On their way to a closing down party at an air base the Avengers' car crashes when they swerve to avoid hitting a dog. The air base proves to be deserted and Steed is knocked out. When he ... See full summary »

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On their way to a closing down party at an air base the Avengers' car crashes when they swerve to avoid hitting a dog. The air base proves to be deserted and Steed is knocked out. When he recovers he is back at the car but minus Mrs. Peel and the party, when he gets there, is in full swing. It would seem that he has gone back an hour in time. Written by don @ minifie-1

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25 April 1966 (USA)  »

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Roy Kinnear ("Hickey") made a total of four appearances on "The Avengers" (including the final episode), in different roles each time. See more »

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At about 43 mins, after Steed has rescued Mrs Peel from the dentist's chair and he picks up the nitrous oxide gas jet, she says ' Don't play around with that, Steed, it's nitr-i-ous oxide, laughing gas'. See more »

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Benedict Napoleon Hickey: I'm a comsumentious subjector. I detest war... or violence... or stamp collectors.
John Steed: Stamp collectors?
Benedict Napoleon Hickey: Filthy habbit, collecting stamps. All that old saliva. More disease get spread that way, generations of old saliva. Foreign saliva, too.
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Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)
Written by Jaromir Vejvoda
Performed by a Player Piano
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Roy Kinnear makes his second appearance
20 February 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Hour That Never Was" is quite engrossing for most of its length, but the rather conventional climax is a slight letdown (especially the laughing gas). Steed and Mrs. Peel arrive at an RAF air base for a reunion bash, only to find the place entirely deserted (almost). Eventually, they spy a milkman running away, shot dead by an unseen assailant. Once Mrs. Peel abruptly disappears, an almost frantic Steed discovers another person lying around, Benedict Napoleon Hickey (Roy Kinnear), a derelict living out of dustbins, who claims to have seen no one since 11 AM, the time that all clocks have stopped. He also mentions a strange noise that left him feeling drunk, and we learn about the adorable Boston terrier that involved Steed in the affair. Daniel Moynihan had previously done "Man with Two Shadows," the scene stealing Roy Kinnear, previously seen in "Esprit De Corps," would return for both "The See-Through Man" and "Bizarre," and Gerald Harper, first seen in "Death Dispatch," would return for "Homicide and Old Lace." Debuting on the show were Roger Booth, who would return for "Escape in Time," and Dudley Foster, back in both "Something Nasty in the Nursery" and "Wish You Were Here."


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