Season 1, Episode 1: Hot Snow18 March 1961
When Dr. David Keel's fiancée is murdered by drug smugglers, the distraught physician swears to avenge her death by bringing the criminals to justice. He's aided in his quest by an elusive character who calls himself John Steed.
14 January 1961
Steed infiltrates a heroin-selling gang to get the evidence needed to convict Dr. Keel's fiancée's murderer. Dr. Keel discovers a rival gang has hired an assassin to kill Steed.
21 January 1961
Steed impersonates a master forger to get evidence against a gang of vicious criminals. Steed well-laid plans are thrown for a loop when the forger's girlfriend shows up demanding to see him.
Season 1, Episode 4: Nightmare28 January 1961
Dr. Keel poses as the missing husband of one of his patients and is shot for his troubles. A murderous anesthesiologist plans to finish the job by tampering with Dr. Keel's oxygen during a minor operation.
4 February 1961
A General fakes his own death and arranges his daughter to be kidnapped in an attempt to thwart his wife's plan to grab his entire fortune. Unfortunately, the girl falls into the wrong hands and needs to be rescued by Steed.
11 February 1961
Dr. Keel rescues a girl who tries to commit suicide by jumping into the Thames River. He discovers that the young lady is a trapeze artist with a visiting circus and foreign agents seek to capture her in order to force her father, a defecting scientist, to return to his country behind the Iron Curtain.
18 February 1961
While investigating a gang of diamond smugglers, Steed is drugged and finds himself accused of a hit-and-run accident.
25 February 1961
An immigrant worker in England on a forged passport picks up a radioactive isotope by mistake. Unless he's located quickly, he and anyone near him will suffer from radiation poisoning. The worker thinks the police are pursuing him because of his being an illegal alien and does his best not to be captured.
4 March 1961
Steed investigates a series of arson cases. He finds a clue that the next victim will be a hairdressing salon on the verge of bankruptcy. Carol is snooping around the salon at Steed's behest when the building explodes.
18 March 1961
Frank Preston is released from prison with only one thing on his mind - the recovery of 100,000 pounds that he hid after his final robbery. Frank isn't the only one after his ill-gotten gains - he's trailed by two thugs, a scheming wife and John Steed.
1 April 1961
In order to get evidence on a ring of criminals who specialize in blackmailing civil servants, Steed allows himself to be compromised in a Soho strip club.
15 April 1961
Dr. Keel rescues a dancing instructor who nearly died from gas asphyxiation. When he returns to check on his patient, the police arrest the doctor for murder. It seems that the doctor's scarf had been used to strangle the unlucky young woman.
29 April 1961
When Dr. Keel attends a conference in Switzerland he is arrested for murder. The police also discover a microdot containing secret information that Keel was unwittingly transporting.
13 May 1961
In order to smash a gang who specialize in jail breaking, Steed plays a prisoner with plenty of money and a desperate need be sprung from prison.
27 May 1961
Sir Thomas Waller disapproves of his daughter's choice in boyfriends and hires a criminal to scare off an unwanted suitor. Keel and Steed rescue the swain from the criminal's henchman and discover a clue to an extortion plot.
10 June 1961
After an assassination attempt on Dr. Keel's friend, a pro-Western African leader, Keel investigates the man's secretary, while Steed flies to Africa to search for the conspiracy's roots.
24 June 1961
When a government agent dies at a secret shipyard used to build submarines, Steed discovers foreign spies had arranged for the "accident."
8 July 1961
Dr. Keel discovers that a man's serious injury is a dangerous bullet wound and the injured man may be linked to a recent diamond heist.
Season 1, Episode 19: Toy Trap22 July 1961
Dr. Keel agrees to help the daughter of an old friend find her missing roommate. He traces the girl to the seamy underworld of prostitution.
5 August 1961
Top-secret documents are disappearing and Steed trails them to a tawdry fairgrounds in Southend. He's captured, hypnotized and left bound in a train tunnel to await his fate.
19 August 1961
While assisting hurricane victims in a remote Mexican village Dr. Keel treats a number of food-poisoning cases. He discovers that the vegetable oil the villagers have been given to cook with is actually hydraulic-fluid.
2 September 1961
A foreign monarch visiting London to sign a oil deal is targeted for assassination by dissidents from his native land.
9 December 1961
Steed and Keel confront a group of British fascists after discovering a Nazi war criminal frozen in a cryogenics experiment.
16 December 1961
When a revolutionary, but experimental, vaccine is stolen from a top-secret laboratory and a volunteer who was administered a dose dies, Keel and Steed agree to be human guinea pigs for the next test.
23 December 1961
A businessman struggles to sell a load of bananas before he dies from heart failure.
30 December 1961
Steed is sent to research facility when a scientist developing a radiation-proof material dies of radiation.
29 September 1962
One-Ten is convinced that the man is murdered while being interviewed on a live television show was the victim of a hired-killer called "The Teddy Bear." He concocts a plot to trap him using John Steed as bait and Cathy Gale as the woman who wants to hire an assassin to murder him.
6 October 1962
Steed and Cathy travel to Marseilles to pick up a flask of a secret new rocket fuel. When they arrive at the airport, they find the bottle gone and their contact dead. The pair battle foreign agents to regain the propellant.
13 October 1962
The president of a Balkan Republic is menaced by a masked assassin. Although Steed is sent to augment the visiting dignitary's security detail, his bodyguards are murdered one by one.
Season 2, Episode 4: Bullseye20 October 1962
The Home Office becomes concerned when gunrunning to Africa increases and the stockholders of a prominent British gun manufacturer are being murdered one by one. Cathy buys 20 percent of the company's stock to investigate their activities.
27 October 1962
A microfilm of North American early warning plans has been stolen and is believed to be somewhere in the luggage of a fading film star. Steed and Dr. King are assigned to retrieve it during a trip across the Atlantic on an ocean liner.
3 November 1962
Steed is ordered to infiltrate a gang of assassins. His appointment with their leader is in a small jazz club where Venus Smith is singing.
10 November 1962
A stamp collector is murdered after he discovers an extremely rare penny stamp being offered for sale on the open market. Cathy takes a job in the stamp collectors store to gather more information, but is unable to prevent a murder in an auction room.
17 November 1962
Steed investigates when the autopsy of a automobile accident victim reveals 50,000 pounds worth of diamonds in his stomach.
24 November 1962
While guarding a United Nations negotiator after an assassination attempt, Steed and a colleague fall under suspicion for selling state secrets.
1 December 1962
Steed and Cathy investigate the death of diamond importer's wife and its connection to smuggled diamonds that are flooding the market.
8 December 1962
Steed and Cathy investigate security leaks at a secret Navy base which renders its missile defense system useless. The trail leads to a sweet shop and the local pub with a very special dartboard.
15 December 1962
A powerful computer used to target incoming missiles continually breaks down. When one of scientists who developed the machine is found dead inside it, Steed and Cathy are asked to investigate.
22 December 1962
The Home Office is mystified when a diplomatic courier dies defending a satchel full of mundane documents. Steed and Cathy follow a trail of clues from Jamaica to Bogota, Lima and finally to Santiago in Chile to solve the crime.
29 December 1962
A Canadian plane crashes under mysterious circumstances in Ireland. Steed's leads take him to the Shamrock airport and a convent, while Dr. King performs autopsies on the dead passengers hoping to find a clue pointing to the wreck's cause.
Season 2, Episode 15: Intercrime6 January 1963
Cathy Gale impersonates a female assassin in order to get evidence needed to break up an international criminal syndicate. Before Cathy can complete her mission, the real murderess escapes from prison.
13 January 1963
Cathy's friends claim to have invented an unbreakable ceramic. Sinister forces want the formula for uses that have nothing to do with cups and saucers.
20 January 1963
Steed traces stolen classified documents to a nightclub where Venus Smith is working as a magician's assistant.
Season 2, Episode 18: Warlock27 January 1963
Steed is asked to guard a revolutionary new formula for fuel when its inventor is discovered in a coma. When he learns that the scientist was a member of a black magic cult, he and Cathy investigate.
3 February 1963
A thief steals two gold-plated eggs from Dr. Ashe, not realizing they house a deadly virus. Even though the burglar becomes extremely ill, he refuses to reveal where he has hidden the eggs.
10 February 1963
Steed investigates the alleged suicide of a college instructor and discovers that the weapon the man used to kill himself was a pistol with a silencer attached.
17 February 1963
A famous astronomer predicts that the entry into the solar system of a small star will result in the destruction of the Earth. Steed and Cathy try to discover the connection, if any, between the astronomer's dire prediction and the threats on his life.
24 February 1963
Venus Smith's camera and film are stolen at a fair. When Venus develops the one roll remaining in her possession she discovers she has taken a photograph of a man thought to have committed suicide days earlier.
3 March 1963
Steed survives an attempt by the Mafia to assassinate him for interfering with their drug traffic and tracks the would-be killers to a smaller provincial circus.
9 March 1963
While on holiday in Greece, Steed becomes involved in the investigation of a deep sea diver's mysterious death.
16 March 1963
Cathy's quiet weekend visiting with a friend is ruined by treachery, scheming and mysterious accidents.
23 March 1963
Steed suspects that the gymnasium Cathy is using to train a prize-fighter is actually the front for a gang of ambergris smugglers.
28 September 1963
The Avengers are tasked to investigate the Lakin brothers, two elderly lawyers with an amazing success record, having recently had an obvious traitor acquitted. In order to find out the secret of their success, Steed takes advice from them on how to murder Mrs. Gale and is then defended by them following her 'death'.
5 October 1963
A man whom Steed was to escort to New York disappears, before re-surfacing at the Adelphi Park Retirement Home. Then his neighbour turns up there. All the residents at the home are extremely wealthy and have named their next of kin as beneficiaries to avoid death duties. Mrs. Gale gets a job as assistant matron there to discover what is going on.
12 October 1963
A young government official staying at a holiday camp is killed and replaced by an exact double, part of a plan to gain information. Two other doppelgangers are also part of the plot, being hatched in the camp, and Mrs. Gale is sent to deal with the false Steed. Hopefully, she will get the right one.
19 October 1963
The Nutshell is the name of a secure underground bunker, to be used by the government in the event of a nuclear war and Steed and Mrs. Gale are shown around it. When military secrets start to be leaked the finger of suspicion points to Steed as a traitor and it is down to Mrs. Gale to clear her colleague's name.
26 October 1963
Steed attends the funeral of his former batman Wrightson, who had become a draughtsman on a modest salary in civilian life. However, at the will reading everyone is shocked to learn that he was exceedingly rich and apparently by honest means. Steed and Mrs. Gale investigate and uncover an ambitious plot involving insider trading.
2 November 1963
Michael Dyter, the newly elected M.P. for South East Anglia, is assassinated after he has threatened to expose a government plot concerning the theft of a nuclear warhead. Mrs. Gale replaces him as a potential political candidate but she and Steed discover that Dyter is actually alive and in possession of the war-head, which he intends to set off on November the Fifth.
9 November 1963
J. P. Spagge is an international criminal mastermind and The Avengers have a plan to trap him. They pose as thieves out to steal three million pounds worth of gold from a holding vault, though the heist goes wrong when Mrs. Gale is caught. In the event,this turns out to be merely a trick on the part of Spagge, to determine whether or not the 'robbers' are genuine. The real robbery is yet to come.
16 November 1963
Steed is involved in the escort of a pair of corneas to be used in a graft to give sight to Martin Halvarsson, a millionaire who has been blind since the Second World War. A doctor who opines that there is something wrong with the procedure is murdered and then it turns out that the donor of the corneas was also killed, apparently by one of Halvarsson's staff. The Avengers investigate.
23 November 1963
Steed discovers that somebody is flooding the market with cheap imitations of medical products being manufactured by the Willis-Sopwith Pharmaceutical Company. Furthermore, there is a plan to distribute poisoned medicines in an oil-rich Middle Eastern country to start a revolution and drive out the British companies there.
30 November 1963
When a spate of strange diseases breaks out on a global scale, the Avengers find out that grain being distributed by the United Food and Dressing Limited, has been deliberately tampered with and infected with ergot.Whilst investigating the firm's headquarters Mrs. Gale is caught and whisked off to a reconstruction of Ancient Rome, ruled by a mad, would-be Caesar called Bruno. His aim is to unleash bubonic plague upon the world and intends to test its effects on Mrs. Gale.
7 December 1963
Leaving a Chinese restaurant Steed picks up the wrong coat and finds a cheque to the value of £5,000 drawn to a bank in Hong Kong. It becomes evident that the restaurant is the front for an international gold smuggling operation, run by big wig Mr. Lo. However, the Avengers are surprised to encounter Major Ruse, a modern Robin Hood, and his band of ex-servicemen who are exploiting the racket for a worthy cause.
14 December 1963
Mrs. Gale is invited to spend a weekend at the stately home of Sir Cavalier Rasagne, an authority on medieval costume. However, when she arrives there is no sign of her host and before long it becomes clear that she has been set up by a man called Martin Goodman, who is planning a slow and sadistic revenge for the fact that, years earlier, he believes she broke his heart. Steed has to find her.
21 December 1963
A Middle eastern emir, Abdulla Akaba, comes to London as he does every year for his health check up by specialist doctor Spender. Steed believes that the emir will be killed by poisoning and poses as a chef at the hotel where he is staying.Poisoned mushrooms are detected but the emir actually dies of what appear to be natural causes. Has Dr. Spender engineered this ? Or a member of the emir's staff? And why? The Avengers investigate.
28 December 1963
All of the country's early warning systems bar one go off, mistakenly suggesting a nuclear attack. When land is about to be sold, adjacent to the one that was not sounded, interested buyers are invited to a fancy dress party on board a train. Steed, dressed as a gambler, and Mrs. Gale, a monk - and later a highwaywoman - join the party, where they meet the likes of Robin Hood and Napoleon Bonaparte and have to decide which one is a killer and why?
4 January 1964
Snowy, an albino elephant, is stolen from Noah's Ark, a specialist zoo run by Noah Marshall, specializing in distributing rare animals. Mrs. Gale's experience of living in Africa enables her to investigate when she puts herself forward as an ex-big game hunter applying for a position at the zoo. She uncovers an illegal ivory trade but ends up in the big cat's cage. . .
11 January 1964
The late reverend Harbottle was not what he seemed, as the gun and the antique German doll containing a micro-film,found in his belongings testify. In fact he was a member of Bibliotek, outwardly a religious organization but actually a front for a global crime syndicate. Posing as a man of the cloth, Steed enters their ranks and discovers a plot by certain factions to kill their leader, the bishop of Winnipeg. When the bishop perishes, Steed finds himself up against his deputy,gun-toting Sister Johnson.
18 January 1964
When five British agents working on the Corinthia espionage line between Austria and Hungary disappear, Steed is sent to investigate. Sadly for him, the sole survivor, Hal Anderson, points the finger at him as the traitor, and he sent to a brutal interrogation centre where a man known as the Wringer uses torture as part of his methods. Mrs. Gale does not doubt Steed's integrity and uncovers gross, not to say, criminal, negligence on the part of her superiors.
Season 3, Episode 18: Mandrake25 January 1964
Steed attends the funeral of a former colleague and not only suspects foul play but is struck by the fact that the tiny, isolated Cornish churchyard contains the corpses of several worthies hardly to be associated with the area. His investigations lead to a sinister assassination bureau, Mandrake Investments, who bury poison victims in the churchyard because its proximity to an old tin mine means that the nature of the soil prevents the detection of the poison.
1 February 1964
An agent is killed at a wine shop and Steed realises that one of two brothers ,Frederick Paignton, who work in the shop has been blackmailed by his boss into the murder. In the shop's cellar there is a dark room, used to develop military secrets on microfilm. Frederick's brother Allan's fiancee Marion, meanwhile,, is being forced to shut down the security system at the research station where she works. Mrs. Gale investigates the latter whilst Steed employs his nose for a good vintage.
8 February 1964
Whilst protecting the race horse of a visiting dignitary in England for the current racing season Steed observes that George Meadows, owner of the livery stables, is behaving oddly. This leads him to uncover a murder organization in which jockeys with high-powered binoculars single out chosen victims and kill them with poison darts.
15 February 1964
Angered by a noisy motor bike gang who ride on their land, elderly sisters Cynthia and Ermyntrude Peck, who claim to be witches, cast a spell which causes all the motor-bikes to stall. Not only that but almost every electronic and mechanical object in the area also tends to malfunction. Mrs. Gale in her leathers joins the gang to ask permission from the sisters to ride on their property and in the process discovers that these two sweet old dears may actually be in possession of a sophisticated long range jamming device. They may have built a better mouse-trap but it will cause some unsavoury types to beat a path to their door.
22 February 1964
Five years earlier the British Secret Service ordered Mark Charter to assassinate Sharp, a renegade British agent who defected to the enemy state of Abarain. But now the two countries are at peace and it is Sharp who has come to broker an important arms deal in Britain on behalf of his government. Charter, supposedly dead but actually in jail, is now free and is coming after Sharp, giving Steed the unusual task of protecting an erstwhile traitor.
29 February 1964
Agent Vinkel is the latest spy from 'the other side' to get polished off and, as ever, Steed is implicated but he persuades the opposition it would be best for the two camps to team up and expose a third party, committing the murders for their own agenda. Mrs. Gale is paired with Russian Martin, who, alas, gets killed at the dentist's. Steed and his partner, Kim Lawrence - actually an actress employed by the other side to test him - follow a trail to a charm school for English gentlemen - in reality an academy for assassins.
Season 3, Episode 24: Concerto7 March 1964
Stefan Veliko, a young Russian pianist, is making his concert debut in London. However, he is being used as a pawn in a game to wreck Anglo-Soviet relationships. First a young woman is found dead in his apartment, which is exploited to blackmail him into killing a delegate during a piano recital. Fortunately, he has the Avengers on his side, although it is a close call for Mrs. Gale.
14 March 1964
Young Highland Guardsman Corporal Craig is found shot, his corpse containing bullets from three separate guns. He has been shot by a firing squad, for treason, and when Steed re-enlists in the Army under his old rank of Major, he could very well end up the same way, thanks to a bizarre plot by latter day Jacobites, whose plan is to overthrow the monarchy and crown a descendant of the Stuart dynasty, a descendant who just happens to be Mrs. Gale!
21 March 1964
In investigating the death of a colleague who has died in a fire Steed and Mrs. Gale find an ornately-carved chess piece in the dead man's possession. This leads them to an importation business. On the face of it the commodity is lobsters but it is the front for a gang trying to smuggle heroin into the country.
28 September 1965
Steed and Emma visit a mysterious coastal town where several agents have vanished, and where the locals are not all they seem.
9 October 1965
Steed & Peel must find out why an early warning radar is failing. Emma joins the staff of The Sir Horace Winslip Hospital for Ailing Railwaymen while Steed has lunch with Sir Horace's aboard his private, indoor train.
16 October 1965
The Avengers investigate a series of murders of Corporate men, who have all been bidding on a new circuit element. Each one of them seems to have been killed by a powerful Karate blow, so Mrs. Peel visits a Karate Dojo, Steed's inquiries lead him to United Automation, where ex-Ministry scientist Dr. Armstrong is working on an electronic brain, not to mention cybernetic men.
23 October 1965
When a colleague is found dead in a large London department store Steed and Mrs. Peel go undercover as staff members, exposing a dastardly plot by the wheelchair-bound Horatio Kane to devastate the capital with a huge bomb housed within the store.
30 October 1965
When an agent in diving gear is found dead in a Scottish loch yet substantially taller than he was whilst he was alive Steed and Mrs. Peel visit a remote castle owned by the feuding De'ath cousins, Ian and Angus, to investigate the sinister goings-on.
6 November 1965
Government minister Sir Clive Todd is wounded as he and other ministers try to steal top secret documents. He has no idea why he did it and hypnosis is suggested. All concerned belonged to a club for people with high I.Q.s called RANSACK, who are about to meet at a school. The Avengers join the club in order to expose the mastermind behind the next heist - the theft of a plane from an R.A.F. base.
12 November 1965
Mr. Steed and Mrs. Peel investigate a murder-for-hire organization fronting as a matchmaking bureau.
20 November 1965
After a village poacher drowns in the middle of an open field, The Avengers are soon on the trail of a mad scientist able to control the weather.
27 November 1965
On their way to a closing down party at an air base the Avengers' car crashes when they swerve to avoid hitting a dog. The air base proves to be deserted and Steed is knocked out. When he recovers he is back at the car but minus Mrs. Peel and the party, when he gets there, is in full swing. It would seem that he has gone back an hour in time.
4 December 1965
Company chairmen across the city are dropping dead, apparently through natural causes. Can Steed and Mrs Peel discover who is making a killing?
11 December 1965
A man-eating plant from outer space lands in Middle England and takes several top horticulturists as its prisoners in an effort to germinate the Earth. Fortunately for the Earth, Steed just happens to be a herbicidal maniac.
18 December 1965
A mysterious Russian called Psev is arriving for a conference at which Steed and Mrs. Peel have been hired to act as the security guards. However, a man called Gordon Webster who is an exact double for Steed turns up and offers his services to Psev's entourage of four people, fooling Mrs. Peel in the process and agreeing to kill Steed. Though he is thwarted it turns out that Psev is also not exactly the man that everybody had expected him to be.
25 December 1965
Steed has been having bad dreams involving Christmas trees and a man dressed as Santa Claus. At a party given by publisher and Dickens fan Brandon Storey, two telepathic spies attempt to read Steed's mind and make sense of the dream. However, the dream is echoed exactly by the events of the party, enabling Steed to spot the villains in advance and identify the dangerous Santa.
31 December 1965
When birds begin to fall from branches in flocks, it seems someone is using the banned chemical Silent Dust in the countryside of Cornwall. Steed and Peel soon find out a that a small group of local landowners is planning to use the Dust a to blackmail the country by destroying Dorsett.
8 January 1966
Dr. Wadkin, one of 7 scientist who have disappeared over the last year, suddenly reappears and attacks his Chinese wife. Steed and Peel find out that all of the missing scientist stayed at room 621 of the Chessman hotel before they vanished. Against her will, Emma poses as a receptionist while Steed pretends to be the famous food critic, M. Gourmet.
15 January 1966
A man dressed in tropical clothes is found in Hertfortshire with an Kalayan arrow in his back. He has then fallen into a coma, yet there is no poison to be detected. All clues lead to an delusional Colonel living close by in a simulated tropical climate as if he were still serving in Kalaya. While Emma watches over an increasing number of comatose men, 'Major' Steed is invited into the Colonel's officers club with open arms, but is not allowed to leave.
21 January 1966
When Steed returns home early from a holiday, he finds Mrs. Peel replaced by an actress, Georgie Price-Jones. Subsequently everyone involved in the hiring of Georgie is stabbed to death with double-O knitting needles. It seems the real Mrs. Peel has become Lot 17 of 'Art Incorporated', an organization which prides itself on being able to obtain any object for any one as long as the price is right.
29 January 1966
Steed and Mrs. Peel join an exclusive golf club to catch a government scientist passing secrets to the Iron Curtain.
5 February 1966
When a foreign agent is caught trying to dispose of a body, the investigation leads Steed and Mrs. Peel to a dancing school that's infiltrating the country with enemy spies.
12 February 1966
Someone is organizing a group of danger craving psychopaths. Steed and Mrs. Peel must stop them before their next caper - stealing the crown jewels.
19 February 1966
A modern day Hellfire Club, led by libertine John Cleverly Cartney, plans to incite chaos by killing three foreign Prime Ministers.
26 February 1966
Steed enrolls in a prestigious Butler school to investigate a leak in Government secrets. Emma attempts to seduce one of the three main suspects, an RAF playboy known to the ladies as Georgie-Porgie.
5 March 1966
Mrs. Peel is bequeathed an old house by an uncle Jack, whom she never knew existed. In the event, he did not exist. The house is a former lunatic asylum and it is all a ruse by a vengeful ex-employee of Mrs. Peel's to submit her to mind games which will drive her insane.
12 March 1966
Economist James Broom is shot with an arrow by one of a group dressed as Robin Hood whilst on his way to meet a man opposed to his Utopian vision of a new Europe. The trail leads the Avengers to St. Bode's College, where anarchic students oppose traditional schools of thought. Could one of these have killed Broom? All is revealed at a fancy dress party where everyone is a character from the Robin Hood legend.
19 March 1966
Eleven businessmen and counting have been mysteriously murdered, their affairs taken over by their able secretaries. The smell of perfume lingering over one of the dead bodies leads Mrs Peel to J.J. Hooter, who quickly becomes the next man to snuff it. With secretaries as their only clue, Steeds decides to hire one and Emma to take up the profession.
26 March 1966
Two undercover agents are shot at Q.Q.F. Incorporated but one survives long enough to clue in Steed and Peel. So, Steed visits the Quite Quite Fantastic office (where fantasies are made to come true) while Emma looks into B. Bumble's honey shop. They soon surmise that someone is aiming for Prince Ali of Barabia, who is visiting London with his harem of 320 wives.
11 January 1967
The members of a society that watches Venus are dying one by one from something that turns them completely white, so Steed joins them to flush out the culprit while Peel chases a light that seems related to the killings.
18 January 1967
The executives of several ceramics companies are being driven crazy or killed by fear. The trail leads to a consulting company with some unusual techniques for helping their clients beat their competition.
25 January 1967
When a mad miscreant whips up a time machine, it takes The Avengers no time at all to show him the "era" of his ways.
1 February 1967
When an enemy agent purchases a secret "invisibilty" formula, it takes the perceptive Avengers to see through his plans. The Avengers deals with the Cold War with an aristocratic detachment.
10 February 1967
Two spies have obtained information about a secret missile base which they are passing to the other side, via a person known as Captain Caruso, whom the Avengers are charged to locate. In the event the good Captain turns out to be a trained parrot who possesses a photographic memory . . .
15 February 1967
Several businessmen have been killed, the murderer having apparently clawed them to death so that the initial suspect is an author who owns a bird of prey and had a grudge against a victim who ran a publishing house. However, the discovery of a comic called 'The Winged Avenger' featuring a super-hero is found by the latest victim. And could the invention of Professor Poole, boots that allow the wearer to climb walls and scale ceilings, be involved?
22 February 1967
Five years after a mine disaster, Mrs. Peel and Steed are called upon to investigate the spooky goings-on at the local inn. The ghost of the 16th Duke of Benedict, who was reputedly lost in the mine disaster, has been seen wandering the area and Emma joins SMOG and FOG in a ghost hunt. The Duke's ghost supposedly takes Emma with him to his final resting place in the collapsed mine, but Steed descends into the shaft to rescue her. He finds a secret underground city that is being used to stage an invasion of England; the mine disaster was just a cover-up for the plan. Steed rescues Emma and country by cutting off access to the topside elevator.
1 March 1967
What seems to be a man eating tiger on the loose is actually the first step in a plan to take over the whole of England.
8 March 1967
Somebody is systematically killing off foreign agents and Steed, who is initially implicated, declares a truce and calls on his Russian opposite number, Nutski. Along with Soviet agents Anna and Ivan the Avengers discover SNOB, an exceedingly English gentlemen's club with murderously patriotic members.
18 March 1967
The Avengers "are needed" after reports that a motorist has repeatedly run over and supposedly killed the same person. Their investigations lead them to the country and the top secret Neoteric Research Unit, which is run by the appropriately-named Dr. Frank N. Stone, who has made a startlingly life-like robot of himself, so much so that Steed finds it hard to tell the two Stones apart.
Season 5, Episode 11: Epic29 March 1967
Z.Z. von Schnerk, a mad Teutonic film director of the Erich von Stroheim variety, along with his has-been leading actor and actress, Stewart Kirby and Damita Syn, capture Mrs. Peel in an effort to make a movie about her life and exciting adventures. Unfortunately it is to end with her violent death so Steed has to follow the clues to find her.
5 April 1967
Steed is invited to a party on an aeroplane with six other people who include a matador, a cowboy and a circus strong man. As the pilotless , remote-controlled craft takes off, a voice announces that they are bound for a desert island where one of them will be revealed as a super-killer. Mrs. Peel has to work out how to get to her partner as the bodies start to pile up.
12 April 1967
Whilst travelling on an express train on a quest to find a missing agent, Steed and Mrs. Peel get caught up in an assassination attempt on the life of the British Prime Minister on the part of a disgruntled and murderous ticket collector. They are helped in their efforts to foil him by Mr. Crewe, an eccentric owner of an abandoned station.
22 April 1967
Reliable men are reverting to childhood, and blabbing all of their secrets to kindly old "Nanny Roberts."
Season 5, Episode 15: The Joker29 April 1967
Mrs. Peel is invited to a bridge party at a house on Exmoor but when she arrives she discovers that she has been lured there by a man known as 'The joker'. She had once helped to put him in prison, but he has now escaped and with his two crazy accomplices, subjects Mrs. Peel to a series of lethal tricks and traps as Steed arrives to help her.
3 May 1967
Mad scientist Dr. Krelmar is working on a machine that allows two people to swap minds and enemy agents Basil and Lola intend to use it with the Avengers to get them to destroy their network. Basil exchanges personalities with Steed but Mrs. Peel is suspicious that the man who looks like her partner is acting out of character and has to persuade the real Steed what is going on.
30 September 1967
Paul Beresford, the brother of Clement Armstrong, the creator of the Cybernauts, blames Steed and Mrs. Peel for his brother's death at the cold hands of his own creations. Aided by Armstrong's assistant Benson, he abducts several scientists who are blackmailed into producing a new batch of Cybernauts. Whilst he is the perfect gentleman towards Mrs. Peel, his aim is to turn her and Steed into human robots.
7 October 1967
Sir Andrew Boyd, the British delegate at a European peace conference has a dream in which he is run over and killed by a car. The dream comes true. The Avengers are charged with the safety of his successor, Lord Melford. He too is beginning to have bad dreams, involving a sinister man who turns out to be a member of the Eastern bloc. There is a plot afoot to derail the conference and Steed and Mrs. Peel intend to foil it.
14 October 1967
The Avengers go to the dogs as their only lead when $50,000 of stolen diamonds is found in a dead man's stomach. Mismatched Borzoi hairs lead Steed and Emma to a pet cemetery where they take the bite out of the villain's bark.
21 October 1967
The hunt for a murdered courier's despatch leads Steed and Emma to a deadly car race with a "shocking" surprise at the finish line. It takes The Avengers to flag down the murderers and apply the brakes to their plans.
28 October 1967
Steed and Mrs. Peel stop a clever blackmailing scheme targeting millionaires.
4 November 1967
A scientist is killed by having been hurled through and embedded in a wall. This is the latest death of a person engaged in the government's Project 90, whose documents can also not be found. When the Avengers investigate they discover a bizarre means of murder whereby the killer can carry an electrical charge to the victim without being electrocuted themselves.
11 November 1967
When Mrs. Peel's friend Major Croft goes missing she traces him to the picture postcard village of Little Storping. Unfortunately the entire population are assassins for hire who lure their victims to the village, kill them and then claim that they have never been there. Croft has been killed, along with his valet to prevent them from exposing the sinister secret and Mrs. Peel is next on the hit list unless Steed can save her. Fortunately, she manages to put in a phone call to her 'husband.'
18 November 1967
A car carrying two Ministry officials, enroute to investigate the budget overruns on Professor Rushton's latest project, vanishes under escort. Steed goes to investigate, and discovers the hard way where the money has gone; to build a device capable of shrinking anything to a fraction of its normal size. While Rushton has great science- and industry-oriented plans for the device, his assistant Chivers has plans of his own... to make a profit, and dispose of anyone in his way. Steed, inches tall, manages to telephone Emma with a warning, but she is captured by a co-conspirator of Chivers, and next faces the shrinking machine. How will Steed and Emma get through this one?
12 March 1968
Steed's colleague Sean Mortimer comes to see him in a very confused state. He knows there is a traitor in the organization but he has been drugged to put him in an amnesiac state and he can remember little else. Mrs. Peel investigates but she too falls prey to the drug as she and Sean are abducted by bikers. It is down to trainee agent 69, Tara King, to whom Steed is introduced by spymaster 'Mother' to help him save the day. Finally Miss King becomes his new partner as Mrs. Peel's missing husband reappears and she goes off to join him.
Season 7, Episode 2: Game23 September 1968
Tara and Steed try to put the pieces together when people begin showing up dead in unique locations with jigsaw puzzle pieces on their person.
30 September 1968
Secrets are leaking out of Cipher HQ like a sieve, but all of the employees insist that everything has been "perfectly normal." However, The Avengers find a link between the stolen information and a window cleaning service.
7 October 1968
The Avengers investigate the Anastasia Nursing Academy, whose matron and her partner Glover are developing the ultimate in germ warfare - a virus which causes the victim to literally sneeze themself to death. Their aim is to sell it to the highest bidder and it is the task of Steed and Miss King to protect the doctors who can provide the antidote.
Season 7, Episode 5: Split!10 April 1968
Security agents are being murdered, and the clues point to notorious foreign agent Boris Kartovski. The only problem is that Steed killed Kartovski five years earlier.
30 October 1968
George is the country's top computer but somebody is attempting to sabotage him via shooting, acid corrosion and shutting him down. He is able to send part of a message on a print-out but the Avengers are still none the wiser as to who is trying to disable him and call upon his creator for clues.
6 November 1968
Witnesses and agents investigating upper class blackmailer Lord Edgefield can't seem to tell the truth.
13 November 1968
Somebody is leaking secrets from the Carmadoc research institute and suspicion falls upon Steed, who has been spending some time there. He is accordingly put under rather luxurious house arrest at Mother's, whilst Miss King and her somewhat incompetent new partner Watney unmask the real traitor.
4 November 1968
Steed comes into possession of a jewelled ornamental dagger, known as the Falcon. It is highly sought after because it will lead to the whereabouts of the world's most valuable black pearl. Unfortunately, everyone who has ever owned the dagger has met an untimely end. Steed and Miss King must find the pearl and break the sequence.
28 October 1968
Having broken his leg, Steed is now convalescing in a private hospital, where he is visited by Miss King. However, she has been followed - by Gerald Kafka - the driven former head of Murder international. Thanks to Steed he was caught and sent to prison for seven years. Now he is released and swearing vengeance on the man who put him inside. His plan is that Steed will die at exactly twelve noon. With Steed incapacitated, it is down to Miss King to save the day.