The New Avengers

ITV (ended 1977)




Episode Guide

    • The Eagle's Nest
      The Eagle's Nest
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      A British agent is sent to investigate a suspicious monastery on a remote Scottish island, but he is killed by the local fishermen. Then Steed, Gambit, and Purdey are sent to look into their fellow agent's death and to continue his investigation. It seems that at the end of the second world war an aeroplane carrying Germany's Greatest Treasure (whatever that may be) ended up there - and the monks turn out to be not particularly religious.moreless
    • Target!
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Steed has a perfect record on the active combat shooting-range, and Purdey tackles the range with all her usual skill. But she occasionally misses or gets hit. Then other agents who have tackled the range begin to die, and Steed and Gambit put the clues together and realize they must work fast to save Purdey before she is killed by an insidious poison.moreless
    • Faces
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Steed meets a politician he knows well, but the man walks straight past him - and when questioned, he has no idea who Steed is. Then Steed learns that other leading figures in the government have also been acting strangely. When one of them dies from an illness he didn't have, the clues lead Purdey and Gambit to an establishment in the East end of London run by a cosmetic surgeon. They infiltrate the place, and Steed's friends find they are being trained to impersonate and kill the 'real' Purdey and Gambit.moreless
    • Dirtier by the Dozen
      Dirtier by the Dozen
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      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
    • Sleeper
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Steed and his team are present at the test of a new sleeping gas called S-95, so they are immunized to its effects. Then on Sunday morning they wake up to find the whole city of London fast asleep. The city's banks and jewellery shops are unprotected, and the Avengers are the only people awake, apart from the unknown enemy.moreless
    • Three Handed Game
      Three Handed Game
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Some Allied defence plans have to be got from London to the U.S., and for security purposes Steed comes up with the idea of using three men with photographic memories who will each memorise a third of the detailed plans. The plan works well - but then one by one the three memory couriers are found in a coma, and it looks as if someone is trying to reconstruct the secret plans. In fact, the enemy agent Juvenator has got hold of a new device which can drain information from the human mind. Can Steed, Purdey and Gambit stop Juvenator from getting the final piece of the puzzle?moreless
    • House of Cards
      House of Cards
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      A crowd of screaming teenagers rescues a man Steed has hunted down, but then the Soviet spymaster Perov appears to kill himself. Just days later, a network of sleeper agents set up by Perov, called the House of Cards, is activated: people believed to be on Steed's side suddenly turn into assassins, killing British intelligence personnel. The attacks are set off by an embedded hynotic order which is triggered by half of a playing card. Steed, Purdey and Gambit find themselves fighting people they thought were their friends.moreless
    • The Last of the Cybernauts?
      The Last of the Cybernauts?
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Some years ago, a double agent called Felix Kane was ambushed by Steed and was crippled and horribly disfigured when a fuel tanker exploded. Kane vowed he would have his revenge, and since then he has re-activated a force Steed has tangled with twice before - the Cybernauts. Originally created by Armstrong, a crazy scientist, these metallic menaces have twice in the past been foiled by Steed and his former side-kick, Emma Peel. But with Kane directing them, Steed and his team have to risk their lives to stop the Cybernauts for a third time.moreless
    • To Catch a Rat
      To Catch a Rat
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Steed, Purdey, and Gambit get a strange message, which alerts them to danger. Steed has research to do on some old files, while Purdey and Gambit go out to investigate. A legendary agent has resurfaced, seventeen years after he vanished. Then, he was working in Germany as a circus acrobat, and he discovered the identity of a double agent known as White Rat, set a trap for hiim, and shot him in the leg. The acrobat then had a nasty accident and lost his memory. But now he has remembered who he is, and he is trying to contact his spy masters. They get the radio transmissions from him but can't decipher them, and the race is on to find him before White Rat does. Meanwhile, Purdey has a new boyfriend and is in danger.moreless
    • Angels of Death
      Angels of Death
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      A great number of senior civil servants, members of parliament and intelligence personnel are dying suddenly, apparently of natural causes, and no link between all the deaths can be found. Then a dying British agent talks about "angels of death" that kill from within. What is going on, and who is behind it all?moreless
    • Dead Men are Dangerous
      Dead Men are Dangerous
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Someone is destroying the things that matter to Steed, including his china and his car. Then Purdey is threatened. Steed and his team have to work out who has a big grudge against him.
    • The Midas Touch
      The Midas Touch
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Steed and his fellow agents come up against Professor Turner, a scientist with a lust for gold, and Turner's protegé Midas, whose touch is deadly.
    • Obsession
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      A missile goes missing from an air display, and at the same time there is a spy satellite taking photographs of Buckinghamshire. Meanwhile, one of Purdey's old flames reappears. Are these events connected? And is it anything to do with a visiting Arab?
    • The Tale of the Big Why
      The Tale of the Big Why
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Burt Brandon gets out of jail after serving nine years - and he is followed, as the top secret information he stole was never found. But it is not only Steed's team who are on his trail. Brandon heads for a remote well where he expects to find his cache. When his enemies catch up with him, they kill him, and the Avengers find Brandon's body and the remains of his car, which has been completely dismantled. Brandon had mailed a package to his daughter, but when Steed gets hold of it, what he finds in it is a paperback book - a western called The Tale of the Big Why. So what is going on?moreless
    • Complex
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Agent X41 (codename "Scapina") is the USSR's most effective spy. But a photograph has fallen into the hands of the Avengers which may give a clue to his identity. The trail leads the trio to Toronto.
    • K is for Kill: The Tiger Awakes (1)
      In 1965, a young Russian soldier gunned down a Salvation Army Band and escaped, only to fall down dead and suddenly turn into an old man. Then in France, in the present, another young Russian soldier attacks some Frenchmen wearing old uniforms. And a Russian unit is found attacking an empty old house, and when one of the Russians dies, he also ages. Something very strange is going on, and Steed and his team want to know what.moreless
    • Medium Rare
      Medium Rare
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Mason has been acting as the paymaster of a number of informants, but something is wrong - although Mason didn't know it, his informants were all the same man. Then Mason works out the truth, and he is killed by Wallace, who has been pocketing a lot of money. Steed is put on the case - and Wallace decides to frame Steed and kill him.moreless
    • K is for Kill: Tiger by the Tail (2)
      It appears that the Russian soldiers active in France were just the first wave of something bigger, which intelligence suggests is aimed at setting off a Third World War, and that two active K-agents are the key to the plan. One K-assassin is killed while attacking a retired general. But who is the target for the second K-agent, and how might this start a major war? Steed, Gambit and Purdey need to save the world.moreless
    • Cat Amongst the Pigeons
      Cat Amongst the Pigeons
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      A dying man warns Steed that an ecologist called Rydercroft is going to be killed at mid-day. Rydercroft is on an air journey, and all possible steps are taken to protect his aircraft, but it still crashes. Soon the Avengers find they are dealing with a completely new kind of enemy.moreless
    • Hostage
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Purdey is kidnapped, and to ransom her the kidnappers demand some Allied attack plans. Steed has them in his possession - but has the whole thing been a set-up to make Steed look like a traitor?
    • The Lion and the Unicorn
      The Lion and the Unicorn
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Steed is in Paris, where he captures his nemesis, a man called the Unicorn. But then the Unicorn is accidentally killed by his own side, and Steed tries to avoid total gang war breaking out.
    • Forward Base
      Forward Base
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      In a flashback to April 1969, Typhoon Agatha is raging, sinking five ships, causing chaos, and creating a new piece of coastline near Toronto. In the present day (1977), Canadian Intelligence receives a message and sets the New Avengers to uncover the truth about Agatha.
    • Trap
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      The Avengers foil a big delivery of hard drugs to a Chinese gang leader - and they find themselves on the run from his men.
    • Emily
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      The trio are on the trail of a mysterious agent called 'The Fox'. He escapes, but he leaves a palm print on the roof of a car called 'Emily' owned by the elderly Miss Daly. The Avengers have to preserve the print at all costs to make a positive ID on their target, but events conspire against them.moreless
    • The Gladiators
      The Gladiators
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      KGB agent Karl Sminsky is recruiting criminals to train as supremely skilled fighters in order to smash Canada's security system. The Avengers find themselves up against a team of supermen.
    • Gnaws
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Two scientists have developed a new experimental growth drug which they foresee could end world famine. Unfortunately, some of the stuff has been flushed down the sink, and it has resulted in giant rats in the sewers. But the rats are not only of the animal variety.