Sir Thomas Waller disapproves of his daughter's choice in boyfriends and hires a criminal to scare off an unwanted suitor. Keel and Steed rescue the swain from the criminal's henchman and discover a clue to an extortion plot.
Did You Know?
Episode #15, "The Frighteners" was long thought to be the sole surviving episode of the first season. The other 25 episodes made in 1961 were believed to be lost forever as a number of episodes were broadcast live. However, in 2001, the 1961 episode, The Avengers: Girl on the Trapeze
(1961), was discovered in the United States (odd considering the first season wasn't sold abroad; the first 15 minutes of the very first episode, The Avengers: Hot Snow
(1961), were also found at this time, both within the UCLA archive), whilst a print of The Avengers: Tunnel of Fear
(1961) surfaced in 2016. See more
At 46 minutes in, the shadow of a boom microphone is visible on the back wall on the left side of the screen, then again above Mrs. Briggs as she sits down. The microphone itself is seen in top left corner when Jeremy shouts, "I'm not your son!" See more
And remember, give him the real frighteners. The real frighteners...
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