CTVA UK - "The Avengers" (ABC/ITV) (1966-68) - Diana Rigg (Colour Film Episodes)

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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  Colour Film episodes
Diana  (1973-74) US Comedy Series - starring Diana Rigg
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 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger [Updated April 2020 TA]
Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
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THE AVENGERS ( 24 Colour filmed episodes with Diana Rigg )
(plus the Linda Thorson entry episode "The Forget-Me Knot")
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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."
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The Avengers - SERIES FIVE 1966-68 Diana Rigg's 2nd season ( 1st season in Colour)
The Avengers opening titles
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5.1 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): FROM VENUS WITH LOVE (colour)
11-Jan-1967 ITV Wales & West
13-Jan-1967 ITV London
14-Jan-1967 ITV Midlands & Scotland
US: 20-Jan-1967
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Robert Day / Designed by Wilfrid Shingleton
Steed is shot full of holes / Emma sees stars!
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Barbara Shelley … Venus Browne
Philip Locke … Dr Henry Primble
Jon Pertwee … Brigadier Whitehead
Derek Newark … Crawford
Jeremy Lloyd … Bertram Smith
Adrian Ropes … Jennings
Arthur Cox … Professor Clarke
Paul Gillard … Ernest Cosgrove
Michael Lynch … Sir Fredrick Hadley
Kenneth Benda … Lord Mansford
Synopsis:
From the tip of her epee to the tips of her toes, Mrs Peel is needed to investigate whether the Venusians have invaded the planet. Are aliens killing
the rich patrons of the British Venusian Society? Steed is unconvinced and once he finds that 20,000 pounds are missing from B.V.S. funds; it is soon
clear that Primble has stolen the money to build a deadly laser-gun. Exit the Avengers to "have dinner on Venus", after reflecting on Primble's downfall.

5.2 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE FEAR MERCHANTS (colour)
18-Jan-1967 ITV UK Wales & West
20-Jan-1967 ITV London
21-Jan-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 27-Jan-1967
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Gordon Flemyng / Designed by Wilfred Shingleton
Steed puts out a light / Emma takes fright
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Patrick Cargill … Pemberton
Brian Wilde … Jeremy Raven
Annette Carell … Dr Voss
Garfield Morgan … Gilbert
Andrew Keir … Crawley
Jeremy Burnham … Gordon White
Edward Burnham … Richard Meadows
Bernard Horsfall … Fox
Ruth Trouncer … Dr Hill
Declan Mulholland … Saunders
Philip Ross … Hospital Attendant
Synopsis:
Confectionary and a card finds Steed calling upon Emma Peel once more. The Business Efficiency Bureau have a motto:
"our merchandise is fear". They uncover people's fears and frighten them to death, so Steed enrols as a client and Mrs Peel
becomes his business rival. Steed feels the earth move, before he finally closes down the B.E.B., leaving the chairman
Pemberton in the dark as to what went wrong. Exit Steed, fearing that Mrs Peel may have run out of champagne.

5.3 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): ESCAPE IN TIME (colour)
25-Jan-1967 ITV UK Wales & West
27-Jan-1967 ITV London
28-Jan-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 10Feb1967
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by John Krish / Designed by Wilfrid Shingleton
Steed visits the barber / Emma has a close shave!
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Peter Bowles … Thyssen
Geoffrey Bayldon … Clapham
Judy Parfitt … Vesta
Imogen Hassall … Anjali
Howard Caddick … Sweeney
Nicholas Smith … Parker
Roger Booth … Tubby Vincent
Richard Montez … Josino
Clifford Earl … Paxton
Rocky Taylor … Mitchell
Synopsis:
Mrs Peel is needed to attend the Grand Hunt Ball, but first she is on the trail of Josino - one of many notorious criminals who have
disappeared recently. Steed has already taken the path through time to 1790, whereas Emma finds herself in the Tudor era.
A leap across time saves Emma from the stocks and exposes Thyssen's fraud. Exit the Avengers in a veteran taxi.

5.4 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE SEE-THROUGH MAN (colour)
01-Feb-1967 ITV UK Wales & West
03-Feb-1967 ITV London
04-Feb-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 3-Feb-1967
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Robert Asher / Designed by Wilfrid Shingleton
Steed makes a bomb / Emma is put to sleep!
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Moira Lister … Elena
Warren Mitchell … Brodny
Roy Kinnear … Quilby
Jonathan Elsom … Ackroyd
John Nettleton … Sir Andrew Ford
Harvey Hall … Ulric
David Glover … Wilton
Roy Everson ... Embassy Guard (uncredited)
Art Thomas ... Major Vazin (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Mrs Peel has been summoned by a microscopic message to investigate an invisible man. Ambassador Brodny is convinced that Major Vazin,
their top agent, has acquired the secret of invisibility. The Eastern Drug Corporation recently purchased the formula from Quilby.
It is all a plot to fool Steed, but he sees through the scheme. The avengers exit to find dinner, if they can catch the car beforehand.

5.5 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE BIRD WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (colour)
10-Feb-1967 ITV London
11-Feb-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 10-Mar-1967
Teleplay by Brian Clemens / Based upon a Story by Alan Pattillo
Directed by Roy Rossotti / Designed by Wilfrid Shingleton
Steed fancies pigeons / Emma gets the bird
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Ron Moody … Jordan
Ilona Rodgers … Samantha Slade
Kenneth Cope … Tom Savage
Michael Coles … Verret
John Wood … Edgar Twitter
Anthony Valentine … George Cunliffe
Clive Colin-Bowler … Robin
John Lee … Mark Pearson
Peter Brace ... Percy Danvers (uncredited)
Captian Caruso ... Parrot (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton ... Frank Elrick (uncredited)
William F. Sully ... Model (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Emma gets the point that she is needed and feathers fly as Steed and Mrs Peel avenge the deaths of two agents, killed by Robin and Verret. The key clue
rests in the mind of Captain Crusoe, a prize parrot that has disappeared from Heathcliff Hall. When the parrot talks, Cunliffe is exposed and his carrier
pigeons have their cameras seized, preventing further security breaches at Muswells Back. Exit the avengers to meet a bird, but in whose car?

5.6 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE WINGED AVENGER (colour)
17-Feb-1967 ITV London (to be verified)
18-Feb-1967 ITV Midlands (to be verified)
US: 17Feb1967
Written by Richard Harris / Directed by Gordon Flemyng and Peter Duffell / Designed by Wilfrid Shingleton
Steed goes bird watching / Emma does a comic strip..
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Nigel Green … Sir Lexius Cray
Jack Macgowran … Professor Poole
Neil Hallett … Arnie Packer
Colin Jeavons … Stanton
Roy Patrick … Julian
John Garrie … Tay-Ling
Donald Pickering … Peter Roberts
William Fox … Simon Roberts
A J Brown … Dawson
Hilary Wontner … Dumayn
John Crocker … Fothers
Ann Sydney … Gerda
Cartoon drawings by Frank Bellamy
Synopsis:
Mrs Peel finds Steed canvassing for attention, and her painting is distracted. A comic-strip character steps into real-life and
begins to kill ruthless businessmen. The illustrator, Arnie, has turned fiction into fact using the latest technology. A battle
ensues on the ceiling before Emma can bring the Winged Avenger down to earth. Drawn to Steed's apartment with the
promise of dinner, the ping of cymbals announces that their feast is ready. Exit the avengers to eat a good meal.

5.7 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE LIVING DEAD (colour)
22-Feb-1967 ITV North East England & North Yorkshire
24-Feb-1967 ITV London
25-Feb-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 3-Mar-1967
Teleplay by Brian Clemens / Based upon a Story by Anthony Marriott
Directed by John Krish / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed finds a mine of information / Emma goes underground
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Julian Glover … Masgard
Pamela Ann Davy … Mandy
Howard Marion Crawford … Geoffrey
Jack Woolgar … Kermit
Jack Watson … Hooper
Edward Underdown … Rupert
John Cater … Olliphant
Vernon Dobtcheff … Spencer
Alister Williamson … Tom
Synopsis:
Steed uses an unorthodox highway code to bring Mrs Peel into the country. The ghost of Rupert, 15th Duke of Benedict, has arisen from his coffin
and haunts the local church. Actually, the engineer has escaped from a vast undeground city that has been built below a local mineshaft. Steed lifts
Rupert and his friends to safety, leaving his opponents trapped below. Exit the Avengers to investigate a "ghost in the engine" of Steed's Bentley.

5.8 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE HIDDEN TIGER (colour)
01-Mar-1967 ITV North East England & North Yorkshire
03-Mar-1967 ITV London
04-Mar-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 17-Mar-1967
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Sidney Hayers / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed hunts a big cat / Emma is badly scratched
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Ronnie Barker … Cheshire
Lyndon Brook … Dr Manx
Gabrielle Drake … Angora
John Phillips … Nesbitt
Michael Forrest … Peters
Stanley Meadows … Erskine
Jack Gwillim … Sir David Harper
Frederick Treves … Dawson
Brian Haines … Samuel Jones
John Moore … Williams
Reg Pritchard … Walter Bellamy
Synopsis:
Redecorations are interrupted by Steed's call for help to track down a vicious large cat on the rampage. The killers are ordinary moggies, fitted with
electrophones in their collars. Dr Manx and Angora, from P.U.R.R.R., plan to unleash every domestic cat on their owners, using radiowaves to heighten
their killing potential. Tied to a chair, Emma has to tackle the furry felines on her own and the transmitter is disabled. Faced with catastrophe, Manx
panics and dies in a car accident. Mission accomplished, Mrs Peel can return to her painting - Steed tries to help, but puts his foot in it once again.

5.9 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE CORRECT WAY TO KILL (colour)
08-Mar-1967 ITV North East England & North Yorkshire
10-Mar-1967 ITV London
11-Mar-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 24-Mar-1967
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Charles Crichton / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed changes partners / Emma joins the enemy
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Anna Quayle … Olga
Michael Gough … Nutski
Philip Madoc … Ivan
Terence Alexander … Ponsonby
Peter Barkworth … Percy
Graham Armitage … Algy
Timothy Bateson … Merryweather
Joanna Jones (Vogel) … Hilda
Edwin Apps … Winters
John G Heller … Groski
Synopsis:
Mrs Peel's makes headline news by helping Steed once more. Steed pairs up with Olga and Emma goes with Ivan to investigate
who is the real murderer of Grotski: the opposition believe that Steed is to blame. Both sides are being double-crossed by Nutski,
Olga's employer, until Olga and Steed arrest the gang. Exit the avengers with Steed wearing Cossack attire.

5.10 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): NEVER, NEVER SAY DIE (colour)
17-Mar-1967 ITV London
18-Mar-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 31-Mar-1967
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Robert Day / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed meets a dead man / Emma fights the corpse
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Christopher Lee … Professor Stone
Jeremy Young … Dr Penrose
Patricia English … Dr Betty James
David Kernan … Eccles
Christopher Benjamin … Whittle
John Junkin … Sergeant
Peter Dennis … Private
Geoffrey Reed … Carter
Alan Chuntz … Selby
Arnold Ridley … Elderly Gent
David Gregory … Young Man
Karen Ford … Nurse
Synopsis:
Steed interrupts a television broadcast, because he needs Mrs Peel's help with a corpse that will not die. The body is a
computer-controlled clone of Professor Stone and other duplicates are being created as well. Trapped within Stone's laboratory,
Emma uses radio signals to disable the doppelgangers. Steed firmly rejects any further schemes of this nature. With the task
complete, the avengers return to their television programme - and an enthralling Party Political Broadcast.

5.11 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): EPIC (colour)
29-Mar-1967 ITV North East England & North Yorkshire
31-Mar-1967 ITV London & Anglia
01-Apr-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 14-Apr-1967
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by James Hill / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed catches a falling star / Emma makes a movie
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Peter Wyngarde … Stewart Kirby
Isa Miranda … Damita Syn
Kenneth J Warren … Z Z Von Schnerk
David Lodge … Policeman
Anthony Dawes … Actor
Synopsis:
Mrs Peel is needed elsewhere to appear in a film, "The Destruction of Emma Peel". Kidnapped and tied to a circular saw,
Von Schnerk and Kirby prepare to film her dying moments.... Steed's belated arrival finishes Kirby's plans to make the epic
of the century. Emma decides she will stay at home and avoid visits to the Plaza cinema in the future.

5.12 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE SUPERLATIVE SEVEN (colour)
05-Apr-1967 ITV North East England & North Yorkshire
07-Apr-1967 ITV London
08-Apr-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 21-Apr-1967
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Sidney Hayers / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed flies to nowhere / Emma does her party piece
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Charlotte Rampling … Mrs Hana Wild
Brian Blessed … Mark Dayton
James Maxwell … Jason Wade
Hugh Manning … Max Hardy
Leon Greene … Freddy Richards
Gary Hope … Joe Smith
Donald Sutherland … Jessel
John Hollis … Kanwitch
Margaret Neale … Stewardess
Terry Plummer … Toy Sung
Synopsis:
Mrs Peel retrieves a plastic duck, to prove she is always needed. Stranded on an unknown island, Steed finds that one of his colleagues
is a killer. The scenario has been staged by Jessel to convince Kanwitch that his agent is unbeatable. Mrs Peel drops in to expose that
the agent is actually a pair of identical twins and Jessel is soon taken into custody. Exit the avengers on a duck shoot, looking for teddy bears!

5.13 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE STATION (colour)
12-Apr-1967 ITV North East England & North Yorkshire
14-Apr-1967 ITV London
15-Apr-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 28-Apr-1967
Written by Brian Sheriff / Directed by John Krish / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed goes off the rails / Emma finds her station in life
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
James Hayter … Ticket Collector
John Laurie … Crewe
Drewe Henley … Groom
Isla Blair … Bride
Tim Barrett … Salt
Richard Caldicot … Admiral
Dyson Lovell … Warren
Peter J Elliott … Attendant
Michael Nightingale … Lucas
Noel Davis … Secretary
Synopsis:
Steed and Emma finds themselves on the right track when they investigate the Norborough train-line. Dissidents plot to explode a bomb on
one train, whilst the Prime Minister passes close-by on another train. As the minutes tick towards 8.57pm, Steed follows a lead to disconnect
the device, whilst Emma tackles the train's unfriendly passengers. The Avengers make a quick exit and avoid the P.M.'s long speech of thanks.

5.14 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): SOMETHING NASTY IN THE NURSERY (colour)
21-Apr-1967 ITV London
22-Apr-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 5-May-1967
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by James Hill / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed acquires a nanny / Emma shops for toys
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Dudley Foster … Mr Goat
Yootha Joyce … Miss Lister
Paul Eddington … Lord William Beaumont
Paul Hardwick … Viscount Frederick Webster
Patrick Newell … Sir George Collins
Geoffrey Sumner … General Wilmot
Trevor Bannister … Gordon
Clive Dunn … Martin
George Merritt … James
Enid Lorimer … Nanny Roberts
Louie Ramsay … Nanny Smith
Penelope Keith … Nanny Brown
Dennis Chinnery … Dobson
Synopsis:
Awakened by a call for assistance, Mrs Peel bounces into action to investigate the Guild of Noble Nannies. Goat, disguised as Nanny Roberts,
has been re-visiting her old children, who are now all senior military men. Once there, a special drug has extracted secrets from them.
Startled by Steed's intervention, Goat loses his hair and an ex-pupil shoots the fraud. What will the future hold for Steed now?

5.15 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE JOKER (colour)
28-Apr-1967 ITV London
29-Apr-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 12-May-1967
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Sidney Hayers / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed trumps an ace / Emma plays a lone hand
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Peter Jeffrey … Max Prendergast
Sally Nesbitt … Ola Chamberlain
Ronald Lacey … Strange Young Man
John Stone … Major George Fancy
Synopsis:
Mrs Peel is needed to care for an invalid Steed, but she has already arranged to spend a weekend in Devonshire playing bridge. Steed soon
realises that his injury was no accident and someone is trying to kill the avengers. Alone in a country manor, Emma is nearly murdered by
Prendergast, but Steed plays the joker - finishing the criminal's plans. A trick of the cards produces a bottle of bubbly to celebrate.

5.16 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): WHO'S WHO ??? (colour)
3-May-1967 ITV North East England & North Yorkshire
5-May-1967 ITV London
6-May-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 19-May-1967
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by John Moxey / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed goes out of his mind / Emma is beside herself
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Patricia Haines … Lola
Freddie Jones … Basil
Campbell Singer … Major 'B'
Peter Reynolds … Tulip
Arnold Diamond … Krelmar
Philip Levene … Daffodil
Malcolm Taylor … Hooper
Synopsis:
Hoping for reflected glory, Mrs Peel helps Steed visit Hi-Limba Products. Once there, Krelmar forces the avengers to change personalities
with Lola and Basil, who then proceed to infiltrate Floral - a secret British department. Trapped in other people's bodies, Steed and Emma
find Krelmar and force him to reverse the process. To celebrate Steed plans a surprise weekend in Paris... and finds that Emma has already packed.

5.17 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): RETURN OF THE CYBERNAUTS (colour)
28-Sep-1967 ITV London
30-Sep-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 21-Feb-1968
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Robert Day / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed pulls some strings / Emma becomes a puppet
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Peter Cushing … Paul Beresford
Frederick Jaeger … Benson
Charles Tingwell … Dr Neville
Fulton Mackay … Professor Chadwick
Roger Hammond … Dr Russell
Anthony Dutton … Dr J W Garnett
Noel Coleman … Conroy
Aimi MacDonald … Rosie
Redmond Phillips … John Hunt
Terry Richards … The Cybernaut
Synopsis:
Paul Beresford resurrects his brother's most dangerous invention - the Cybernaut. Using the robot to kidnap important scientists
he gives them a task: kill the avengers! They create two watches that contain micro-circuitry to overpower the mind, but Steed
puts his on the Cybernaut causing it to go awry. With the watches destroyed, the radio signals that controlled the Cybernaut can
be disabled. It is a pity that Steed cannot handle an electric toaster with the same skill.

5.18 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): DEATH'S DOOR (colour)
5-Oct-1967 ITV London
7-Oct-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 31-Jan-1968
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Sidney Hayers / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed relives a nightmare / Emma sees daylight
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Clifford Evans … Sir Andrew Boyd
William Lucas … Stapley
Allan Cuthbertson … Lord Melford
Marne Maitland … Becker
Paul Dawkins … Dr Evans
Michael Faure … Pavret
Peter Thomas … Saunders
William Lyon Brown … Dalby
Terry Yorke … Haynes
Terry Maidment … Jepson
Synopsis:
Sinister dreams become reality and government officials predict their own deaths on the eve of an important conference. Becker's plan to
wreck the summit nearly works, but the avengers find the storage area where the delegates have been drugged and brainwashed.
With Stapley exposed as an inside man, the roof falls in on his plan. Exit the avengers, with Emma predicting a visit to the theatre.

5.19 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE £50,000 BREAKFAST (colour)
12-Oct-1967 ITV London
14-Oct-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 28-Feb-1968
Teleplay by Roger Marshall / Based upon a Story by Roger Marshall and Jeremy Scott
Directed by Robert Day / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed dabbles in tycoonery / Emma in chicanery
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Cecil Parker … Glover
Yolande Turner … Miss Pegram
David Langton … Sir James Arnell
Pauline Delaney … Mrs Rhodes
Anneke Wills … Judy
Cardew Robinson … Minister
Eric Woofe … First Assistant
Philippe Monnet … Second Assistant
Richard Curnock … Rhodes
Jon Laurimore … Security Man
Richard Owens … Mechanic
Michael Rothwell … Kennel Man
Yole Marinelli … Jerezina
Christopher Greatorex … First Doctor
Nigel Lambert … Second Doctor
Synopsis:
"High on carat, low in protein." A stomach full of diamonds alerts Steed to a slick smuggling operation. Alex Litoff died
some weeks earlier, but his cohorts have hidden the truth to give them time to liquidate the millionaire's assets. Litoff's body
was buried at the Happy Valley Resting Place for pets. Once the authorities learn of Litoff's death, the scheme is over and
the crooks come quietly. This leaves Steed with two Borzois and a dalmation-tie which he needs to get rid of!

5.20 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): DEAD MAN'S TREASURE (colour)
19-Oct-1967 ITV London
21-Oct-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 13-Mar-1968
Written by Michael Winder / Directed by Sidney Hayers / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed rallies around / Emma drives for her life
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Norman Bowler … Mike
Valerie Van Ost … Penny
Edwin Richfield … Alex
Neil McCarthy … Carl
Arthur Lowe … Sir George Benstead
Ivor Dean … Bates
Rio Fanning … Bobby Danvers
Penny Bird … Miss Peabody
Gerry Crampton … First Guest
Peter J Elliott … Second Guest
Synopsis:
Dying from his wounds, Danvers hides his despatch box inside a treasure chest that is the prize in a forthcoming car rally.
Steed and Emma enter the rally to retrieve the box, but enemy agents also pursue them. Emma is shocked to find that her navigator,
Mike, also wants the box, but Steed drives her to safety. With the box recovered, Mrs Peel determines to have no more close shaves.

5.21 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): YOU HAVE JUST BEEN MURDERED (colour)
26-Oct-1967 ITV London
28-Oct-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 24-Jan-1968
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Robert Asher / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed chases a million / Emma runs off with it
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Barrie Ingham … George Unwin
Robert Flemying … Lord Maxted
George Murcell … Needle
Leslie French … Rathbone
Geoffrey Chater … Gilbert Jarvis
Simon Oates … Skelton
Clifford Cox … Chalmers
John Baker … Hallam
Les Crawford … Morgan
Frank Maher … Nicholls
Peter J Elliott … Williams
Synopsis:
Blackmailers intimidate their victims by staging mock murder-attempts. Unwin pretends to agree terms and then sends a bomb instead,
a move that worries Steed because Emma has been kidnapped by Needle and his gang. Despite the odds, Steed finds Needle in a
haystack and Emma is rescued from destruction. To show her gratitude, she helps Steed become a halfpenny millionaire.

5.22 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE POSITIVE NEGATIVE MAN (colour)
3-Nov-1967 ITV London
4-Nov-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 17-Jan-1968
Written by Tony Williamson / Directed by Robert Day / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed makes the sparks fly / Emma gets switched on
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Ray McAnally … Creswell
Michael Latimer … Haworth
Caroline Blakiston … Cynthia Wentworth-Howe
Peter Blythe … Mankin
Sandor Eles … Maurice Jubert
Joanne Dainton … Miss Clarke
Bill Wallis … Charles Grey
Ann Hamilton … Receptionist
Synopsis:
Government research at Risley Dale has been halted and Project 90 has been shelved, but someone has perfected the ability to
broadcast electricity. When scientists die in shocking circumstances, Steed traces the culpit: Creswell, the Project's instigator.
Haworth and Creswell are brought down to earth, as Steed wades in to rescue Emma from her insulated captivity.
Free again, the avengers find themselves inseparably magnetised to Steed's Bentley.

5.23 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): MURDERSVILLE (colour)
10-Nov-1967 ITV London
11-Nov-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 7-Feb-1968
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Robert Asher / Designed by Robert Jones
Emma marries Steed / Steed becomes a father
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Colin Blakely … Mickle
John Ronane … Hubert
Ronald Hines … Dr Haymes
John Sharp … Prewitt
Sheila Fearn … Jenny Prewitt
Eric Flynn … Major Paul Croft
Norman Chappell … Forbes
Roger Cawdron … Banks
Marika Mann … Miss Avril
Irene Bradshaw … Maggie
Joseph Greig … Higgins
Geoffrey Colville … Jeremy Purser
Langton Jones … Chapman
Tony Caunter … Miller
John Chandos … Morgan
Andrew Laurence … Frederick Williams
Synopsis:
If the price is right, anyone can be murdered in Little Storping In-The-Swuff. When Mrs Peel goes looking for Croft, an old school friend who
has disappeared, she stumbles upon the village of murderers. Emma is forced to summon her husband, John, who also knows the secret of the
village, but Steed is forewarned and craftily pelts the villagers into submission. Mrs Peel has finally found a knight in shining armour.

5.24 [--] The Avengers (1966-68): MISSION... HIGHLY IMPROBABLE (colour) (1968)
17-Nov-1967 ITV London
18-Nov-1967 ITV Midlands
US: 10-Jan-1968
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Robert Day / Designed by Robert Jones
Steed falls into enemy hands / Emma is cut down to size
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
Guest Cast:
Ronald Radd … Shaffer
Jane Merrow … Susan
Noel Howlett … Professor L.T. Rushton
Francis Matthews … Chivers
Richard Leech … Colonel Drew
Stefan Gryff … Josef
Nicholas Courtney … Gifford
Kevin Stoney … Sir Gerald Bancroft
Peter Clay … Sergeant
Nigel Rideout … Corporal Johnson
Cynthia Bizeray … Blonde
Nicole Shleby … Brunette
Nosher Powell … Henrick
Denny Powell … Karl
Synopsis:
Professor Rushton has invented a miniaturising ray, which Chivers uses to steal the new Saracen FV603 armoured car.
However, the buyer - Shaffer - is unaware there is a tiny Steed inside as well. When Shaffer tries to also buy the ray-machine,
Steed and Emma shrink his plans, collecting the villains in a bowler hat. With rain expected, Steed offers Emma his umbrella...

[--] The Avengers (1966-68): THE FORGET-ME- KNOT (colour) (exit Diana Rigg, enter Linda Thorson)
The Avengers Introducing Tara King

25-Sep-1968 ITV London Wed
26-Sep-68 ITV Midlands
US: 20-Mar-1968
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by James Hill / Designed by Robert Jones
The Avengers Introducing Tara King
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Diana Rigg as Emma Peel (exit)
Guest Cast:
Linda Thorson … Tara King (entry) (introducing)
Patrick Kavanagh … Sean Mortimer
Jeremy Young … George Burton
Mother Patrick Newell (entry)
Alan Lake … Karl
Jeremy Burnham … Simon Filson
Douglas Sheldon … Brad
John Lee … Dr Soames
Beth Owen … Sally
Leon Lissek … Taxi Driver
Tony Thawnton … Jenkins
Edward Higgins … The Gardener
Synopsis:
Mortimer tells Steed that there is a traitor in Mother's organisation, but he cannot remember who. Mrs Peel also forgets what she learns
and is then kidnapped. When Steed awakes, he has no memory of events either. He seeks the help of new recruit, Tara King, and together
they trace Karl and Brad to their hideout - the Glasshouse. The real traitor is George Burton who has developed memory-killing darts.
With the help of two avengers, Steed overpowers the gang, though no one is quite sure why. Mrs Peel is now needed by her husband,
so she leaves to be reunited with him - leaving Steed in the capable hands of Tara King.

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US American Broadcasting Company broadcasts:
Fridays 10:00pm
20Jan1967 - 5.1 "From Venus With Love"
27Jan1967 - 5.2 "The Fear Merchants"
03Feb1967 - 5.4 "The See-Through Man"
10Feb1967 - 5.3 "Escape in Time"
17Feb1967 - 5.6 "The Winged Avenger"
24Feb1967 - pre-empted for documentary "The Songmakers."
03Mar1967 - 5.7 "The Living Dead"
10Mar1967 - 5.5 "The Bird Who Knew Too Much"
17Mar1967 - 5.8 "The Hidden Tiger"
24Mar1967 - 5.9 "The Correct Way to Kill"
31Mar1967 - 5.10 "Never, Never Say Die"
07Apr1967 - pre-empted for "Portrait of Willie Mays.”
14Apr1967 - 5.11 "Epic"
21Apr1967 - 5.12 "The Superlative Seven"
28Apr1967 - 5.13 "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station"
05May1967 - 5.14 "Something Nasty in the Nursery"
12May1967 - 5.15 "The Joker"
19May1967 - 5.16 "Who’s Who???"
26May1967 - repeat of 5.1 "From Venus With Love"
02Jun1967 - repeat of 5.2 "The Fear Merchants"
09Jun1967 - repeat of 5.4 "The See-Through Man"
16Jun1967 - repeat of 5.5 "The Bird Who Knew Too Much"
23Jun1967 - repeat of 5.10 "Never, Never Say Die"
30Jun1967 - repeat of 5.7 "The Living Dead"
07July1967 - repeat of 5.6 "The Winged Avenger"
14July1967 - repeat of 5.12 "The Superlative Seven"
21July1967 - repeat of 5.11 "Epic"
28July1967 - repeat of 5.8 "The Hidden Tiger"
04Aug1967 - pre-empted for football: Green Bay Packers vs. College All-Stars, from Soldiers Field, Chicago.
11Aug1967 - repeat of 5.9 "The Correct Way to Kill"
18Aug1967 - repeat of 5.14 "Something Nasty in the Nursery"
25Aug1967 - pre-empted for "Go" a variety special with Hermans’ Hermits, Noel Harrison, Rudy Vallee, others.
01Sep1967 - repeat of 5.15 "The Joker"
08Sep1967 - replaced by series "Judd for the Defense"

Wednesdays 7:30pm Eastern
10Jan1968 - 5.24 "Mission... Highly Improbable"
17Jan1968 - 5.22 "The Positive Negative Man"
24Jan1968 - 5.21 "You Have Just Been Murdered"
31Jan1968 - 5.18 "Death's Door"
07Feb1968 - 5.23 "Murdersville"
14Feb1968 - Pre-empted For 1968 Winter Olympics
21Feb1968 - 5.17 "Return Of The Cybernauts"
28Feb1968 - 5.19 "The £50,000 Breakfast"
06Mar1968 - pre-empted for the Jacques Cousteau special "Savage World of the Coral Jungle."
13Mar1968 - 5.20 "Dead Man's Treasure"
20Mar1968 - 6.1 "The Forget-Me-Knot"

20Mar1968 through 08May1968 - Series 6 (Linda Thorson) episodes.

Wednesdays 7:30pm Eastern
15May1968 - repeat of 5.24 "Mission... Highly Improbable"
22May1968 - pre-empted for the Jacques Cousteau special "Sharks."
29May1968 - repeat of 5.22 "The Positive Negative Man"
05Jun1968 - pre-empted for coverage of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination.
12Jun1968 - repeat of 5.21 "You Have Just Been Murdered" (postponed from 05Jun1968).
19Jun1968 - repeat of 5.23 "Murdersville"
26Jun1968 - repeat of 5.19 "The £50,000 Breakfast"
03July1968 - repeat of 5.17 "Return Of The Cybernauts"
10July1968 - repeat of 5.18 "Death's Door"
17July1968 - repeat of 5.3 "Escape In Time"
24July1968 - repeat of 6.1 "The Forget-Me-Knot"

24July1968 through 19May1969 - Series 6 (Linda Thorson) episodes.

Mondays 7:30pm Eastern
26May1969 - repeat of 5.1 "From Venus With Love"
02Jun1969 - pre-empted for ABC news special: "War in the Middle East."
09Jun1969 - repeat of 5.2 "The Fear Merchants"
16Jun1969 - repeat of 5.4 "The See-Through Man"
23Jun1969 - repeat of 5.6 "The Winged Avenger"
30Jun1969 - repeat of 5.7 "The Living Dead"
07July1969 - pre-empted for ABC news program "Operation Breadbasket."
14July1969 - repeat of 5.8 "The Hidden Tiger"
21July1969 - repeat of 5.9 "The Correct Way to Kill"
28July1969 - repeat of 5.10 "Never, Never Say Die"
04Aug1969 - pre-empted for the ABC News special "Ferment and the Catholic Church."
11Aug1969 - repeat of 5.11 "Epic"
18Aug1969 - repeat of 5.13 "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station"
25Aug1969 - repeat of 5.15 "The Joker"
01Sep1969 - repeat of 5.24 "Mission... Highly Improbable"
08Sep1969 - repeat of 5.22 "The Positive Negative Man."
15Sep1969 - repeat of 5.18 "Death’s Door" (final American Broadcasting Company broadcast)
22Sep1969 - replaced by the series "The Music Scene" series

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