The Secret Service:
Last Train To Bufflers Halt
Season 1, Episode 5
Last train to bufflers halt
Original Transmission 19 October 1969
Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Alan Perry
Production Order
To Catch A Spy
Errand Of Mercy
Broadcast Order
The Feathered Spies
Hole In One

Last Train To Bufflers Halt is the fifth episode of British television series The Secret Service.

After an attempt by highwaymen to steal a consignment of gold travelling by British Rail, Father Stanley Unwin is engaged to accompany the train.

The bandits, led by traitorous British Rail official, try again, and this time succeed, by diverting the train to a disused station at Bufflers Halt.

While they are waiting for trucks to arrive to carry the gold away, Father Unwin and the miniaturized Matthew outwit the crooks and lock them in a security van.

Regular Voice CastEdit

Guest Voice 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
Alan Perry

Characters Created by
Sylvia Anderson

Music Composed and Directed by
Barry Gray

Vocal Title Music by
The Mike Sammes Singers

Teleplay by
Tony Barwick

Lighting Cameraman
Paddy Seale

Script Editor
Tony Barwick

Supervising Editor
Alan Killick

Art Director
Keith Wilson

Production Manager
Frank Hollands

Puppet Co-Ordinator
Mary Turner

Puppet Operators
Wanda Webb
Charmaine Wood

Iris Richens

Tim Cooksey
Plugg Shutt

Film Editor
Len Cleal

Camera Operator
Ian Vinson

Assistant Director
John Jelly

Dialogue Synchronisation
John Drake

Senior Visual Effects Director
Jimmy Elliott

Visual Effects Designer
Mike Trim

Peter Aston

Property Master
Peter Holmes

Visual Effects Unit

Bill Camp

Lighting Cameraman
Bert Mason

Camera Operator
Nick Procopides

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

  • Guard Joe
  • Signalman

Equipment UsedEdit

  • Security Van