The Avengers: Season 7, Episode 15

The Rotters (16 Dec. 1968)

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Members of the Institue of Timber Technology have been killed to prevent them from standing in the way of a dastardly plot hatched by WormDoom Ltd, a pair of assassins who have perfected a ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gerald Sim ...
Eric Barker ...
Reginald Pym
John Nettleton ...
Professor Palmer
Patrick Newell ...
Frank Middlemass ...
Mervyn Sawbow
Dervis Ward ...
Harold Innocent ...
Parbury the Undertaker
Toni Gilpin ...
Amy Dalby ...
Mrs. Forsythe
John Stone ...
Victor Forsythe
Charles Morgan ...
Harry Hutchinson ...
Pendred's Servant


Members of the Institue of Timber Technology have been killed to prevent them from standing in the way of a dastardly plot hatched by WormDoom Ltd, a pair of assassins who have perfected a chemical which destroys all kinds of wood and which they plan to release from pillar boxes around the country... unless Steed and Miss King can stop them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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(at around 36 mins) When the wooden gate is sprayed with the wood rot. The gate disappears and so do the chain links that locked the gate shut, seconds later the chain reappears on the ground where Tara King picks it up. See more »

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Gerald Sim and Jerome Willis are gentleman assassins
5 May 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Rotters" is predictable but fun, uniting series veterans Gerald Sim ("The Radioactive Man," "Mission to Montreal," "The Wringer," "Dial a Deadly Number") and Jerome Willis ("Intercrime" and "How to Murder") as a pair of gentlemanly assassins who despise the working class because they're "so working class." Representing the firm Wormdoom, they bump off the members of the Institute of Timber Technology, using a special spray concocted with spores that dissolve wood on contact (a story that recalls the best of Emma Peel). Directed with panache by Robert Fuest, also featuring John Nettleton ("The See-Through Man"), Harold Innocent ("The Medicine Men"), Toni Gilpin ("Death on the Rocks"), John Stone ("The Secrets Broker" and "The Joker"), Charles Morgan ("Brought to Book"), and Noel Davis ("A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station").

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