The Avengers

Season 5 Episode 21

You Have Just Been Murdered

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Oct 28, 1967 on ITV



  • Trivia

    • The villain, named 'Needle' because he is so hard to find, has his headquarters in a haystack.

    • Tag: Steed is seen at home piling box after box of his savings into a pyramid in the centre of his living-room - each box of halfpennies containing 10,000 worth of Steed's future. Emma, totting up the amount as the boxes grow higher, comments that she never knew Steed was so wealthy. Suddenly she stops in her tacks. "That's 9,999. You're just short of a million', she tells him. Steed is fraught with despair: who ever heard of a nine-thousand-nine-hundred and ninety-nine-aire? It's Emma to the rescue as, handing Steed a half-penny piece, she comments 'You are now a self-made, fully-fledged, halfpenny millionaire!'

  • Quotes

    • Steed: Do you suppose there is a collective noun for millionaires?
      Emma: A multi of millionaires?
      Steed: Tycoonery?

    • Mrs. Peel: And your name?
      Needle: Needle, Nathaniel Needle.
      Mrs. Peel: In a haystack
      Needle: (Laughing) A little joke of mine. You see, I thought I was impossible to find.

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