The Avengers

The Avengers: Season 5

ABC Weekend Television (1961)
Drama, Adventure, Fantasy, Crime, Action
Germany | English | Color | 20h

"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.

Cast View all

Patrick Macnee John Steed
Diana Rigg Mrs Emma Peel
Honor Blackman Dr. Catherine Gale
Linda Thorson Tara King
Julie Stevens Venus Smith
Ian Hendry Dr. David Keel
Patrick Newell Mutter
Douglas Muir
Arthur Hewlett
Ingrid Hafner
Rhonda Parker Rhonda
Jon Rollason Dr. Martin King
Jennifer Croxton

Crew View all

Director Robert Day
Writer Philip Levene

Episodes View details

1 From Venus with Love 50 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 stars: Barbara Shelley, Philip Locke, Jon Pertwee, Derek Newark, Jeremy Lloyd, Adrian Ropes, Arthur Cox, Paul Gilliard, Michael Lynch, Kenneth Benda
2 The Fear Merchants 50 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 stars: Patrick Cargill, Brian Wilde, Anette Carell, Garfield Morgan, Andrew Keir, Jeremy Burnham, Edward Burnham, Bernard Horsfall, Ruth Trouncer, Declan Mulholland, Phillip Ross
3 Escape in Time 50 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 stars: Peter Bowles, Geoffrey Bayldon, Judy Parfitt, Imogen Hassall, Edward Caddick, Nicholas Smith, Roger Booth, Richard Montez, Clifford Earl, Rocky Taylor
4 The See-Through Man 50 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
Guest stars: Moira Lister, Warren Mitchell, Roy Kinnear
5 The Bird Who Knew Too Much 50 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
Guest stars: Ron Moody, Kenneth Cope
6 The Winged Avenger 50 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
Guest stars: Nigel Green
7 The Living Dead 50 min | Feb 25, 1967

When representatives of the two organizations head to a country church to investigate the sudden reappearance of a man long thought dead, Steed and Emma are called in to help. It isn't long, of course, before murder rears its ugly head.

Director: John Krish, Anthony Marriott
Writer: Brian Clemens
8 The Hidden Tiger 50 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
9 The Correct Way to Kill 50 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
Guest stars: Anna Quayle, Michael Gough, Phillip Madoc, Terence Alexander, Peter Barkworth
10 Never, Never Say Die 50 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
Guest stars: Christopher Lee
11 Epic 50 min | Mar 31, 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
Guest stars: Peter Wyngarde, Isa Miranda, David Lodge
12 The Superlative Seven 50 min | Apr 07, 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
Guest stars: Donald Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, Brian Blessed
13 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station 50 min | Apr 14, 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? This episode's guest stars include Drewe Henley, who also played Red Leader in Star Wars: Episode IV.

Director: John Kirsch
Writer: Brian Clemens
Guest stars: John Laurie, Isla Blair, James Hayter, Drewe Henley
14 Something Nasty in the Nursery 50 min | Apr 21, 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
15 The Joker 50 min | Apr 28, 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
16 Who's Who? 50 min | May 05, 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
17 Return of the Cybernauts 50 min | Sep 29, 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
18 Death's Door 50 min | Oct 06, 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
Guest stars: Allan Cuthbertson, Clifford Evans
19 The £50,000 Breakfast 50 min | Oct 13, 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
20 Dead Man's Treasure 50 min | Oct 20, 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
Guest stars: Arthur Lowe
21 You Have Just Been Murdered 50 min | Oct 27, 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
22 The Positive-Negative Man 50 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
23 Murdersville 50 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
24 Mission: Highly Improbable 50 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


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