The Avengers: Season 6, Episode 6

The Positive Negative Man (17 Jan. 1968)

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A scientist is killed by having been hurled through and embedded in a wall. This is the latest death of a person engaged in the government's Project 90, whose documents can also not be ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Creswell
Michael Latimer ...
Peter Haworth
Caroline Blakiston ...
Cynthia Wentworth-Howe
Peter Blythe ...
James Mankin
Sandor Elès ...
Maurice Jubert (as Sandor Eles)
Joanne Dainton ...
Miss Clarke
Bill Wallis ...
Dr. Charles Grey, AD
Ann Hamilton ...


A scientist is killed by having been hurled through and embedded in a wall. This is the latest death of a person engaged in the government's Project 90, whose documents can also not be found. When the Avengers investigate they discover a bizarre means of murder whereby the killer can carry an electrical charge to the victim without being electrocuted themselves. Written by don @ minifie-1

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26 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the best episode on the disc I have been watching - witty, poised, and an almost Bond type insouciance in the face of hi-tech murders. The wit stops the plot from being mechanical and what a fantastic cast. Handsome Peter Blyth and Michael Latimer, great to see the young Caroline Blakiston as a very arch secretary who later appeared in Sunday Bloody Sunday as a drunken party goer provoking the immortal lines "here come those tired old tits again" - protocol gone mad and yet the behaviour is true enough to reality or at least it is a version of how the Brits used to see hush hush civil servants. It's a lost world. The technology is fun and drives the plot along. Reminds me of those classy 40s detective movies with Myrna Loy. The architecture, the abandoned research site with the railway tracks like something out of the famous five and of course the cars - a splendid Morris Minor van all add heaps of atmosphere.

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