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Who Was That Man I Saw You With? 

An ingenious mastermind makes Tara look like a traitor as part of a diabolical plot to start WW III.


Don Chaffey


Jeremy Burnham (teleplay by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Linda Thorson ... Tara King
William Marlowe ... Fairfax
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... General Hesketh
Alan Browning Alan Browning ... Zaroff
Alan MacNaughtan ... Gilpin
Patrick Newell ... Mother
Alan Wheatley ... Dangerfield
Bryan Marshall ... Aubrey Phillipson
Aimée Delamain ... Miss Gladys Culpepper (as Aimee Delamain)
Richard Owens ... Perowne
Nita Lorraine Nita Lorraine ... Kate
Ralph Ball ... Hamilton
Ken Barker Ken Barker ... Powell (as Ken Haward)
Neville Marten Neville Marten ... Pye


Miss King is working with the army to test the invulnerability of a computer, the Field Marshal, which will detect any likely nuclear strike on the country. However she is being wooed by an enemy agent to give the impression that she is a traitor so that the army will believe security has been compromised and the computer dismantled. When Steed realizes this he sets out to clear her name. Written by don @ minifie-1

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When Tara King throws the military policemen into the lift she has a set of handcuffs in her hand. When she follows him and goes to handcuff him she has to reach into her pocket to get the handcuffs out. See more »


John Steed: I want to ask one question, Mother. Is Tara King in danger... is Fairfax waiting outside her apartment to protect her?
Mother: Two questions, Steed. One answer: no.
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References The Sheik (1921) See more »

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Jeremy Burnham's final script
15 May 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Who Was That Man I Saw You With?" was the last of 5 excellent episodes scripted by actor Jeremy Burnham, this time directed by Don Chaffey. Tara is assigned to break the defenses of an impregnable War Room newly designed by Steed, but so far has not been successful. Meanwhile, enemy agent Gregor Zaroff (Alan Browning, "Intercrime") has been sending her gifts and money as payment for special favors, leading Mother to believe that she has switched over to the other side. Steed remains dubious that Tara is now a traitor, especially when she escapes and demonstrates how circumstantial evidence might lead to a conviction. Also featuring Alan MacNaughton ("The Town of No Return"), Aimee Delamain ("November Five"), and Richard Owens ("The 50,000 Breakfast").

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3 March 1969 (USA) See more »

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