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The New Avengers

Season 1 Episode 12

Dirtier by the Dozen

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 07, 1976 on ITV
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Dirtier by the Dozen
Gambit was due to meet an agent called Travis, but he finds him dead, tightly clutching a can of film. When Steed views the film, it proves to show soldiers fighting in a forest. There seems to be nothing very special about the film, but it must have been important. Then a general disappears, and a wounded soldier is kidnapped from a country hospital. Suspicion falls on the Commandos at a nearby army base, and Steed, Purdey and Gambit have to find out what is going on.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Gambit: What I need is a woman's eye.
        Purdey: That's not what I heard.

      • Steed: (when Purdey answers the phone at Gambit's flat) I thought I'd find you there.
        Purdey: I resent that assumption!

      • Purdey: Special commandos? Sounds terribly dangerous.
        Soldier: Oh, you like a touch of danger, do you miss? (puts his hand on Purdey's knee)
        Purdey: The danger, not the touch.

      • Soldier: Little girls go for a uniform.
        Purdey: No, that's dogs.
        Soldier: Eh?
        Purdey: Dogs, they go for postmen.

      • Purdey: (hands Gambit her bra to use as a slingshot) Try this.
        Gambit: Ah, double-barrelled slingshot. Why didn't you burn this along with the other girls?
        Purdey: I didn't need to, I knew I was liberated.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Although Brian Croucher did not play Travis in this episode, he did however later on played another Travis in Blake's 7 where he replaced Stephen Greif. Greif in turn had appeared in the previous New Avengers episode Three Handed Game.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Title
        Dirtier by the Dozen is a play on title of the 1967 World War II film The Dirty Dozen, which is based on the novel of the same title by E.M. Nathanson.