The Avengers - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • Mission: Highly Improbable
    11/18/67
    0.0
    The title sets the tone for what may well be the most incredible episode in the history of The Avengers. Steed and Emma are summoned to investigate when several people and a number of huge objects (including an armored tank) seemingly vanish. The cause of these disappearances is a newly developed shrinking machine, which villains intend to use to "miniaturize" their enemies. The silliness reaches its summit when a teeny-tiny John Steed rescues a normal-sized Emma. Written by Philip Levene, "Mission. . .Highly Improbable" was the final episode of the series' sixth season, making its British TV debut on November 18, 1967. Curiously, it was chosen as the first entry in the third American season of The Avengers, on January 10, 1968.moreless
  • 11/18/67
    8.2
    When Sir Gerald Bancroft and his Rolls-Royce vanish whilst being escorted at a military base, Steed is called upon to solve the puzzle. But before he can he experiences that old shrinking feeling.
  • Murdersville
    Murdersville
    Episode 24
    11/11/67
    0.0
    Investigating a friend's murder, Mrs. Peel undergoes medieval punishments in a village used as a killing ground by murderers. Mrs. Peel: Diana Rigg. Mickle: Colin Blakely. Hubert: John Ronane. Haymes: Ronald Himes. Steed: Patrick Macnee.
  • Murdersville
    Episode 23
    11/11/67
    8.8
    Emma's old friend, Paul Croft, returns from abroad to retire to Little Storping-in-the Swurf. Unfortunately, the village seems to be run along very strange lines. Threatened by yokels, Emma finds herself outnumbered.
  • The Positive Negative Man
    11/4/67
    0.0
    Two TV action episodes: 'Dial A Deadly Number' in which a spate of mysterious deaths results in great financial losses and in 'The Correct Way To Kill' the Russians blame the British for the murder of enemy agents.
  • 11/4/67
    8.4
    When a scientist is found embedded in a wall, Steed and Emma pursue a man in make-up and wellies, whose appearance is terribly shocking.
  • You Have Just Been Murdered
    10/28/67
    0.0
    An organization specializing in extortion manages to extract money from nervous millionaires by demonstrating how easy it would be to commit murder. The mastermind behind these simulated killings is Nathaniel Needle (George Murcell), who makes it plain that he's just as capable of pulling off the "real thing." Steed and Emma dedicate themselves to stopping Needle's nasty little protection racket -- if they can avoid being murdered themselves. Written by Philip Levene, "You Have Just Been Murdered" premiered in England on October 28, 1967, and in America on January 24, 1968.moreless
  • 10/28/67
    8.4
    Various millionaires are withdrawing large sums of money from the bank. Steed suspects blackmail but none of the men is willing to talk. Then he gets a call from Gilbert Jarvis, who tells Steed that he, Jarvis, has 'just been murdered'. Again.
  • Dead Man's Treasure
    Dead Man's Treasure
    Episode 21
    10/21/67
    0.0
    Steed and Emma attend an auto rally where they participate in a car treasure hunt. But it isn't all fun and games: our hero and heroine are searching for a valuable object, hidden in one of the cars by a murdreed agent. This is the one with the deadly "thrill-ride" sequence, with Emma as the unwilling participant. Written by Michael Winder, "Dead Man's Treasure" originally aired in England on October 21, 1967; its American debut followed on March 13, 1968.moreless
  • Fifty Thousand Pound Breakfast
    7/16/18
    0.0
    The Avengers go the dogs as their only lead when $50,000 of stolen diamonds is found in a dead man's stomach. Mismatched Borzoi hairs lead Steed and Emma to a pet cemetery where they take the bite out of the villain's bark.
  • Dead Man's Treasure
    Episode 20
    10/21/67
    8.8
    The search for a small despatch box containing secret information hidden by a dying agent leads Steed and Emma into a race (quite literally) for the 'treasure'. In the process they must face foreign agents, new partners and a car simulator that electrifies its guests.
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  • The 50,000 Pound Breakfast
    10/14/67
    0.0
    X-rays of a car crash victim reveal that the man had a stomach full of valuable diamonds. Naturally, Steed and Emma are called in to investigate. They follow clues all the way to the prestigious Litoff Organization, a group of financiers with an agenda all their own. First telecast in England on October 14, 1967, "The 50,000 Pound Breakfast" was a remake of the 1962 episode "Death of a Great Dane." Both were written by Roger Marshall. American viewers didn't get to see this one until February 28, 1968.moreless
  • The 50,000 Pound Breakfast
    10/14/67
    7.1
    The accidental death of a ventriloquist reveals that he had been carrying a fortune in gems inside his stomach. Steed stoops to blackmail and Emma goes shopping for ties in the search through the business community for a rich Borzoi.
  • Death's Door
    Episode 18
    10/7/67
    8.5
    A European peace conference comes under the threat of sabotage when the British delegates begin to suffer from premonitions and nightmares. After Sir Andrew Boyd, who has witnessd his death in a dream, is killed, Steed and Emma must keep his replacement, Lord Melford, sane and alive.
  • Death's Door
    Death's Door
    Episode 18
    10/7/67
    0.0
    A top-level conference becomes a nightmarish ordeal for key delegates, who are experiencing premonitions of disaster. Steed: Patrick Macnee. Mrs. Peel: Diana Rigg. Boyd: Clifford Evans. Stapley: William Lucas. Melford: Allan Cuthbertson.
  • Return of the Cybernauts
    9/30/67
    0.0
    Scientists are kidnapped to invent a torture device. Beresford: Peter Cushing. Steed: Patrick Macnee. Mrs. Peel: Diana Rigg. Cybernaut: Terry Richards.
  • 9/30/67
    8.6

    The brother of the late Clement Armstrong sets a deadly trap for Steed and Mrs. Peel, whom he blames for his brother's death at the hands of his murderous creations, the Cybernauts.

  • Who's Who???
    Who's Who???
    Episode 16
    5/6/67
    0.0
    The Avengers' fifth season came to a rousing finale with this episode. Steed and Emma are impersonated by a pair of enemy agents named Basil and Lola (Freddie Jones, and Patricia Haines). Things get hairier when the two imposters utilize a futuristic brain-transfer device to swap their minds with the genuine Steed and Emma. Written by Philip Levene, "Who's Who???" first aired in England on May 6, 1967, and in America on May 19 of that same year.moreless
  • Who's Who???
    Episode 16
    5/6/67
    8.9
    When one of the Floral Network of agents is found dead atop a pair of stilts, Steed and Emma's interest is piqued. That's the idea, because foreign agents Basil and Lola have a trap prepared for them: a machine that swaps their minds into the pair's bodies.
  • The Joker
    Episode 15
    4/29/67
    9.1
    Invited for the weekend to the home of a fellow Bridge Expert, Emma finds herself trapped in a house designed to send her mad. Her tormentor is Max Prendergast, a man she befriended and then betrayed in Berlin some time before. Then Steed came to the rescue but now he's at home nursing a sprained ankle.moreless
  • The Joker
    The Joker
    Episode 15
    4/29/67
    0.0
    Having written a book on bridge, Emma is invited to the country home of a fellow bridge enthusiast. It soons becomes painfully obvious that Emma has been lured into a trap, instigated by someone who has a major grudge against her. Brian Clemens' teleplay includes echoes of such earlier episodes as "Don't Look Behind You" and "The House That Jack Built." First telecast in England on April 29, 1967, "The Joker" made its American TV debut 13 days later.moreless
  • Something Nasty in the Nursery
    4/22/67
    0.0
    An apparent security leak takes on bizarre dimensions when the suspected traitors begin behaving like little children. It turns out that each of the persons involved apparently had the same nanny in childhood. With this clue in hand, Steed and Emma infiltrate a nanny training school, where they discover that the faculty is moonlighting in espionage. Written by Philip Levene, "Something Nasty in the Nursery" was first seen in England on April 22, 1967, and in America on May 5 of that year.moreless
  • 4/22/67
    7.6
    Secrets known only to a small group of trusted men have leaked, and the men are having strange dreams of their childhood, featuring their nannies and a bouncing ball. Emma checks out the toyshop, Steed explores a school for nannies.
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station
    Steed goes off the rails and Mrs Peel discovers her station in life as they confront a plot to kill the prime minister by detonating a bomb on his private train.
  • When Lucas, an agent investigating something subversive, gets off his train at the wrong station he is murdered. Has the crime got anything to do with a mole at the admiralty, a train ticket and a fiendish plot to kill the Prime Minister?
  • Superlative Seven
    Superlative Seven
    Episode 12
    4/8/67
    0.0
    When a super-killer passes an examination, the jury celebrates by having a drink.
  • The Superlative Seven
    4/8/67
    0.0
    Two TV episodes: 'The Gravediggers' and 'The Living Dead'.
  • 4/8/67
    9.0
    Steed is invited to a party, and finds himself trapped in a remote-controlled aircraft, with six fancy-dressed specialists in various combat styles, en route to a distant island. There, they are pitted against each other in a deadly test.
  • Epic
    Episode 11
    4/1/67
    7.2
    Three Hollywood veterans, led by an insane director, decide that Emma would be perfect for their latest movie, so they kidnap her and film some surreal and deadly footage.
  • Epic
    Epic
    Episode 11
    4/1/67
    0.0
    A crazed movie producer and his two stars plot to kill Emma Peel. Emma: Diana Rigg. Kirby: Peter Wyngarde. Damita: Isa Miranda. Steed: Patrick Macnee. Von Schnerk: Kenneth Warren.
  • Never, Never Say Die
    3/18/67
    0.0
    Steed and Mrs. Peel try to unravel the mystery of a dead man who won't stay dead. Steed: Patrick Macnee. Mrs. Peel: Diana Rigg. Stone: Christopher Lee. Penrose: Jeremy Young. Dr. James: Patricia English.
  • 3/18/67
    7.6
    An unfortunate motorist keeps knocking down and killing the same man: a man who's rampaging through the countryside, bulletproof and intent on destruction. A man who just happens to be identical to the urbane Professor Frank N. Stone.
  • 3/11/67
    8.3
    Foreign agents are being killed, but not by British agents. Steed thinks it terribly unfair, and so does his opposite number, Nutski. They make an arrangement, and Steed and Emma find themselves with Soviet partners in an investigation of a group of very British killers.
  • Correct Way to Kill
    3/11/67
    0.0
    Steed and Emma make a pact with the enemy; time to unmask the intruder who sows death in their respective camps. And teach him to behave like a gentleman!
  • The Correct Way to Kill
    3/11/67
    0.0
    The Avengers get help in investigating the death of an enemy agent. Steed: Patrick Macnee. Mrs. Peel: Diana Rigg. Olga: Anna Quayle. Nutski: Michael Gough. Ivan: Philip Madoc.
  • The Hidden Tiger
    The Hidden Tiger
    Episode 8
    3/4/67
    0.0
    In this episode from the popular British espionage/adventure television series, dashing Steed and his luscious side-kick Mrs. Peel take on a new nefarious organization, the Philanthropic Union for Rescue, Relief and Recuperation of Cats (PURRR) that may be responsible for a farmer who was fatally attacked by a large, ferocious feline.moreless
  • Hidden Tiger
    Hidden Tiger
    Episode 8
    3/4/67
    6.0
    Steed and Emma hunt the tiger and discover that the ferocious man-eater is not what you might think.
  • The Hidden Tiger
    Episode 8
    3/4/67
    8.5
    The mauling to death of several members of the committee of PURRR (the Philanthropic Union for the Rescue, Relief and Recuperation of Cats) exposes Steed and Emma to a diabolical scheme to take over the entire country.
  • The Living Dead
    Episode 7
    2/25/67
    8.3
    Strange apparitions rise from the graveyard on the estate of the sixteenth Duke of Benedict. Did the mine disaster five years earlier really kill his predecessor and thirty men? When Emma is taken underground, Steed ventures into the giant secret that hides under the village.
  • The Living Dead
    The Living Dead
    Episode 7
    2/25/67
    0.0
    Steed and Mrs. Peel go ghost hunting at a haunted estate. Masgard: Julian Glover. Mandy: Pamela Ann Davy. Kermit: Jack Woolgar. Hopper: Jack Watson. Geoffrey: Howard Marion Crawford. Rupert: Edward Underdown.
  • The Winged Avenger
    Episode 6
    2/18/67
    8.4
    Is a creature that can walk up walls clawing to death ruthless and powerful men? Does it have anything to do with Professor Poole's invention of boots that let you walk on the ceiling, or with cartoon superhero the Winged Avenger?
  • The Winged Avenger
    The Winged Avenger
    Episode 6
    2/18/67
    0.0
    Businessmen are being clawed to death by what seems to be a huge bird. Steed (Patrick Macnee) wants to know if there's a connection between the slayings and a comic-strip character. Mrs. Peel: Diana Rigg. Clay: Nigel Green. Poole: Jack MacGowran. Arnie: Neil Hallett. Stanton: Colin Jeavons.
  • Winged Avenger
    Winged Avenger
    Episode 6
    2/18/67
    7.0
    A bird of prey with iron claws crawls on the walls. This night, a businessman will die. Steed and Emma Peel don "boots of seven leagues" (magic boots) to catch the bird.
  • The Bird Who Knew Too Much
    2/11/67
    0.0
    Steed and Mrs. Peel investigate the disappearance of secret missile documents. Jordan: Ron Moody. Samantha: Ilona Rodgers. Tom: Kenneth Cope. Verret: Michael Coles.
  • The Bird Who Knew Too Much
    2/11/67
    0.0
    The Avengers' newest assignment involves murdered agents, photos of a secret missile base, and an international exhibit of birds.
  • 2/11/67
    7.6
    Emma and Steed investigate the mystery of how top secret things are being photographed from the air. Could it have something to do with the groovy world of fashion photography and a parrot called Captain Crusoe?
  • The See-Through Man
    2/4/67
    0.0
    This time around, Steed and Peel come up against an "invisible man." Actually, he only feigns invisibility, but his deception is enough to nearly bankrupt the British government, as the villain merrily steals important documents on behalf of a pair of sinister foreign agents. Roy Kinnear, best known for his work in director Richard Lester's films, guest stars as Quilby. Written by Philip Levene, "The See-Through Man" was first telecast in England on February 4, 1967 -- one day after its American TV debut.moreless
  • 2/4/67
    7.4
    The Ministry has been broken into by, it seems, an invisible man. A trail leads via inventor Quilby to the Eastern Drug Company, a front organisation run by Soviet intelligence. Meanwhile, the crack spies Elena and Alexandre Vazin are in town. But nobody has seen anything of Alexandre....
  • The See-Through Man
    2/4/67
    0.0
    This time around, Steed and Peel come up against an "invisible man." Actually, he only feigns invisibility, but his deception is enough to nearly bankrupt the British government, as the villain merrily steals important documents on behalf of a pair of sinister foreign agents. Roy Kinnear, best known for his work in director Richard Lester's films, guest stars as Quilby. Written by Philip Levene, "The See-Through Man" was first telecast in England on February 4, 1967 -- one day after its American TV debut.moreless
  • Escape in Time
    Episode 3
    1/28/67
    8.9
    Several notorious criminals have vanished into thin air. A whisper has been received that the escape chain starts in London, but, when agent Paxton follows it, he winds up dead in the Thames with a 300-year-old bullet in him.
  • Escape in Time
    Escape in Time
    Episode 3
    1/28/67
    0.0
    The Avengers trace criminals who seem to have found a tunnel to the past. Steed: Patrick Macnee. Mrs. Peel: Diana Rigg. Thyssen: Peter Bowles. Clapham: Geoffrey Bayldon. Vesta: Judy Parfitt.
  • Fear Merchants
    Fear Merchants
    Episode 2
    1/21/67
    0.0
    When seven heads of ceramics undertakings are reduced to the state of childlike functionality, Steed worries. Emma takes him by the hand to not die of fear.
  • Fear Merchants
    Fear Merchants
    Episode 2
    1/21/67
    0.0
    The gap between the British and American telecast of the individual Avengers episodes narrowed considerably during the series' fifth season; this episode appeared on American television a scant six days after its British TV debut. Steed and Peel investigate the mysterious deaths of several top figures in the ceramics business. It turns out that all of the victims were literally frightened to death. . .and guess which leather-clad female secret agent is next on the villains' "scare" list. Written by Philip Levene, "The Fear Merchants" features a choice performance by Patrick Cargill, best known to American viewers for his work in the Beatles' theatrical film Help!moreless
  • The Fear Merchants
    Episode 2
    1/21/67
    8.1
    Four men involved in the production of ceramics suffer nervous breakdowns in everyday situations. All have recently turned down the opportunity to merge with the British Porcelain Company. Steed and Emma investigate the world of fear, with terrifying consequences.
  • From Venus with Love
    7/24/10
    0.0
    The Avengers (Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg) investigate the British Venusian Society, a group of amateur astronomers who are mysteriously dying---one by one. Venus: Barbara Shelley. Dr. Primble: Philip Locke. Smith: Jeremy Lloyd. Cosgrove: Paul Gillard.
  • From Venus with Love
    7/24/10
    0.0
    The Avengers (Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg) investigate the British Venusian Society, a group of amateur astronomers who are mysteriously dying---one by one. Venus: Barbara Shelley. Dr. Primble: Philip Locke. Smith: Jeremy Lloyd. Cosgrove: Paul Gillard.
  • 1/14/67
    8.2
    The strange deaths of several astronomers, left bleached white, pose a problem. Whilst Steed joins the stargazers, Emma chases a bright light, and finds herself in the hot seat.