The Avengers (1961–1969)
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Thingumajig 

The vicar of a Norman church asks the Avengers' help when a team of archaeologists excavating a site underneath the church are all killed and their bodies rendered completely devoid of any ... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Norman

Writer:

Terry Nation (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Linda Thorson ... Tara King
Dora Reisser Dora Reisser ... Inge
Jeremy Lloyd ... Teddy
Iain Cuthbertson ... Kruger
Willoughby Goddard ... Truman
Hugh Manning Hugh Manning ... Major Star
John Horsley ... Dr. Grant
Edward Burnham ... Brett
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Stenson
Russell Waters Russell Waters ... Pike
Michael McKevitt Michael McKevitt ... Phillips
Neville Hughes Neville Hughes ... Williams
John Moore John Moore ... Greer
Harry Shacklock Harry Shacklock ... Bill
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The vicar of a Norman church asks the Avengers' help when a team of archaeologists excavating a site underneath the church are all killed and their bodies rendered completely devoid of any energy. This is due to a little black box which sends out deadly charges of electricity. Furthermore its charges are nurturing a race of thingumajigs, pure energy creatures which will eat anything and must be stopped before they do great harm. Written by don @ minifie-1

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When the fisherman first approaches the water, just before he discovers the dead fish, a large brick bridge can be seen in the background. This is the same bridge that Tara runs across in the title sequence (Tykes Water Bridge, Aldenham Park, Elstree). See more »

Goofs

When the organ starts playing the third key pressed is towards the left of the keyboard (the lower end of the scale) but the sound is of a higher note. See more »

Quotes

Inge Tilson: Not one of the outstanding beauty spots in the country.
John Steed: I don't know, I should think that hermits and recluses would find it rather attractive.
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A church in need of an Exorcist
8 May 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Thingumajig," like "Fog," is an underrated horror entry, adding a dash of science fiction. An archaeological excavation beneath a 12th century church yields a number of corpses, and the mystery grows when a nearby pond offers up a bevy of dead fish. An atmospheric hybrid with an electrifying climax. The youthful Jeremy Lloyd ("From Venus with Love") is clearly miscast as the Reverend, and would soon join the enemy in America as both writer and performer on LAUGH-IN, whose ratings success put an end to THE AVENGERS. Also featuring Willoughby Goddard ("The Frighteners"), Hugh Manning ("The Thirteenth Hole" and "The Superlative Seven"), John Horsley ("Mr Teddy Bear"), Edward Burnham ("The Fear Merchants"), Vernon Dobtcheff ("Room Without a View" and "The Living Dead"), Russell Waters ("Castle De'ath"), John Moore ("The Hidden Tiger"), and Harry Shacklock ("A Change of Bait," "The Mauritius Penny," "Man-Eater of Surrey Green").


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1969 (USA) See more »

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ABC Weekend Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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