The New Avengers (1976–1977)
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Ministry agents are dropping dead of natural causes either on leave, or just about to go. Discovering a pattern, all clues lead back to the training range where Purdey has just scored a 99%... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Austin

Writer:

Dennis Spooner
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit
Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
Keith Barron ... Draker
Robert Beatty ... Col. Ilenko
Roy Boyd Roy Boyd ... Fred Bradshaw
Frederick Jaeger ... Jones
Malcolm Stoddard ... George Myers
Deep Roy ... Klokoe
John Paul John Paul ... Dr. Kendrick
Bruce Purchase ... Prof. Lopez
Dennis Blanch Dennis Blanch ... Talmadge
Robert Tayman Robert Tayman ... Dick Palmer
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Ministry agents are dropping dead of natural causes either on leave, or just about to go. Discovering a pattern, all clues lead back to the training range where Purdey has just scored a 99% walk through. Unfortunately for her, it's the one remaining per cent that kills. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 11 mins) Gambit just shoots a target that falls to the ground and starts smoking, at 44:33 the target is covered in smoke and seconds later at 44:35 the smoke is all gone. By 44:44 the smoke returns. See more »

Quotes

George Myers: You're a very wonderful human being, Purdey.
Purdey: But a terrible kangaroo.
George Myers: You do like me a little then?
Purdey: I like you a lot, but then I like Beethoven a lot.
George Myers: The difference is he's dead and I'm very much alive.
Purdey: But you're playing in the wrong key.
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Referenced in The Avengers (1998) See more »

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Another good episode of the New Avengers
29 May 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Yes, another topic in the pure line of the previous AVENGERS schemes. Espionage, of course, but brilliantly done, with of course the "new touch" which the producers could not avoid. But for the rest, you have a pretty effective, awesome western atmosphere which sometimes reminds me WESTWORLD - the movie, not the series. Purdey is terrific as the so convincing gunlady.


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