Revision date: April 15, 1995
Show type: Spy Drama Original run of show in the U.S.: Jan 91 to Mar 91 - Season 2 on A&E cable channel Mar 91 to Apr 91 - Season 3 on A&E cable channel Mar 66 to Sep 66 - Season 4 on ABC Jan 67 to Mar 68 - Season 5 on ABC Apr 68 to Apr 69 - Season 6 on ABC
Opening narration for the black and white Diana Rigg episodes:
"Extraordinary crimes against the people and the State have to be avenged by agents extraordinary. Two such people are John Steed, top professional, and his partner Emma Peel, talented amateur -- otherwise known as the Avengers."
Information is not listed for season 1 since most of the episodes of it have been lost. A guide and lots of information on the show can be found in the book "The Complete Avengers" by Dave Rogers. The episodes within each season are listed in the order first shown on A&E and numbered in the order listed in Roger's book. Most synopses come from the A&E Program Guide. A&E never ran "The Golden Fleece" episode but it was later shown by the Encore Mystery cable channel.
Patrick Macnee John Steed (season 1-6) Honor Blackman Catherine Gale (season 2-3) Diana Rigg Mrs. Emma Peel (season 4-5) Linda Thorson Tara King (season 6) Ian Hendry Dr. David Keel (season 1-3) Jon Rollason Dr. Martin King (season 2) Patrick Newell Mother (season 6)
Season 2 - Honor Blackman 1 Mr. Teddy Bear - A contract is put out on Steed's life - by his own partner, Catherine Gale! 2 Propellant 23 - A new rocket fuel is detoured into the hands of enemy agents. 3 The Decapod - Steed squares off against a ten limbed squid out to squash a foreign President. 4 Bullseye - Cathy joins the board of a firm specializing in murder and smuggling. 5 Mission to Montreal - Steed tracks down a group of spies aboard a luxury liner. 6 The Removal Men - A gang of hired killers recruit a new gunman- Steed! 7 The Mauritius Penny - A rare stamp holds the key to a radical group trying to take over the world. 8 Death of a Great Dane - The fortune of an ailing philanthropist is being mysteriously stolen. 9 The Sell-Out - Steed's standing as a #1 agent is threatened when he's fingered as an informer. 10 Death on the Rocks - Steed joins the Diamond trade to try and nab a gang of smugglers. 11 Traitor in Zebra - The Avengers trackdown a traitor who's selling Navy secrets to the enemy. 12 The Big Thinker - A brilliant mathmetician helps solve a complex computer mystery. 13 Death Dispatch - The murder of a courier leads Steed to a crooked politcian and a plot to overthrow the South American government. 14 Dead on Course - The victims of asuspicious air crashfind refuge ...and murder... in a convent. 15 Intercrime - Cathy takes a job as an assassin...and is assigned to kill Steed. 16 Immortal Clay - Everyone is trying to get their hands on an unbreakable clay cup...including Steed. 17 Box of Tricks - A magician's vanishing act leads to the disappear- ance of NATO secrets. 18 Warlock - That old black magic casts a spell on a scientist with a secret fuel formula. 19 The Golden Eggs - The Avengers crack the case of two ordinary eggs with the power to unleash a deadly virus. 20 School for Traitors - Venus gets a crash course on blackmail and murder during a University gig. 21 The White Dwarf - An astronomer is murdered before he can reveal the truth about a deadly star. 22 Man in the Mirror - A band of murderous traitors spoil the fun and games at a carnival. 23 Conspiracy of Silence - The mob isn't joking when they send a killer clown to murder Steed. 24 A Chorus of Frogs - The murder of a deep-sea diver immerses Steed in a secret scientific experiment. 25 Six Hands Across A Table - Plans to build a nuclear powered liner launches an unfriendly bid for a major shipping firm. 26 Killer Whale - A boxing gym is used as a front for deadly smugglers. Season 3 - Honor Blackman 1 Brief for Murder - Cathy is targeted for murder...and the assassin is Steed! 2 The Undertakers - Death pays big dividends for a group of greedy millionaires. 3 Man with Two Shadows - Is Cathy seeing double or are there two Steeds running around? 4 The Nutshell - A roll of missing microfilm could launch WWIII. 5 Death of a Batman - A scatterbrained heiress becomes the target of devious forgers. 6 November Five - The theft of a nuclear warhead points to corruption inside the government. 7 The Gilded Cage - Cathy masterminds a deadly heist to steal millions in gold. 8 Second Sight - A pair of eye corneas are used as a cover up for a diamond smuggling scheme. 9 The Medicine Men - A cosmetics company is used as a coverup for a plot to discredit the British government. 10 The Grandeur that was Rome - A power-crazed psychotic masterminds a plot to spread blubonic plague. 11 The Golden Fleece - An international gold-smuggler uses a Chinese restaurant as a cover. 12 Don't Look Behind You - Inside an abandoned estate, Cathy is menaced by an unseen murderer. 13 Death a la Carte - The power-hungry aide of a visiting dignitary cooks up a plan to murder his boss. 14 Dressed to Kill - Murder rings in the new year at a fancy costume party. 15 The White Elephant - A stolen elephant leads the Avengers on the trail of ivory smugglers. 16 The Little Wonders - Steed trades in his bowlers hat for a vicar's collar as he tries to bust a gang of spies. 17 The Wringer - Six agents are dead...and Steed is the chief suspect. 18 Mandrake - Steed suspects foul play when wealthy old men begin dropping off like flies. 19 The Secrets Broker - A barrel of wine holds the key to a deadly plan to steal military secrets. 20 Trojan Horse - Murder at the racetrack has Steed tracking down the leader of a betting syndicate. 21 Build A Better Mousetrap - Cathy joins a motorcycle gang to investigate a murder. 22 The Outside-In Man - Steed is put in charge of security arrange- ments for a former British traitor. 23 The Charmers - A puzzling murder forces Steed to cooperate with an enemy organization. 24 Concerto - A peace concert by Russia's premiere pianist is threatened by an assasination plot. 25 Esprit de Corps - Cathy is caught in the middle of a deadly struggle for the Scottish throne. 26 Lobster Quadrille - Steed and Cathy play a dangerous game as they try to solve the riddle of a mysterious chess piece. Season 4 - Diana Rigg (BW) 1 The Town of No Return - Small town hospitality turns deadly for the avengers. 2 The Gravediggers - Steed and Mrs. Peel investigate deadly doings at a village cemetary. 3 The Cybernauts - Emma and Steed track down a superhuman killer who may not be a human at all! 4 Death at Bargain Prices - A mad industrialist puts the British empire in peril. 5 Castle De'ath - A ghost hunt in a Scottish castle uncovers a group of deadly humans. 6 The Master Minds - Steed becomes target practice for a society of intellectual killers. 7 The Murder Market - Steed makes a date with murder when he investigates a dating service. 8 A Surfeit of H2O - The Avengers try to foil a diabolical rainmaker. 9 The Hour That Never Was - A farewell party may be the final farewell for the Avengers. 10 Dial a Deadly Number - A greedy stockbroker corners the market on murder. 11 Man-Eater of Surrey Green - The Avengers battle a mean, green man-eating plant. 12 Two's A Crowd - Steed's exact double causes double trouble for the avengers. 13 Too Many Christmas Trees - Mindreaders turn Steed's nightmares into reality. 14 Silent Dust - The British Empire is in peril when a government experiment goes haywire. 15 Room Without A View - The Avengers check in for trouble at a mysterious hotel. 16 Small Game for Big Hunters - The Avengers come under the deadly spell of a fanatical professor. 17 The Girl From Auntie - Mrs. Peel is held captive by a "knitting- needle" killer. 18 The Thirteenth Hole - Steed is pitted against killers in a deadly game of golf. 19 Quick-Quick Slow Death - The Avengers two step around trouble at a suspicious dance academy. 20 The Danger Makers - Emma joins a secret society that lures agents to their deaths. 21 A Touch of Brimstone - The Avengers investigate the deadly pranks of the Hellfire Club. 22 What the Butler Saw - A dead butler holds the key to uncovering a traitor inside the government. 23 The House That Jack Built - A suspicious legacy leads Emma inside a deadly mechanical house. 24 A Sense of History - The Avengers battle a deranged band of "merrie men" at a costume ball. 25 How to Succeed... at Murder - Emma learns the ABC's of murder at a school for man-haters. 26 Honey For the Prince - Emma becomes the Number 1 wife in a Prince's harum! Season 5 - Diana Rigg (color) 1 From Venus With Love - The Avengers put the zap on a lethal ray that is murdering scientists. 2 The Fear Merchants - A cut throat businessman gains the competitive edge by murdering his rivals. 3 Esacpe in Time - A time machine sends Steed and Mrs. Peel into the Tudor past. 4 The See-Through Man - Steed and Mrs. Peel battle an invisible man. 5 The Bird Who Knew Too Much - A flock of birds leads the Avengers to a secret espionage ring. 6 The Winged Avenger - Steed and Mrs. Peel try to trap a comic book killer. 7 The Living Dead - The "ghost" of a dead Duke comes back to haunt his successor. 8 The Hidden Tiger - Evil animal lovers devise a purr-fect plan to take over the world. 9 The Correct Way to Kill - Something evil is afoot at a gentleman's academy. 10 Never, Never Say Die - A wandering corpse leads the avengers into top secret terror. 11 Epic - Emma plays the starring role in a film about her life ... and death! 12 The Superlative Seven - Steed is deserted on an island with a mystery killer. 13 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station - The Avengers investigate murder aboard a train. 14 Something Nasty in the Nursery - A school for Nannies is linked to stolen defense contracts. 15 The Joker - An old enemy lures Emma to a deserted house for a deadly game of cards. 16 Who's Who ??? - A double switch turns Emma and Steed into enemy agents. 17 Return of the Cybernauts - Killer robots target Emma and Steed for death. 18 Death's Door - The deadly dreams of top British delegates begin to come true. 19 The [lb]50,000 Breakfast - A reclusive industrialist is hounded by diamond thieves. 20 Dead Man's Treasure - Emma is behind the wheel for a deadly car race. 21 You Have Just Been Murdered - A mock murder leads the Avengers to a gang of blackmailers. 22 The Positive Negative Man - The Avengers investigate the shocking murder of an electronics wiz. 23 Murdersville - A town of assassins put out a deadly welcome mat for the Avengers. 24 Mission ...Highly Improbable - A ray gun turns Steed and Mrs. Peel into miniatures. 25 The Forget-Me-Knot - A traitor infiltrates the organization. Season 6 - Linda Thorson 1 Game - Steed and Tara put together the pieces of a deadly game. 2 Super Secret Cypher Snatch - A gang of thieves devise an ingenious plot to snatch government secrets. 3 You'll Catch Your Death - A cure for the common cold is mysteriously killing research doctors. 4 Split! - A mind-altering experiment turns Steed's colleagues into enemies. 5 Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40? - A computer "murder" leads to chaos. 6 False Witness - A glass of milk proves hazardous to Steed's health! 7 All Done With Mirrors - A security leak leads to house arrest for Steed. 8 Legacy of Death - An ancient dagger holds the key to a secret treasure. 9 Noon-Doomsday - While recovering from an injury, Steed is accosted by an old enemy. 10 Look-(stop me if you've heard this one) But There Were These Two Fellers... - No one is laughing when killer clowns murder a land developer. 11 Have Guns-Will Haggle - A cache of top-secret guns is the main draw in a bizarre auction. 12 They Keep Killing Steed - A rash of "Steed" imposters cause havoc at a peace conference. 13 The Interrogators - Enemy agents turn a dentist's office into a torture chamber for extracting secrets. 14 The Rotters - A timber industrialist uses secret research to try and take over world. 15 Invasion of the Earthmen - A military academy trains a ruthless breed of teenage space travelers. 16 Killer - Steed keys into a computer programmed for murder. 17 The Morning After - Steed teams up with an enemy agent to save England from nuclear annihilation. 18 The Curious Case of the Countless Clues - Steed's friend is framed for the theft of priceless paintings. 19 Wish You Were Here - Steed and Tara are held prisoners in a booby trapped hotel. 20 Stay Tuned - Enemy agents have a hypnotic effect on Steed as they program him to kill Mother. 21 Take Me To Your Leader - A briefcase holding secret information proves a tough case for the Avengers. 22 Fog - A modern day Jack the Ripper cuts up the delegates of a disarmament conference. 23 Homicide and Old Lace - Mother reminisces about The Great, Great Britain Crime case. 24 Love All - Love proves lethal for four civil servants being brainwashed by enemy forces. 25 Get-A-Way! - Captured Russian agents devise an ingenious vanishing act that leaves Steed stumped. 26 Thingumajig - A high-voltage killer shocks its victims to death in a church catacomb. 27 Pandora - Two brothers lure Tara into a deadly plot to steal a fortune from their insane Uncle Gregory. 28 Requiem - It looks as if Mother has met his maker...but things aren't always what they seem! 29 Take-Over - With the simple flick of a lighter, a peace conference could go up in smoke. 31 My Wildest Dream - An evil doctor programs people to act out their violent fantasies. 30 Who Was That Man I Saw You With? - Steed delivers a knockout blow to an evil mastermind planning to blowup England. 32 Bizarre - Steed and Tara dig for clues in the suspicious deaths of crooked industrialists.