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From Venus with Love 

The members of a society that watches Venus are dying one by one from something that turns them completely white, so Steed joins them to flush out the culprit while Peel chases a light that seems related to the killings.


Robert Day


Philip Levene (teleplay)




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Barbara Shelley ... Venus
Philip Locke ... Primble
Jon Pertwee ... Brigadier Whitehead
Derek Newark Derek Newark ... Crawford
Jeremy Lloyd ... Bertram Smith
Adrian Ropes Adrian Ropes ... Jennings
Arthur Cox ... Clarke
Paul Gillard Paul Gillard ... Cosgrove
Michael Lynch Michael Lynch ... Hadley
Kenneth Benda ... Mansford


Venus Brown runs the British Venusian Society, whose members believe the planet Venus can be harvested to the good of the Earth but, whilst observing it through their telescopes, one by one they die and their hair turns white on death. Steed joins the society and discovers that, whilst aliens may seem to be responsible for the murders, the real culprit is a vengeful optician. Written by don @ minifie-1

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20 January 1967 (USA) See more »

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ABC Weekend Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


We meet a chimney sweep. You would think the most notable occupational disease for sweeps would be something like black lung. However, in 1775 'soot wart' was the first occupational cancer ever identified by medical science, it is a carcinoma of the scrotum. See more »


When Mansford was found dead inside his safe, his eyelids could be seen moving. See more »


Crawford: Does anyone really know what's up there? On Venus, or Mars, or even the moon? Discoveries always begin as a guessing game. We may be right, we may be wrong. If you don't explore, you don't find out. And we shall, some day. Our funds are growing fast.
Emma Peel: While your membership dwindles.
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References From Russia with Love (1963) See more »


Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Composed by Gustav Holst
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The first color season begins with Barbara Shelley
12 March 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"From Venus with Love" began the fifth season, the first in color, guest starring veteran Hammer beauty Barbara Shelley (previously seen in the lost episode "Dragonsfield") as Venus Browne, head of the BVS (British Venusian Society), whose stargazing members are dropping dead, their hair bleached white, by what is described as invaders from Venus, according to near sighted eye doctor Henry Primble (Philip Locke, seen previously in "The Frighteners" and "Mandrake"). A closer examination by Mrs. Peel reveals a blinding flash of light, possibly a spaceship, while Steed turns on the charm for the handsome Miss Venus. Other series veterans on hand include Derek Newark ("Trojan Horse" and "Wish You Were Here"), Adrian Ropes ("The Danger Makers" and "Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?"), Arthur Cox (also "George Oblique"), Jeremy Lloyd ("Thingumajig"), and Kenneth Benda ("A Sense of History").

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