The Avengers (1961–1969)
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The Hidden Tiger 

"The Hidden Tiger" is an episode of The Avengers starring Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, and Ronnie Barker. What seems to be a man eating tiger on the loose is actually the first step in a plan to take over the whole of England.




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Episode complete credited cast:
... John Steed
... Emma Peel
... Cheshire
... Dr. Manx
... Angora
... Nesbitt
Michael Forrest ... Peters
... Erskine
... Sir David Harper
Frederick Treves ... Dawson
Brian Haines ... Samuel Jones
John Moore ... Williams
... Bellamy


Sir David Harper, owner of an experimental livestock farm, is killed, apparently mauled by a tiger and when three other men die in the same way Steed finds a link to P. U. R. R. R. , a cats charity of which all the victims were board members and discovers a plot to turn the domestic felines of the country into vicious killers. Written by don @ minifie-1

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17 March 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nesbit, the renowned big game hunter, is repeatedly shown wielding a 303 Lee-Enfield rifle. Granted, the 303 was the official British army riffle from 1895 to 1957,is still in use around the world, and is one of the best military weapons ever made. But it is not quite powerful enough for big game. Humans, yes; lions and tigers, no. See more »


When Erskine is fighting off the cat outside, the top of the backdrop is visible for several seconds. See more »


Major Nesbitt: [tapping his nose] This isn't just an ordinary nose, this is a build-in cat detector. If there was one on the loose, I'd know it.
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References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

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Shadow of a cat
12 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

I am forty nine years old now, and THE AVENGERS was probably the most cult TV show from my childhood. And I know that I am not alone. Thousands of fans around the world for this tremendous TV show. I watched all the Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson episodes. And most of the topics of them were more or less inspired from cult horror or sci fi movies, US or UK. For this very one; THE HIDDEN TIGER, we of course think of John Gilling's SHADOW OF THE CAT, especially if you analyse the camera subjective point of view, the beasts's eyes. I realized it when I discovered the UK film, thirty years ago, many years after seeing the AVENGERS episode.

I'll never be tired to watch them over and over again. Never. As it is for WILD WILD WEST series which, like THE AVENGERS, was a fabulous and offbeat mix up between adventure, action and totally weird world of strange and fantasy.

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