The Avengers (1961–1969)
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Escape in Time 

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.

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Vesta
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Notorious criminals are escaping but nobody knows where and two agents investigating their last known location, Tudor mansion Mackidockie Court, are both killed. When the avengers link the house to the murders Emma is captured by its owner, Waldo Thyssen, who claims to have built a time machine, through which the miscreants are escaping to previous centuries, and sends her through to the sixteenth century to be tortured by himself in the guise of an Elizabethan ancestor. Steed works out the whereabouts of the house and follows, stepping through time to save Emma. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Outside the barber shop a Daily Mail plackard read "Where is Blake?" In 1961 the British spy (but secretly a double agent for the KGB) George Blake was identified as a traitor and sentenced to 42 years in prison. In 1966 he escaped; when this episode was made Blake's location was a mystery. See more »

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John Steed: Known you all this time, never knew that you could sew.
Emma Peel: Well, our relationship hasn't been exactly domestic, has it?
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Time Out!
14 March 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Escape in Time" is the essence of the color episodes, decent plot, played with lighthearted humor. Peter Bowles ("Second Sight," "Dial a Deadly Number," "Get-A-Way!") returns as the mastermind behind a scheme to use time as an ally in helping criminals escape detection in the present, provided they have sufficient funds to purchase the route into the past. Mrs. Peel feels that the Victorian era isn't suitable for her: "they would not be amused!" Other veterans include the underused Judy Parfitt ("Bullseye," "The White Elephant," "Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?"), whose brief exchange with Steed is a scream, Geoffrey Bayldon (the lost episode "The Deadly Air"), Roger Booth ("The Hour That Never Was"), Nicholas Smith and Clifford Earl (both from "Super Secret Cypher Snatch"). Of all the odd characters, my favorite is the silent barber, played by Edward Caddick (guaranteed to deliver a close shave). This is our first view of Steed's new apartment, which would remain through the end of the original series.


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