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The Avengers (ABC) ( bwlive/videotape) (1961) - Ian Hendry 
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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       
 
Linda Thorson Episodes
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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 (32 color filmed episodes - with Linda Thorson)
(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)
 Linda Thorson  as Tara King (season 6)
Patrick Newell  as Mother (season 6)

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SERIES SIX Linda Thorson:  season 1968-69 colour film
ABC Television Films, Ltd.
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
Executive in charge of production Gordon L.T. Scott

ITV London (Thames Television) all episodes Wednesdays 8-9pm
except episode #6.27 07-Apr-1969 Monday 10:30-11:30pm
pre-empted from it's usual slot for an hour-long Max Bygraves special "Max"
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The Avengers TV intro (1968)

Linda Thorson on The Avengers, Emerdale and Pigs!

[--] 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-1968 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 & Linda Thorson as Tara King (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.

6.1 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): GAME
02-Oct-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 23Sep1968
Written by Richard Harris / Directed by Robert Fuest / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Peter Jeffrey … Bristow
Garfield Morgan … Manservant
Aubrey Richards … Professor Witney
Anthony Newlands … Brigadier Wishforth-Browne
Alex Scott … Henry Averman
Geoffrey Russell … Dexter
Achillies Georgiou … Student
Desmond Walter-Ellis … Manager
Brian Badcoe … Cooty Gibson
Synopsis:
In 1946, five men court-martialled Sergeant Daniel Edmund for black market activities. Now the disgraced soldier has returned
with a new face for revenge. Each tribunal-member is now forced to play a macabre game where death is the only winner.
When Tara is captured by the madman, Steed is forced to play 'Super Agent' before he can rescue her. Luckily Steed has the edge.

6.2 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): SUPER SECRET CYPHER SNATCH
09-Oct-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 30Sep1968 (repeated 23Dec68)
Written by Tony Williamson / Directed by John Hough / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
John Carlisle … Peters
Simon Oates … Maskin
Alec Ross … First Guard
Clifford Earl … Jarret
Donald Gee … Vickers
Ivor Dean … Ferret
Anne Rutter … Betty
Angela Scoular … Myra
Lionel Wheeler … Second Guard
Anthony Blackshaw … Davis
Nicholas Smith … Charles Lather
David Quilter … Wilson
Allan Cuthbertson (not listed on IMDb)
Synopsis:
Mother gets in a lather when cypher codes are stolen from H.Q., particularly since nothing unusual ever happens at the office.
Classy Glass Cleaners specialise in government contracts and stealing their secrets. The avengers prevail and nothing will
go rung in future.

6.3 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): YOU'LL CATCH YOUR DEATH
16-Oct-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 07Oct1968 (repeated 28Apr69)
Written by Jeremy Burnham / Directed by Paul Dickson / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Ronald Culver … Colonel Timothy
Valentine Dyall … Butler
Fulton Mackay … Dr Glover
Sylvia Kay … Matron
Dudley Sutton … Dexter
Peter (Bette) Bourne … Preece
Charles Lloyd Pack … Dr Fawcett
Henry McGee … Maidwell
Hamilton Dyce … Ralph Camrose, F.R.C.S.
Bruno Barnabe … Farrar
Fiona Hartford … Janice
Geoffrey Chater … Seaton
Jennifer Clulow … Georgina
Emma Cochrane … Melanie
Willoughby Gray … Padley
Andrew Laurence … Herrick
Douglas Blackwell … Postman
Synopsis:
Steed keeps Mother posted about events, as he dons a gas mask to discover what lethal weapon lies within an ordinary
envelope. Each victim was an anti-allergy expert who could have found a cure for Dr Glover's new killer virus.
When Tara is chosen as a guinea-pig for the final test, Steed gives the baddies a cold reception.

6.4 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): SPLIT!
23-Oct-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 10Apr1968 (repeated 04Sep68)
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Roy Baker / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Nigel Davenport … Lord Barnes
Julian Glover … Major Peter Rooke
Bernard Archard … Dr Constantine
John G Heller … Hinnell
Jayne Sofiano … Petra
Steven Scott … Boris Kartovski
Iain Anders … Frank Compton
Christopher Benjamin … Swindin
John Kidd … The Butler
Maurice Good … Harry Mercer
Synopsis:
1963, Berlin, and Steed shoots top enemy agent Boris Kartovski. Now, Steed finds that his own friends are killing
each other - every man seems to exhibit the traits of the dead Kartovski. Dr Constantine saved Kartovski from dying
and has now developed a method to transfer his evil thoughts into other people's minds. Steed's arrival at the Nullington
Hospital ensures that Tara does not become the final victim of the evil Doctor.

6.5 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): WHOEVER SHOT POOR GEORGE OBLIQUE STROKE XR40?
30-Oct-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 09Dec1968
Written by Tony Williamson / Directed by Cyril Frankel / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Dennis Price … Jason
Clifford Evans … Sir Wilfred Pelley
Judy Parfitt … Loris
Anthony Nicholls … Ardmore
Frank Windsor … Tobin
Adrian Ropes … Baines
Arthur Cox … Anaesthetist
Tony Wright … Keller
John Porter-Davison … Jacobs
Jacky Allouis … Jill
Valerie Leon … Betty
Synopsis:
Dr Ardmore attempts to save the memory banks of 'George', after several attempts are made to destroy the super-computer.
George's creator, Pelly, refuses to help and Tara infiltrates his household to discover whether he is a traitor. George recovers
enough to reveal that Pelley is being interrogated to reveal military secrets and Steed rushes to save Tara from a fiery fate.

6.6 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): FALSE WITNESS
06-Nov-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 25Nov1968
Written by Jeremy Burnham / Directed by Charles Crichton / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Rio Fanning … Lane
Barry Warren … Melville
John Atkinson … Brayshaw
Peter Jesson … Penman
William Job … Lord Edgefield
Arthur Pentelow … Dr Grant
Larry Burns … Gould
Jimmy Gardner … Little Man
Dan Meaden … Sloman
John Bennett … Sykes
Michael Lees … Plummer
Tony Steedman … Sir Joseph
Terry Eliot … Amanda
Simon Lack … Nesbitt
Rhonda Parker … Rhonda (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Steed discovers that two wrongs do make a right when Mother's department attempts to prosecute Lord Edgefield.
Dreemy Kreem Dairies have ensured that no one can tell the truth - each bottle of milk they deliver contains a lying
drug. Steed drinks his coffee without milk, so he sees through the ruse and rounds up the dairymen.

6.7 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): ALL DONE WITH MIRRORS
13-Nov-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 02Dec1968
Written by Leigh Vance / Directed by Ray Austin / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Dinsdale Landen … Watney
Peter Copley … Major Sparshott
Edwin Richfield … Barlow
Michael Trubshawe … Colonel Withers
Joanna Jones Vogel … Pandora Marshall
Nora Nicholson … Miss Emily
Tenniel Evans … Carswell
Liane Aukin … Miss Tiddiman
Anthony Dutton … Seligman
Peter Thomas … Kettridge
Graham Ashley … Markin
Michael Nightingale … Real Colonel
Robert Sidaway … Real Barlow
Desmond Jordan … Guthrie
David Grey … Williams
Peter Elliott … Arkin
John Bown … Roger
Synopsis:
Tara sheds some light on how secrets have been leaking from Carmadoc Research Establishment, when she finds a
retro-meter stashed in a lighthouse. Conversations are being carried along radio waves until they are recorded
elsewhere. Certain key personnel have been kidnapped and replaced by imposters. Before Steed can answer her
call for help, Tara takes steps to deal with the gang herself.

6.8 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): LEGACY OF DEATH
20-Nov-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 04Nov1968 (repeated 12May69)
Written by Terry Nation / Directed by Don Chaffey / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Stratford Johns … Sidney Street
Ronald Lacey … Humbert Green
Ferdy Mayne … Baron Von Orlak
Kynaston Reeves … Dickens
Richard Hurndall … Henley Farrer
John Hollis … Zoltan
Leon Thau … Ho Lung
Tutte Lemkow … Gorky
Peter Swanwick … Oppenheimer
Vic Wise … Slattery
Teddy Kiss … Winkler
Michael Bilton … Dr Winter
Synopsis:
Steed is puzzled to receive an ornate dagger and Tara tries to trace its origins. Numerous bounty hunters pursue
the dagger, every one dies as they attempt to retrieve the object. The avengers solve the dagger's riddle and
find Farrer's treasure, but Farrer is still alive. With the treasure up for grabs, the house dissolves into fighting.

6.9 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): NOON DOOMSDAY
27-Nov-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 28Oct1968 (repeated 05May69)
Written by Terry Nation / Directed by Peter Sykes / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Ray Brooks … Kyle Farrington
T P McKenna … Norman Grant
Griffith Jones … Sir Rodney Woodham-Baines
Lyndon Brook … Roger Lyall
Peter Bromilow … Gerald Kafta
Peter Halliday … Perrier
Anthony Ainley … Sunley
John Glyn-Jones … Dr Hyde
David Glover … Carson
Lawrence James … Cornwall
Alfred Maron … Taxi Driver
Rhonda Parker … Rhonda (uncredited)
Synopsis:
An old enemy of Steed drops in on the avenger, whilst he is recovering in a rest-home for agents.
As the clock ticks away, Tara finds that she is the only obstacle stopping Kafta from killing Steed.
The avengers spearhead the attack and overcome the killer and his henchmen.

6.10 [--] The Avengers (1968-69):
LOOK - (STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE) BUT THERE WERE THESE TWO FELLERS ...
04-Dec-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 08May1968 (repeated 18Sep68)
Written by Dennis Spooner / Directed by James Hill / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Jewel … Maxie Martin
Julian Chagrin … Jennings
Bernard Cribbins … Bradley Marler
John Cleese … Marcus Pugman
William Kendall … Lord Dessington
John Woodvine … Seagrave
Garry Marsh … Brigadier Wiltshire
Gaby Vargas … Miss Charles
Bill Shine … Cleghorn
Richard Young … Sir Jeremy Broadfoot
Robert James … Merlin
Talfryn Thomas … Fiery Frederick
Jay Denver … Tenor
Johnny Vyvyan … Escapologist
Len Belmont … Ventriloquist
Synopsis:
Comic killings leave the avengers unamused and searching for a clown that kills. At Greasepaint Grange, Mr Punch
gives orders to murder each Director of the Capital Land and Development Company. Posing as Gentleman Jack,
Steed attends a briefing session and unmasks the puppet - it is Seagrave, one of the Directors. That's all folks!

6.11 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): HAVE GUNS - WILL HAGGLE
11-Dec-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 01May1968 (repeated 11Sep68)
Written by Donald James / Directed by Ray Austin / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Johnny Sekka … Colonel Nsonga
Nicola Pagett … Adriana
Jonathan Burn … Conrad
Timothy Bateson … Spencer
Michael Turner … Crayford
Robert Gillespie … Lift Attendant
Roy Stewart … Giles
Peter J Elliott … Brad
Synopsis:
Three thousand FF70 rifles have been stolen and their new owner, Adriana, plans to auction them to the highest bidder.
Steed finds himself bidding against Nsonga, if he loses the Colonel will the guns and a target: Tara. Nsonga wins, so
Steed and Tara take to their heels. In the grounds of Stokely House they find the guns and seek an explosive solution
to solve their problem. The ensuing bang disables their hunters as well.

6.12 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): THEY KEEP KILLING STEED
18-Dec-1968 ITV London Wed
US: 11Nov1968 (repeated 19May69)
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Robert Fuest / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Ian Ogilvy … Baron Von Curt
Ray McAnally … Arcos
Norman Jones … Zerson
Bernard Horsfall … Captain Smythe
William Ellis … Bruno
Hal Galili … David Nadine
Nicole Shelby … Helga
Rosemary Donnelly … Miranda
Gloria Connell … Maid
Michael Corcoran … Perova
Ross Hutchinson … Chairman
Reg Whitehead … Etola
Anthony Sheppard … Georgio
Angharad Rees … Redhead
George Ghent … Mintoff
Arthur Howell … Verno (uncredited)
Bill Cummings … Golda (uncredited)
Frank Barringer … Smanoff (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Two Steeds threaten to cause explosive trouble at a peace conference, but which one is the real avenger?
The ploy backfires when Arcos and Zerson cannot distinguish between the real Steed and his duplicate.
Only Tara seems able to spot the difference - the avengers share a mutual taste for strawberry shortcake.

6.13 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): THE INTERROGATORS
01-Jan-1969 ITV London Wed
US: 20Jan1969
Written by Richard Harris and Brian Clemens / Directed by Charles Crichton / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Christopher Lee … Colonel Mannering
David Sumner … Minnow
Philip Bond … Lieutenant Roy Caspar
Glynn Edwards … Blackie
Neil McCarthy … Rasker
Neil Stacy … Mullard
Neil Wilson … Norton
Cardew Robinson … Mr Puffin
Cecil Cheng … Captain Soo
Mark Elwes … Naval Officer
David Richards … RAF Officer
Synopsis:
Tara becomes the latest victim of a clever scheme to extract secret information from agents. Believing they are on
a training-course, the agents are interrogated by the opposition. Steed follows Tara to the centre, but is surprised
to find that the duped-agents have orders to kill him. Tara leaps to the rescue and Colonel Mannering is exposed.

6.14 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): THE ROTTERS
08-Jan-1969 ITV London Wed
US: 16Dec1968
Written by Dave Freeman / Directed by Robert Fuest / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Gerald Sim … Kenneth
Jerome Willis … George
Eric Barker … Reginald Pym
John Nettleton … Palmer
Frank Middlemass … Mervyn Sawbow
Dervis Ward … Sandford
Harold Innocent … Parbury
Toni Gilpin … Sonia
Amy Dalby … Mrs. Forsythe
John Stone … Victor Forsythe
Charles Morgan … Wainwright
Harry Hutchinson … Pendred's Servant
Noel Davis … Carter
John Scott … Sir James Pendred
Rhonda Parker … Rhonda (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Tara finds there are rotten deeds afoot in the Department of Forestry Research. Wainwright has turned against
his old colleagues and perfected a fungi that turns wood into sawdust. Armed with a captured spray-gun,
Steed brings the plans of the rotters crashing down around their feet.

6.15 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): INVASION OF THE EARTHMEN
15-Jan-1969 ITV London Wed
US: 27-Mar-1968 (repeated 27Mar68)
Written by Terry Nation / Directed by Don Sharp / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
William Lucas … Brett
Christian Roberts … Huxton
Lucy Fleming … Emily Wade
Christopher Chittell … Bassin
Warren Clarke … Rodney Trump
Wendy Allnutt … Sarah
George Roubicek … Bernard Grant
Synopsis:
Students at the Alpha Academy engage in mortal combat, each winner is then cocooned in preparation for a time
when they can be re-activated to invade other planets. Steed and Tara stumble upon Brett's scheme, whilst searching for
Bernard Grant who has gone missing... however, getting out of the training college proves to be a far greater problem.

6.16 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): KILLER
22-Jan-1969 ITV London Wed
US: 30Dec1968
Written by Tony Williamson / Directed by Cliff Owen / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Jennifer Croxton … Lady Diana Forbes-Blakeney
Grant Taylor … Merridon
William Franklyn … Brinstead
Richard Wattis … Clarke
Harry Towb … Paxton
John Bailey … Ralph Bleech
Michael Ward … Freddie
James Bree … Arthur Wilkington
Michael McStay … Trancer
Anthony Valentine … Calvin
Charles Houston … Gillars
Jonathan Elsom … Chattell
Clive Graham … Lawson
Oliver Macgreevy … Barman
Synopsis:
Agents from Mother's office are being tricked into a deadly rendezvous with a professional killer called Remak.
Each body is carefully left in a graveyard, wrapped in plastic. Tara is on holiday, so Lady Diana helps Steed trace
Remak to Lower Storpington. Together, they pull the plug on the automated killer and its operator, Merridon.

6.17 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): THE MORNING AFTER
29-Jan-1969 ITV London Wed
US: 27Jan1969
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by John Hough / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Peter Barkworth … Merlin
Penelope Horner … Jenny Firston
Joss Ackland … Brigadier Hansing
Brian Blessed … Sergeant Hearn
Donald Douglas … Major Parsons
Philip Dunbar … Yates
Jonathan Scott … Cartney
Synopsis:
Steed plans to take the charming spy, Merlin, into custody, but events backfire when Merlin uses a sleep capsule
as a method of escape. They awake to find a state of martial law has been declared. Hansing has invented the
ruse to overthrow the government, using troops loyal to him. Steed and Merlin put the opposition to sleep and
order is restored. Tara awakes and asks if anything exciting has happened.

6.18 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE COUNTLESS CLUES
05-Feb-1969 ITV London Wed
US: 03Apr1968 (repeated 14Aug68)
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Don Sharp / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Anthony Bate … Earle
Kenneth Cope … Gardiner
Tony Selby … Stanley
Peter Jones … Sir Athur Doyle
Tracy Reed … Janice
Edward de Souza … Robert Flanders
George A Cooper … Sir William Burgess
Reginald Jessup … Herbert Dawson
Synopsis:
Steed and Tara find that there are just too many clues, when the probe a death in Dulwich. Earle and Gardiner
specialise in frame-ups and murder, planned in minute detail. Disturbed by Steed's skill to see through the red
herrings, Earle plans to frame Steed for the murder of Tara King, but she cartwheels to victory.

6.19 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): WISH YOU WERE HERE
12-Feb-1969 ITV London Wed
US: 18Nov1968
Written by Tony Williamson / Directed by Don Chaffey / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Liam Redmond … Charles Merrydale
Robert Urquhart … Maxwell Greene
Brook Williams … Basil Crighton-Latimer
Dudley Foster … Parker
Gary Watson … Stephen Kendrick
Richard Caldicot … Mellor
Derek Newark … Vickers
David Garth … James Brevitt
Louise Pajo … Miss Craven
John Cazabon … Mr Maple
Sandra Fehr Tallent … Attractive Girl
Rhonda Parker … Rhonda (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A postcard from her uncle finds Tara visiting an unusual hotel, once in residence the guests never leave.
Mother send his nephew, Basil, to assist, but he also succumbs. He helps Tara pan the opposition and
Steed arrives to find that Maxwell's plans have slipped up.

6.20 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): LOVE ALL
19-Feb-69 ITV London Wed
US: 03Feb1969
Written by Jeremy Burnham / Directed by Peter Sykes / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Veronica Strong … Martha Roberts
Terence Alexander … Nigel Bromfield
Robert Harris … Sir Rodney Kellogg
Patsy Rowlands … Themla
Brian Oulton … Tait
Frank Gatliff … George Fryer
Ann Rye … Policewoman Grimshaw
Zulema Dene … Athene
Peter Stephens … Mr. Bellchamber
Norman Pitt … Basil Roxby
John Cobner … First Guard
Robin Tolhurst … Tait's Secretary
Larry Taylor … Freeman
David Baron … Metcalfe
Synopsis:
Lovestruck public servants pose a security risk for the avengers, so Steed visits the Casanova Ink Company
to meet Rosemary Z Glade. The romantic novelist is a computer, but the novels do contain a hypnotic pattern
of microdots - the reader falls in love with the first person they meet. With Tara under their spell and the
enemy closing in, Steed hopes that love conquers all and affectionately takes the baddies into custody.

6.21 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): STAY TUNED
26-Feb-69 ITV London Wed
US: 24Feb1969
Written by Tony Williamson / Directed by Don Chaffey / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Gary Bond … Proctor
Kate O'Mara … Lisa
Iris Russell … Father
Duncan Lamont … Wilks
Howard Marion-Crawford … Collins
Denise Buckley … Sally Unstrutter
Roger Delgado … Kreer
Harold Kasket … Dr Meitner
Ewan Roberts … Travers
Patrick Westwood … Taxi Driver
Synopsis:
Has Steed returned from a holiday he can never forget or has he never left? A strong sense of deja-vu takes Steed
to Kreer's house, where he has indeed been kept in captivity and brainwashed over the previous three weeks. To
allay Father's worries, Tara has also been keeping an eye on Steed and she foils Kreer's plan to trick Steed into
killing Mother. Steed is no longer a shadow of his former self.

6.22 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER
5-Mar-1969 ITV London Wed
US: 10Feb1969
Written by Terry Nation / Directed by Robert Fuest / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Patrick Barr … Colonel Stonehouse
John Ronane … Captain Tim
Michael Robbins … Cavell
Henry Stamper … Major Glasgow
Penelope Keith … Audrey Long
Hugh Cross … Captain Andrews
Elisabeth Robillard … Sally Graham
Michael Hawkins … Shepherd
Sheila Hammond … Ministry Doctor
Bryan Kendrick … Phillipson
Raymond Adamson … Condon
Mathew Long … Holland
Cliff Diggins … Howard Trent
Wilfred Boyle … Vicar
Synopsis:
The avengers' next case proves difficult to penetrate. A briefcase full of secrets and money can only be opened by its intended
owner, so Steed and Tara must follow the container until contact is made. When the case is returned to Mother, Steed realises
that there must be a traitor within his own team. With Stonehouse identified, Tara ensures he wins the booby prize.

6.23 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): FOG
12-Mar-69 ITV London Wed
US: 17Feb1969
Written by Jeremy Burnham / Directed by John Hough / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Nigel Green … Sir Geoffrey Armstrong
Guy Rolfe … Mark Travers
Terence Brady … Carstairs
Paul Whitsun-Jones … Sanders
David Lodge … Maskell
Norman Chappell … Fowler
David Bird … Charles H. Osgood
Frank Sieman … Concierge
Patsy Smart … Mrs. Golightly
Virginia Clay … Salesgirl
John Garrie … Wellbeloved
Bernard Severn … Knife Grinder
Frederick Peisley … Rowley
Stan Jay … Organ Grinder
Arnold Diamond … Haller
William Lyon Brown … Blind Man
John Barrard … Grunner
Synopsis:
Murders in the mist alert Steed to the possibility that the Gaslight Ghoul has returned and is killing anew. Two foreign delegates in London
for a disarmament conference have already learnt this point. Steed visits the Gaslight Ghoul Club and finds that Travers, club secretary,
is an arms-dealer who would benefit from the conference being wrecked. Travers' attempts to deflect him from the truth have failed.

6.24 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): WHO WAS THAT MAN I SAW YOU WITH?
19-Mar-69 ITV London Wed
US: 03Mar1969
Written by Jeremy Burnham / Directed by Don Chaffey / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
William Marlowe … Fairfax
Ralph Michael … General Hesketh
Alan Browning … Gregor Zaroff
Alan MacNaughtan … Gilpin
Alan Wheatley … Dangerfield
Bryan Marshall … Aubrey Phillipson
Aimee Delamain … Miss Gladys Culpepper
Richard Owens … Perowne
Nita Lorraine … Kate
Ralph Ball … Hamilton
Ken Haward … Powell
Neville Marten … Pye
Synopsis:
Dangerfield and Zaroff manufacture enough circumstantial evidence to cast doubts on Tara's loyalty. She is suspended from
her current assignment: to check the security arrangements guarding The Field Marshal. Steed boxes clever to expose the
real villains and Tara is reinstated. Dangerfield's ploy to force Mother into deactivating The Field Marshal has failed.

6.25 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): HOMICIDE AND OLD LACE
26-Mar-1969 ITV London Wed
US: 17Mar1969
Written by Malcolm Hulke and Terrence Dicks / Directed by John Hough / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Joyce Carey … Harriet
Mary Merrall … Georgina
Gerald Harper … Colonel Corf
Keith Baxter … Dunbar
Edward Brayshaw … Fuller
Donald Pickering … Freddie Cartwright
Mark London … Osaka
Kristopher Kum … Osaka
Bari Jonson … African Delegate
Stephen Hubay … Dubois
Bryan Mosley … Armshith
Gertan Klauber … Kruger
Kevork Malikyan … Rossi
John Rapley … Taxi Driver
Anne Rutter … Control Room Operative
Rhonda Parker … Rhonda (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Mother celebrates his birthday by sharing "five fingers of old red eye" with his aunts, Harriet and Georgina. He relates the story
of the Great Great Britain Crime: Steed was pitted against Intercrime once again as they plotted to steal every art treasure in
the U.K. Corf is fooled into helping the gang collect the booty, but the avengers triumph after a game of hide-and-seek.

6.26 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): THINGUMAJIG
02-Apr-69 ITV London Wed
US: 24Mar1969
Written by Terry Nation / Directed by Leslie Norman / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Dora Reisser … Inge Tilson
Jeremy Lloyd … Teddy
Iain Cuthbertson … Kruger
Willoughby Goddard … Professor Truman
Hugh Manning … Major Star
John Horsley … Dr Grant
Edward Burnham … Brett
Vernon Dobtcheff … Stenson
Russell Waters … Pike
Michael McKevitt … Phillips
Neville Hughes … Williams
John Moore … Greer
Harry Shacklock … Bill
Synopsis:
In the catacombs of an ancient church, something stirs and It kills.... The avengers get a shock when two electrical killers
begin to exterminate an archaeological team. The boxes, invented by Kruger, will soon be released worldwide, but Kruger
dies trying to retrieve Them. Steed and Tara box clever and throw some water in the works. Well, champagne actually!

6.27 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): MY WILDEST DREAM
07-Apr-1969 ITV London Mon 10:30-11:30pm 
pre-empted from it's usual Wednesday slot for an hour-long Max Bygraves special "Max"
US: 06Jan1969
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Robert Fuest / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Peter Vaughan … Jaeger
Derek Godfrey … Tobias
Edward Fox … Lord Teddy Chilcott
Susan Travers … Nurse Owen
Philip Madoc … Slater
Michael David … Reece
Murray Hayne … Paul Gibbons
Tom Kempinski … Dyson
John Savident … Winthrop
Hugh Moxey … Aloyisius Peregrine
Synopsis:
Frustrated executives vent their anger in the safety of Dr Jaeger's clinic, but the psychiatrist ensures that each dream
becomes reality. The real villain is Tobias, who has used the Doctor to kill off the other Directors of the Acme Precision
Combine Limited, leaving him with control of the Board. Steed is the only remaining obstacle and Jaeger brainwashes
a jealous suitor of Tara - Chilcott - into killing her partner. Tara ensures that the villains are carpetted for their actions.

6.28 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): REQUIEM
16-Apr-69 ITV London Wed
US: 31Mar1969
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Don Chaffey / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Angela Douglas … Miranda
John Cairney … Firth
John Paul … Wells
Denis Shaw … Murray
Terence Sewards … Rista
Mike Lewin … Barrett
Kathja Wyeth … Jill
Harvey Ashby … Bobby
John Baker … Vicar
Rhonda Parker … Rhonda
Synopsis:
Steed babysits Miranda, a star witness in an on-going trial. Meanwhile, Tara mourns the passing of Mother.
Recovering from multiple injuries, Major Firth appeals to Tara to tell them where Steed is so they can help
him as well. Too late, Tara realises it is a trick, but Rhonda ensures that Steed and Miranda survive.

6.29 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): TAKE-OVER
23-Apr-69 ITV London Wed
US: 14Apr1969
Written by Terry Nation / Directed by Robert Fuest / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Tom Adams … Grenville
Elizabeth Sellars … Laura
Michael Gwynn … Bill Bassett
Hilary Pritchard … Circe
Garfield Morgan … Sexton
Keith Buckley … Lomax
John Comer … Groom
Anthony Sagar … Clifford
Synopsis:
Steed arrives at Bill Bassett's house to wish him a February Christmas, but finds him held captive by Grenville
and his gang. With tiny phosphor-bombs implanted in their throats, the Bassetts cannot prevent a rocket gun being
trained on Critchley Manor. Grenville nearly kills Steed and he is sent to hospital, unable to warn Tara that she
is walking into a trap. Steed catapults himself into a full recovery and they round-up the gang.

6.30 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): PANDORA
30-Apr-69 ITV London Wed
US: 10Mar1969
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Robert Fuest / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Patrick Newell as Mother (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Julian Glover … Rupert Lasindall
James Cossins … Henry Lasindall
Kathleen Byron … Miss Faversham
John Laurie … Juniper
Anthony Roye … Hubert Pettigrew
Peter Madden … Lasindall
Geoffrey Whitehead … Carter
Peter Madden … Uncle Gregory Lasindall
Reginald Barrett … Xavier Smith
Raymond Burke … Young Gregory
Synopsis:
The Lasindall brothers plot to defraud their senile uncle of his hidden treasure. To convince him that his bride,
Pandora, is still alive they kidnap Tara and force her to play the role. Overwhelmed with joy, Gregory points
to the treasure, but the Lasindalls' destroy the priceless Rembrandt whilst searching for the wealthy stache.
Enter Steed to save Tara from playing the dummy any more.

6.31 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): GET-A-WAY!
14-May-1969 ITV London Wed
US: 24-Apr-1968 (repeated 21Aug68)
Filming completed: 8-Oct-1968
Written by Philip Levene / Directed by Don Sharp / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Andrew Keir … Colonel James
Vincent Harding … Rostov
William Wilde … Major Baxter
Terence Longdon … George Neville
Neil Hallett … Paul Ryder
Robert Russell … Lubin
Peter Bowles … Ezdorf
Peter Bayliss … Professor Dodge
John Hussey … Peters
James Belchamber … Bryant
Barry Linehan … Magnus
Michael Culver … Price
Michael Elwyn … Lt Edwards
Synopsis:
Russian agents appear and disappear at will, causing Steed to consider whether they have perfected a new type
of weapon. When a teetotaller sips vodka, Steed realises that the Lizard Brand contains exclusive ingredients.
Invisible himself, Steed trusses-up the enemy and makes the problem disappear!

6.32 [--] The Avengers (1968-69): BIZARRE (final episode)
21-May-1969 ITV UK Wed
US: 21Apr1969
Written by Brian Clemens / Directed by Leslie Norman / Designed by Robert Jones
Starring:
Patrick Macnee as John Steed & Linda Thorson as Tara King
Guest Cast:
Sally Nesbitt … Helen Pritchard
James Kerry … Captain Cordell
John Sharp … Jonathan Jupp
Roy Kinnear … Bagpipes Happychap
Michael Balfour … Tom
Patrick Connor … Bob
Sheila Burrell … Mrs Jupp
George Innes … Shaw
Ron Pember … Charley
Fulton Mackay … The Master
Synopsis:
"A dead man who isn't dead." An unlikely case of reincarnation leads Steed to a cemetery where people
are dying to get into Happy Meadows. A fake Fakir offers a package holiday straight to the Paradise Plot
in Happy Meadows, for a price. Steed arranges to visit this underworld and soon paradise turns sour.
Their latest mission completed, the avengers finds themselves unwitting passengers on a rocket voyage.
Mother assures us that "they will return".

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US American Broadcasting Company broadcasts:

Wednesdays 7:30pm Eastern
20Mar1968 - "The Forget-Me-Knot"
27Mar1968 - 6.15 "Invasion of the Earthmen"
03Apr1968 - 6.18 "The Curious Case of the Countless Clues"
10Apr1968 - 6.4 "Split!"
17Apr1968 - pre-empted for "Our Time In Hell," a WWII documentary.
24Apr1968 - 6.25 "Get-A-Way!"
01May1968 - 6.11 "Have Guns - Will Haggle"
08May1968 - 6.10 "Look - (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers…"

15May1968 through 24July1968 - repeats of Series 5 (Emma Peel) episodes.

Wednesdays 7:30pm Eastern
24July1968 - repeat of "The Forget-Me-Knot"
31July1968 - repeat of 6.15 "Invasion of the Earthmen"
07Aug1968 - pre-empted for the 1953 Lewis-Martin movie “The Caddy."
14Aug1968 - repeat of 6.18 "The Curious Case of the Countless Clues"
21Aug1968 - repeat of 6.25 "Get-A-Way!"
28Aug1968 - pre-empted for the 1961 Elvis Presley movie “Blue Hawaii"
04Sep1968 - repeat of 6.4 "Split!"
11Sep1968 - repeat of 6.11 "Have Guns - Will Haggle"
18Sep1968 - repeat of 6.10 "Look - (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers…"

Mondays 7:30pm Eastern
23Sep1968 - 6.1 "Game"
30Sep1968 - 6.2 "Super Secret Cypher Snatch"
07Oct1968 - 6.3 "You’ll Catch Your Death"
14Oct1968 - pre-empted for the documentary "How Life Begins.”
21Oct1968 - pre-empted for the Summer Olympic Games.
28Oct1968 - 6.9 "Noon Doomsday"
04Nov1968 - 6.8 "Legacy of Death"
11Nov1968 - 6.12 "They Keep Killing Steed"
18Nov1968 - 6.19 "Wish You Were Here"
25Nov1968 - 6.6 "False Witness"
02Dec1968 - 6.7 "All Done with Mirrors"
09Dec1968 - 6.5 "Whoever Shot Poor George oblique Stroke XR40?"
16Dec1968 - 6.14 "The Rotters"
23Dec1968 - repeat of 6.2 "Super Secret Cypher Snatch"
30Dec1968 - 6.16 "Killer"
06Jan1969 - 6.31 "My Wildest Dream"
13Jan1969 - pre-empted for the Jacques Cousteau special "The Unexpected Voyage of Pepito and Cristobal."
20Jan1969 - 6.13 "The Interrogators"
27Jan1969 - 6.17 "The Morning After"
(Note: On 27Jan1968 The Bing Crosby Pro-Am Golf Tournament was broadcast live at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.
If this event ran overtime, it may have affected the starting time of “The Avengers” in the Eastern & Central Time Zones.)

Mondays 7:30pm Eastern (cont.)
03Feb1969 - 6.24 "Love All"
10Feb1969 - 6.21 "Take Me to Your Leader"
17Feb1969 - 6.22 "Fog"
24Feb1969 - 6.20 "Stay Tuned"
03Mar1969 - 6.30 "Who Was That Man I Saw You With?"
10Mar1969 - 6.27 "Pandora"
17Mar1969 - 6.23 "Homicide and Old Lace"
24Mar1969 - 6.26 "Thingumajig"
31Mar1969 - 6.28 "Requiem"
07Apr1969 - pre-empted for 'The Man and his Universe' special "The View From Space."
14Apr1969 - 6.29 "Take-over"
21Apr1969 - 6.32 "Bizarre"
28Apr1969 - repeat of 6.3 "You’ll Catch Your Death"
05May1969 - repeat of 6.9 "Noon Doomsday"
12May1969 - repeat of 6.8 "Legacy of Death"
19May1969 - repeat of 6.12 "They Keep Killing Steed"

26May1969 through 15Sep1969 - repeats of Series 5 (Emma Peel) episodes.


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