The Avengers (1961–1969)
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Return of the Cybernauts 

Paul Beresford, the brother of Clement Armstrong, the creator of the Cybernauts, blames Steed and Mrs. Peel for his brother's death at the cold hands of his own creations. Aided by ... See full summary »




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Dr. Neville (as Charles Tingwell)
Professor Chadwick
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Anthony Dutton ...
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Noel Coleman ...
Aimi MacDonald ...


Paul Beresford, the brother of Clement Armstrong, the creator of the Cybernauts, blames Steed and Mrs. Peel for his brother's death at the cold hands of his own creations. Aided by Armstrong's assistant Benson, he abducts several scientists who are blackmailed into producing a new batch of Cybernauts. Whilst he is the perfect gentleman towards Mrs. Peel, his aim is to turn her and Steed into human robots. Written by don @ minifie-1

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21 February 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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(at around 31 mins) Steed approaches a dead body, seconds later (at around 36 mins) the dead body has been moved without anyone moving it. See more »


John Steed: Oh there's an old saying: three's a crowd. Of course there's equally an old saying: eh, safety in numbers.
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Referenced in The New Avengers: The Last of the Cybernauts...? (1976) See more »

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The great Peter Cushing in his only AVENGERS episode
29 September 2008 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

While his Hammer co-star Christopher Lee made 2 appearances on THE AVENGERS (perhaps due to his lifelong friendship with Patrick Macnee dating back to 1931 when they were both 9 years old!), this would be the one and only appearance for the great Peter Cushing. A sequel to the previous season's third broadcast "The Cybernauts," this episode casts Cushing as the brother of the wheelchair-bound cybernaut creator originally played by another frequent co-star, Michael Gough ("Horror of Dracula" being the most notable, "Top Secret" being the last). As Paul Beresford, Peter is constantly entertaining an enthralled Emma Peel, stoking the jealousy of the gentlemanly Steed, all the while plotting to avenge his brother's death at their hands. Returning from the earlier episode is Frederick Jaeger (also seen in "Death of a Great Dane") as dedicated assistant Benson, who helps to conduct the kidnappings of noted scientists who are blackmailed into creating a means to transform Steed and Emma into human cybernauts. Other notable veterans include Charles Tingwell ("The Nutshell"), Fulton Mackay ("You'll Catch Your Death" and "Bizarre"), Anthony Dutton ("All Done with Mirrors"), and Noel Coleman ("Traitor from Zebra"). Filmed in June 1967 before two of Cushing's lesser starring efforts ("Corruption" and "The Blood Beast Terror"), this standout TV episode shows the actor at the peak of his form, displaying a disarming charm masking the underlying menace and revealing the depths of the incomparable relationship between Steed and Emma (sadly nearing its end). For anyone unfamiliar with Cushing's TV work during the 1950's which made him Britain's most popular television star of that era (and for which he was most coveted by Hammer Films), this appearance would probably be the most easily available, along with the 1954 broadcast of "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (as Winston Smith) and his 1976 return in the first episode of THE NEW AVENGERS, "The Eagle's Nest." There are also six surviving episodes of his 1968 SHERLOCK HOLMES series that are available on Region 2 DVD, co-starring Nigel Stock as Watson.

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