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Dead on Course 

A Canadian plane crashes under mysterious circumstances in Ireland. Steed's leads take him to the Shamrock airport and a convent, while Dr. King performs autopsies on the dead passengers hoping to find a clue pointing to the wreck's cause.

Director:

Richmond Harding

Writer:

Eric Paice (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Jon Rollason ... Dr. Martin King
John McLaren John McLaren ... Freedman
Liam Gaffney Liam Gaffney ... Michael Joyce
Donal Donnelly ... Vincent O'Brien
Peggy Marshall Peggy Marshall ... Mother Superior
Elisabeth Murray Elisabeth Murray ... Deidre O'Connor
Janet Hargreaves Janet Hargreaves ... Sister Isobel
Nigel Arkwright Nigel Arkwright ... Hughes
Bruce Boa ... Bob Slade
Margo Jenkins Margo Jenkins ... Margot
Trevor Reid Trevor Reid ... Pilot
Edward Kelsey Edward Kelsey ... Gerry
Mollie Maureen Mollie Maureen ... Kiosk Woman
Denis Cleary Denis Cleary ... Ambulance Man
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A Canadian plane crashes under mysterious circumstances in Ireland. Steed's leads take him to the Shamrock airport and a convent, while Dr. King performs autopsies on the dead passengers hoping to find a clue pointing to the wreck's cause.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The eyelids of the aeroplane pilot moved despite the fact that the pilot was dead. See more »

Quotes

Vincent O'Brien: I think we can squeeze another drop out of this one, sir.
[refills Steed's glass]
John Steed: Ah, you're a bad boy. Eh, eh!
John Steed: Heh heh. I suppose I am. But you know, he only pays me four pound a week. Four pound! And I'm working every hour that God ever made.
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Dead on Course
6 March 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

A plane bound for Canada crashes in a remote area of Ireland, near a convent.

Steed rushes down as there was a similar crash few months earlier in the vicinity.

Suspicions are aroused because despite the dead bodies, the co-pilot is missing and the pilot was strangled. The air hostess is barely arrive and is taken to the convent where she is later murdered.

To make matters complicated the plane was carrying a lot of money that has disappeared.

There is some dodgy goings on at the convent, all the nuns apart from the Mother Superior has taken a vow of silence. Steed spends time in a pub to get some local knowledge, he gets a lot of blarney from a pub worker.

The whole episode was filmed in the studio. There was a lot of chatter and not much tension. I thought there would be more drama after the Mother Superior told Dr King to meet Steed outside the convent and then the air hostess dies. It was all rather nonchalant, even half baked and dull.


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