Prankster Lord Darcy informs Steed about his concerns for John Cleverly Carney, a suave womanizer who has hi-jacked his innocent pranks and turned them into the means of murder. The avengers discover that Carney has revived the eighteenth century Hellfire Club, a libertine organization advocating orgies and mayhem and infiltrate the club as members. Here they discover Carney's plan to blow up Culverston House whilst an international conference is taking place and set out to stop him. Written by
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Did You Know?
The 1966 episode "A Touch of Brimstone" was banned in the US because of Diana Rigg
's Queen of Sin outfit (corset, spiked dog collar and thigh high boots), which Rigg designed herself. In addition original UK ITV transmissions heavily edited the final whipping scene between Mrs Peel and Cartney to one lash of the whip. All later video and DVD releases featured the full uncut print. See more
When Steed halts his Bentley after the electrocution on live TV, the camera zooms in on Steed, but the background projection remains the same. See more
I've come here to appeal to you, Mr. Cartney.
You certainly do that.
Referenced in Cherif: Désaccords majeurs