The Avengers: Season 6, Episode 7

Murdersville (7 Feb. 1968)

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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... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Blakely ...
John Ronane ...
Ronald Hines ...
Dr. J. F. Haynes
John Sharp ...
Sheila Fearn ...
Jenny Prewitt
Eric Flynn ...
Major Paul Croft
Norman Chappell ...
Private Forbes
Robert Cawdron ...
Marijke Mann ...
Miss Avril (as Marika Mann)
Irene Bradshaw ...
Joseph Greig ...
Geoffrey Colville ...
Jeremy Purser
Langton Jones ...


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.' Written by don @ minifie-1

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The town where this episode was shot was also used in The Dirty Dozen, where it is the scene of some of the war games. The establishing shot is almost identical to the one at the opening of this episode. See more »


When Mrs Peel awakes in the pub after being knocked out, she is wearing a purple and blue jumpsuit. She them leaves with Dr Haynes to go back to Forbes' house. While they drive there in the car, she is wearing a Red and Black jump suit. When she arrives at Forbes' house, she is back in the purple and Blue suit. See more »


John Steed: Took your advice. Went to the pub. The landlord was very inhospitable. Came at me with a 12 bore. I hadn't even criticized the beer.
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Hardly the welcome wagon
5 April 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Murdersville," nearing the end of the Emma Peel era, continues the trend of high quality with an incredible tale of greed and evil. Emma accompanies her old childhood friend, Major Paul Croft (Eric Flynn), on a journey to find his new home in an isolated community called Little-Storping-on-the-Swuff (a location already familiar from "Dead Man's Treasure"). Unfortunately, the inhabitants make new arrivals feel most unwelcome, killing off both Croft and his friend, Private Forbes (Norman Chappell, "Dance with Death," "Dead of Winter," "The Gilded Cage," "Dial a Deadly Number," "Fog"), who is stunned to see two townsmen casually destroying all their belongings. At first, Mrs. Peel is made to believe that her missing friends were never in the tiny village, but soon they have to bring out the helicopter to capture the elusive Avenger, who finally confesses that the only other person who knows where she is is her husband John (Steed!) Certainly one of the most startling, and elaborate, of the entire series, featuring the one and only occasion when Emma strikes back in anger (almost killing her foe with a telephone), having discovered the corpse of her dear friend, silently mouthing his name. Familiar faces abound, such as John Ronane ("Take Me to Your Leader"), John Sharp ("Traitor in Zebra" and "Bizarre"), Robert Cawdron ("A Taste of Brimstone"), Irene Bradshaw ("One for the Mortuary" and "The Golden Eggs"), Geoffrey Colville ("Concerto"), Andrew Laurence ("You'll Catch Your Death"), and unbilled Hilary Dwyer, leading lady of 1968's "Witchfinder General," 1969's "The Oblong Box," and 1970's "Cry of the Banshee."

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