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Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1976 | 1977


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Eagle's Nest

17 October 1976
Steed investigates the death of a colleague while Gambit witnesses the kidnapping of Professor Von Claus. Purdey scuba dives to the remote island of St. Dorca, where a monastery hides a secret and Germany's greatest treasure.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey

Peter Cushing ... Von Claus
Derek Farr ... Father Trasker
Frank Gatliff ... Karl
Sydney Bromley ... Hara
Trevor Baxter ... Brown-Fitch
Joyce Carey ... Lady with Dog
Neil Phillips ... Main
Brian Anthony ... Stannard
Ronald Forfar ... Jud
Jerold Wells ... Barker
Geraldine Gardner ... Gerda (as Trudi Van Doorne)
Peter Porteous ... Nazi Corporal
Charles Bolton ... Ralph
Calum Macrae ... Monk #3 (uncredited)
Raymond Mason ... Man with Suitcase (uncredited)
Maggy Maxwell ... Dowager (uncredited)
Sammie Winmill ... Molly (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: House of Cards

7 October 1976
Steed, Purdey and Gambit, aided by a flock of rabid female fans rescue defector Professor Vasil from under the nose of Ivan Perov at an airport. Perov reactivates a group of 13 sleepers known as the House of Cards in order to avenge himself on the Avengers and get Vasil back to Russia.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Peter Jeffrey ... Ivan Perov

Frank Thornton ... Roland
Lyndon Brook ... Cartney
Derek Francis ... The Bishop
Mark Burns ... Spence
Geraldine Moffat ... Jo

Annette Andre ... Suzy Miller (as Annette André)
Ina Skriver ... Olga
Murray Brown ... David Miller
Gordon Sterne ... Professor Vasil
Dan Meaden ... Boris
Jeremy Wilkin ... Dr. Tulliver
Anthony Bailey ... Frederick
Terence Plummer ... Minder (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: The Last of the Cybernauts...?

21 October 1976
Double agent Felix Kane is horribly disfigured while being chased by the New Avengers. A year later, Kane forces Frank Goff to breathe new life into old Cybermen left in storage by Goff's former employer, Dr. Armstrong. Further more, Professor Mason is kidnapped and forced to apply the Cybernaut technology to rebuild Kane's body so he can exact his revenge on Steed, Purdey and Gambit personally.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Robert Lang ... Felix Kane
Oscar Quitak ... Malov

Gwen Taylor ... Doctor Marlow
Basil Hoskins ... Professor Mason
Robert Gillespie ... Frank Goff
David Horovitch ... Tom Fitzroy
Sally Bazely ... Laura
Pearl Hackney ... Mrs. Weir
Martin Fisk ... 2nd Guard

Eric Carte ... Terry
Ray Armstrong ... 1st Guard
Rocky Taylor ... Cybernaut
Davina Taylor ... Tricia

Season 1, Episode 4: The Midas Touch

14 October 1976
Professor Turner has found the ultimate carrier for a host of deadly diseases, calls him Midas and offers him to the highest bidder in exchange for gold. However, Steed's former colleague Freddie, now a vagrant is on to him and manages to pass over a few hints to the New Avengers before he succumbs to everything.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
John Carson ... Freddy
Ed Devereaux ... Vann
Ronald Lacey ... Hong Kong Harry
David Swift ... Turner
Jeremy Child ... Lieutenant
Robert Mill ... Curator
Ray Edwards ... Garvin
Gilles Millinaire ... Midas
Pik Sen Lim ... Sing (as Pik-Sen Lim)
Chris Tranchell ... Doctor
Lionel Guyett ... Tayman
Geoffrey Bateman ... Simpson
Tim Condren ... Boz
Peter Winter ... Morgan
Bruce Bould ... Froggart
Bruno Elrington ... Choy
Pola Churchill ... Princess (uncredited)
Kenneth Gilbert ... Rostock (uncredited)

Tania Mallet ... Sara (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: Cat Amongst the Pigeons

31 October 1976
The New Avengers investigate the murders of several ecologists who seem to have been attacked by flocks of kamikaze birds. Before long each one of them encounters a feathered foe on their trail.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Vladek Sheybal ... Zarcardi
Matthew Long ... Turner
Basil Dignam ... Hugh Rydercroft

Peter Copley ... Prof. Waterlow
Hugh Walters ... Lewington

Gordon Rollings ... Bridlington
Joe Black ... Hudson
Patrick Connor ... Foster
Kevin Stoney ... Tomkins
Andy Bradford ... Merton (as Andrew Bradford)

Brian Jackson ... Controller

Season 1, Episode 6: Target!

7 November 1976
Ministry agents are dropping dead of natural causes either on leave, or just about to go. Discovering a pattern, all clues lead back to the training range where Purdey has just scored a 99% walk through. Unfortunately for her, it's the one remaining per cent that kills.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Keith Barron ... Draker

Robert Beatty ... Col. Ilenko
Roy Boyd ... Fred Bradshaw
Frederick Jaeger ... Jones
Malcolm Stoddard ... George Myers

Deep Roy ... Klokoe

John Paul ... Dr. Kendrick
Bruce Purchase ... Prof. Lopez
Dennis Blanch ... Talmadge
Robert Tayman ... Dick Palmer
Marc Boyle ... McKay (uncredited)
Peter Brace ... Potterton (uncredited)
Susannah MacMillan ... Nurse Susie (uncredited)
John Saunders ... Titherbridge (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: To Catch a Rat

4 November 1976
D16 Agent Irwin Gunner was on the trail of a double agents known as White Rat in 1960 when an arranged trapeze accident caused him to suffer amnesia. 17 years later he begins to regain his memory and vows to track down the Rat, who has certainly moved up in the world by now. As Steed, Purdey and Gambit race to catch up with the long lost agent known only to them as 'Flyer', the White Rat ans his accomplices do the same in order to silence him.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey

Ian Hendry ... Irwin Gunner
Edward Judd ... Cromwell
Robert Flemyng ... Minister Quaintance
Barry Jackson ... John Cledge
Anthony Sharp ... Grant
Jeremy Hawk ... Finder

Bernice Stegers ... Operator
Jo Kendall ... Nurse
Dallas Cavell ... Farmer
Sally-Jane Spencer ... Mother

Genevieve Allenbury ... Bridget (uncredited)
Matthew Gilpin ... Terry Plummer (uncredited)
Anita Graham ... Helga (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: The Tale of the Big Why

25 November 1976
Bert Brandon is released from jail and several parties, including the New Avengers, follow him to get their hands on the information he has been keeping secret, whatever it may be.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Derek Waring ... George Harmer

Jenny Runacre ... Irene Brandon
George A. Cooper ... Burt Brandon
Roy Marsden ... Frank Turner
Gary Waldhorn ... Roach
Rowland Davies ... Poole
Geoffrey Toone ... Minister
Maev Alexander ... Mrs. Frank Turner (as Maeve Alexander)

Season 1, Episode 9: Faces

9 December 1976
The New Avengers uncover an operation that is substituting doubles for politicians and other high ranking members of society. All the lookalikes seem to have been found amongst the drunks and derelicts of The Mission for the Distressed and Needy, so Gambit pretends to be a drunk named Walton, while Purdey infiltrates the organization on her own as 'Lollita'. Meanwhile, is Steed still himself, or is there a replacement in his stead?

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
David de Keyser ... Dr. Prator
Edward Petherbridge ... Mullins
Richard Leech ... Craig Terrison
Neil Hallett ... Mark Clifford
Annabel Leventon ... Wendy Clifford
David Webb ... Harold Bilston
Donald Hewlett ... Torrance
J.G. Devlin ... Tramp
Jill Melford ... Sheila Rainor

Michael Sheard ... Peters
Robert Putt ... Attendant

Season 1, Episode 10: Sleeper

12 December 1976
The New Avengers are present at a demonstration of a new gas, S-95, that can knock out people instantaneously. Unfortunately a criminal called Brady is also present, steals 2 cannisters as well as the anti-dote and puts the heart of London to sleep the next morning. Now Steed, Gambit and Purdey are the only people left awake and able to stop the criminal gang from robbing all the banks of London. Unfortunately, Steed & Gambit have no way of contacting Purdey, and Purdey has trouble keeping her pajama bottoms up.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Keith Buckley ... Brady
Arthur Dignam ... Dr. Graham
Mark Jones ... Chuck
Prentis Hancock ... Bart
Sara Kestelman ... Tina
Gavin Campbell ... Fred

David Schofield ... Ben
George Sweeney ... Phil
Peter Godfrey ... Carter - Pilot
Leo Dolan ... Bill

Jason White ... Policeman
Tony McHale ... Policeman
Joe Dunne ... Frank Hardy (uncredited)
Peter Richardson ... Man in Car (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 11: Three Handed Game

2 December 1976
Steed has invented a way of using a triumvirate of agents with photographic memories to memorize top secret information in three parts. Each third being useless without the other two. A brilliant criminal named Juventor plans to use a mind-swapping device to piece all three parts together and sell the combined information to the highest bidder. When he learns The New Avengers are closing in on him, Juventor decides to swap brains completely with one of his victims.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
David Wood ... Ranson
Michael Petrovitch ... Larry

Stephen Greif ... Juventor (as Stephen Grief)
Tony Vogel ... Ivan

Gary Raymond ... Roger Masgard
Terry Wood ... Colonel Meroff
Annie Lambert ... Helen McKay
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... General

John Paul ... Doctor
Hugh Morton ... Professor
Noel Trevarthen ... Tony Field
Bill Bailey ... Cary

Season 1, Episode 12: Dirtier by the Dozen

19 December 1976
General Stevens has gone missing while inspecting the 19th Special Commando Division unannounced. Gambit intercepts a canister of combat footage starring the commanding officer of the 19th: Colonel 'Mad Jack' Miller. Purdey has her finds her way into the training area by way of a pub filled with soldiers.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey

John Castle ... Colonel 'Mad Jack' Miller
Shaun Curry ... Sergeant Bowdon
Stephen Moore ... Major Prentice

Alun Armstrong ... Private George Harris
Ballard Berkeley ... Colonel Foster
Michael Barrington ... General Stevens
Michael Howarth ... Captain Tony Noble
John Forbes-Robertson ... Doctor
Brian Croucher ... Terry
John Labanowski ... Keller
David Purcell ... Orderly
Francis Mughan ... Freddie
John Challis ... Soldier (uncredited)
Richard Derrington ... Turner (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping ... Travis (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor ... Soldier (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 13: Gnaws

21 December 1976
Scientists Thornton & Carter have discovered a radioactive isotope that causes vegetables and living things to grow exceedingly. Rather than informing the Ministry, they decide to keep the secret for themselves. But when some of the isotope is spilled down the drain, reports soon surface of a monster emerging from the sewers intend on killing man.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey

Julian Holloway ... Charles Thornton
Peter Cellier ... Carter
Jeremy Young ... Ivan Chislenko

Patrick Malahide ... George
Keith Marsh ... Tramp Joe
Ken Wynne ... Tramp Arthur

William Morgan Sheppard ... Walters (as Morgan Shepherd)
John Watts ... Edward Harlow
Keith Alexander ... Malloy
Ronnie Laughlin ... Motor Mechanic
Anulka Dziubinska ... Girl (uncredited)

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Dead Men Are Dangerous

8 September 1977
Steed's friend from childhood attempts to overcome his inferiority complex by taking revenge on him.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey

Clive Revill ... Mark Crayford
Richard Murdoch ... Pinman Perry

Gabrielle Drake ... Penny Redfern
Terence Taplin ... Hara (as Terry Taplin)
Michael Turner ... Dr. George Culver
Trevor Adams ... Sandy
Roger Avon ... Headmaster
Gabor Vernon ... Russian Doctor

Season 2, Episode 2: Angels of Death

15 September 1977
A nefarious crew of health spa workers plot to bring the Empire to its knees by killing off key government workers through "natural causes".

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Dinsdale Landen ... Coldstream
Terence Alexander ... Manderson

Caroline Munro ... Tammy
Michael Latimer ... Reresby
Richard Gale ... Pelbright

Lindsay Duncan ... Jane

Pamela Stephenson ... Wendy
Annette Lynton ... Pam
Moira Foot ... Cindy
Christopher Driscoll ... Martin

Melissa Stribling ... Sally Manderson
Anthony Bailey ... Simon Carter
Hedger Wallace ... Colonel Tomson
Jennie Goossens ... Mrs. Pelbright

Season 2, Episode 3: Medium Rare

22 September 1977
A psychic medium makes eerily accurate predictions about Steed's future.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey

Jon Finch ... Wallace
Mervyn Johns ... Elderly Man
Jeremy Wilkin ... Richards
Sue Holderness ... Victoria Stanton
Neil Hallett ... Roberts
Maurice O'Connell ... McBain
Diana Churchill ... Dowager Lady
Celia Foxe ... Model Girl
Steve Ubels ... Young Man at Seance
Allan Weston ... Mason
Marc Boyle ... Parr (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Usher (uncredited)
Hugh Walters ... George Cowley (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 4: The Lion and the Unicorn

29 September 1977
With the help of Gambit and Purdey, Steed manages to capture the ruthless killer known as The Unicorn whom he has been tracking for ten years. The Unicorn's accomplices kidnap a British royal to use as a hostage to swap. Unfortunately they are unaware that their previous rescue attempt left The Unicorn lying dead on the floor.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Jean Claudio ... Unicorn
Maurice Marsac ... LeParge
Raymond Bussières ... Henri
Jacques Maury ... Ritter
Raoul Delfosse ... Marco
Gerald Sim ... Minister
Henri Czarniak ... Grima (as Henry Czarniak)
Jean-Pierre Bernard ... 1st Bodyguard
Ludwig Gaum ... 2nd Bodyguard

Season 2, Episode 5: Obsession

6 October 1977
June 1977. Purdey is confronted with her former fiancée Larry Doomer. She's been avoiding him ever since he attempted to murder a Middle Eastern emissary 7 years earlier. Now it seems he's planning a second attempt by using a brand new RAF rocket.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey

Martin Shaw ... Larry
Mark Kingston ... General Canvey
Terence Longdon ... Commander East

Lewis Collins ... Kilner
Anthony Heaton ... Morgan
Tommy Boyle ... Wolach
Roy Purcell ... Controller

Season 2, Episode 6: Trap

29 September 1977
The New Avengers, with some help from CIA agent Marty Brice, stop a drug deal arranged by Chinese crime lord Soo Choy. To rectify this embarrassment, Soo Choy lures Steed, Purdey and Gambit to his territory in order to exact his revenge in front of his peers.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Terry Wood ... Soo Choy
Ferdy Mayne ... Arcarti
Robert Rietty ... Dom Carlos
Kristopher Kum ... Tansing
Yasuko Nagazumi ... Yasko
Stuart Damon ... Marty Brine
Barry Lowe ... Murford
Annegret Easterman ... Miranda
Bruce Boa ... Mahon

Larry Lamb ... Williams
Ann Maj-Brit ... Girlfriend (as Maj-Britt)
Edward Kelsey ... Soo choy (voice)
Vincent Wong ... Courier (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 7: Hostage

3 October 1977
Purdey is kidnapped and Steed is given instructions to copy some top secret documents in order to get her back. Unable to tell anyone what he's doing, the Ministry begins to suspect Steed has switched sides and Gambit is ordered to follow him.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
William Franklyn ... McKay
Simon Oates ... Spelman
Michael Culver ... Walters
Anna Palk ... Suzy
Barry Stanton ... Packer
Richard Ireson ... Vernon
George Lane Cooper ... Marvin (as George Lane-Cooper)

Season 2, Episode 8: K Is for Kill: Part 1: The Tiger Awakes

27 October 1977
In 1945 Russian soldier Stanislav stole the secret of longevity from a Tibetian monk. He created an army of 252 sleepers that were stationed all over Europe. In 1965, one of them awoke by accident and went on a rampage in Berkshire. 12 years later, the same thing happens to a larger group in France. Only in death do the Russian soldiers show their advanced age. Steed, recognizing the symptoms, takes off for France with Gambit and Purdey.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Pierre Vernier ... Colonel Martin
Maurice Marsac ... General Gaspard
Charles Millot ... Lt. Stanislav
Paul-Emile Deiber ... Toy
Christine Delaroche ... Jeanine Leparge
Sacha Pitoëff ... Kerov
Erick Desmarestz ... Ivan (as Eric Desmaretz)
Sylvain Clément ... Vassili
Krishna Clough ... Soldier
Kenneth Watson ... Salvation Army Major
Tony Then ... Monk
Eric Allan ... Penrose

Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 9: K Is for Kill: Part 2: Tiger by the Tail

3 November 1977
250 of the Russian sleeping commandos have been defeated and accounted for. Only the two most dangerous K-agents remain. Colonel Stanislav orders them to assassinate General Gaspard and the French President in order to cause the outbreak of World War III.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Pierre Vernier ... Colonel Martin
Maurice Marsac ... General Gaspard
Charles Millot ... Col. Stanislav
Paul-Emile Deiber ... Toy
Christine Delaroche ... Jeanine Leparge
Maxence Mailfort ... Turkov
Sacha Pitoëff ... Kerov
Albert Simono ... Minister (as Alberto Simono)
Jacques Monnet ... Waiter
Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Minsky (as Frank Olivier)
Guy Mairesse ... Guard
Cyrille Besnard ... Secretary
Eric Allan ... Penrose (uncredited)
Krishna Clough ... Soldier (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden ... French Warehouse Man (uncredited)
Tony Then ... Tibetan Monk (uncredited)
Kenneth Watson ... Salvation Army Major (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 10: Complex

10 November 1977
The New Avengers fly to Toronto, Canada to learn the identity of KGB assassin X-41, aka Scapina. Unfortunately all their contacts end up dead before they are able to spill the beans. Also, Gambit keeps getting arrested by the Canadian police and Purdey finds herself trapped in a ultra modern building.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Cec Linder ... Baker

Harvey Atkin ... Talbot

Vlasta Vrana ... Karavitch
Rudy Lipp ... Koschev

Jan Rubes ... Patlenko
Michael Ball ... Cope
David Nicholls ... Greenwood
Suzette Couture ... Miss Cummings
Gerald Crack ... Berisford Holt

Season 2, Episode 11: The Gladiators

18 November 1977
Though officially on holiday in Canada, the New Avengers join the search for several missing Soviet and Canadian agents. KGB agent Karl Sminsky has achieved super human strength thanks to a combination of martial arts. Now he is gathering a group of 'gladiators' to teach his secrets to.

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey

Louis Zorich ... Karl
Neil Vipond ... Chuck Peters
Bill Starr ... O'Hara
Peter Boretski ... Tarnokoff
Yanci Bukovec ... Barnoff
Jan Muszynski ... Cresta
Micheal Donaghue ... Hartley

George Chuvalo ... Huge Man
Dwayne McLean ... Rogers
Patrick Sinclair ... Ivan Levisanov

Doug Lennox ... Nada

Season 2, Episode 12: Emily

25 November 1977
On the trail of the elusive agent 'The Fox', the New Avengers find their target has left a palm print on the roof of a car. Borrowing the vehicle, which is called 'Emily' from her owner proves to be easier than getting it safely to the Canadian Secret Service in Toronto

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Jane Mallett ... Miss Daly
Leslie Carlson ... Douglas Collings (as Les Carlson)
Richard Davidson ... Phillips
Brian Petchey ... Reddington
Peter Aykroyd ... Mirschtia
Pj Torokvei ... Kalenkov
Jack Duffy ... Radio Operator
Ed McNamara ... Chicken Farmer
Don Legros ... Mechanic (as Don LeGros)
Sandy Crawley ... 1st Policeman
Pat Patterson ... 3rd Policeman
Bill Ballentine ... 4th Policeman
Don Corbett ... Alkoff (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 13: Forward Base

24 November 1977
Lake Ontario Canada becomes the center of some strange happenings after a mysterious signal FB1 is intercepted. Tides that should not be. Fish swimming birds nests. What happened in the Spring of 69 that could change the world forever

Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit

Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Jack Creley ... Hosking

August Schellenberg ... Bailey

Marilyn Lightstone ... Ranoff
Nick Nichols ... Malachev
David Calderisi ... Halfhide
Maurice Good ... Milroy
John Bethune ... Doctor
Antony Parr ... Glover
Les Rubie ... Harper
Toivo Pyyko ... Clive
Richard Moffatt ... Radio Operator

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