The Avengers: Season 3, Episode 16

The Little Wonders (25 Mar. 1991)

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The late reverend Harbottle was not what he seemed, as the gun and the antique German doll containing a micro-film,found in his belongings testify. In fact he was a member of Bibliotek, ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Kenneth J. Warren ...
David Bauer ...
Sister Johnson
Tony Steedman ...
Harry Landis ...
John Cowley ...
Big Sid
Rosemarie Dunham ...
Frank Maher ...
Alex McDonald ...
Porter (as Alex MacDonald)
Mark Heath ...
Christopher Robbie ...
Rick Jones ...


The late reverend Harbottle was not what he seemed, as the gun and the antique German doll containing a micro-film,found in his belongings testify. In fact he was a member of Bibliotek, outwardly a religious organization but actually a front for a global crime syndicate. Posing as a man of the cloth, Steed enters their ranks and discovers a plot by certain factions to kill their leader, the bishop of Winnipeg. When the bishop perishes, Steed finds himself up against his deputy,gun-toting Sister Johnson. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The only episode to feature a kiss between John Steed and Catherine Gale. See more »


John Steed: What a dirty cassock!
[Steed unwraps cassock and discovers a doll]
John Steed: A doll!
Catherine Gale: Hey, may I see?
[takes doll]
Catherine Gale: It's a Simon and Halbig.
John Steed: Eh?
Catherine Gale: Simon and Halbig. They're the makers. It's a German doll about... hm, 1890 I'd say.
John Steed: You're very knowledgeable you know, Mrs. Gale.
Catherine Gale: I used to collect them. Head's a bit loose though, needs re-stringing.
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Clerics get hot under the collar
7 February 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Little Wonders" really is a bizarre affair, chiefly remembered as the only episode in which Steed kisses Cathy Gale, who seems to have enjoyed it (even licking her lips after doing the deed!) A Mafia-like organization disguises its members as clerics, but the current leader, who calls himself the Bishop of Winnipeg (David Bauer, later seen in "The Girl from Auntie"), is looking for his flock to choose his successor. Replacing a "reverend" caught at the airport, Steed takes his place at the meeting, with Cathy Gale forced to act as his girlfriend, allowing him to kiss her without guilt (not bad!) As Sister Johnson, packing a mean machine gun, Lois Maxwell makes for a memorable villainess, fresh off the second James Bond feature, "From Russia with Love." Kenneth J. Warren, last seen in "Intercrime," again proves an excellent villain, conspiring with Steed to take over the organization behind the Bishop's back. Tony Steedman returned in "False Witness," and Frank Maher returned for "The Bird Who Knew Too Much" and "You Have Just Been Murdered."

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