Unedited material ("cuts", "rushes" or "out takes") from CP 621 - "Avengers on Location". Original story is also on Pathe Master tape *PM0387*.
M/S of film crew in the grounds of Beaulieu where they are shooting scenes for the new ABC television series of "The Avengers." Various short shots of Patrick MacNee and Diana Rigg posing in a vintage car. Patrick MacNee wears the traditional "Steed" suit and Diana Rigg wears some funky headgear - a visor with a white attachment which covers her face from the nose down.
C/U of the wheel of the car which is propped up against a large stone. M/S of Patrick MacNee driving the car towards the film crew then stopping. Diana rig lifts her legs then props them up on the front of the car - relaxing. M/S of Diana combing her hair. A make-up woman holds a mirror for her to look into. Cast or crew watch admiringly.
Patrick gets into the car - smoking. C/U of little dog - poodle? C/U of back of the car. M/S of Patrick and Diana in the car - Diana wears her funny visor. C/U of two men; Lord Montagu on the left. They appear to be discussing the shot.
L/S of the crew filming the car approaching the camera. Various shots of crew setting up for shots and cast relaxing. Patrick drives the car towards the camera. C/Us of cameramen attending to their cameras. M/S of Diana striding across the grounds of Beaulieu with her dog following behind her.
Various shots of scenes being filmed. Funny sequence where Patrick drives round and round and Diana pretends to try and get out of the car. She then takes off his bowler hat and holds it in front of his eyes while he is driving.
Various other vintage cars from Beaulieu Motor Museum are seen. Diana Rigg sits in the driving seat of a vintage car and opens the back door so that Steed can climb in. Various shots of Steed climbing in and Diana driving off.
M/S of the crew setting up a shot. L/S of the crew in the grounds of Beaulieu. M/S of Patrick MacNee talking to two women (cast or crew probably). C/U of Patrick. C/U of Patrick talking to Lord Montagu. Diana talks to the director. M/S of Patrick being filmed turning the starter motor of a car.
Various shots of cars, Diana and Patrick acting, press photographers crowding around to take photographs, Patrick pretending to push a stalled car.
M/S of Patrick, Diana and the Lord Montagu (?) relaxing in the sun. Diana has her dog on her lap. Diana, Patrick and Lord Montagu posing for a photograph.
C/U of a cameraman at work. M/S of Diana and Patrick pretending to push-start a car. They run after it as it starts and moves off. M/S of crew filming Patrick pushing the car. Cameraman speaks to the stars. M/S of the crew at work.
C/U of man writing on clapperboard. Diana combing her hair. Nice shots of Diana posing in her catsuit. Patrick and Diana posing together. A child stands in a miniature car in front of the posing stars. The Lord Montagu poses with the child.
More shots of cast and crew at work. Various takes of a scene where MacNee reverses a car. Ends.