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Police Surgeon (ABC) ( bwlive/videotape) (1960) - Ian Hendry 
Patrick Macnee starred in most episodes of The Avengers

The Avengers (ABC) ( bwlive/videotape) (1961) - Ian Hendry 
The Avengers (ABC) (bw live/videotape) (1962-64) - Honor Blackman
The Avengers (ABC) (bw film) (1965-66) - Diana Rigg
The Avengers (ABC) (colour film) (1966-68) - Diana Rigg
The Avengers (ABC) (colour film) (1968-69) -  Linda Thorson
The New Avengers (colour film) (1976-77) - Joanna Lumley, Gareth Hunt   

Ian Hendry episodes
The Avengers (1)(1961)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com
)

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THE AVENGERS (Live/Videotaped episodes with Ian Hendry)
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ABC Weekend Television for ITV

UK Crime Adventures Series 161 episodes x 60 min
Starring:  Ian Hendry as Dr. David Keel (season 1)
Also Starring: Patrick Macnee  as John Steed (season 1-6)
The Avengers Must See TV 1/3
The Avengers Must See TV 2/3
The Avengers Must See TV 3/3

Ian Hendry had previously starred in the ABC Weekend Television series  "Police Surgeon" (1960)

Police Surgeon (ABC) ( bwlive/videotape) (1960) - Ian Hendry

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26 episodes (07Jan61-30Dec61) ITV Saturdays
Patrick Macnee co-starred with Ian Hendry
also featured Ingrid Hafner as Carol Wilson

1.1 [--] The Avengers: HOT SNOW
07-Jan-1961 ITV Sat
Teleplay by Ray Rigby based upon a Story by Patrick Brawn /  Directed by Don Leaver / Designed by Alpho O'Reilly
THE AVENGERS: Hot Snow Part 1 of 2
THE AVENGERS: Hot Snow Part 2 of 2
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Dr Tredding Philip Stone
Peggy Catherine Woodville
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Spicer Godfrey Quigley
Charlie Murray Melvin
Johnson Charles Wade
Det-Supt Wilson Alister Williamson
Stella Moira Redmond
Sgt Rogers Astor Sklair
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Mrs Simpson June Monkhouse
Ronnie Vance Robert James
Synopsis:
Shortly after announcing their engagement, Dr Keel's plans for the future are
savagely ended when his fiancee is gunned down. Determined to avenge her
death, he finds an ally in John Steed who helps him track down the
drug-peddlers that killed Peggy, after they accidently delivered a package to
her, instead of another Doctor's receptionist. However Vance, the ring-leader
eludes capture....

1.2 [--] The Avengers: BROUGHT TO BOOK
14-Jan-61 ITV Sat
 Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Peter Hammond /  Designed by Robert Fuest
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Prentice Lionel Burns
Lale Redmond Bailey
Pretty Boy Clifford Elkin
Bart Neil McCarthy
Nick Mason Charles Morgan
Spicer Godfrey Quigley
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Dr Tredding Philip Stone
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Lila Joyce Wong Chong
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Ronnie Vance Robert James
Det-Supt Wilson Alister Williamson
Det-Sgt Michael Collins
Jackie Carol White
Synopsis:
Having escaped before, Dr Keel and Steed seek again to bring Vance into
custody. Keel infiltrates Vance's gang, whilst Steed manipulates his rival,
Mason. Both gangs realise too late that they have been deceived and Peggy's
death is successfully avenged.

1.3 [--] The Avengers: SQUARE ROOT OF EVIL
21-Jan-1961 ITV Sat
Written by Richard Harris /  Directed by Don Leaver / Designed by Patrick Downing
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Five Heron Carvic
Secretary Cynthia Bizeray
Bloom Michael Robbins
Hooper George Murcell
Warren Vic Wise
The Cardinal Alex Scott
Lisa Delphi Lawrence
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Synopsis:
Steed impersonates the forger Riordan, which allows him to join a crime
syndicate that prints forged banknotes. Having uncovered their plans, he
finds his every move being watched by The Cardinal - the second-in-command. O
nly the pretence of an injury eventually allows Steed to visit his Doctor's surgery and
Keel ensures that The Cardinal and his superiors, Bloom and Hooper are arrested.

1.4 [--] The Avengers: NIGHTMARE
28-Jan-61 ITV Sat
Written by Terence Feely / Directed by Peter Hammond / Designed by Robert Fuest
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Williams Gordon Boyd
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Faith Braintree Helen Lindsay
Commander Reece Michael Logan
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Dr Brown Robert Bruce
Dr Jones Redmond Bailey
Dr Miller Robert Sansom
Synopsis:
When Professor Braintree disappears, his wife calls her Doctor for advice.
Whilst giving Faith some counselling, an attempt is made on Keel's life -
somebody thinks he is the Professor! Steed's plan to use Keel as bait brings
the Doctor close to death on an operating-table, before the killer is unmasked
and the Professor, unaware of all the fuss, returns home after suffering from
temporary amnesia.

1.5 [--] The Avengers: CRESCENT MOON
4-Feb-61 ITV Sat
Written by Geoffrey Bellman and John Whitney / Directed by John Knight / Designed by Alpho O'Reilly
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Senora Mendoza Patience Collier
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Bartello Harold Kasket
Carmelite Mendoza Bandana Das Gupta
Luis Alvarez Nicholas Amer
Paul Eric Thompson
Fernandez Jack Rodney
Vasco Roger Delgado
P.C. Carlos George Roderick
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Synopsis:
General Mendoza suspects that his wife and Vasco are plotting to sieze his
money, so he fakes his own death and arranges his daughter's kidnap (to bring
her to safety). Unfortunately, Carmelite falls into enemy hands, but Steed
manages to rescue her safely. Keel remains in London to treat the General.

1.6 [--] The Avengers: GIRL ON THE TRAPEZE
11-Feb-61 ITV Sat
Written by Dennis Spooner  /  Directed by Don Leaver / Designed by Paul Bernard
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Vera Delena Kidd
Anna Danilov Nadja Regin
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Policeman Ian Gardiner
Zibbo Kenneth J Warren
Supt Lewis Howard Goorney
Stefan Edwin Richfield
Synopsis:
A dying girl dragged from the Thames murmours "Danilov" and the trail takes Dr
Keel to the Radeck State Circus. There he finds a girl swathed in bandages
held captive by Zibbo the clown. She is Anna Danilov, intended to replace
the dead trapeze girl when the circus returns to Radeck. Once in her home
country, her father will be forced to return after his recent defection.
After freeing Carol (Keel's receptionist) from the clutches of Zibbo, the
circus is surrounded and closed.

1.7 [--] The Avengers:  DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND
18-Feb-61 ITV Sat
Written by Max Marquis / Directed by Peter Hammond / Designed by Robert Fuest
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
John Steed Patrick Macnee
One-Ten Douglas Muir
Fiona Charles Sandra Dorne
Dr Collard Hamlyn Benson
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Stella Creighton Joy Webster
Synopsis:
Steed poses as an airline steward, in the hope that he will be invited to join
a diamond-smuggling racket. After a wild party he awakes to find himself
accused of a hit-and-run death. Keel comfirms his innocence, but Steed
allows himself to be blackmailed into smuggling a package. His usefulness
over, Dr Collard and Fiona Charles arrive to dispose of him, but Keel prevents
any more gruesome deaths.

1.8 [--] The Avengers: THE RADIOACTIVE MAN
25-Feb-61 ITV Sat
Written by Fred Edge / Directed by Robert Tronson / Designed by Alpho O'Reilly
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Marko Ogrin George Pravda
Mary Somers Christine Pollen
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Dr Graham Gerald Sim
Marko, an illegal immigrant, believes that if the Police find him they will
deport him for having a forged passport. In reality, the Police are searching
for him urgently, because he is carrying a radiocative isotope capable of
killing any one in close proximity. After help from Marko's girlfriend Mary,
Keel traces Marko using a geiger-counter to Milan: a crook that smuggles
immigrants for money. With the isotope surrounded by lead, Marko and Milan
are taken to hospital for treatment.

1.9 [--] The Avengers: ASHES OF ROSES
4-Mar-61 ITV Sat
Written by Peter Ling and Sheilagh Ward / Directed by Don Leaver / Designed by Patrick Downing
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Olive Beronne Olga Lowe
Jacques Beronne Mark Eden
Johnny Mendelssohn Peter Zander
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Denise Hedi Erich
Mendelssohn, a known arsonist, has been hired by the Beronnes to burn down
their hairdressing salon for the insurance. Using Carol to gather evidence,
Steed finds that the hairdressers will stop at nothing (including several
murders) to achieve their aim. Steed's timely intervention prevents Carol
from being the next victim of the firebomber.

1.10 [--] The Avengers: HUNT THE MAN  DOWN
18-Mar-61 ITV Sat
Written by Richard Harris / Directed by Peter Hammond / Designed by Robert Fuest
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Paul Stacey Maurice Good
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Stella Preston Melissa Stribling
Nurse Wyatt Susan Castle
Frank Preston ?
Frank Preston leaves jail to collect his stashed robbery money, but thugs are
waiting to beat him up for the location of the loot. Steed intervenes and
takes him to Keel, but the gang now assume that Keel knows the location and
kidnap Carol to make him talk. Realising that the thugs are in league with
Stella, his wife, Preston forces Keel to take him to the money. However,
before Preston can enjoy it or the thugs can seize it, Steed arrives with the
police to arrest them all.

1.11 [--] The Avengers: PLEASE DON'T FEED THE ANIMALS
1-Apr-61 ITV Sat
Written by Dennis Spooner / Directed by Dennis Vance / Designed by Patrick Downing
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Felgate Tenniel Evans
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Dr Keel Ian Hendry
Christine Carole Boyer
Kollakis Harry Ross
Renton-Stephens Alastair Hunter
Yvonne Catherine Ellison
Sarah Genevieve Lyons
Barman Mark Baker
Compromised government officials are leaking secrets to appease a sinister
blackmailer. A pet monkey collects the information from the reptile pit at a
private zoo. After Felgate, Steed becomes the next intended victim, whilst
Keel follows the package to a drinks kiosk. The serving-girl is unmasked as the ringleader.

1.12 [--] The Avengers: DANCE WITH DEATH
15-Apr-61 ITV Sat
Written by Peter Ling and Sheilagh Ward / Directed by Don Leaver  / Designed by James Goddard
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Elaine Bateman Caroline Blakiston
Trevor Price David Sutton
Beth Wilkinson Angela Douglas
Major Caswell Ewan Roberts
Valerie Marne Pauline Shepherd
Mrs Marne Diana King
Philip Anthony Geoffrey Palmer
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Porter Norman Chappell
Whilst trying to help Elaine Bateman, one of his patients, Dr Keel is framed
for her murder instead. Steed intervenes and real suspicion falls on Elaine's
pianist from her Dancing School - Anthony - who is suspected of many murders.
He electrocutes his victims in the bath. Yet the Avengers could be too late,
since Anthony has eloped with Valerie and her family diamonds. With the taps
already on, Steed and Keel rescue Valerie from certain death and restore the
stones to her mother.

1.13 [--] The Avengers: ONE FOR THE MORTUARY
29-Apr-61 ITV Sat
Written by Brian Clemens /  Directed by Peter Hammond / Designed by Robert Fuest
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Benson Pater Madden
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Scott Ronald Wilson
Pallaine Dennis Edwards
Yvette Declair Malou Pantera
Dubois Frank Gatliff
Maid Irene Bradshaw
Bernard Bourg Toke Townley
Hidden in an invitation card, Steel has concealed microdots of a new medical
formula that Keel will carry unwittingly to Geneva. Keel gives the card to a
young lady he meets and a pursuit ensues to retrieve the card. Having relocated
the girl, Steed finds that his 'safe' contact has ulterior plans to sell the
formula, so he invites the police to arrest the man and his heavies instead.

1.14 [--] The Avengers: THE SPRINGERS
13-May-61 ITV Sat
Written by John Whitney and Geoffrey Bellman /  Directed by Don Leaver / Designed by Alpho O'Reilly
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
One-Ten Douglas Muir
Pheeney David Webb
Straker Charles Farrell
Haslam Brian Murphy
Mr Groves Arthur Howard
Caroline Evans Margo Andrew
Neame Donald Morley
If you have the money, escape is easy from prison. Steed wants to know how,
so he sends Dr Keel inside. Keel's information leads Steed to a finishing
school, but he is captured. Keel arrives after a successful escape, but is
exposed as an impostor. It is nearly the finish for Steed and Keel, but they
outwit Neame and his associates.

1.15 [--] The Avengers: THE FRIGHTENERS  [Verified on Video]
27-May-61 ITV Sat
Produced by Leonard White
Teleplay by Berkeley Mather / Directed by Peter Hammond / Designed by Robert Fuest
Starring:
Ian Hendry (as Dr David Keel), Patrick Macnee (as John Steed) Ingrid Hafner (as Carol Wilson)
Guest Cast:
Willoughby Goddard ..... The Deacon
Philip Gilbert .....Jeremy de Willoughby
Philip Locke ....... Moxon
Doris Hare ....... Mrs Briggs
Stratford Johns ..... Sir Thomas Weller
Dawn Beret ...... Marylin Weller
David Andrews ..... Nigel
Godfrey James .... Nature Boy
Neil Wilson ..... Beppi
Eric Elliot ...... Butler
Ann Taylor ..... Secretary
Ralph Tovey ..... Waiter
Benn Simons ...... Inspector Foster
with
Eleanor Darling, Benny Nightingale, Victor Charrington, Frank Peters, Charles Wood
Synopsis:
"Lay off that girl." Whilst trying to give Jeremy de Willoughby the frighteners, it is the bad guys who get the shock when
Steed and Dr Keel intervene and ensure that Deacon - the leader - has arranged his final case. It seems that Weller has
failed to prevent Jeremy marrying his rich daughter Marylin, but a neat piece of deception arranged by Steed ensures that
Jeremy is exposed as a 'professional marrier'. Another case is closed by the Avengers.


1.16 [--] The Avengers: THE YELLOW NEEDLE
10-Jun-61 ITV Sat
Written by Patrick Campbell  /  Directed by Don Leaver / Designed by Alpho O'Reilly
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Sir Wilberforce Lungi Andre Dakar
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Inspector Anthony Eric Dodson
Jacquetta Brown Margaret Whiting
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Chief Bai Shebro Bari Johnson
Ali Wolfe Morris
In London to negotiate independence for his country, Tenebra, Sir Wilberforce
Lungi nearly dies. His old friend Dr Keel agrees to help unmask the culprit
and suspicion falls on Lungi's secretary Jacquetta Brown. Steed, meanwhile,
investigates opposition in Tenebra. All clues lead back to Brown and she is
prevented from destroying Lungi's insulin, to be replaced by a lethal dose of yellow fever.

1.17 [--] The Avengers: DEATH ON THE SLIPWAY
24-Jun-61 ITV Sat
Written by James Mitchell / Directed by Peter Hammond / Designed by Robert Fuest
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Kolchek Peter Arne
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Sir William Bonner Frank Thornton
Liz Wells Nyree Dawn Porter
Sam Pearson Paul Dawkins
Fleming Sean Sullivan
Geordie Wilson Redmond Bailey
Jack Robert G Bahey
Inspector Georgeson Barry Keegan
P.C. Butterworth Tom Adams
One-Ten Douglas Muir
Pardoe Gary Watson
P.C. Geary Patrick Conner
Sergeant Brodie Hamilton Dyce
Chandler Billy Milton
Steed meets an old enemy - Kolchek - when he investigates a murder in a
dockyard. The foreign spy wants the plans to a new nuclear submarine, but -
realising Steed will prevent this - he blackmails Fleming (the foreman) into
planting a bomb instead. Steed locates the bomb, hidden in Fleming's
briefcase, and throws it into the water to explode harmlessly.

1.18 [--] The Avengers: DOUBLE DANGER
8-Jul-61 ITV Sat
Written by Gerald Verner  /  Directed by Roger Jenkins / Designed by James Goddard
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Mark Crawford Charles Hodgson
Harry Dew Robert Mill
Al Brady Peter Reynolds
Bert Mills Ronald Pember
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Lola Carrington Vanda Hudson
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Bruton Kevin Brennan
Bartholomew Gordon Phillott
Two thieves steal valuable diamonds, but one is shot as he escapes. Steed has
no clues, until Carol decyphers a call for help from Dr Keel: he is being
forced to treat the wounded man. The man dies, but gives Keel "Bartholomew's
Plot" as a clue to the location of the hidden diamonds. Keel is forced to
reveal this clue to the gang or they will kill Carol, but Steed already has
the diamonds by the time they arrive at Bartholomew's cottage. The police
wrap-up the case as the Avengers go to dinner.

1.19 [--] The Avengers: TOY TRAP
22-Jul-61 ITV Sat
Written by Bill Strutton /  Directed by Don Leaver / Designed by Douglas James
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Mary Murton Hazel Graeme
Henry Burge Tony Van Bridge
Alice Nina Marriott
Bunty Seton Sally Smith
Mrs McCabe Ann Tirard
Freddie Brandon Brady
Johnnie Brian Jackson
Photographer Lionel Burns
Lennie Taylor Tex Fuller
Ann Mitzi Rogers
Dr Keel is puzzled by the disappearance of shop-girls at a department store.
Someone is pressurising the young ladies into prostitution. Bunty, Keel's
friend, agrees to trap the culprit, so that her friend May can come out of
hiding. The girls' landlady, Mrs McCabe, reveals her double-life allowing
Steed to close her house of ill repute.

1.20 [--] The Avengers: THE TUNNEL OF FEAR
5-Aug-61 ITV Sat
Written by John Kruse / Directed by Guy Verney / Designed by James Goddard
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Maxie Lardner Stanley Platts
Jack Wickram John Salew
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Harry Black Murray Hayne
John Steed Patrick Macnee
One-Ten Douglas Muir
Mrs Black Doris Rogers
Madame Zenobia Nancy Roberts
Claire Miranda Connell
Billy Douglas Rye
Sergeant Morris Perry
Top secret information is leaking into Europe from somewhere in Southend and
is it a coincidence that Harry Black, a recent escapee from prison, worked in
the funfair? Closer examination reveals that the Ghost Train is more scary
than it looks and Wickram is arranging the leaks. Trick cigarettes allow
Steed to bluff the enemy into submission and Black is proved innocent: he was
hypnotised and framed.

1.21 [--] The Avengers: THE FAR-DISTANT DEAD
19-Aug-61 ITV Sat
Written by John Lucarotti / Directed by Peter Hammond / Designed by Robert Fuest
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Zun Garcia Reed de Rouen
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Dr Ampara Alverez Sandoval Katherine Blake
Hercule Zeebrugge Francis de Wolff
Rayner Tom Adams
Godoy Andreas Malandrinos
Mateos Michael Mellinger
Inspector Gauvreau Guy Deghy
As a cyclone ravages Mexico City, Dr Keel and Dr Sandoval struggle to help
the victims. The suffering is intensified becuase the cooking oil is revealed
to be hydrualic fuel in the wrong tins. The two Doctors track down the
history of the cans and discover that Zeebrugge was responsible for the deal.
Dr Sandoval tries to kill the financier, but Keel prefers to make an arrest.

1.22 [--] The Avengers: KILL THE KING
2-Sep-61 ITV Sat
Written by James Mitchell / Directed by Roger Jenkins / Designed by Paul Bernard
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
King Tenuphon Burt Kwouk
Prince Serrakit James Goei
General Tuke Patrick Allen
Mei Li Lisa Peake
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Crichton-Bull Peter Barkworth
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Mrs Zoe Carter Moira Redmond
Major Harrington Ian Collin
Ingrid Storm Carole Shelley
U Meng Andy Ho
Suchong Eric Young
Steed is assigned to prevent the assassination of King Tenuphon after one
attempt fails. Major Harrington is already arranging a second try - the King
will die from a sniper's bullet as he walks on his balcony. Steed does check
for this eventuality, but the owner of the house opposite, Mrs Carter, does
not arouse his suspicions. Steed's sixth-sense ensures that the King remains
safe and the royal bodyguard disposes of Harrington.

1.23 [--] The Avengers: DEAD OF WINTER
9-Dec-61 ITV Sat
Written by Eric Paice / Directed by Don Leaver / Designed by Robert Fuest
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Harry John Woodvine
Syd Blaise Wyndham
Gerhardt Schneider Carl Duering
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Dr Brennan David Hart
Inez Sheila Robins
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Willi Michael Sarne
Margarita Zorenah Osborne
Weber Neil Hallett
Ted Norman Chappell
Dr Kreuzer Arnold Marle
Dr Kreuzer has developed the means to suspend life by deep-freezing. This
new discovery could help the neo-fascist Phoenix Party sieze power. Keel
discovers that the ex-Nazi Schneider was the first guinea-pig. Both Steed and
him had thought the body was dead. Unfortunately, Kreuzer has Keel in custody
by now and only Steed's timely intervention prevents him from becoming the next victim.

1.24 [--] The Avengers: THE DEADLY AIR
16-Dec-61 ITV Sat
Written by Lester Powell / Directed by John Knight / Designed by Robert Macgowan
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Barbara Anthony Ann Bell
Dr Philip Karswood Michael Hawkins
Heneger Keith Anderson
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Herbert Truscott Richard Butler
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Dr Hugh Chalk Allan Cuthbertson
Dr Owen Craxton John Stratton
One-Ten Douglas Muir
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
Dr Harvey Cyril Renison
Keo Armstrong Anthony Cundell
Professor Kilbride Geoffrey Bayldon
When several experiments with a new vaccine go wrong, Steed and Dr Keel
volunteer for the next test. One of the scientists, Heneger, appears to be
sabotaging the project and a potent airborne virus nearly kills the Avengers.
As Keel interrogates Heneger for the truth, Steed is discovering that Dr
Craxton is the real mastermind. Steed is convinced that Craxton has fatally
poisoned him, until it is revealed that the lethal vaccine had been replaced
by water as a security measure.

1.25 [--] The Avengers: A CHANGE OF BAIT
23-Dec-61 ITV Sat
Written by Lewis Davidson / Directed by Don Leaver / Designed by James Goddard
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Archie Duncan Victor Platt
Lemuel Potts John Bailey
Peter Sampson Henry Soskin
Carol Wilson Ingrid Hafner
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Herb Thompson Robert Desmond
Nat Fletcher Graham Rigby
Dr David Keel Ian Hendry
Barker Gary Hope
Andre Arthur Barrett
Bryan Stubbs Norman Pitt
Ivy Gillian McCutcheon
Charlie Harry Shacklock
Steed's Helper Michael Hunt
Lemuel Potts finds himself outwitted at every turn by Steed when he attempts
to defraud Keel's patient, Archie Duncan. Potts finds himself pocketing the
bill for Archie's cargo of rotten bananas. His other scheme to burn down an
antique shop and claim the insurance money is also sabotaged by Steed, who
extinguishes the flames! Even once under arrest, Steed still tricks him again
- this time into revealing his accomplices.

1.26 [--] The Avengers: DRAGONSFIELD   (final episode of season 1)
30-Dec-1961 ITV Sat
Written by Terence Feely / Directed by Peter Hammond / Designed by Voytek
Cast (In Order of Appearance)::
John Steed Patrick Macnee
Lisa Strauss Sylvia Langova
Saunders Alfred Burke
Reddington Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Susan Summers Barbara Shelley
Jack Alford Thomas Kyffin
Technician Keith Barron
Secretary Amanda Reeves
One-Fifteen Eric Dodson
Boris Steven Scott
Landlord Michael Robbins
Peters Herbert Nelson
Second Technician Morris Perry
With work nearly completed on a new material to shield astronauts from
radiation, saboteurs prepare for one final assault. Complicated inter-personal
relationships within the team suggest a traitor and Saunders, from Security,
tracks the gang. Meanwhile, Steed tracks Saunders and rescues him from being
killed. With the saboteurs in custody, the traitor is unmasked as Susan
Summers, Alford's assistant, and Steed neutralises this final threat.

(final episode of season 1 / final episode before ITV Actors Strike)

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Jan-May 1962 ITV Actors Strike
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"The Avengers"  returns after the strike in Sept 1962 with Honor Blackman as the new co-star alongside Patrick Macnee

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