The New Avengers: Season 1, Episode 7

To Catch a Rat (16 Feb. 1979)

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D16 Agent Irwin Gunner was on the trail of a double agents known as White Rat in 1960 when an arranged trapeze accident caused him to suffer amnesia. 17 years later he begins to regain his ... See full summary »

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Irwin Gunner
Edward Judd ...
Cromwell
Robert Flemyng ...
Minister Quaintance
Barry Jackson ...
John Cledge
Anthony Sharp ...
Grant
Jeremy Hawk ...
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Jo Kendall ...
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Dallas Cavell ...
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Sally-Jane Spencer ...
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D16 Agent Irwin Gunner was on the trail of a double agents known as White Rat in 1960 when an arranged trapeze accident caused him to suffer amnesia. 17 years later he begins to regain his memory and vows to track down the Rat, who has certainly moved up in the world by now. As Steed, Purdey and Gambit race to catch up with the long lost agent known only to them as 'Flyer', the White Rat ans his accomplices do the same in order to silence him. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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The little girl who causes Gunner's memory to return is played by Ian Hendry's daughter Corrie. See more »

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John Steed: [having received a message from 'the Flyer'] The Flyer?
Mike Gambit: Sounds like the fifties and sixties. The flyer, the butcher, the baker.
Purdey: The candlestick maker.
Mike Gambit: You used a lot of funny names in those days, didn't you?
John Steed: They weren't funny. I was the New Doberman.
Mike Gambit: Woof woof.
Purdey: That's an awful lot of morse.
John Steed: They abbreviated it. Cut it short after the D. The New D.
Purdey: The nudie?
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