The Secret Service:
A Question Of Miracles
Season 1, Episode 2
A Question of Miracles
Original Transmission 28 September 1969
Written by Donald James
Directed by Leo Eaton
Production Order
A Case For The Bishop
The Feathered Spies
Broadcast Order
A Case For The Bishop
To Catch A Spy

A Question Of Miracles is the second episode of the British television series The Secret Service.

A series of accidents at British-made desalinisation plant is threatening export orders for the plant and causing anxiety to all involved, so Father Unwin is brought in. He and Matthew proceed to the next most likely scene of attack.

They successfully deceive everyone, most importantly the villains, and are thus able to discover a bomb in some vital machinery, a sabotage plot, and the mastermind behind it all.

Regular CastEdit

Guest CastEdit

Cast and CrewEdit

Produced by
David Lane

Format by
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

Production Supervisor
Des Saunders

Supervising Visual Effects
Derek Meddings

Directed by
Leo Eaton

Characters Created by
Sylvia Anderson

Music Composed and Directed by
Barry Gray

Vocal Title Music by
The Mike Sammes Singers

Teleplay by
Donald James

Lighting Cameraman
Julien Lugrin

Script Editor
Tony Barwick

Supervising Editor
Alan Killick

Art Director
Keith Wilson

Production Manager
Frank Hollands

Puppet Co-Ordinator
Mary Turner

Puppet Operators
Christine Glanville
Rowena White

Iris Richens

Tim Cooksey
Plugg Shutt

Film Editor
Len Cleal

Camera Operator
Derek Black

Assistant Director
John Jelly

Dialogue Synchronisation
James Cowan

Senior Visual Effects Director
Jimmy Elliott

Visual Effects Designer
Mike Trim

Peter Aston

Property Master
Peter Holmes

Visual Effects Unit

Shaun Whittacker-Cook

Lighting Cameraman
Eric Cross

Camera Operator
Mike Rainer

Location Unit

Ken Turner

Lighting Cameraman
Ted Wooldridge

Camera Operator
Noel Rowlands

Gren Nott

Supervising Sound Editor
Peter Pennell

Sound Editor
Tony Roper

Music Editor
George Randall

Sound Re-Recording
Anvil Films Limited

Character Voices
Keith Alexander
Sylvia Anderson
Gary Files
David Healy
Stanley Unwin
Jeremy Wilkin

Executive Producer
Reg Hill

Cameo RolesEdit

(To Be Added)

Equipment UsedEdit

(To Be Added)



  • When Hartley is visiting Vice-President Nielson's office, four ornaments can be seen on the shelf behind him. In the next shot, the oriental coffeepot has disappeared, probably because it was interfering with the shot.