The Avengers: Season 5

ABC Weekend Television (1961)

Drama, Adventure, Fantasy, Crime, Action
Germany / English / 1200 mins
IMDb 8.4
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Plot

"Always keep your bowler on in time of stress, and watch out for diabolical masterminds." [Mrs Peel] The Avengers is one of the most popular and beloved television series of all time. Its outrageous blend of wit and style and its unique mix of the fantasy and spy genres, coupled with the marvellous characters of John Steed and Emma Peel make it one of television's great classics.

Episodes

Episode 1: Something Nasty in the Nursery

60 min Apr 22, 1967
Secrets known only to a small group of trusted men have leaked, and the men are having strange dreams of their childhood, featuring their nannies and a bouncing ball. Emma checks out the toyshop, Steed explores a school for nannies.

Episode 2: From Venus with Love

60 min Jan 14, 1967
The strange deaths of several astronomers, left bleached white, pose a problem. Whilst Steed joins the stargazers, Emma chases a bright light, and finds herself in the hot seat.
Director: Robert Day
Writer: Philip Levene
Guest starring: Barbara Shelley, Philip Locke, Jon Pertwee, Derek Newark, Jeremy Lloyd, Adrian Ropes, Arthur Cox, Paul Gilliard, Michael Lynch, Kenneth Benda

Episode 3: The Fear Merchants

60 min Jan 21, 1967
Four men involved in the production of ceramics suffer nervous breakdowns in everyday situations. All have recently turned down the opportunity to merge with the British Porcelain Company. Steed and Emma investigate the world of fear, with terrifying consequences.
Director: Gordon Flemyng
Writer: Philip Levene
Guest starring: Patrick Cargill, Brian Wilde, Anette Carell, Garfield Morgan, Andrew Keir, Jeremy Burnham, Edward Burnham, Bernard Horsfall, Ruth Trouncer, Declan Mulholland, Phillip Ross

Episode 4: Escape in Time

60 min Jan 28, 1967
Several notorious criminals have vanished into thin air. A whisper has been received that the escape chain starts in London, but, when agent Paxton follows it, he winds up dead in the Thames with a 300-year-old bullet in him.
Director: John Krish
Writer: Philip Levene
Guest starring: Peter Bowles, Geoffrey Bayldon, Judy Parfitt, Imogen Hassall, Edward Caddick, Nicholas Smith, Roger Booth, Richard Montez, Clifford Earl, Rocky Taylor

Episode 5: The See-Through Man

60 min Feb 04, 1967
The Ministry has been broken into by, it seems, an invisible man. A trail leads via inventor Quilby to the Eastern Drug Company, a front organisation run by Soviet intelligence. Meanwhile, the crack spies Elena and Alexandre Vazin are in town. But nobody has seen anything of Alexandre....
Director: Robert Asher
Writer: Philip Levene

Episode 6: The Bird Who Knew Too Much

60 min Feb 11, 1967
Emma and Steed investigate the mystery of how top secret things are being photographed from the air. Could it have something to do with the groovy world of fashion photography and a parrot called Captain Crusoe?
Director: Roy Rossotti
Writer: Brian Clemens, Alan Pattillo

Episode 7: The Winged Avenger

60 min Feb 18, 1967
Is a creature that can walk up walls clawing to death ruthless and powerful men? Does it have anything to do with Professor Poole's invention of boots that let you walk on the ceiling, or with cartoon superhero the Winged Avenger?
Director: Gordon Flemyng, Peter Duffell
Writer: Richard Harris

Episode 8: The Living Dead

60 min Feb 25, 1967
Strange apparitions rise from the graveyard on the estate of the sixteenth Duke of Benedict. Did the mine disaster five years earlier really kill his predecessor and thirty men? When Emma is taken underground, Steed ventures into the giant secret that hides under the village.
Director: John Krish, Anthony Marriott
Writer: Brian Clemens

Episode 9: The Hidden Tiger

60 min Mar 04, 1967
The mauling to death of several members of the committee of PURRR (the Philanthropic Union for the Rescue, Relief and Recuperation of Cats) exposes Steed and Emma to a diabolical scheme to take over the entire country.
Director: Sidney Hayers
Writer: Philip Levene

Episode 10: The Correct Way to Kill

60 min Mar 11, 1967
Foreign agents are being killed, but not by British agents. Steed thinks it terribly unfair, and so does his opposite number, Nutski. They make an arrangement, and Steed and Emma find themselves with Soviet partners in an investigation of a group of very British killers.
Director: Charles Crichton
Writer: Brian Clemens

Episode 11: Never, Never Say Die

60 min Mar 18, 1967
An unfortunate motorist keeps knocking down and killing the same man: a man who's rampaging through the countryside, bulletproof and intent on destruction. A man who just happens to be identical to the urbane Professor Frank N. Stone.
Director: Robert Day
Writer: Philip Levene

Episode 12: Epic

60 min Apr 01, 1967
Three Hollywood veterans, led by an insane director, decide that Emma would be perfect for their latest movie, so they kidnap her and film some surreal and deadly footage.
Director: James Hill
Writer: Brian Clemens

Episode 13: The Superlative Seven

60 min Apr 08, 1967
Steed is invited to a party, and finds himself trapped in a remote-controlled aircraft, with six fancy-dressed specialists in various combat styles, en route to a distant island. There, they are pitted against each other in a deadly test.
Director: Sidney Hayers
Writer: Brian Clemens

Episode 14: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station

60 min Apr 15, 1967
When Lucas, an agent investigating something subversive, gets off his train at the wrong station he is murdered. Has the crime got anything to do with a mole at the admiralty, a train ticket and a fiendish plot to kill the Prime Minister?
Director: John Kirsch
Writer: Brian Clemens

Episode 15: Something Nasty in the Nursery

60 min Apr 22, 1967
Secrets known only to a small group of trusted men have leaked, and the men are having strange dreams of their childhood, featuring their nannies and a bouncing ball. Emma checks out the toyshop, Steed explores a school for nannies.
Director: James Hill
Writer: Philip Levene

Episode 16: The Joker

60 min Apr 29, 1967
Invited for the weekend to the home of a fellow Bridge Expert, Emma finds herself trapped in a house designed to send her mad. Her tormentor is Max Prendergast, a man she befriended and then betrayed in Berlin some time before. Then Steed came to the rescue but now he's at home nursing a sprained ankle.
Director: Sidney Hayers
Writer: Brian Clemens

Episode 17: Who's Who?

60 min May 06, 1967
When one of the Floral Network of agents is found dead atop a pair of stilts, Steed and Emma's interest is piqued. That's the idea, because foreign agents Basil and Lola have a trap prepared for them: a machine that swaps their minds into the pair's bodies.
Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Writer: Philip Levene

Episode 18: Return of the Cybernauts

60 min Sep 30, 1967
The brother of the late Clement Armstrong sets a deadly trap for Steed and Mrs. Peel, whom he blames for his brother's death at the hands of his murderous creations, the Cybernauts.
Director: Robert Day
Writer: Philip Levene

Episode 19: Death's Door

60 min Oct 07, 1967
A European peace conference comes under the threat of sabotage when the British delegates begin to suffer from premonitions and nightmares. After Sir Andrew Boyd, who has witnessd his death in a dream, is killed, Steed and Emma must keep his replacement, Lord Melford, sane and alive.
Director: Sidney Hayers
Writer: Philip Levene

Episode 20: The £50,000 Breakfast

60 min Oct 14, 1967
The accidental death of a ventriloquist reveals that he had been carrying a fortune in gems inside his stomach. Steed stoops to blackmail and Emma goes shopping for ties in the search through the business community for a rich Borzoi.
Director: Robert Day
Writer: Roger Marshall, Jeremy Scott

Episode 21: Dead Man's Treasure

60 min Oct 21, 1967
The search for a small despatch box containing secret information hidden by a dying agent leads Steed and Emma into a race (quite literally) for the 'treasure'. In the process they must face foreign agents, new partners and a car simulator that electrifies its guests.
Director: Sidney Hayers
Writer: Michael Winder

Episode 22: You Have Just Been Murdered

60 min Oct 28, 1967
Various millionaires are withdrawing large sums of money from the bank. Steed suspects blackmail but none of the men is willing to talk. Then he gets a call from Gilbert Jarvis, who tells Steed that he, Jarvis, has 'just been murdered'. Again.
Director: Robert Asher
Writer: Philip Levene

Episode 23: The Positive-Negative Man

60 min Nov 04, 1967
When a scientist is found embedded in a wall, Steed and Emma pursue a man in make-up and wellies, whose appearance is terribly shocking.
Director: Robert Day
Writer: Tony Williamson

Episode 24: Murdersville

60 min Nov 11, 1967
Emma's old friend, Paul Croft, returns from abroad to retire to Little Storping-in-the Swurf. Unfortunately, the village seems to be run along very strange lines. Threatened by yokels, Emma finds herself outnumbered.
Director: Robert Asher
Writer: Brian Clemens

Episode 25: Mission: Highly Improbable

60 min Nov 18, 1967
When Sir Gerald Bancroft and his Rolls-Royce vanish whilst being escorted at a military base, Steed is called upon to solve the puzzle. But before he can he experiences that old shrinking feeling.
Director: Robert Day
Writer: Philip Levene

Episode 26:

60 min Sep 25, 1968
Director: James Hill
Writer: Brian Clemens

Editions

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