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14 - Dead Men are Dangerous

Original title : Dead Men are Dangerous
First Aired : 09.09.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 30.06.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Sidney Hayers
Writing credits : Brian Clemens
Cast : Roger Avon (Headmaster), Trevor Adams (Sandy), Richard Murdoch ('Pin Man' Perry), Terry Taplin (Hara), Gabrielle Drake (Penny Redfern), Clive Revill (Mark Crayford), Michael Turner (Dr George Culver), Gabor Vernon (Russian Doctor)

The Story : 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.

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15 - Angels of Death

Original title : Angels of Death
First Aired : 16.09.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 20.07.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Ernest Day
Writing credits : Terence Feely, Brian Clemens
Cast : Anthony Bailey (Simon Carter), Pamela Stephenson (Wendy), Caroline Munro (Tammy), Michael Latimer (Reresby), Lindsay Duncan (Jane), Moira Foot (Cindy), Melissa Stribling (Sally Manderson), Terence Alexander (Peter Manderson), Richard Gale (Charles Pelbright), Hedger Wallace (Colonel Tomson), Jennie Goossens (Mrs Pelbright), Christopher Driscoll (Martin), Annette Lynton (Pam), Dinsdale Landen (Coldstream)

The Story : 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?

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16 - Medium Rare

Original title : Medium Rare
First Aired : 23.09.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 06.07.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Ray Austin
Writing credits : Dennis Spooner
Cast : Sue Holderness (Victoria Stanton), Jon Finch (Graeme Henry Wallace), Maurice O'Connell (McBain), Neil Hallett (Roberts), Jeremy Wilkin (Richards), Mervyn Johns (Turner), Diana Churchill (Marion, Dowager), Marc Boyle (Courier), Hugh Walters (George Cowley), Allen Weston (Freddy Mason), Celia Foxe (Miss Townsend, the Model), Steve Ubels (Young Man at Seance)

The Story : 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.

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17 - The Lion and the Unicorn

Original title : The Lion and the Unicorn
First Aired : 30.09.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 27.07.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Ray Austin
Writing credits : John Goldsmith
Cast : Henri Czarniak (Grima), Gerald Sim (Minister), Raoul DelFosse (Marco), Maurice Marsac (Commander Count , Leparge), Raymond Bussieres (Henri), Jean Claudio (the Unicorn), Jacques Maury (Ritter), Ludwig Gaum (Bodyguard #2), Jean-Pierre Bernard (Bodyguard #1)

The Story : 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.

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18 - Obsession

Original title : Obsession
First Aired : 07.10.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 13.07.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Ernest Day
Writing credits : Brian Clemens
Cast : Martin Shaw (Larry Doomer), Tommy Boyle (Flight Lieutenant , Wolach), Alf Joint (Arab Soldier), Joe Dunne (Bodyguard), Roy Purcell (Controller), Anthony Heaton (Morgan), Mark Kingston (General Canvey), Lewis Collins (Kilner), Terence Longdon (Commander East)

The Story : 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?

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19 - Trap

Original title : Trap
First Aired : 14.10.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 23.06.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Ray Austin
Writing credits : Brian Clemens
Cast : Barry Lowe (Henry Murford), Annegret Eastman (Miranda), Ferdy Mayne (Arcarti), Bruce Boa (Mahon), Larry Lamb (Willie Williams), Stuart Damon (Marty Brine), Ann Maj-Britt (Girlfriend), Kristopher Kum (Tansing), Yasuko Nagazumi (Yasho), Robert Rietty (Don Carlos), Terry Wood (Overlord Soo Choy)

The Story : The Avengers foil a big delivery of hard drugs to a Chinese gang leader - and they find themselves on the run from his men.

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20 - Hostage

Original title : Hostage
First Aired : 21.10.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 16.06.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Sidney Hayers
Writing credits : Brian Clemens
Cast : Richard Ireson (Vernon), Barry Stanton (Packer), Anna Palk (Suzy), Michael Culver (Walters), William Franklyn (Thomas McKay), Simon Oates (Tony Spelman), George Lane Cooper (Marvin)

The Story : 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?

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21 - K is for Kill: The Tiger Awakes (1)

Original title : K is for Kill: The Tiger Awakes (1)
First Aired : 28.10.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 03.08.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Yvon Marie Coulais
Writing credits : Brian Clemens
Cast : Paul Emile Deiber (Ambassador Toy), Charles Millot (Stanislav), Maurice Marsac (General Gaspard), Pierre Vernier (Colonel Martin), Kenneth Watson (Salvation Army , Major), Sylvain Clement (Captain Vassili), Erick Desmarestz (Lieutenant Ivan), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Christine DeLaroche (Dr Jeanine , Leparge), Maxence Mailfort (Ivan), Krishna Clough (Soldier), Franck-Olivier Bonnet (Minsky), Cyrille Besnard (Secretary), Eric Allan (Penrose), Albert Simono (Minister)

The Story : 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.

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22 - K is for Kill: Tiger by the Tail (2)

Original title : K is for Kill: Tiger by the Tail (2)
First Aired : 04.11.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 10.08.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Yvon Marie Coulais
Writing credits : Brian Clemens
Cast : Erick Desmarestz (Lieutenant Ivan), Christine DeLaroche (Dr Jeanine , Leparge), Paul Emile Deiber (Ambassador Toy), Maurice Marsac (General Gaspard), Pierre Vernier (Colonel Martin), Charles Millot (Stanislav), Kenneth Watson (Salvation Army , Major), Sylvain Clement (Captain Vassili), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Eric Allan (Penrose), Krishna Clough (Soldier), Albert Simono (Minister), Sacha Pitoëff (Kerov), Guy Mairesse (Guard), Maxence Mailfort (Turkov)

The Story : 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.

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23 - Complex

Original title : Complex
First Aired : 11.11.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 17.08.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Richard Gilbert
Writing credits : Dennis Spooner
Cast : Gerald Crack (Berisford Holt), Suzette Couture (Miss Cummings), Cec Linder (Paul Baker), Jan Rubeš (Patlenko), Harvey Atkin (Sergeant Talbot), Vlasta Vrana (Karavitch), Rudy Lipp (Anatole Dimitri Koschev), Michael Ball (Dave Cope), Dwayne McLean (Contact), David Nicholls (Guest Star)

The Story : 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.

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24 - Forward Base

Original title : Forward Base
First Aired : 18.11.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 01.09.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Don Thompson
Writing credits : Dennis Spooner
Cast : August Schellenberg (Bailey), Anthony Parr (Glover), John Bethune (Doctor), Maurice Good (Milroy), David Calderisi (Ivan Halfhide), Jack Creley (Hosking), Marilyn Lightstone (Ranoff), Richard Moffatt (Radio Operator), Nick Nichols (Captain Malachev), Toivo Pyyko (Clive), Les Rubie (Harper), Ara Hovanessian (Czibor)

The Story : 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.

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25 - The Gladiators

Original title : The Gladiators
First Aired : 25.11.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 08.09.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Claude Fournier
Writing credits : Brian Clemens
Cast : Doug Lennox (Nada), Jan Muszynski (Cresta), Peter Boretski (Boris Ayisnevitch , Tolstoy Tchaikovsky Pushkin , Tarnokoff), Dwayne McLean (Rogers), Louis Zorich (Colonel Karl Sminksy), George Chuvalo (Jed), Patrick Sinclair (Ivan Lesnotoff), Yanci Bukovec (Barnoff), Michael Donaghue (Hartley), Bill Starr (Tom O'Hara)

The Story : 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.

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26 - Emily

Original title : Emily
First Aired : 17.12.1977 (UK)(ITV) - 24.08.1979 (FRANCE)(TF1)
Director : Don Thompson
Writing credits : Dennis Spooner
Cast : Leslie Carlson (Douglas Collings, 'The , Fox'), Pat Patterson (Policeman), Peter Aykroyd (Mirschtia), Ed McNamara (Chicken Farmer), Jack Duffy (Radio Operator), Peter Torokvei (Kalenkov), Brian Petchey (Reddington), Jane Mallet (Miss Daly), Bill Ballentine (Policeman), Don Corbett (Arkoff), Sandy Crawley (Policeman), John Kerr (Policeman), Don Legros (Mechanic), Richard Davidson (Kenneth Phillips)

The Story : 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.

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