by Masgard and his men are almost identical to those worn by the firemen in Fahrenheit 451 (1966). See more »

Goofs

There is a shadow of a boom mike moving on the wall the first time Steed meets Kermit the hermit. See more »

Quotes

Emma Peel: Do you believe in ghosts, Steed?
John Steed: Someone does: Kermit, the hermit.
Emma Peel: You didn't answer my question. Do you believe?
John Steed: Let's put it this way: strange happenings need looking into. Now you stay here and browse around, and I'll go and see Kermit the hermit.
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The Living Dead
27 August 2020 | by guswhovianSee all my reviews

When a drunk spots a ghost in a graveyard, Steed and Mrs Peel discover a diabolical plot to conquer England.

The Living Dead is an extremely entertaining episode with a great guest cast. There's some quite good ideas, some more well executed than others: the "FOG" and "SMOG" acronyms are ingenious, but the set for the underground city is poorly realized. Julian Glover is good as the main villain, while Pamela Ann Davy is a hoot as Mandy. The only problem is that Diana Rigg is absent for most of the episode.

There's also a surprising number of guest actors from Season 4 popping up in this episode: Julian Glover was in "Two's a Crowd", Jack Watson was in "Silent Dust", Howard Marion-Crawford was in "What the Butler Saw", Edward Underdown was in "The Murder Market", John Carter was in "Death at Bargain Prices" and Vernon Dobtcheff was in "Room without a View". Whew!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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