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Cast and Episode Guide


The Avengers

Patrick Macnee as Jonathan Steed (January 7, 1961 - December 1, 1977)

Season 1 (monochrome)

Ian Hendry as Dr. David Keel (January 7, 1961 - December 30, 1961)

Hot Snow, Brought to Book, Square Root of Evil, Nightmare, Crescent Moon (aka Kidnapping by Consent), Girl on the Trapeze (aka The Man on the Trapeze), Diamond Cut Diamond, The Radioactive Man, Ashes of Roses, Hunt the Man Down, Please Don't Feed the Animals, Dance With Death, One for the Mortuary, The Springers, The Frighteners, The Yellow Needle (aka The Plague), Death on the Slipway, Double Danger (aka Confession From a Dead Man), Toy Trap, Tunnel of Fear, The Far-Distant Dead, Kill the King, Dead of Winter (aka The Case of the Happy Camper), The Deadly Air, A Change of Bait, Dragonsfield (aka The Un-Dead)


Season 2 (monochrome)

Honor Blackman as Mrs. Catherine Gale (Age 28-30) (September 29, 1962 - March 23, 1963)

Julie Stevens as Venus Smith (VS) (Age 20 ish) (September 12, 1962 - March 9, 1963)

Jon Rollason as Dr. Martin King (MK) (October 27, 1962 - December 29, 1962)

Douglas Muir as One-Ten (age 55-60) (December 22, 1962 - January 10, 1963)

Dead on Course (MK) (aka The Plane Wreckers), Mission to Montreal (MK) (aka Gale Force), The Sell-out (MK) (aka Traitor), Death Dispatch, Warlock (aka Zodiac), Propellant 23, Mr. Teddy Bear, The Decapod (VS), Bullseye (aka Dead on Target), The Removal Men (VK) (aka The Most Expensive Commodity), The Mauritius Penny, Death of a Great Dane, Death on the Rocks (aka Pillar of Salt), Traitor in Zebra, The Big Thinker, Intercrime, Immortal Clay, Box of Tricks (VS), The Golden Eggs, School for Traitors (VS), The White Dwarf, Man in the Mirror (VS), Conspiracy of Silence, A Chorus of Frogs (VS), Six Hands Across a Table, Killerwhale


Season 3 (monochrome)

Honor Blackman as Mrs. Catherine Gale (September 28, 1963 - March 21, 1964)

Concerto, Brief for Murder, The Nutshell, The Golden Fleece, Death a La Carte (aka Fricassee of Death), Man With Two Shadows, Don't Look Behind You (aka The Old Dark House), The Grandeur That Was Rome (aka The Glory That Was Rome), The Undertakers, Death of a Batman, Build a Better Mouse Trap, November Five, Second Sight, The Secret's Broker, The Gilded Cage, The Medicine Men, The White Elephant, Dressed to Kill, The Wringer, The Little Wonders, Mandrake, The Trojan Horse, The Outside in Man (aka The Twice Elected), The Charmers, Esprit de Corps, Lobster Quadrille


Season 4 (monochrome)

Diana Rigg as Emma Peel (October 2, 1965 - March 26, 1966)

The Murder Market, The Master Minds, Dial a Deadly Number, Death at Bargain Prices, Too Many Christmas Trees, The Cybernauts, The Gravediggers, Room Without a View, A Surfeit of H2O, Two' s a Crowd, Man-Eater of Surrey Green, Silent Dust (aka Strictly for the Worms), The Hour That Never Was (aka An Hour to Spare/Roger and Out), Town of No Return, Castle De'ath, The Thirteenth Hole, Small Game for Big Hunters, The Girl from Auntie, Quick, Quick Slow Death, The Danger Makers, A Touch of Brimstone (aka The Hellfire Club), What the Butler Saw, The House That Jack Built, A Sense of History, How to Succeed... at Murder (aka How to Succeed at Murder... Without Really Trying), Honey for the Prince


Season 5 (color)

Diana Rigg as Emma Peel (January 14, 1967 - November 18, 1967)

The Fear Merchants, Escape in Time, The Bird Who Knew Too Much, From Venus With Love (aka The Light Fantastic), The See-Through man, The Winged Avenger, The Living Dead, The Hidden tiger, The Correct Way to Kill, Never, Never Say Die, Epic, The Superlative Seven, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station, Something Nasty in the Nursery, The Joker, Who's Who???, Death's Door, Return of the Cybernauts, Dead Man's Treasure, The 50,000 Breakfast, You Have Just Been Murdered, The Positive-Negative Man, Murdersville, Mission...Highly Improbable (aka The Disappearance of Admiral Nelson), The Forget-Me-Knot


Season 6 (color)

Linda Thorson as Tara King (September 25, 1968 - May 21, 1969)

Patrick Newell as "Mother" (1968-1969)

Invasion of the Earthmen, The Curious Case of the Countless Clues (aka The Murderous Connection), The Forget-Me-Knot, Split, Get-a-way!, Have Guns-Will Haggle (aka Invitation to a Killing), Look - (Stop Me if You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers.., My Wildest Dream, Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?, You'll Catch Your Death (aka Atishoo, Atishoo, All Fall Down), All Done With Mirrors, Super Secret Cypher Snatch (aka Whatever Happened to Yesterday?), Game, False Witness (aka Lies), Noon Doomsday, Legacy of Death (aka Falcon), They Keep Killing Steed, Wish You Were Here (aka The Prisoner), Killer, The Rotters, The Interrogators, The Morning After, Love All, Take Me to Your Leader, Stay Tuned, Fog (aka The Gaslight Ghoul), Who Was That Man I Saw You With?, Pandora, Thingumajig (aka It), Homicide and Old Lace (aka The Great Great Britain Crime/Tall Story), Requiem, Take-Over, Bizarre


The New Avengers (color)

Joanna Lumley as Purdey (October 22, 1976 - December 1, 1977)

Gareth Hunt as Mike Gambit (October 22, 1976 - December 1, 1977)

The Eagle's Nest, The Midas Touch, House of Cards, Last of the Cybernauts...?, To Catch a Rat, Cat Amongst the Pigeons, Target!, Faces, The Tale of the Big Why, Three Handed Game, Sleeper, Gnaws, Dirtier by the Dozen, Hostage, Trap, Dead Men are Dangerous, Medium Rare, Angels of Death, Obsession (aka Missile), The Lion and the Unicorn, K is For Kill [part one: The Tiger Awakes (aka The Long Sleep)] & [part two: Tiger by the Tail], Complex, The Gladiators, Forward Base, Emily.


Steed and Peel in Oriental Style




Calendar of Events


Series Run

First U.S. Telecast: March 28, 1966

Last U.S. Telecast: September 15, 1969


U.S. Broadcast History

March 1966- July 1966, ABC, Monday 10:00-11:00pm

July 1966- September 1966, ABC, Thursday 10:00-11:00pm

January 1967- September 1967, ABC, Friday 10:00-11:00pm

January 1968- September 1968, ABC, Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm

September 1968- September 1969, ABC, Monday 7:30-8:30pm

September 1978- , CBS Friday 11:30pm-12:30am


Production Credits
Production info excerpt is from:
"The Complete Avengers" by Dave Rogers - 1989
"The Ultimate Avengers" by Dave Rogers - 1995


Links to most of the following are to www.imdb.com The Internet Movie Database.

The Avengers

Creator: Sydney Newman.

Season One
Ian Hendry & Patrick Macnee (1961)
Produced by: Leonard White
The Avengers Theme composed & played by: Johnny Dankworth
Story Editors: Patrick Brawn & John Bryce
26 monochrome episodes

Season Two
Patrick Macnee, Honor Blackman, Julie Stevens & Jon Rollason (1962)
Produced by: Leonard White (Episodes 1 to 14)
John Bryce (Episodes 15 to 26)
Music by: Johnny Dankworth
Story Editors: John Bryce (Episodes 1 to 14)
Richard Bates (Episodes 15 to 26)
26 monochrome episodes

Season Three
Patrick Macnee & Honor Blackman (1963-1964)
Produced by: John Bryce
Music by: Johnny Dankworth
Story Editor: Richard Bates
26 monochrome episodes

Season Four
Patrick Macnee & Diana Rigg (1965-1966)
Produced by: Julian Wintle
In charge of production: Albert Fennell
Associate Producer: Brian Clemens
Music by: Laurie Johnson
Story Editor: Brian Clemens
Art Director: Harry Pottle

Stunt double for Diana Rigg: Cyd Child.
26 monochrome episodes

Season Five
Patrick Macnee & Diana Rigg (1967-1968)
Produced by: Albert Fennell & Brian Clemens
Executive Producer: Julian Wintle
Music by: Laurie Johnson
Production Controller: Jack Greenwood
Music Editor: Karen Heward

Stunt double for Diana Rigg: Cyd Child.
25 colour episodes

Season Six
Patrick Macnee & Linda Thorson (1969)
Produced by: Albert Fennell & Brian Clemens
Executive in charge of production: Gordon L.T. Scott
Music by: Laurie Johnson
Additional Music by: Howard Blake
Production Controller: Jack Greenwood
Consultant to series: Julian Wintle
Story Consultant: Philip Levene

Story Editors: Bob Dearberg (two of the last four episodes).
Script Editor: Terry Nation
Music Editors: Karen Heward & Paul Clay
34 colour episodes

The New Avengers
Patrick Macnee, Joanna Lumley & Gareth Hunt (1978)
Series produced by: Albert Fennell & Brian Clemens (Episodes 1 to 25)
Music Composed by: Laurie Johnson
Production Supervisor: Ron Fry (Episodes 1 to 15)
Production Designer: Syd Cain

Writer: Dennis Spooner
Story Editors: Bob Dearberg, Graeme Clifford, Eric Wraite, Alan Killick & Ralph Sheldon
Fight Managers: Ray Austin & Cyd Child (Episodes 1 to 13)
Joe Dunne & Cyd Child (Episodes 14 to 26)
Casting Director: Maggie Cartier
Fashion Co-ordinators: Catherine Buckley (Episodes 1 to 13)
Jillie Murphy, Betty Jackson, & Jennifer Hocking (Episodes 14 to 26)
All 26 episodes produced by: Avengers (Film & TV) Enterprises Ltd. & IDTV TV Productions, Paris (Episodes 1-22) & Nielsen-Ferns Inc., Toronto (Episodes 23-26)

The Four Canadian episodes (Episodes 23-26) carried the following credits:
(Opening Credits)
Albert Fennell & Brian Clemens Present The New Avengers in Canada
Associate Producer: Ron Fry (Episodes 16 to 19, 21 to 26)
Production Designers: Seamus Flannery & Daniel Budin
Stunt Co-ordinator: Val Musetti & Dwayne McLean
Co-ordinating Producer for Avengers (Film & TV) Enterprises: Ray Austin (Episodes 23 to 26)
A Production of The Avengers (Film & TV) Enterprises Ltd. & IDTV TV Productions Paris & Neilsen-Ferns Toronto, Filmed on location in Canada (Episodes 23-26)

('Emily' carried an additional credit)

Produced in Canada by: Hugh Marlow & Jim Handley (Episode 26)
26 colour episodes


The Avengers was broadcast to over 120 countries, under various titles.
France: Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir (Bowler Hat and Leather Boots)
Germany: Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone (With Umbrella, Charm & Bowler)
Italy: Agente Speciale (Special Agent)
Serbia: Osvetnici (The Avengers)
Spain, Mexico and South America: Los Vengadores (The Avengers)
Romania: Răzbunătorii (The Avengers)
Bulgaria: Отмъстителите (The Avengers)
Portugal and Brazil: Os Vingadores (The Avengers)
The Netherlands: De Wrekers (The Avengers)
South Korea: 전격 제로 작전 (The Blitzkrieg Operation No. 0) for "The New Avengers"
Turkey: Tatli - Sert (Sweet - Hard)
Greece: Οι Εκδικητές (The Avengers)
Poland: Rewolwer i melonik (Revolver and Bowler Hat)
Taiwan: 復仇者 (The Avengers). From October 1969 to 1972 Emma Peel-era episode aired Tuesday evenings, 10-11 P.M.
Thailand: เพื่อนใจสายลับ (Alter Ego-The Spy) for season 1-3 , ขวัญใจสายลับ (Pop Lady-The Spy) for season 4-6 , กลอยใจสายลับ (Sweetie-The Spy) for season 7
Peru: Los Vengadores


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