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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Sir Horace Winslip
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Johnson
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Miss Thirlwell
Victor Platt ...
Sexton
Charles Lamb ...
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Baron
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Sager
Bryan Mosley ...
Miller
Lloyd Lamble ...
Dr. Marlow
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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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John Steed: Always felt I was cut out to be an engine driver. I was on the point of taking it up as a matter of fact.
Emma Peel: Family objected?
John Steed: Oh no, they were all for it. But I came to my senses just in time, there's no security, always on the move.
Emma Peel: Oh, I don't know. At least it would've kept you to the straight and narrow.
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17 February 2009 | by (Austria) – 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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