The Avengers

Season 5 Episode 1

From Venus With Love

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Jan 14, 1967 on ITV

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  • Astronomers keep dying - and they're all suddenly white-haired...

    A hint of science-fiction informs this opening episode of the final Diana Rigg series, with the show now in colour. Could the various dastardly killings be the work of extra-terrestrials? The presence of Barbara Shelley, an iconic actress in both Hammer horrors and the 1960 cult movie "Village Of The Damned" (from a John Wyndham novel), is only too appropriate - but, alas, she's a red herring, and, despite prominent billing, is given too little to do. The laser beam was, in 1967, a fairly new invention, but, thanks to "Goldfinger", everyone knew what it was - so why does it take Steed and Emma so long to figure things out?