Episode 24: Dr David Keel Era
Page 24 of 192

 

A CHANGE OF BAIT

Production completed: 20 September 1961
UK Premiere (London, Season 1): 23 December 1961

Lemuel Potts is not having a good day. Unable to defraud the seller of a shipment of bananas who is suffering from heart failure, he attempts to collect insurance on an antique shop he tries to burn. Thwarted by Steed once again, he is arrested, but not before being tricked into revealing his accomplices. Having also obtained a check from Potts, Steed then pays for the bananas, much to Dr. Keel's amusement.

 Trivia

The following production personnel were involved:

Production Assistant
Floor Manager
Stage Manager

Barbara Forster
Patrick Kennedy
Barbara Sykes

Lighting Director
Operational Supervisor
Senior Cameraman
Sound Supervisor
Vision Mixer

Peter Kew
Peter Cazaley
Mike Baldock
Mike Roberts
Gordon Hesketh

This episode was produced according to the following (typical) schedule:

Tuesday, 19th September 1961

Camera Rehearsal
Lunch Break
Camera Rehearsal
Supper Break
Camera Rehearsal

11:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 6:00
6:00 - 7:00
7:00 - 9:00

Wednesday, 20th September 1961

Camera Rehearsal
Lunch Break
Camera Rehearsal
Tea-Break, Line-Up,
Normal Scan & Make-up
Dress Rehearsal
Notes
Line-Up
AMPEX RECORDING

10:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 3:00
 
3:00 - 3:45
3:45 - 5:00
5:00 - 5:30
5:30 - 6:00
6:00 - 7:00

Total running time was 57:35, which comprised the episode at 52:55 and two commercial breaks at 2:05 and 2:35, respectively.

The episode has not been recovered; the images shown at left are production stills (usually shot during a rehearsal).

 Essential Reading

A CHANGE OF BAIT

Written by
Designed by
Directed by
Producer
Music by
Story Editors

Lewis Davidson
James Goddard
Don Leaver
Leonard White
Johnny Dankworth
Patrick Brawn & John Bryce

CAST

Dr. David Keel
John Steed
Carol Wilson
Lemuel Potts
Archie Duncan
Herb Thompson
Barker
Peter Sampson
Andre
Nat Fletcher
Bryan Stubbs
Charlie
Ivy
Steed's Helper
Plus:

Ian Hendry
Patrick Macnee 007
Ingrid Hafner
John Bailey #
Victor Platt #
Robert Desmond
Gary Hope #
Henry Soskin #
Arthur Barrett
Graham Rigby
Norman Pitt #
Harry Shacklock #
Gillian McCutcheon
Michael Hunt
1 female extra and 1 male extra

# DOPPELGANGERS

John Bailey

Killer Whale
Dial a Deadly Number
Killer

Gary Hope

November Five
The Superlative Seven

Norman Pitt

Love All

Victor Platt

The Gravediggers

Harry Shacklock

The Mauritius Penny
Thingumajig
Man-Eater of Surrey Green

Henry Soskin

Death la Carte
 

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