The Avengers (1961–1969)
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Bizarre 

Found wandering in a snowy field Helen Pritchard claims to have seen a man who was supposed to have been a corpse but was very much alive. This leads Steed to investigate the Happy Meadows ... See full summary »

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Bagpipes Happychap
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Master
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Helen Pritchard
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Captain William Cordell
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Shaw
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Jonathan Jupp
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Found wandering in a snowy field Helen Pritchard claims to have seen a man who was supposed to have been a corpse but was very much alive. This leads Steed to investigate the Happy Meadows funeral parlour and the cheery Mr. Bagpipes Happychap. Unfortunately the undertakers seem unable to keep their 'stiffs' from walking and Steed has to arrange his own funeral in order to find out more, though ultimately he and Miss King do get a send-off that is out of this world! Written by don @ minifie-1

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21 April 1969 (USA)  »

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Last show of the series. See more »

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The Master: I will arrange for you to leave this life, dispense with it, shuffle off this mortal coil. If you were dead, Mr. Steed - if you were dead, the world would not pursue you any further. The heat would be off, eh? I would arrange your death for you.
John Steed: I can arrange that too, and cheaper!
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The final episode or, The Great Grave Robbery
18 May 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Bizarre" is not the best episode to end the series on, but it is what it is. A young woman (Sally Nesbitt, "The Joker") is found unconscious in a snow covered field, having been thrown off a train after discovering a coffin with a very live occupant. All the clues lead to The Happy Meadows, a cemetery run by 'Bagpipes' Happychap (Roy Kinnear, "Esprit De Corps," "The Hour That Never Was," "The See-Through Man"), in particular the section known as Paradise Plot, reserved only for the privileged. Steed must die to learn the secrets behind Paradise. The climactic fight is no holds barred, scored with a new version of the familiar theme, a fitting last hurrah. Also featuring Fulton Mackay ("Return of the Cybernauts" and "You'll Catch Your Death"), John Sharp ("Traitor in Zebra" and "Murdersville"), Patrick Connor ("Death on the Slipway"), and Ron Pember ("Double Danger"). This final episode ends with Steed and Tara blasting off for parts unknown, without a care in the world (at least until the champagne runs out). The series completed its final episode in March 1969, and Patrick Macnee would not return for THE NEW AVENGERS until 1976.


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