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?
There are no known copies available of the series' first year, except for the first 22 minutes of the very first episode, The Avengers: Hot Snow
(1961), and for episode #15, "The Frighteners". 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). 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
As you say, we shall have to make an example of Sir Thomas. Pick him up and do a good job on him. Drop him off in the middle of a nice, quiet, piece of scenery and kick him to a pulp. There's no money in it, boys, but when you're doing your income tax you can put it down to business expenses, advertise it.
Oh, let me do it, I've got some new boots I want to try out.
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