The Avengers (1961–1969)
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Something Nasty in the Nursery 

Reliable men are reverting to childhood, and blabbing all of their secrets to kindly old "Nanny Roberts."




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Episode complete credited cast:
Dudley Foster ...
Mr. Goat
Miss Lister
Lord William Beaumont
Paul Hardwick ...
Viscount Frederick Webster
Patrick Newell ...
Sir George Collins
Geoffrey Sumner ...
General Wilmot
Trevor Bannister ...
J. W. Martin
George Merritt ...
Enid Lorimer ...
Nanny Roberts
Louie Ramsay ...
Nanny Smith
Nanny Brown (credit only)
Dennis Chinnery ...


Reliable men are reverting to childhood, and blabbing all of their secrets to kindly old "Nanny Roberts."

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5 May 1967 (USA)  »

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Boys will be boys
22 March 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Something Nasty in the Nursery" is not of the better episodes, but it has its moments. Defense secrets are being leaked and it's connected to the organization G.O.N.N. (Guild of Noble Nannies), when grown men containing vital information inexplicably revert to infantile behavior. The evil, machine gun-toting nanny looks like PSYCHO's Norma Bates, and there is an eerie atmosphere to the not so innocent childhood regressions that lifts it out of the ordinary. Dudley Foster ("The Hour That Never Was" and "Wish You Were Here") heads a good cast, with Penelope Keith ("The Murder Market" and "Take Me to Your Leader") receiving credit but not appearing on screen. Paul Eddington, previously seen in "Immortal Clay," and Patrick Newell, previously seen in "The Town of No Return" (and future Mother the final season), would both appear on THE BENNY HILL SHOW during the 70s.

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