CTVA UK - "The Avengers" (ABC/ITV) (1965-66) - Diana Rigg (black-and-white film)

CTVA
CTVA - The Classic TV Archive - UK 
Patrick Macnee starred in ALL episodes

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
 
Diana Rigg black-and-white film episodes
Diana  (1973-74) US Comedy Series - starring Diana Rigg
The Avengers (4) (1965-66)
 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 (26 black-and-white filmed episodes with Diana Rigg)
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ABC Films Ltd / Associated-British Pictures

UK Crime Adventures Series 161 episodes x 60 min

Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed (season 1-6)
Diana Rigg  as Mrs. Emma Peel (season 4-5)
 Diana  (1973-74) US Comedy Series - starring Diana Rigg
Opening narration for the black and white Diana Rigg episodes:

"Extraordinary crimes against the people and the State have to be
avenged by agents extraordinary. Two such people are John Steed,
top professional, and his partner Emma Peel, talented amateur
-- otherwise known as the Avengers."

The Avengers Must See TV 1/3
The Avengers Must See TV 2/3
The Avengers Must See TV 3/3


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SERIES FOUR 1965-66 Diana Rigg's 1st season (black-and-white film)
listed in production order
The Avengers TV intro (1965)
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4.1 [--] The Avengers (1965-66): THE TOWN OF NO RETURN (b&w film)
02-Oct-1965 ITV UK (this was the first Diana Rigg episode shown  in the UK)
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Roy Baker / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Finds A Town Full Of Ghosts / Emma Gets Into Harness
The Avengers 4x01 The Town of No Return 1/5
The Avengers 4x01 The Town of No Return 2/5
The Avengers 4x01 The Town of No Return 3/5
The Avengers 4x01 The Town of No Return 4/5
The Avengers 4x01 The Town of No Return 5/5
 Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
 'Mark Brandon' Alan MacNaughtan
Smallwood Patrick Newell
Flying Officer 'Piggy' Warren Terence Alexander
Rev Jonathan Anesbury Jeremy Burnham
Saul Robert Brown
Jill Manson Juliet Harmer
Mark Brandon Walter Horsbrugh
On a Norfolk beach, a man steps from the sea - a plastic bag covering his suit.
Cheerfully, the man walks off towards Little Bazeley. After the disappearance
of four agents, it is the turn of Steed and Mrs Peel to stay at 'The
Inebriated Gremlin' in Little Bazeley. Another visitor, Smallwood, has
perished by the following morning; his only crime being a visit to his brother.
However, nobody is who they seem anymore - the whole village has been
infiltrated by enemy agents. Using underground bunkers at a nearby airfield,
a vast arsenal of weapons is being amassed. Only after an unholy row with the
agents trapped in their own bunker can the Avengers exit on a moped.

4.7 [---]  The Avengers (1965-66):  THE MURDER MARKET (b&w film)
13-Nov-65 ITV UK Sat
Written by Tony Williamson / Directed by Peter Graham Scott / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Takes A Wife / Emma Gets Buried
The Avengers 4x07 The Murder Market 1/5
The Avengers 4x07 The Murder Market 2/5
The Avengers 4x07 The Murder Market 3/5
The Avengers 4x07 The Murder Market 4/5
The Avengers 4x07 The Murder Market 5/5
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Mr Adrian Lovejoy Patrick Cargill
Walter Dinsford Peter Bayliss
Barbara Wakefield Suzanne Lloyd
Mrs Jessica Stone Naomi Chance
Robert Stone John Woodvine
Jonathan Stone Edward Underdown
Receptionist Barbara Roscoe
Fred Beale John Forgham
J.G. Henshaw ?
Lyric for "Togetherness" by Herbert Kretzmer
Why is Steed, London's most eligible bachelor, visiting the Togetherness
Marriage Bureau? The attractions of his beautiful escort, Barbara Wakefield,
proved fatal for her previous partners - Jonathan Stone, Henshaw and other
men before them. Lovejoy and Dinsford, believing Steed to be genuine, offer
him their most exclusive service: if he will commit a murder for them they
will kill his cousin allowing an inheritance to pass to Steed. His victim
will be.... Emma Peel - whose investigations have led her to suspect Robert
Stone is in league with Barbara Wakefield. Henshaw's floating corpse in the
bath was a very convincing argument. Steed 'kills' Mrs Peel and her burial
seems to convince Togetherness that Steed is a callous killer. In future he
will take his orders from the real boss - Jessica Stone, wife of the late
Jonathan. His interest in female clients proved fatal. With Robert Stone
exonerated from suspicion, together Steed amd Emma close down the agency,
exiting the scene in a hearse!

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): THE MASTER MINDS (b&w film)
Written by Robert Banks Stewart / Directed by Peter Graham Scott / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Becomes A Genius / Emma Loses Her Mind
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Sir Clive Todd Laurence Hardy
Holly Trent Patricia Haines
Dr Fergus Campbell Ian McNaughton
Davinia Todd Georgina Ward
Desmond Leeming Bernard Archard
Sir Jeremy John Wentworth
Major Plessy Manning Wilson
Serious acts of treason committed by eminent officials lead Steed to deduce
that the Ransack Club is the only common denominator. Deciding it's time that
he enrolled for the intellectual challenge, he attends a special course at
their country hideout. Holly Trent, the local archery instructor, also seems
suspicious of Ransack, as does the new school secretary Mrs Peel. Physical
fitness and acacdemic brainstorming by day gives way to mass hypnosis and
brainwashing at night as radiowaves induce deep-conditioned sleep. However,
Steed's trance is false (having previously disconnected the sleep-inducer) and
Mrs Peel is ordered to dispose of him. She is the better actress, but her
trance is also a fake and plans are made to kill her as well. Steed to the
rescue! The voice from behind the screen is Holly Trent and, after ransacking
the gang's plans, exit the Avengers in a Bentley.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): DIAL A DEADLY NUMBER (b&w film)
Written by Roger Marshall / Directed by Don Leaver / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Plays Bulls And Bears / Emma Has No Option
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Henry Boardman Clifford Evans
Ruth Boardman Jan Holden
Ben Jago Anthony Newlands
Fitch John Carson
John Harvey Peter Bowles
Frederick Yuill Gerald Sim
The General Michael Trubshawe
Macombie Norman Chappell
Warner John Bailey
Waiter Edward Cast
Henry Boardman's clients may be rich, but find that death keeps on preventing
them from spending it. Steed's attempt to invest 2000,000 pounds gains the
brokerage services of Yuill, a skilful operator who along with Jago has made
considerable money from recent deaths. However, he suffers a terminal dose of
the same illness, before Steed can elicit the truth. Yuill, along with
Todhunter and all the other fatalities, was carrying a bleeper and Mrs Peel's
investigations lead her to Fitch, the mechanic responsible for all the
high-tech equipment. His latest project is a lethal replica of Steed's watch!
Before he can be warned, by a now-captive Mrs Peel, the switch is made and
Steed is now only a phone call away from death by capillary needle. Steed,
however, has spotted the change and comes to Mrs Peel's aid, with fatal
consequences for Fitch. With every suspect carrying a bleeper, Steed soon
discovers that Ruth Boardman and Jago are the real deadly diallers. Exit the
Avengers in a taxi-cab with a bottle to uncork.

4.xx   [--] The Avengers (1965-66): DEATH AT BARGAIN PRICES (b&w film)
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Charles Crichton / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Fights In Ladies Underwear / Emma Tries 'Feinting'
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Horatio Kane Andre Morrell
Wentworth T P McKenna
Farthingale Allan Cuthbertson
Massey George Selway
Tony Marco Harvey Ashby
Jarvis John Cater
Professor Popple Peter Howell
Glynn Ronnie Stevens
Julie Thompson Diane Clare
Moran ?
"How ostentatious to be shot six times". Death going down, leads Steed and
Mrs Peel to investigate a Pinter's receipt for Department 19, dated on a
Sunday. On the top floor, in the Department of Discontinued Lines, the new
shop owner 'King' Kane has no time for Steed, whilst the new lingerie lady -
Mrs Peel - finds staff meetings where the staff are not invited. Jarvis, the
store dick invites himself with terminal finality. The receipt for Dept 19
is in fact a feed card for the giant atomic bomb that Kane has created around
the store. With the work of Popple finished the store renovations are
completed. The descent of the North Lift, temporarily out-of-order, will act
as the detonator. Kane's price is simple - he wants Britain. Whilst avenging
the many deaths of their colleagues, Kane attempts to create a fifty-mile wide
crater anyway, but the lift's down mechanism is jammed and the gang rounded up.
Exit the Avengers by bicycle.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): TOO MANY CHRISTMAS TREES (b&w film)
Written by Tony Williamson / Directed by Roy Baker / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Hangs Up His Stocking / Emma Asks For More
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Brandon Storey Mervyn Johns
Dr Felix Teasel Edwin Richfield
Janice Crane Jeanette Sterke
Martin Trasker Alex Scott
Jenkins Robert James
Jeremy Wade Barry Warren
Christmas, a time for mirth and merriment, mistletoe and recurring nightmares,
as Steed is discovering. "Mrs Gale...what can she be doing in Fort Knox?"
After opening a few cards from abroad, it's off to a houseparty hosted by
Brandon Storey which seems all too-familiar: motifs of white cardboard
Christmas trees and a jolly Santa with a dead Freddy Marshall seem too
uncanny to be coincidence. Like Freddy before him, Steed's mind is being
assailed by the telepathic Trasker and Wade. With the arrival of the medium
Janice Crane, the final stage of their Dickensian plan can begin and a
mind-reading act at the witching hour seems to be unlocking the state secrets
in Steed's mind. Mrs Peel witnessing this mental breakdown finds she can
trust no-one it seems and Wade is murdered before he can change sides.
However, she needn't have worried, because Steed has always known the score -
the breakdown is a trick to reveal Brandon Storey as the Santa of his dreams.
The distortion of Steed's mind is over and Trasker's condition mirrors the
other do-badders once the tussle is over. Exit the Avengers in an open-topped Surrey carriage.

4.3 [--] The Avengers (1965-66): THE CYBERNAUTS (b&w film)
16-Oct-65 ITV UK
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Sidney Hayers / Art Director: Harry Pottle
 Steed Receives a Deadly Gift / Emma Pockets It
The Avengers 4x03 The Cybernauts 1/5
The Avengers 4x03 The Cybernauts 2/5
The Avengers 4x03 The Cybernauts 3/5
The Avengers 4x03 The Cybernauts 4/5
The Avengers 4x03 The Cybernauts 5/5
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Dr Clement Armstrong Michael Gough
Benson Frederick Jaeger
Jephcott Bernard Horsfall
Tusamo Bert Kwouk
Sensai John Hollis
Lambert Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Hammond Gordon Whiting
Like a hot knife through butter, several businessmen have been given the chop
in spectacular fashion. Is karate the secret? Every businessman wanted to
buy a new Japanese circuit system and soon only United Automation and its
chairman Armstrong are left alive. He has invented the perfect killing
machine: the Cybernaut. Robotic assassins that stalk their victims by homing
into radio-pens.....like the one that Mrs Peel is carrying. Steed escapes
from captivity in time to warn Mrs Peel, but Armstrong's advanced prototype
kills on site and the Avengers are surrounded by two mechanical monsters.
Clipping the pen to the advanced model, the Avengers duck out as the two
giants clash. Berserk with rage, Armstrong dies trying to stop the two
machines. With the pen crushed, the remaining Cybernaut deactivates, proving
to Emma there is more might in her finger than any other part of her body.
Exit Emma in her Lotus whilst Steed, in his Bentley, ponders over a crossword
puzzle, without a pen.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66):  THE GRAVEDIGGERS (b&w film)
Written by Malcolm Hulke / Directed by Quentin Lawrence / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Drives A Train / Emma Is Tied To The Tracks
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Sir Horace Winslip Ronald Fraser
Johnson Paul Massie
Miss Thirwell Caroline Blakiston
Sexton Victor Platt
Fred Charles Lamb
Nurse Spray Wanda Ventham
Baron Ray Austin
Sager Steven Berkoff
Miller Bryan Moseley
Dr Marlow Lloyd Lamble
Frustrated by lack of funding, Dr Marlow stages his own death in Pringby and
retreats to Winslip Hospital for Retired and Ailing Railwaymen. Steed and Mrs
Peel visit Pringby and follow his exhumed coffin back to the hospital.
Steed's arrival causes panic. Marlow has been burying equipment in graveyards
around Pringby, so that he can jam the nation's early-warning system. It
isn't long before Emma finds herself tied to a railway line, hoping that the
train will be delayed, or Steed will rescue her. He does so by running the
grave-diggers to earth and shunting their plans into the sideline. Exit the
avengers on Sir Horace Winslip's miniature steam-driven train.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW (b&w film)
Written by Roger Marshall /  Directed by Roy Baker / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Becomes A Gourmet / Emma Awakes In Manchuria
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Max Chessman Paul Whitsun-Jones
Varnals Peter Jeffrey
Dr Cullen Richard Bebb
Carter Philip Latham
Pascold Peter Arne
Pushkin Vernon Dobtcheff
Dr Wadkin Peter Madden
Anna Wadkin Jeanne Roland
The service in a Chessman Hotel is quite unlike any other: eminent scientists
arrive for a night's sleep and awake in Manchuria. John Wadkin managed to
return to civilisation, before the Chinese laundry cleaned up their mistake,
but Dr Cullen has also followed him into Room 621 for the longest overnight
stay in history. Pascold, pursuing Cullen to work for his firm, finds that
the hotel has a lethal room service, whilst the new hotel receptionist Mrs
Peel finds herself in the same prison camp as Cullen. In exchange for
exclusive hotel rights inside the Eastern Block, Chessman is offering top
scientists, all held inside the hotel in a replica concentration camp. Steed,
meanwhile, has discovered his secret in the room without a view: another Room
621. Fracas over, exit the Avengers in a rickshaw.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): A SURFEIT OF H20 (b&w film)
Written by Colin Finbow /  Directed by Sidney Hayers / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Plans A Boat Trip / Emma Gets Very Wet
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Jonah Barnard Noel Purcell
Dr Sturm Albert Lieven
Joyce Jason Sue LLoyd
Eli Barker Talfryn Thomas
Sir Arnold Kelly John Kidd
Martin Smythe Geoffrey Palmer
Jonah's Ark is nearly finished, which is jolly good news because the rain clouds
above Grannie Gregson's wine-making factory just keep on growing. The new
business proprietor, Dr Sturm, seems reluctant to show visitors around and
all intruders seem to drown in localised storms. Sir Arnold Kelly, the
meteorlogical expert, confirms his theories by drowning as well, though his
compatriot Mrs Peel has already reached the same conclusion, but too late.
Facing imminent pulping, Sturm reveals his rain-making device to her, but
Steed is already closing down the factory - determined that Mrs Peel won't
become their latest table wine. After a heavy downpour of action in comes the
clear skies of resolution. Exit the Avengers in a mini-buggy.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): TWO'S A CROWD (b&w film)
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Roy Baker / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Is Single Minded / Emma Sees Double
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed / Webster & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Brodny Warren Mitchell
Alicia Elena Maria Machado
Shvedloff Alec Mango
Pudeshkin Wolfe Morris
Vogel Julian Glover
Ivenko John Bluthal
Major Carson Eric Lander
Are there really two Steeds wandering around London? Colonel Psev, the major
spy-master appears to have found the perfect entrance ticket to a top secret
defence conference. His four agents have found a duplicate Steed. Mrs Peel
is not fooled though and her abduction is assured. The real Steed, however,
has been less lucky and Webster has permanently disposed of him. His spying
completed, Webster returns and insists on giving his prize information to Psev
himself. Psev is a myth - the four agents who work for him are, in fact, him.
The truth unveiled, the spies have another shock: Webster died earlier and
they are talking to the real Steed. Steed and Mrs Peel hurry to escape with
their prize info, but PSEV's model aeroplanes pursue them. These kiddies'
toys have adult weapons, the Avengers are lucky, but PSEV find their own
technology used against them...for the last time. Exit on horseback... with the real Steed?

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): MAN-EATER OF SURREY GREEN (b&w film)
Written by by Philip Levene / Directed by Sidney Hayers / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Kills A Climber  / Emma Becomes A Vegetable
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Sir Lyle Peterson Derek Farr
Dr Sheldon Athene Seyler
Laura Burford Gillian Lewis
Alan Carter William Job
Wing Comm Davies David Hutcheson
Publican Joe Ritchie
Bob Pearson Donald Oliver
Joe Mercer Joby Blanshard
The strangest things fall from the skies and a previous space-shot brought
back an intelligent man-eating vegetable! The whereabouts of the plant now is
unknown, but Sir Lyle Peterson seems to know more than he tells. Steed and
Mrs Peel stumble upon the plant's existence whilst searching for missing
scientists - who now all appear to be at work cultivating the plant. As the
plant reaches germination stage and grows taller than a house, the Avengers
rush to the scene with weed-killer and the only defence from the plant's
hypnotic powers: hearing aids. As the plant resists the invaders, Mrs Peel
becomes dish of the day, but this early lunch has a weed-killer dressing and
the plant dies from food poisoning. Exit the Avengers in a haycart.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): SILENT DUST (b&w film)
Written by Roger Marshall /  Directed by Roy Baker / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Watches Birds / Emma Goes Hunting
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Omrod William Franklyn
Juggins Jack Watson
Mellors Conrad Phillips
Croft Norman Bird
Miss Snow Joanna Wake
Clare Prendergast Isobel Black
Sir Manfred Fellows Charles Lloyd Pack
Quince Aubrey Morris
Minister Hilary Wontner
Howard Robert Dorning
It was supposed to be the greatest discovery in modern agriculture, but the
wonder-fertiliser 'Silent Dust' caused such devastation at Manderley that the
area was never inhabited again. The inventor, Prendergast, was discredited and
sacked. It killed everything and now it's happening again. Local bird-watcher

Quince alerts Mrs Peel that the birds are dying on Omrod's estate and is it a
coincidence that Prendergast's daughter is supported by this country squire?
County by county, unless Omrod's demands are met, 'Silent Dust' will once
again wreak havoc on nature. Invited to the local Hunt, Steed and Mrs Peel
find themselves on the list of prey, before cutting Omrod and his cronies down
to size. Exit the Avengers in a hot-air balloon.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): THE HOUR THAT NEVER WAS (b&w film)
Written by Roger Marshall /  Directed by Gerry O'Hara / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Has To Face The Music / Emma Disappears
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Geoffrey Ridsdale Gerald Harper
Philip Leas Dudley Foster
Hickey Roy Kinnear
'Porky' Purser Roger Booth
Corporal Barman Daniel Moynihan
Wiggins David Morrell
Driver Fred Haggerty
On their way to the closing-down party of RAF Camp 472 - Hamelin, a car
accident seems to freeze time. Upon arrival at the camp all the clocks have
stopped at 11.00am and the place is deserted. A thorough examination of these
funny circumstances only reveals a dead milkman with a live milk-float,
strange high-pitched noises and a tramp. Then, after another bump, Steed
awakes again to find, funnily, Emma has disappeared this time, but the rest
of the camp has returned! Only Hickey's dead body convinces him that the
previous hour was real. Using the milk float as a cover, somebody is
abducting officers and using C11 to brainwash secrets from them. Subduing the
new camp dentist, Leas, and his henchman proves to be the funniest experience
of the day. Exit the Avengers on a milk float.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): CASTLE DE'ATH (b&w film)
Written by John Lucarotti / Directed by James Hill / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Becomes A Strapping Jock / Emma Lays A Ghost
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Ian Gordon Jackson
Angus Robert Urquhart
McNab Jack Lambert
Roberton James Copeland
Controller Russell Waters
The mournful wail of bagpipes dissuades visitors from going to Castle De'Ath,
but if the ghostly Black Jamie on the battlements doesn't scare people, then
the very real torture chamber below probably will. Steed and Mrs Peel go
undercover to investigate the death of a diver who was four inches taller
when they put him in the morgue. In the lair of the Lairds they discover an
unusual new method of fish farming. Before the night is finished, a high
body count will have been amassed and a ghost laid to rest, forcing the Chief
to seek comfort in the arms of his Iron Maiden. Exit the Avengers in an amphibious vehicle.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): THE THIRTEENTH HOLE (b&w film)
Written by Tony Williamson /  Directed by Roy Baker / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Finds A Bogey / Emma Gets A Birdie
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Reed Patrick Allen
Colonel Watson Hugh Manning
Dr Adams Peter Jones
Jackson Victor Maddern
Collins Francis Matthews
Professor Minley Norman Wynne
Waversham Donald Hewlett
Man on TV Screen Richard Marner
The unusual death of Ted Murphy leads Steed and Mrs Peel to strange goings-on
amongst the Greens at Cranleigh Golf Club. Adams and Reed seem prepared to
win the club tournament at any cost, whether with a three-iron or a 303 rifle,
leaving Steed to puzzle why it is par for the course that nobody ever finishes
Hole 13? Eagle-eyed Steed soon uncovers the Colonel's plan to steal Dr Adams'
secrets by satellite (the 13th Hole has a bunker without any sand) and swings
into action to save Mrs Peel. Tournament to Steed. Exit the Avengers in a golf buggy.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): SMALL GAME FOR BIG HUNTERS (b&w film)
Written by Philip Levene  /  Directed by Gerry O'Hara  / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Joins The Natives / Emma Gets The Evil Eye
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Colonel Rawlings Bill Fraser
Simon Trent James Villiers
Professor Swain Liam Redmond
Dr Gibson A J Brown
Fleming Peter Burton
Razafi Paul Danquah
Tropical Outfitter Tom Gill
Lala Esther Anderson
Kendrick Peter Thomas
Unfamiliar with cases of sleeping sickness in the British Isles, Steed calls
in Professor Swain, an expert on tropical matters. He pronounces that
Kendrick is suffering from The Curse of Sleep, induced by the Shirenzai cult
in Kalaya. Is it a coincidence that Kendrick, found in full tropical kit, was
close to the Kalayan Ex-Serviceman's Headquarters? The Avengers find a touch
of the tropics amongst the English countryside: "They breed like flies"
reveals Swain and his ex-colonials as they plot to re-conquer Kalaya by
spreading disease in a new strain of tsetse fly. However, their plans are
washed away by the Avengers, who exit in a rowing boat.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): THE GIRL FROM AUNTIE (b&w film)
Written by Roger Marshall / Directed by Roy Baker / Art Director: Harry Pottle
 Steed Almost Outbids Himself / Emma Is A Bird In A Gilded Cage
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Georgie Price-Jones Liz Frazer
Gregorio Auntie Alfred Burke
Arkwright Bernard Cribbins
Ivanov David Bauer
Aunt Hetty Sylvia Coleridge
Old Lady Mary Merrall
Receptionist Yolande Turner
Taxi Driver Ray Martine
Russian Maurice Browning
Fred Jacques John Rutland
Mrs Peel has been kidnapped - Steed's only clue is a female impersonator from
a theatrical agency. Yet all her contacts seem to share a passion for dying
with knitting needles in their backs. Only one clue is forthcoming, "Auntie
did it". Tracing the needles to the Arkwright Knitting Circle Steed finds
that the buildings other tenants are less-friendly and almost certainly
involved. It seems that the only way Steed will get Mrs Peel back is by
bidding for her in the auction that Gregorio Auntie has arranged. However,
Lot 17 proves too wild for her cage and Art Incorporated are closed down
permanently. Exit the Avengers in a bubble-car, whilst Georgie steals Steed's Bentley.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): QUICK-QUICK SLOW DEATH (b&w film)
Written by Robert Banks Stewart / Directed by James Hill / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Has Two Left Feet / Emma Dances With Danger
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Lucille Banks Eunice Gayson
Ivor Bracewell Maurice Kaufmann
Chester Read Larry Cross
Peever James Belchamber
Bernard Colin Ellis
Willi Fehr Michael Peake
Nicki Carole Gray
Captain Noble John Woodnutt
Fintry Alan Gerrard
Piedi David Kernan
Huggins Graham Armitage
Syder Charles Hodgson
Bank Manager Ronald Govey
A body in a pram takes Steed and Mrs Peel on a tricky trail to trace a tattoo
of 'Lucille'. Tattoos seem to reoccur throughout their investigation with a
"rose tattoo on the right wrist" pointing towards the killer. Enrolling at
Terpsichorean Training Techniques Mrs Peel takes all the right steps to
graduate quickly with the truth: lonely dancers are dying - to be replaced by
subversive elements. With a quick-quick slow step, Steed and Mrs Peel teach
Read a few dance steps he doesn't know. Exit the Avengers dancing to a Viennese waltz.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): THE DANGER MAKERS (b&w film)
Written by Roger Marshall /  Directed by Charles Crichton / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Joins A Secret Society / Emma Walks The Plank
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Major Robertson Nigel Davenport
Dr Harold Lang Douglas Wilmer
Colonel Adams Fabia Drake
Peters Moray Watson
Lieutenant Stanhope Adrian Ropes
RAF Officer Richard Coleman
Gordon Lamble John Gatrell
If the pace of civvy street is too slow, why not join The Danger Makers? Steed
and Mrs Peel are puzzled by important military officers risking their lives
unnecessarily and the secret seems to reside in Manton House. Long is
harnessing the desire of his colleagues to live dangerously, so that he may
fulfil Operation Grand Slam and steal the Crown Jewels. Whilst Steed is
relieved to discover that is is "too easy to kill a handcuffed man", Emma
ensures that Long gets the shock of his life. Exit the Avengers in go-carts.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): A TOUCH OF BRIMSTONE (b&w film)
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by James Hill / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Joins The Hellfire Club / Emma Becomes The Queen Of Sin
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Hon John Cleverly Cartney Peter Wyngarde
Lord Darcy Colin Jeavons
Sara Carol Cleveland
Horace Robert Cawdron
Willy Frant Jeremy Young
Pierre Art Thomas
Big Man Alf Joint
Huge Man Bill Reed
Roger Winthrop Michael Latimer
Tubby Bunn Bill Wallis
Kartovski Steve Plytas
Important VIPs are finding themselves the butt of practical jokes, much to the
amusement of John Cartney. Deciding that murder is not a laughing matter,
Steed must intervene. However, membership of the Hellfire Club has far more
sinister purposes as Steed discovers when he enrols. The tests to become a
'Superior' Member convince him that Cartney's plan to destroy Calverstone
House is real enough. Whilst the Hellfire Club debauches upstairs it is left
to Steed to foil the gunpowder plotters, with help from the Queen of Sin and
her snake! Cartney lashes out in vain, but cannot prevent his downfall.
Exit the Avengers via an eighteenth-century coach.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): WHAT THE BUTLER SAW (b&w film)
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Bill Bain / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Becomes A Gentleman's Gentleman / Emma Faces A Fate Worse Than Death
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Hemming Thorley Walters
Benson John Le Mesurier
Group Captain Miles Dennis Quilley
Major General Goddard Kynaston Reeve
Brigadier Goddard Howard Marion Crawford
Vice Admiral Willows Humphrey Lestocq
Sgt Moran Ewan Hooper
Barber David Swift
Reeves Norman Scace
Squadron Leader Hogg Leon Sinden
Walters Peter Hughes
Steed has a whole host of eccentric suspects who may be selling defence
secrets, but his barber is given a short-back-and-sides before he can tell.
All of the men seem to share a common factor: recent changes in their butlers
(all supplied from the Butlers and Gentleman's Association). Now in service,
Steed finds that their unique laundry service does more than just wash clothes.
Microphones hidden in jackets record the secrets. As Steed suspected, "the
butler did it!" A frontal attack from the army enables Steed and Mrs Peel to
quell the mutiny in the lower ranks, with a touch of class. Exit the Avengers by helicopter.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (b&w film)
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Don Leaver / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Takes A Wrong Turning / Emma Holds The Key To All
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Professor Jack Keller Michael Goodliffe
Burton Griffith Davies
Withers Michael Wynne
Pennington Keith Pyott
When Emma Knight stopped Professor Keller's research work for her father's
firm many years before, she could hardly envisage that the automation expert
should leave a legacy for her many years later. Now, Mrs Peel has inherited
Uncle Jack's present and her only escape is the special suicide box which he
left. Trapped in a madman's automated fantasy, can Emma discover the key to
finding her way out? After a successful short cut, she finds a worried Steed
a-waiting. Exit the Avengers on a tandem.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66):  A SENSE OF HISTORY (b&w film)
Written by Martin Woodhouse / Directed by Peter Graham Scott / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Dons A Gown / Emma Becomes A Don
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Richard Carlyon Nigel Stock
Dr Gordon Henge John Barron
Grindley John Glyn-Jones
Professor David Acheson John Ringham
Duboys Patrick Mower
John Pettit Robin Phillips
Millerson Peter Blythe
Allen Peter Bourne
Marianne Jacqueline Pearce
The Rag Night Ball at St Bodes is the culmination of a week's jolly japes that
began with the murder of James Broom and has led to further deaths since. The
lynch-pin seems to be the author of a Paper on 'Economics and a Sense of
History'; a deranged academic who wishes to finish Broom's Europa Plan and
divert the course of the future. Tonight he will finish the task by disposing
of Carylon, Broom's assistant. Steed plays Sheriff and rounds up the merry
band of outlaws, including the ringleader Grindley who was thought dead. Exit
the Avengers on a motorcycle and sidecar.

4.xx [--] The Avengers (1965-66): HOW TO SUCCEED.... AT MURDER (b&w film)
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Don Leaver / Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Becomes A Perfect Boss  /   Emma Goes Seeking Charm
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Mary Merryweather Sarah Lawson
Sara Penny Angela Browne
Gladys Murkle Anne Cunningham
Henry Throgbottom Artro Norris
Joshua Rudge Jerome Willis
J J Hooter Christopher Benjamin
Sir George Morton Kevin Brennan
Jack Finlay Robert Dean
Liz Zeph Gladstone
Barton David Garth
Annie Sidonie Bond
"Leap into my fervid arms" is a delicate perfume that business executives
just keep on dying for. Keeping-fit is the least of Mrs Peel's worries when
she joins Henrietta Throgbottom's aerobics classes, particularly since
Henrietta died in 1951. Emma is soon joining the advanced class - discovering
how to kill her employer and take control of his business. "Death to all men"
is their by-word. Steed, meanwhile, finds that his new secretary has designs
on changing jobs as well. All avenues of enquiry lead back to Henrietta, a
toy doll controlled by her husband Henry through simple ventriloquism. With
Henry exposed, Steed and Mrs Peel soon wind-up his business. Exit the
Avengers in a high-speed caravan practicing the art of throwing one's voice.

4.xx  [--] The Avengers (1965-66): HONEY FOR THE PRINCE (b&w film)
Written by Brian Clemens /  Directed by James Hill /  Art Director: Harry Pottle
Steed Becomes A Genie / Emma Joins A Harem
Starring: Patrick Macnee as John Steed  & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Ponsonby-Hopkirk Ron Moody
Prince Ali Zia Mohyeddin
Arkadi George Pastell
Vincent Roland Curram
Grand Vizier Bruno Barnabe
B Bumble Ken Parry
Ronny Wescott Jon Laurimore
Postman Reg Pritchard
Bernie Peter Diamond
Eurasian Girl Carmen Dene
George Reed Richard Graydon
Whilst Mrs Peel distracts Prince Ali with the Dance of the Six Veils ("she
couldn't count" says Steed), her partner struggles to prevent the
assassination of the royal figure. A deadly assassin, hidden in a huge jar of
B Bumble Honey follows a carefully-planned Quite Quite Fantastic plot. Mrs
Peel proves her worth in goats by single-handedly saving the day, whilst Steed
waits outside the harem. Exit the Avengers on a magic carpet, perched on theroof of a van.
 
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