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The Gravediggers 

Steed & Peel must find out why an early warning radar is failing. Emma joins the staff of The Sir Horace Winslip Hospital for Ailing Railwaymen while Steed has lunch with Sir Horace's aboard his private, indoor train.

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Paul Massie ...
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Victor Platt ...
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Steed & Peel must find out why an early warning radar is failing. Emma joins the staff of The Sir Horace Winslip Hospital for Ailing Railwaymen while Steed has lunch with Sir Horace's aboard his private, indoor train.

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4 August 1966 (USA)  »

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Sir Horace Winslip's accent is very plummy when he gives the name of his little train. He is saying 'John of Gaunt'; he is not saying 'John Galt'. In the 15th century, John of Gaunt, the son of a king, founded the House of Lancaster and became the ancestor of a few more kings. He was also the richest man in England at that time. See more »

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Miss Thirlwell: No music in your room, no male visitors. No nail varnish, no elaborate hairdo's, regulation stockings and in by ten o'clock every night. I'm glad to have you with us, Mrs. Peel. I hope you'll be happy here.
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17 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Watching the "Gravediggers" one can well see the way that "The Avengers" have come since their start. Done a season or two before the whole story might have been treated totally different. There is a serious approach to the plot at the beginning but as soon as the gravedigger take off with the corpse we know where we are. Many great scenes take place in a hospital, but the greatest attraction is the house and grounds of a train-crazy old fellow and his butler. This episode has everything that made "The Avengers" since Diana Rigg's appearance world famous. I'm not telling you more in case you have not seen it. But go see it!


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